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Autodesk AutoCAD 2013 Practical 3D Drafting and Design by João Santos

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Chapter 8. Inquiring the 3D model

Frequently, we need to measure distances and volumes and obtain point coordinates. In 3D, it is also important to detect interferences and to obtain geometric properties of solids.

Topics covered in this chapter:

  • How to obtain point coordinates
  • How to measure distances and angles
  • How to detect interferences
  • How to create solids from interferences
  • How to measure volumes
  • How to obtain geometric properties

Measuring points, distances, and angles

Measuring and obtaining point coordinates is a constant part of our 3D work. The commands present here can be found on the Inquiry toolbar, and on the menu bar by going to Tools | Inquiry. Both 3D Basics and 3D Modeling workspaces don't have these commands, unlike the Drafting & ...

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