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

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Chapter 12. Meshes and Surfaces

In Chapter 4, Creating Solids and Surfaces from 2D, we introduced how to create surfaces by applying EXTRUDE and other commands to linear objects. This chapter is about all types of surfaces and meshes.

The topics covered in this chapter are:

  • Identifying types of surfaces and their applications
  • How to create and edit procedural surfaces
  • How to create and edit NURBS surfaces
  • How to create and edit meshes
  • How to create meshes based on 3D faces
  • Analyzing surfaces curvature

Surfaces and meshes are 3D objects with zero thickness. Most of the time, when modeling in 3D, we apply solids, which give us much better precision; since Version 2010, surfaces and meshes are also available, and can be used for complex and conceptual models. ...

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