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CAD Fundamentals for Architecture by Elys John

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SIMPLE CREATION TECHNIQUES

In CAD programs there are different tools and methods that can be used to create exactly the same outcome. Taking the example of a box, you can create this directly, extrude it from a square, or presspull it with the Presspull tool. This choice is important as inevitably things will go wrong and not work! Computer modelling by its very nature is temperamental. The ability to try it a different way, such as directly creating a 3D solid rather than extruding it, is key to efficient development.

Often users will persist with the same operation, trying to make it work. The problem is often not software related but the chosen method of construction, or poorly constructed objects. While there will inevitably be the occasional ...

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