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Mastering SolidWorks®: The Design Approach, Second Edition by Ibrahim Zeid

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Chapter 2. Modeling Management

2.1 Overview

We covered part modeling planning and creation in Sections 1.9 and 1.10 respectively in Chapter 1. We extend these concepts in Chapter 2 and cover them in more depth. CAD modeling requires forward thinking and planning ahead. The way the CAD model (part) is created affects its downstream activities such as using Model Items in dimensioning the views of a drawing. The goal of this chapter is to cover the many concepts necessary to understand and control 3D CAD part modeling and creation.

2.2 Types of CAD Models

CAD models can be classified into four types from a creation point of view:

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