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Solid Composites in AutoCAD 3D – Part 1

Union 1.  Open           a drawing with 3D objects and display in a 3D view. 2.    Choose     Modify, Solids Editing, Union. or 3.    Type          UNION at the command prompt. Command:      UNION Select objects: pick objects to union Select objects: ENTER Solid  Objects  Unioned  Together  Subtract


Thickness and Elevation in AutoCAD 3D

 Thickness Command 1.  Begin       a new drawing using a 3D Modeling workspace. 2.  Choose   View, Viewports, 2 Viewports. 3.  Press      ENTER for the default of two vertical viewports. 4.  Type       PLAN and World in the left viewport. 5.  Choose   SE Isometric for the right viewport. 6.  Type      THICKNESS at the command prompt.


Creating The Retaining Tabs in Soilidworks

Retaining  Tabs Tabs are required to hold the component firm during the milling process. These tabs must be durable enough to support the weight of the part, as well as, resist the cutting forces applied by the milling machine. However, once the milling process is finished these tabs must be removed without damaging the part


Creating The Part in Soilidworks

The completed part will be circular. However, the sketch is that of (½) of the transverse section of the entire component. Accordingly, select the line function to draw this section. Create The Profile Begin at the origin and (WITHOUT DRAWING A LINE) move along the horizontal axis a small undefined distance as shown. Next draw


Choosing A Color Mode in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6

Choosing a color mode When you create a new CorelDRAW document or Corel PHOTO-PAINT image, you must choose a color mode, preferably based on the color model that corresponds to the project’s destination. The color mode determines the colors to be used in the application. For example, if you know that the intended destination for


How Are Colors Defined? in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6

Color is literally in the eye of the beholder. The sensation of color is a result of the human eye’s response to light and the nervous system’s interpretation of that response. Color perception depends on the eye’s response to light. Through the use of color models, this complex process has been defined mathematically. The color


Basic Skills in Photoshop CS6 – Part 2

Using Drawing Tools to Create Lines You can create straight lines in Photoshop in several ways. Solution Vertical and Horizontal Lines Using the Brush or Pencil Tool (B), move the cursor to the position from which you’d like the line to start on your document. Click and hold down the mouse button. Hold down the


Basic Skills in Photoshop CS6 – Part 1

Resizing a Document Sometimes, you need to use images that were created by another person, or perhaps designed with another project in mind. In such cases, you may have to resize an an existing document. Solution Bring up the Image Size dialog box by selecting Image > Image Size or pressing Command-Option-I (Ctrl-Alt-I on Windows).


3D Faces in AutoCAD 3D – Part 2

Edge Command 1.  Type     EDGE at the command prompt. Command: EDGE Specify edge of 3dface to toggle visibility or [Display]: pick edge Specify edge of 3dface to toggle visibility or [Display]: D Enter selection method for display of hidden edges [Select/All] <All>: A ** Regenerating 3DFACE objects…done. Specify edge of 3dface to toggle visibility or


3D Faces in AutoCAD 3D – Part 1

3D Faces 3DFACE creates a three or four sided surface anywhere in 3D space. You can specify different Z coordinates for each corner point of a 3D face. 3DFACE differs from SOLID, which creates a three- or four-sided surface that is parallel to the current UCS and can be extruded. 1.    Begin     a new drawing.


2D Solids in AutoCAD 3D

2D Solid Creates solid-filled triangles and quadrilaterals. 1.  Type SOLID at the command prompt. Command: SOLID First point: P1 Second point: P2 Third point: P3 Fourth point: P4 Third point: enter


Getting Started In CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 – Part 2

Finding, inserting, and storing drawing content The Scrapbook™ docker lets you use clipart, photo images, and sounds stored on the Corel content CDs or that are available online. The digital content manual contains pictures of the graphics available on the CD and lists their folder locations. You can browse for clipart, photo images, and sound


Getting Started In CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 – Part 1

About vector graphics and bitmaps The two main types of computer graphics are vector graphics and bitmaps. Vector graphics are made of lines and curves, and they are generated from mathematical descriptions that determine the position, length, and direction in which lines are drawn. Bitmaps, also known as raster images, are composed of tiny squares


SolidWorks 2013 Part I – Basic Tools Part 2

Adding Geometric Relations*: – Click Add Relation  under Display/Delete Relations – OR – select Tools / Relations / Add. – Select the 4 lines shown below. – Click EQUAL from the Add Geometric Relation dialog box. This relation makes the length of the two selected lines equal. * Geometric relations are one of the most


SolidWorks 2013 Part I – Basic Tools Part 1

Starting a new Part: – From the File menu, select New / Part, or click the New icon. – Select the Part template from either the Templates or Tutorial folders. – Click OK ; a new part template is opened.


Drawing Setup IN Creating A Part In Solidworks

CREATE A NEW FILE Begin the tutorial by opening SolidWorks and selecting “new” from the “file” menu. Notice that “part” designatesa3-Drepresentation of a single design component. PLANE/ORIGIN SELECTION Click on the sketch icon and select a plane of reference as shown in figure1. The box on the left hand side of the drawing has selection


3D Model Objects in AutoCAD 3D Tutorials

 1. Wireframes A wireframe model is a skeletal description of a 3D object. There are no surfaces in a wireframe model; it consists only of points, lines, and curves that describe the edges of the object. With AutoCAD you can create wireframe models by positioning 2D objects anywhere in 3D space. AutoCAD also provides some


Z Coordinates in AutoCAD 3D Tutorials

I. 3D Coordinates Entering  3D  Cartesian  coordinates  (X,Y ,Z)  is  similar  to  entering  2D coordinates  (X,Y). In addition  to  specifying X  and  Y  values,  you specify  a  Z value. 1.  Open    a drawing with 3D objects and display in a 3D view. 2.    Type     3DPoly at the command prompt. Command: 3DPOLY Specify start point of


Layers in Photoshop CS6

Photoshop Layers Layers are a powerful feature of Photoshop that enable you to work on one part of an image without disturbing the rest of it. While the concept of layers may seem intimidating at first, you’ll wonder how you ever survived without them once you get the hang of using layers. Figure 1.7 shows


Working in Photoshop CS6

Now that you’ve been introduced to the Photoshop workspace and have a basic idea of where everything is, let’ s start getting our hands dirty . Creating New Documents You can create a new document by selecting File > New… from the menu bar , or pressing the keyboard shortcut Command-N (Ctrl-N on Windows). The


The Workspace in Photoshop CS 6

The Photoshop Workspace Photoshop’s “out of the box” workspace consists of the following components, shown in Figure 1.1: Options bar The options bar holds contextualized options for different tools. Toolbox By default, the toolbox sits to the left of your Photoshop window, and contains shortcuts to Photoshop tools. Panels Individual “panes” that hold information or


Drawing Lines and Rectangles in AutoCAD 2014 Essentials

The drawing commands you’ll probably use the most in Auto CAD are LINE and RECTANGLE. You will begin by drawing some lines and rectangles without worry-ing yet about entering measurements. Drawing Lines Lines are the backbone of AutoCAD. Let’s begin drawing lines. 1.  In Ch2-A.dwgor Ch2-A-metric.dwg, zoom into the living room at the lower right


3D Design

Learning Standard 1 – Media, Materials, and Techniques Students will demonstrate knowledge of the media, materials, and technique sunique to the visual arts. – Create ceramics using hand-thrown or pottery wheel. – Illustrate the ability to create 3D works that show an understanding of particular media, materials, and tools. – Use computer, camera, and printer


Creating Layouts in Autocad 2014

Think of layouts as sheets of virtual paper because that’s what they represent. You will create layouts whether you ultimately plan to publish the drawing on paper or in electronic form. Each drawing can have multiple layouts to publish in a variety of formats. In the following steps, you will create two layouts, one for


Drawing Units Setup Autocad 2013

Every object we construct in a CAD system is measured in units. We should determine the system of units within the CAD system before creating the first geometric entities. 1. In the Menu Bar select: [Format] -> [Units] • The AutoCAD Menu Bar contains multiple pulldown menus, where all of the AutoCAD commands can be accessed. Note that


Starting Up AutoCAD 2013

1. Select the AutoCAD 2013 option on the Program menu or select the AutoCAD 2013 icon on the Desktop. Once the program is loaded into memory, the AutoCAD® 2013 drawing screen will appear on the screen. Note that AutoCAD automatically assigns generic name, Drawing X, as new drawings are created. In our example, AutoCAD opened the graphics


CorelDRAW Essentials application window

When you launch CorelDRAW Essentials, the application window opens containing a drawing window. The rectangle in the center of the drawing window is the drawing page where you create your drawing. Although more than one drawing window can be opened, you can apply commands to the active drawing window only. The CorelDRAW Essentials application window