AutoCAD ? in 3 Dimensions Using AutoCAD ? 2002 is an intensely visual look at 3-dimensional modeling. The text blends theory and practice in a way that both adds interest and is pedagogically sound. This leads to a greater student understanding of both the abstract concepts involved in mastering computer-aided drafting in 3 dimensions and in the application of that theory. Some of the text's features include: Over 600 illustrations to reinforce the theoretical concepts and lead to a clearer understanding of the basic principles A full-color insert that displays images of the completed projects A tear-out Quick Chart that identifies the toolbars used in 3D modeling A revised look at solid modeling and its use in AutoCAD ? 2002 (Section 4, Chapters 9-12) A number of independent labs, including a commercial architecture project and a new mechanical solid modeling project (Section 7, Chapters 18-23) A new section outlining two important application programs (Mechanical Desktop and 3D Studio VIZ ? ) that make even more creative use of AutoCAD ? 2002's capabilities (Section 8, Chapters 24-25) Labs at the end of each chapter that create an opportunity for students to explore newly introduced concepts, step by step, from the simple to the more complex Chapter-end questions and assignments throughout the text that provide additional opportunities for reflection, practice, and, application of newly learned theory Exciting 3D Viewpoint boxes that offer tips and hints in AutoCAD's complexities, effective for both the novice and the practiced uses Also included in the text are sections specializing in the theory behind 3D modeling, such as how to prepare for 3D construction, the various kinds of 3D construction, and how to effectively enhance and present 3D models.Ethier, Stephen J. is the author of 'Autocad in 3 Dimensions Using Autocad 2002' with ISBN 9780130943392 and ISBN 0130943398.