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Icons of 3D Basics Display

3D Basics

The 3D Basics include the basic icons and commands needed to create 3D models.

The option to select 3D Basics is available on the status bar as shown in the below image:

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The drop-down list will appear, as shown in the given image:

Icons of 3D Basics Display

When we select the 3D Basics option, the ribbon panel of AutoCAD will look like the given image:

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The 3D Basics interfaces are given below:

  • Create
  • Edit
  • Draw
  • Modify
  • Selection
  • Coordinates
  • Layers & View

The 3D Basics pull-down menus are given below:

  • Home
  • Visualize
  • Insert
  • View
  • Manage
  • Output
  • Add-ins
  • Collaborate
  • Express tools
  • Featured Apps

Note: When we point the mouse on a particular icon, a dialogue box will appear specifying the information about that icon.

The icons on the ribbon panel of the 3D Basics display are listed below:

  • Box

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The Box command is used to create a 3D box with a particular length, height, and width.

We can specify the axis and the dimensions to create a 3D box.

This icon will look like the below image:

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It also consists of the drop-down list, which contains various shapes. The list will appear as the below image:

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  • Extrude

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The Extrude command is used to create a 3D solid from an object, which either encloses an area or the object with open ends.

We need to specify the direction through the mouse and height to extrude.

The dialogue box in AutoCAD for Extrude will look like the given image:

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  • Revolve

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It is used to create a 3D surface or solid by sweeping an object around its axis.

The closed profile creates a solid or surface, while the open profiles creates surfaces.

The dialogue box in AutoCAD for Revolve will look like the given image:

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  • Loft

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The loft command is used to create a 3D solid or surface by specifying a series of cross-sections. The cross-section can be open or closed, enclosed or hollow, planar or non-planar, etc.

The dialogue box in AutoCAD for Loft will look like the given image:

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  • Sweep

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The sweep command is used to create a 3D solid or surface by sweeping a 3D or 2D curve along its path.

The dialogue box in AutoCAD for Sweep will look like the given image:

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  • Presspull

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The Presspull command is used to create a 3D solid or surface by clicking on the 2D object boundary that we want to extrude.

The dialogue box in AutoCAD for Presspull will look like the given image:

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  • Union

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The Union command is used to combine the 2D and 3D surface or regions into a single 3D solid, surface, or a composite region.

The dialogue box in AutoCAD for Union will look like the given image:

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  • Subtract

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The Subtract command is used to create a 2D or 3D region object by subtracting one set from the other, overlapping set of the existing regions.

The dialogue box in AutoCAD for Subtract will look like the given image:

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  • Intersect

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The Intersect command is used to create a solid 3D region from the common volume of two or more existing 3D solids. To make a complex model, we can extrude 2D profiles and make them intersect.

The dialogue box in AutoCAD for Intersect will look like the given image:

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  • Line

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The line command is used to create a line. We need to specify the endpoints of a line either by mouse or by determining the distance. With the help of the line command, we can also create multiple line segments.

The dialogue box in AutoCAD for Line will look like the given image:

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It also consists of the drop-down list, which contains various line types. The list will appear as the below image:

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  • Polygon

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The polygon command is used to create a polygon with any number of sides. We need to mention the number of sides.

The polygon can also be drawn circumscribed (polygon outside the circle) and inscribed (polygon inside the circle).

The dialogue box in AutoCAD for Polygon will look like the given image:

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It also consists of the drop-down list, which contains various styles. The list will appear as the below image:

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  • Move

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The move command is used to move an object from one point to another at a specified distance.

The dialogue box in AutoCAD for Move will look like the given image:

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It also consists of the drop-down list, which contains other drawing features. The list will appear as the below image:

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The above options are used to rotate any object by a specified angle, scale by specific value.

  • Offset

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The offset command is used to create parallel curves, parallel lines, and concentric circles. Through a point, we can offset the object at a specified distance.

The dialogue box in AutoCAD for Offset will look like the given image:

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  • Copy

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The copy command is used to create copies of the object by drag and drop method between the drawings.

The dialogue box in AutoCAD for Copy will look like the given image:

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  • Erase

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The erase command is used to delete an object.

The dialogue box in AutoCAD for Erase will look like the given image:

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  • 3D Mirror

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The 3D Mirror command is used to create mirror image of a 3D object. We need to specify the three points to define a mirroring plane.

The dialogue box in AutoCAD for 3D Mirror will look like the given image:

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It also consists of the drop-down list, which contains other 3D drawing effects. The list will appear as the below image:

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  • Culling

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The culling command is used to highlight all the hidden parts by rolling it over the 3D objects. It highlights the object that is normal in the current view.

The dialogue box in AutoCAD for 3D Culling will look like the given image:

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  • No Filter

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No Filter command is used to highlight all objects when we roll over on that object.

The dialogue box in AutoCAD for No Filter will look like the given image:

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It also consists of the drop-down list, which contains the filter types. The list will appear as the below image:

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  • Move Gizmo

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The Move Gizmo command is used to rotate, scale, and move the selected object with respect to a 3D axis.

It is used in the assembling of the 3D objects.

The dialogue box in AutoCAD for Move Gizmo will look like the given image:

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It also consists of the drop-down list, which contains its types. The list will appear as the below image:

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  • World

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The World is used as the fixed Cartesian coordinate system, also called WCS (World Coordinate System).

The dialogue box in AutoCAD for World will look like the given image:

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  • X

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The X is used to rotate the UCS (User Coordinate System) about the X-axis.

The dialogue box in AutoCAD for X will look like the given image:

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It also consists of the drop-down list, which includes option for rotation about Y and Z-axis. The list will appear as the below image:

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  • 3 Point
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    The 3 Point is used to determine the three points of the X, Y, and Z-axis at the object. It sets the new UCS with points mentioned by your mouse.

    The dialogue box in AutoCAD for 3 Point will look like the given image:

    Icons of 3D Basics Display

    It also consists of the drop-down list, which includes an option for its different views. The list will appear as the below image:

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  • Layer properties
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    The Layer Properties are used to enhance the floor plan or drawings. We can include many layers of different names, colors, width, linetype, etc., in our drawing. The object displays the color set on each layer.

    The dialogue box in AutoCAD for Layer Properties will look like the given image:

    Icons of 3D Basics Display
  • Layers & View
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    The Layers & Views provides the settings and the choice of the layer in the drawing.

    The Shaded section provides the choice of visual styles.

    The drop-down list of this section appears as the given image:

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    The Unsaved View section is used to restore the previously saved views.

    The dialogue box in AutoCAD appear as the below image:

    Icons of 3D Basics Display

    The drop-down list of this section appears as the given image:

    Icons of 3D Basics Display
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