Overview of 3D Modeling

With 3D modeling, you can create solid, wireframe, and mesh models of your design. Modeling in 3D has several advantages. You can

Solid Modeling

When you create solid models, you use solids and surfaces as the building blocks for your model.

A solid object represents the entire volume of an object. Solids are the most informationally complete and least ambiguous of the 3D modeling types. Complex solid shapes are also easier to construct and edit than wireframes and meshes.

NoteWhen you work with 3D solids, you might occasionally see messages that refer to ShapeManager. ShapeManager. is the Autodesk technology that provides 3D solid modeling capabilities to AutoCAD and other products.
See Also