Carnegie Mellon

24-682: Computer-Aided Engineering

  Spring 2011   

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Reference Books

Principle of CAD/CAM/CAD
by Kunwoo Lee

Hardcover: 640 pages
Publisher: Prentice Hall;
1st edition (January 20, 1999)
ISBN: 0201380366

Engineering Computation with MATLAB (2nd Edition)
C++ from the Ground Up, Third Edition
by Herbert Schildt
Programming: Principles and Practice Using C++
by Bjarne Stroustrup
The C++ Programming Language: Special Edition (3rd Edition)
by Bjarne Stroustrup
Engineering Computation with MATLAB (2nd Edition)
by David M Smith
C++ Complier
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Express
Microsoft Visual Studio 2008

Bloodshed Software Dev-C++


If you do not have MALAB on your computer, download the package from Carnegie Mellonís Computing Serviceís web page

Unix and AFS How to submit files to your hand-in directory on AFS
How to use Unix and AFS
Commonly used UNIX commands
STL A Free STL File Viewer

Meshlab (
  SolidView/Lite (

STL file format

Virtual Reality Modeling Language 2


Viewing VRML files

Sample VRML2 (or VRML97) Objects

Printing out VRML image on Windows and Unix/X-Window

Windows users can print out your VRML image in the following way: 

  • make the viewer window active (by clicking on anywhere on the viewer window)

  • type [Alt]+[PrintScreen] -- this will capture the screen image to the clipboard

  • paste the image on the clipboard into a Word document, PowerPoint, or any image/graphics editors -- this can be done by [Ctrl]+[v], or by the "paste" command under the "edit" menu.

Unix/X-Window users can use the "xv" command to capture a screen image.

VRML2 (or VRML97) Language Specification

More VRML2 (or VRML97) Information

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