3. Conventions Used in This Book

This book uses boldface text font for all Inventor classes, methods, and field names: SoNode SoNode SoNode , SoMaterial SoMaterial SoMaterial , getValue(), setValue(), ambientColor, and center. Parentheses indicate methods. Capital letters indicate Inventor macros: SO_NODE_ADD_FIELD(), SO_KIT_INIT_CLASS(). Code examples are in Courier font.

Programming tips are marked with their own heading and the icon shown at the right.