4. 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. Code examples are in Courier font.


Several headings are used in paragraphs to highlight different kinds of text. Programming tips are marked with their own heading Tip:.

Advanced Information

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