Contents
1 Introduction
 1.1 General Description
 1.2 System Requirements
 1.3 Concept of usage
 1.4 Short reference
2 First steps
 2.1 Tutorials
 2.2 Constructing a cube
 2.3 Construction of a tetrahedron
 2.4 Suggested exercise
3 Elements of the Main Window
4 The menu
 4.1 File
 4.2 Edit
 4.3 New Object
 4.4 Macro
 4.5 Refresh macro-directory
 4.6 Measure and calculate
 4.7 Typical tasks
 4.8 Extras
 4.9 Help
5 The Toolbar
 5.1 Button ’Point’
 5.2 Button ’Line’
 5.3 Button ’Segment’
 5.4 Button ’Plane’
 5.5 Button ’Triangle’
 5.6 Button ’Parallelogram’
 5.7 Button ’Circle’
 5.8 Button ’Sphere’
 5.9 Button ’Locus surface’
 5.10 Button ’Locus line’
 5.11 Folding-Button ’Vector’
 5.12 Folding-Button ’Intersection’
 5.13 Button ’Transformation’
 5.14 Button ’Model’
 5.15 Button ’Help’
6 The smaller toolbar
 6.1 Button ’Normal’
 6.2 Button ’Parallel’
 6.3 Button ’Intersection’
 6.4 Button ’Slider’
 6.5 Button ’Attach’
 6.6 Button ’Unattach’
 6.7 Button ’Group Objects’
7 Possible interactions
 7.1 Selection of objects
 7.2 Keyboard-shortcuts
8 The command-line
 8.1 Points and vectors
 8.2 Overview of all commands
9 Constructions
10 Locus surfaces
 10.1 The general idea
 10.2 Locus surfaces in ℝ3
 10.3 Tracing a point that depends on a point on a sphere
11 Locus lines
 .1Properties of locus lines and surfaces
12 Macros
 12.1 Useful macros: add functionality to Archimedes
 12.2 Select a macro directory
 12.3 Take care when using macros
 12.4 Recursive macros
 12.5 Enter description and help-texts
13 Transformations
14 Textures
15 Measure and calculate
 15.1 Settings for expressions
 15.2 Examples
16 Light and shadow
 16.1 Light
 16.2 Shadow
 16.3 Global Shadows
 16.4 Recommendation
17 Animations
18 Commented examples
 18.1 The in-sphere of a tetrahedron
 18.2 Analytical Geometry
19 Frequently asked questions
20 Known problems
 20.1 Known problems with the linux-version
 20.2 Known problems with the Mac-version
21 Help, advice and bug-reports
22 Updates and bugfixes
Index