AutoCAD - 3D Modelling

Course Duration     –     3 days

Skill Level     –     Advanced

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Course Overview
AutoCAD 3D Drawing and Modelling introduces students who are proficient with the 2D commands in the AutoCAD software to the concepts and methods of 3D modelling. The training guide provides a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of 3D and explores the main features of advanced 3D Modelling workspace in the AutoCAD software. 

  • Internationally Recognised Autodesk Attendance Certificate
  • Free eBook
Course Prerequisites
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • AutoCAD Fundamentals
Exams and Certifications
  • Autodesk Certified User exam
  • Autodesk Certified Professional Exam
Who should attend
• Multi-Disciplinary Draftsperson
    • Module 1: Advanced Blocks and Attributes

      • Dynamic Block – Conference Table Set
      • Electrical Attribute Project – Mixing Amplifier
      • Architectural Attribute Project – Door Schedule 

      Module 2: Output and Publishing

      • Sharing drawings electronically with non-AutoCAD users
      • View and create markups using Autodesk Design Review
      • View markups made to DWF files in the associated DWG file
      • Batch plot electronic and paper drawing sets 

      Module 3: Collaboration Tools

      • Create a single, compressed, transmittal file that includes all associated files
      • Create and save transmittal setups with specified properties to be reused
      • Work with Hyperlinks in drawings for ease of accessing information 

      Module 4: Cloud Collaboration and Model Integration

      • Connecting to the Cloud (A360)
      • Uploading and Sharing files in the Cloud
      • Attaching Navisworks Models
      • Attach models from BIM 360 Glue 

      Module 5: 3D Essentials

      • The difference between 2D drawings and 3D drawings
      • Introduction to 3D Modelling Workspace
      • Basic 3D Viewing and Orbiting Tools
      • Using Visual Styles
      • 3D Navigation Tools
      • The User Coordinate System 

      Module 6: Basic Solids

      • Working with Solid Primitives
      • Types of Solid Primitives
      • Creating Composite Solids
      • Working with Mesh Models

      Module 7: User Coordinate System

      • Move the UCS to a new location in a 3D model
      • Change the UCS display setting
      • Rotate and Move the UCS to different planes
      • Change the origin and alignment of the UCS using the grips
      • Define, save, and reuse the UCS in a drawing

      Module 8: 3D Solids and Surfaces

      • Extrude 2D linework to create 3D solids
      • Create 3D solid objects using 2D elements
      • Revolve a Profile
      • The Loft Tool
      • Creating a Sweep Profile
      • Basic Solid and Surface Editing
      • Create and Edit a NURBS Surface

      Module 9: 3D Editing

      • Use the Shell tool to hollow out a solid
      • Imprint 2D objects onto the faces of 3D solids
      • Slice a solid to display the interior
      • Compare solids to display overlapping volume areas
      • Use the Planer Surface, Convert to Surface and Explode commands

      Module 10: 3D Visualizations

      • Create new styles in the Visual Styles Manager
      • Attach materials to objects using the Material Browse
      • Specify light sources and cast shadows for realistic views
      • Create presentation quality 3D rendered images

      Module 11: Drawings from 3D Models

      • Visualise the 3D model in multiple 3D viewports
      • Create a wireframe model and hidden line views of 3D objects
      • Create a flattened view of 3D solids projected onto the XY plane using Flatshot
      • Import different types of 3D models directly into Model Space
      • Automatically generate intelligent documentation