The AutoCAD 3D course teaches AutoCAD users the concepts and fundamentals of 3D design in AutoCAD.

Course Length: 3 Days

Prerequisites: Working knowledge of AutoCAD 

Training Guide Contents

Chapter 1: 3D Foundations

  • 1 Why Use 3D?
  • 2 Introduction to the 3D Modeling Workspace
  • 3 Basic 3D Viewing Tools
  • 4 3D Navigation Tools
  • 5 Introduction to the User Coordinate System (UCS)

Chapter 2: Simple Solids

  • 1 Working with Solid Primitives
  • 2 Solid Primitive Types
  • 3 Working with Composite Solids
  • 4 Working with Mesh Models

Chapter 3: Working with the User Coordinate System

  • 1 UCS Basics
  • 2 UCS X, Y, and Z Commands
  • 3 UCS Multi-functional Grips
  • 4 Saving a UCS by Name

Chapter 4: Creating Solids & Surfaces from 2D Objects

  • 1 Complex 3D Geometry
  • 2 Extruded Solids and Surfaces
  • 3 Swept Solids and Surfaces
  • 4 Revolved Solids and Surfaces
  • 5 Lofted Solids and Surfaces
  • 6 NURBS Surfaces

Chapter 5: Modifying in 3D Space

  • 1 3D Gizmo Tools
  • 2 Aligning Objects in 3D Space
  • 3 3D Modify Commands

Chapter 6: Advanced Solid Editing

  • 1 Editing Components of Solids
  • 2 Editing Faces of Solids
  • 3 Fillets and Chamfers on Solids

Chapter 7: Additional Editing Tools

  • 1 Creating a Shell
  • 2 Imprinting Edges of Solids
  • 3 Slicing a Solid along a Plane
  • 4 Interference Checking
  • 5 Converting Objects to Surfaces
  • 6 Converting Objects to Solids

Chapter 8: Refining the View

  • 1 Working with Sections
  • 2 Working with Cameras
  • 3 Managing Views in 3D
  • 4 Animating with ShowMotion
  • 5 Creating ShowMotion Shots
  • 6 Creating Animations

Chapter 9: Point Clouds

  • 1 Point Clouds

Chapter 10: Visualization

  • 1 Creating Visual Styles
  • 2 Working with Materials
  • 3 Specifying Light Sources
  • 4 Rendering Concepts

Chapter 11: Working Drawings from 3D Models

  • 1 Creating Multiple Viewports
  • 2 2D Views from 3D Solids
  • 3 Creating Technical Drawings with Flatshot
  • 4 3D Model Import
  • 5 Automatic Model Documentation
  • 6 3D Printing

Appendix A: Skills Assessment

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