AutoCAD in 3D Course Content
The primary goal of AutoCAD in 3D is to focus on one of the most exciting areas of CAD - the creation of three dimensional drawings. This course is designed to meet the needs of a new generation of architects, mechanical designers and other design professionals who need to create 3D models. The course begins with creation of wireframe models, and evolves into complex creation of solid models in later units. You will also learn how prepare working drawings of your 3D models..
Unit 1 - Basic 3D Concepts
Why use 3D?
Types of Three-Dimensional Models
Advantages of Drawing in Three Dimensions
Viewing a 3D Model
Rotating the View
Additional Shading Modes
Adding Thickness to 2D Objects
Setting the Elevation
Displaying More Than One View of a Model
Unit 2 - Working with 3D Coordinates
What are 3D Coordinate Systems?
3D Object Snaps
The User Coordinate System
The UCS View Option
Working with Multiple UCSs
Unit 3 - Creating Surfaced Objects
What are surfaces?
Creating 3D Faces
Creating Complex Surfaces
Surfaces of Revolution
Edge Defined Surface Patches
Unit 4 Solid Modeling Concepts
What is solid modeling?
Solid Modeling Definitions and Concepts
Creating Solid Models from Two Dimensional Shapes
Extruding 2D Geometry
Creating Solid Models with Solid Primitives
Controlling the Appearance of Solids
Unit 5 Composite Solid Models
What is a composite solid model?
Adding Solid Objects
Subtracting Solid Objects
Intersecting Solid Objects
Unit 6 Working With Solid Models
Why edit solid models?
Filleting Solid Models
Generating Mass Property Reports
Slicing a Solid along a Plane
Deleting Faces and Creating a Shell
Advanced Solid Editing Options
Unit 7 Advanced 3D Concepts
The coordinate system – the key to advanced 3D drawing.
Advanced UCS Concepts
Rotating the UCS
Saving and Restoring a UCS
Named Views in 3D
Unit 8 Plotting 3D Models
Working with the Layout Feature and Layout Tabs.
Layouts: A New Look for Plotting
Changing from Model Mode to Layout Mode
Creating a New Layout
Specifying Page Setup
Specifying a Plot Device
Working with the Viewports dialog box
Copying an Existing Layout
Floating Viewports Setup
Creating 2D Views from a Solid Model
Creating Profiles from Solids