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
Point Filters
The User Coordinate System
The UCS View Option
UCS 3point
Working with Multiple UCSs

Unit 3 - Creating Surfaced Objects

What are surfaces?
Creating 3D Faces
Creating Complex Surfaces
Tabulated Surfaces
Ruled Surfaces
Surfaces of Revolution
Edge Defined Surface Patches

Unit 4 Solid Modeling Concepts

What is solid modeling?
Wireframe Models
Surface Models
Solid Models
Solid Modeling Definitions and Concepts
Creating Solid Models from Two Dimensional Shapes
Extruding 2D Geometry
Creating Solid Models with Solid Primitives
Revolved Solids
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
Chamfering Solids
Generating Mass Property Reports
Slicing a Solid along a Plane
Cross-Sectional Views
Moving Faces
Tapering Faces
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
Layout Settings
Working with the Viewports dialog box
Scaling Viewports
Copying an Existing Layout
Non-rectangular Viewports
Floating Viewports Setup
Creating 2D Views from a Solid Model
Creating Profiles from Solids