AutoCAD 3D

Duration: 2 days

Course Objective :

An AutoCAD 3D course provides participants with the skills and knowledge required to create, edit, and visualize three-dimensional models using AutoCAD software. The course covers various aspects of 3D modeling, navigation, rendering, and presentation, enabling students to efficiently design and communicate in three dimensions.

Target Audience :

Individuals who are new to AutoCAD and want to learn the basics of 2D and 3D drafting and design. Students pursuing degrees in architecture, engineering, interior design, or related fields.

  • Students and Beginners
  • Professionals Seeking Skill Enhancement
  • Architects and Designers
  • Engineers and Drafters
  • Construction Professionals

Pre – Requisites :

Good knowledge of AutoCAD 2D, usage of keyboard, mouse and basic of drafting concepts.

Course Outline :

Module 1: Introduction to AutoCAD 3D

  • Understanding the concept of 3D modeling in AutoCAD
  • Differences between 2D and 3D design
  • Navigating the 3D workspace in AutoCAD
  • Coordinate systems in 3D space

Module 2: Basic 3D Drawing Tools

  • Creating basic 3D primitives (boxes, spheres, cones, cylinders)
  • Using the Extrude and PressPull commands to convert 2D objects to 3D
  • Editing and modifying 3D objects

Module 3: Viewing and Navigation

  • Different methods of viewing 3D objects
  • Using the ViewCube and SteeringWheels for navigation
  • Setting up and saving views

Module 4: Advanced 3D Modeling

  • Creating complex 3D shapes using Loft, Revolve, and Sweep commands
  • Boolean operations (Union, Subtract, Intersect) for combining or subtracting 3D objects
  • Filleting and chamfering edges of 3D objects

Module 5: Working with Surfaces and Meshes

  • Creating 3D surfaces from 2D profiles
  • Editing and modifying surfaces
  • Introducing polygon mesh objects

Module 6: Adding Materials and Textures

  • Applying materials and textures to 3D objects
  • Adjusting material properties and mapping
  • Creating realistic renderings using materials and lighting

Module 7: Basic Rendering and Visualization

  • Setting up render environments and settings
  • Rendering 3D models to create visualizations
  • Exploring different rendering techniques and styles

Module 8: 3D Printing and Output

  • Preparing 3D models for 3D printing
  • Exporting 3D models to different file formats
  • Understanding compatibility and scale for different outputs

Module 9: Advanced Topics (Optional)

  • Animating 3D models and creating simple walkthroughs
  • Introducing parametric constraints and parametric modeling
  • Exploring AutoCAD’s 3D modeling capabilities for specific industries (architecture, engineering, product design)

Module 10: Projects and Practical Application

  • Working on real-world projects that involve designing and modeling in 3D
  • Applying the skills learned throughout the course to create comprehensive 3D designs