Introduction

Master the basics of creating 3D models and objects on this AutoCAD 3D introduction course.

Our expert training will quickly have you independently creating 3D models to let you better visualise and present your designs.

This is a hands-on course. It allows lots of time for experimenting with the techniques that you are being taught and also for asking questions.

✔ An introductory course focused on AutoCAD 3D’s most useful features.
✔ Plenty of one-to-one attention and time to ask questions.
✔ Friendly expert trainers, small groups and a comfortable place to learn.
✔ All the materials and extras that you’ll ever need.
✔ Ongoing support and help with issues you have after the course.

What Will I Learn?

This course will get you working independently with the fundamental concepts and workflows for creating 3D models within AutoCAD 3D.

You’ll explore how to create and modify both solid and surface models.

By the end you’ll be able to:

✔ Quickly create complex shapes by combining a number of simple ones.
✔ Accurately extract the geometries and dimensions of the objects you’ve created.
✔ Simply alter the way and type of view that you deliver of your object.

Am I Ready For This Course?

You do not need any previous experience of using AutoCAD 3D.

This course is designed for users who are proficient in working with 2D objects and have a need to create 3D models of their designs.

The Training Day

Our courses run from 9.30am to roughly 4.15pm with refreshments throughout the day and a break for a tasty, freshly prepared lunch.

We offer a relaxed, fun learning environment, and comfortable, fully air-conditioned training facilities.

We also have some of the nicest instructors on the planet.

In addition, you’ll receive:

✔ A full-colour manual covering everything in the course so that you can recap.
✔ A USB stick for the course exercises to let you practice more in your own time.
✔ A Certificate of Attendance.

This session introduces the basics of 3D modelling using AutoCAD. It covers primitives (basic shapes) which can be used as the basis for other more complex shapes, or on their  own and creating 3D scenes from 2D profiles. It then moves to show you creating composite solids which are objects that are produced by combining two or more individual objects. It also covers some of the techniques for working in 3D and also how you can create a 3D model from some of your existing 2D cross-sections.
The key topics covered include:
  • Introduction to 3D
  • Creating Solid Primitives
  • Creating Models from 2D Profiles
  • Creating Composite Solids
  • Working in 3D
  • Creating Models from Cross Sections
Having shown you how to create solid models in the previous session we now look at how you can edit your 3D models. So how you can add detail to your existing models, how you can convert and edit them. We also look at how you extract dimensions and geometry from 3D models, and how you can replicate your models.
The key topics covered include:
  • Adding Detail to Your Solid Models
  • Converting Objects
  • Editing Solid Models
  • Extracting Geometry from Solid Models
  • Changing the Model Position
  • Duplicating the Model
  • Getting Information from 3D Objects
This session looks at extracting 2D drawings from your 3D models.
The key topics covered include:
  • Sectioning a Solid Model and Generating 2D Geometry
  • Creating working 2D Drawings from 3D Models
This session focuses on manipulating the view of a model once it has been produced. It starts by working though visual styles. These impact how your image is rendered as it could be made transparent, wireframe, or a number of other different visual styles depending on what style makes your model easiest to work with. It then moves onto creating cameras and views in your model before showing you you how to introduce the sun, or other lighting into your model. It also shows you how to define materials in your models.
The key topics covered include:
  • Using Visual Styles
  • Create Cameras and Views
  • Navigating the Model
  • Using the Sun
  • Using Lights
  • Using Materials
  • Managing Materials
This final session looks at non-AutoCAD 3D packages and how it can be used to work them.
The key topics covered include:
  • Review imported models
  • Create 2D drawings from Autodesk Inventor files
  • Look at Autodesk Fusion