AutoCAD 3D Training – Introduction / Intermediate

This AutoCAD 3D training course provides a basic understanding of how to design and modify 3D models using AutoCAD 3D software. Creating 3D models helps users better visualize and present designs that are created with CAD. We  use AutoCAD 2017 for our training.

This course is instructor led, and involves working on a number of hands on examples. Led by highly experienced AutoCAD 3D trainers with many years of experience our hands-on courses mean that you will leave with lots of practical AutoCAD 3D tips and tricks.

This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts and workflows for creating 3D models with AutoCAD 3D. Students explore how to create and modify both solid and surface models. Students learn how to present their designs while they are still being created.

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

Our courses run from 9.30 am to approximately 4.15pm. While you are with us we are focused on offering you a relaxed and productive learning environment. When you book a course with use you get the following:

  • A full colour training manual/book.
  • The exercises that you have worked on during your course to allow you to practice afterwards.
  • USB stick to take the exercises away.
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Freshly prepared lunch.
  • Refreshments throughout the day.
  • Training in fully air conditioned facilities from an experienced instructor.
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

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