( 2 Days)
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This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts and workflows for creating 3D models with AutoCAD. 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, using visualization tools such as visual styles, model walk and fly throughs, materials, and lighting. Students also learn how to output 3D models from the CAD system to either paper or a distributable, electronic version. The concepts and practices taught will help students take their AutoCAD designs to the next dimension – 3D!
- Represent a design by creating solid primitives, solid or surface models from cross-sectional geometry, or composite models from multiple solid models.
- Complete a solid model design by adding the necessary features to detail, duplicate, and position 3D models.
- Convert 2D objects to 3D objects.
- Document a 3D design by creating 2D drawings for production and visualization.
- Communicate design ideas using visual styles, lights, model walk-through tools, and renderings.
Students should have worked in the current or a previous release of AutoCAD, and should have experience with creating and editing basic AutoCAD objects and creating and working with layouts. It is also recommended that students have a working knowledge of Microsoft Windows 2000 or Microsoft Windows XP.
- Introduction to 3D
- Creating Solid Primitives
- Creating Models from 2D Profiles
- Creating Composite Solids
- Working in 3D
- Creating Models from Cross Sections
- 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
- Sectioning a Solid Model and Generating 2D Geometry
- Creating Drawings from 3D Models
- Using Visual Styles
- Using Cameras and Views
- Navigating the Model
- Using the Sun
- Using Lights
- Using Materials
- Managing Materials