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AutoCAD 3D Drawing & Modeling Course

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AutoCAD TrainingAutoCAD 3D Drawing & Modeling

by Certstaffix® Training

Length: 3 day(s)      Public Class Price: $1730/person (USD)      Group Class Price: Request Quote      Course Category: AutoCAD


AutoCAD Training
AutoCAD: 3D Drawing and Modeling introduces students who are proficient with the 2D commands in the AutoCAD software to the concepts and methods of 3D modeling. The training guide provides a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of 3D and explores the main features of the advanced 3D Modeling workspace in the AutoCAD software.

Prerequisites: Before taking this course, students need to have a good working skill level in the AutoCAD software. A minimum of 80 hours of work experience with the AutoCAD software is recommended.

AutoCAD Versions That Can Attend: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 & 2015 (Microsoft Windows PC)
Course Taught With: AutoCAD 2018 (Microsoft Windows PC) Software and Courseware
Not Appropriate For: Macintosh versions of AutoCAD
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  Public Classes - Live Online at Your Location or OursHow It Works

Certstaffix® Training public classes are instructor-led, live online training you attend from your home or work or in one of our local computer labs. Our live online instructors teach you from a remote location while being able to interact with students as in a traditional classroom setting.

  • A real, live instructor teaching you from another location
  • Hands-on learning with the software/skills you are being taught
  • Interaction with all students in the class at other locations
  • Any needed software for class provided in online lab environment
  • Easy assistance from the instructor

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This course is available for private onsite training only.  Request a Quote


  Group Classes for Organizations - Onsite or Online How It Works

Have a group of employees needing the same training? Onsite training at your office or group live online classes are great solutions.  

  • An expert Instructor will either come to your office or deliver a private live online class to your students
  • Course can be customized to your training needs
  • Course is scheduled based on dates you provide (Subject to instructor availability)
  • We usually require about 4 weeks lead time to arrange a training session

  Detailed Course Topics

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Knowledge Pre-Requisites


Course Topics

Chapter 1: 3D Foundations
1.1 Why Use 3D?
1.2 Introduction to the 3D Modeling Workspace
1.3 Basic 3D Viewing Tools
1.4 3D Navigation Tools
1.5 Introduction to the User Coordinate System (UCS)

Chapter 2: Simple Solids
2.1 Working with Solid Primitives
2.2 Solid Primitive Types
2.3 Working with Composite Solids
2.4 Working with Mesh Models

Chapter 3: Working with the User Coordinate System (UCS)
3.1 UCS Basics
3.2 UCS X, Y, and Z Commands
3.3 UCS Multi-functional Grips
3.4 Saving a UCS by Name

Chapter 4: Creating Solids & Surfaces from 2D Objects
4.1 Complex 3D Geometry
4.2 Extruded Solids and Surfaces
4.3 Swept Solids and Surfaces
4.4 Revolved Solids and Surfaces
4.5 Lofted Solids and Surfaces
4.6 NURBS Surfaces

Chapter 5: Modifying in 3D Space
5.1 3D Gizmo Tools
5.2 Aligning Objects in 3D Space
5.3 3D Modify Commands

Chapter 6: Advanced Solid Editing
6.1 Editing Components of Solids
6.2 Editing Faces of Solids
6.3 Fillets and Chamfers on Solids

Chapter 7: Additional Editing Tools
7.1 Creating a Shell
7.2 Imprinting Edges of Solids
7.3 Slicing a Solid along a Plane
7.4 Interference Checking
7.5 Converting Objects to Surfaces
7.6 Converting Objects to Solids

Chapter 8: Refining the View
8.1 Working with Sections
8.2 Working with Cameras
8.3 Managing Views in 3D
8.4 Animating with ShowMotion
8.5 Creating ShowMotion Shots
8.6 Creating Animations

Chapter 9: Point Clouds
9.1 Point Clouds

Chapter 10: Visualization
10.1 Creating Visual Styles
10.2 Working with Materials
10.3 Specifying Light Sources
10.4 Rendering Concepts

Chapter 11: Working Drawings from 3D Models
11.1 Creating Multiple Viewports
11.2 2D Views from 3D Solids
11.3 Creating Technical Drawings with Flatshot
11.4 3D Model Import
11.5 Automatic Model Documentation

Appendix A: Skills Assessment
Index
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Public Class Format

Certstaffix® Training public classes are instructor-led live online training you attend either from your home/work location or in one of our computer labs. Our live online instructors teach you from a remote location while being able to interact with you like in a traditional classroom.


Quality Instructors

Our instructors have many years of experience teaching adult learners in person and online.

Complete Lab Environment

Access to software required is provided in a lab environment during class.

Hands-on Learning

Most classes are not all lecture - you can learn by actually doing.


Small Classes

You get more attention from the instructor and classes flow more smoothly.

Post-Class Lab Access*

Access practice lab environment for 180 days after most classes*.


Low Cancellation Rate

Most classes run as scheduled.



*These courses do not have post-class lab environment access: Adobe, Salesforce, QuickBooks Online Edition, Google, HTML, WordPress, ITIL, Six Sigma, CompTIA, Project Management, SEO, Social Media.


Group Training

Have a group of employees needing the same training? Onsite training at your office or group live online classes are great solutions.

How Group Training Works





  • An expert Instructor will either come to your office or deliver a private live online class to your students
  • Course can be fully customized to your training needs
  • Each student receives a Course Manual with Practice Files (Materials provided before the class date)
  • If a course has a hands‐on lab, we provide access to the configured course software and files.
    (Requires a high‐speed internet connection and certain open ports on your firewall. You can perform a Connection Assessment Test here)
  • Course is scheduled based on dates you provide (Subject to instructor availability)
  • We usually require about 4 weeks lead time to arrange a training session
  • Training is completed in a convenient session(s) of your choosing
  • Two 15 minute breaks and one hour long break for lunch daily

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AutoCAD 3D Drawing & Modeling Class Reviews

Here are a sample of AutoCAD class reviews from past students that have attended our AutoCAD training courses.



AutoCAD: 3D Drawing and Modeling introduces students who are proficient with the 2D commands in the AutoCAD software to the concepts and methods of 3D modeling. The training guide provides a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of 3D and explores the main features of the advanced 3D Modeling workspace in the AutoCAD software.

Prerequisites: Before taking this course, students need to have a good working skill level in the AutoCAD software. A minimum of 80 hours of work experience with the AutoCAD software is recommended.

AutoCAD Versions That Can Attend: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 & 2015 (Microsoft Windows PC)
Course Taught With: AutoCAD 2018 (Microsoft Windows PC) Software and Courseware
Not Appropriate For: Macintosh versions of AutoCAD


Certstaffix® Class Reviews

Student Average:
4.77 out of 5 from 148 students

5.00 out of 5

Very good class. Content was useful and met my expectations. Instructor was very helpful and did an excellent job of keeping everyone engaged.


- attended our AutoCAD 2016/2017: Essentials class

4.65 out of 5

Two computer monitors would be helpful but I was able to follow by splitting screen.


- attended our AutoCAD Essentials class

5.00 out of 5

Tim was spectacular.


- attended our AutoCAD Essentials class

5.00 out of 5

Tim was engaging and fun, would definitely recommend him to others


- attended our AutoCAD 2016/2017: Essentials class

4.71 out of 5

Tim was a very good instructor and very knowledgeable in AutoCad. The class was a very good experience.


- attended our AutoCAD Advanced class

4.94 out of 5

Tim Seaton was a great instructor. Possibly match the page numbers in all of the manuals being used for easier use.


- attended our AutoCAD 2016/2017: Essentials class

5.00 out of 5

Tim Seaton is an amazing instructor! I loved this method of learning CAD!


- attended our AutoCAD 2016/2017: Essentials class

5.00 out of 5

Tim S. sought answers, to Questions I had, that were not answered by the class curriculum. He was very thorough and informative. Thank you.


- attended our AutoCAD 2016/2017: Essentials class

4.92 out of 5

Tim is an amazing instructor. I was intimidated by AutoCAD, but he was able to make such daunting software highly approachable. Tim is wonderfully friendly, and I would love to take classes from him again.


- attended our AutoCAD Essentials class

4.82 out of 5

Tim did a great job at being patient and teaching the class well. I would recommend him to my colleagues for sure.


- attended our AutoCAD Essentials class

4.93 out of 5

This class was great!! the instructor, Robert Buzzard, was a great professor and would highly recommend him to anyone. He has much passion for the subject and is always happy to assist with any problems his students have. Should I take another class by Certstaffix, I would hope to learn under Robert once again.


- attended our AutoCAD 2016/2017: Essentials class

4.59 out of 5

The secluded environment is nice. Easy to focus.The instructor was great!(BUZZ) Very good teacher, understanding, patient, answered all of the questions(even those that weren't part of the curriculum)Buzz very clearly showed his support in our interest in learning more than we needed too. He answered every question.I plan to take at least one more course through certstaffix in the future. If Buzz is not the instructor I'll be very dissapointed.


- attended our AutoCAD 2016/2017: Essentials class

4.96 out of 5

the instructor was very approachable and made sure that everyone was keeping up with his instruction. Very beneficial and enjoyable.


- attended our AutoCAD Essentials class

4.72 out of 5

The instructor was great, very friendly and patient, really made the course easier to understand and more of an enjoyable experience. Give him a raise :)!!!!


- attended our AutoCAD Essentials class

4.83 out of 5

The instructor was great


- attended our AutoCAD Essentials class

5.00 out of 5

The instructor was amazing! Wishing he could teach a course through this program for Revit


- attended our AutoCAD 2016/2017: Essentials class

5.00 out of 5

The instructor Robert demonstrated a huge acknowledgment about the program and was great answering all the questions. Besides that he was friendly. The class content was great. It's a lot of information for 3 days in-a-row but with practice it will be fine. I do recommend the class and I will do the next level eventually.


- attended our AutoCAD Essentials class

5.00 out of 5

The instructor made the course current and really help with problems. Most instructors in this area seem to blow right past important steps because they are so use to the program. I will definitely request my instructor for the advance level course.


- attended our AutoCAD 2016/2017: Essentials class

5.00 out of 5

The instructor (Buzzard) was super educated and experienced in this field and we learnt a lot. I mean in two days from not being able to correctly move the mouse I can create an internal wall. How amazing is that! Thank you!


- attended our AutoCAD Essentials class

4.11 out of 5

The areas covered were general. Understandably everyone uses autocad for different fields. Some of the useful information for what I use it for were not covered very deeply. Some chapters were of no use at all. I will use the book to review these chapters. Mr. Buzzard is a great teacher who creates a comfortable and easy going class atmosphere. Always asks if anyone has questions and is willing to explain things further with detail if time permits.


- attended our AutoCAD Advanced class

4.82 out of 5

Robert Buzzard was a very knowledgeable and patient instructor. I was surprised with his punctuality yet his attention to each students questions was remarkable. I have been resistant to online courses for a long time and this was my first attempt. Instructor "Buzz" made this one of the best instruction experiences I have ever had. I look forward to taking additional classes with Mr. Buzzard.


- attended our AutoCAD 2016/2017: Essentials class

4.59 out of 5

Robert Buzzard (a.k.a. Buzz) is an excellent instructor.


- attended our AutoCAD Advanced class

4.99 out of 5

Really enjoyed the class and the instructor.


- attended our AutoCAD Essentials class

4.59 out of 5

Over all a great experience. Excellent working environment. Personally I would have rather been in a physical classroom.


- attended our AutoCAD Essentials class

4.52 out of 5

might need to be a 4 day course to get enough practice drills for those inexperienced with AutoCAD or CAD from their work place


- attended our AutoCAD Essentials class

4.89 out of 5

may want to split the course between a refresher for those who already work in the software and beginner


- attended our AutoCAD Essentials class

4.73 out of 5

Just a little more time to practice would have helped me have more questions to ask.


- attended our AutoCAD Essentials class

4.95 out of 5

It would be great if you could recommend the next course I should take in this series. I would like to learn more about AutoCAD, layering, converting 2D to 3D, and striate up 3D modeling. thank you, and have a great day.


- attended our AutoCAD Essentials class

4.94 out of 5

Instructor was very knowledgeable.


- attended our AutoCAD Essentials class

4.80 out of 5

Instructor was nice and super helpful throughout entire course! Really liked how the instructor would try and relate the topics we were learning to the fields that each student works in. Would definitely recommend this course to anyone looking to learn the basics of AutoCAD


- attended our AutoCAD Essentials class

4.71 out of 5

Instructor was informed on all topics and even answered out of the box questions to certain working environments. I would be interested in taking Civil3D or Architectural3D from this instructor.


- attended our AutoCAD 2016/2017: Advanced class

4.12 out of 5

instructor was great. wish buzz the best of luck with future classes.


- attended our AutoCAD 2016/2017: Essentials class

4.53 out of 5

instructor was awesome!


- attended our AutoCAD Essentials class

4.74 out of 5

Instructor was amazing. I really enjoyed the whole experience. The location, environment, staff, and learning. Thank you


- attended our AutoCAD Essentials class

4.41 out of 5

I was fortunate to attend the course with one other student. Our instructor, Paul Burgener, worked with both of our strengths and weaknesses and made this class work. He is a great resource for both you and the student offering his assistance any time even when the class is complete. Paul was always early to open up the class dialog and was willing to stay late which he did with me. I could not be more than pleased.


- attended our AutoCAD 2016/2017 Essentials class

4.75 out of 5

I really liked that I could see my professor's screen and I could speak to the instructor as well as the rest of the class and see who was speaking. I liked that I could click on a link and virtually use the software without having to download it onto my computer. I also found it helpful that the instructor could view my screen and coach me through any issues I was having


- attended our AutoCAD Essentials class

4.72 out of 5

I just completed the AutoCAD essentials class with Robert "Buzz" Buzzard. I have taken other online classes before and this was far more interactive than those and much more enjoyable. Buzz was extremely knowledgeable, and very good at giving examples to help explain different tasks/commands within the program. I would gladly take another course with him.


- attended our AutoCAD Essentials class

5.00 out of 5

I honestly can't think of any improvements because I was so new at this software everything was new to me as well, but the instructor helped me understand it very well.


- attended our AutoCAD Essentials class

4.52 out of 5

I especially enjoyed Buzz's teaching skills and experiences. Very thorough and patient instructor! I will recommend him to everyone wanting to take the class.


- attended our AutoCAD Essentials class

4.64 out of 5

I enjoyed the instructor. I feel like a 1-on-1 course or in person with a small group would be much more effective but that the is given drawback of an online course.


- attended our AutoCAD 2016/2017: Essentials class

5.00 out of 5

Great training. Thank you very much.


- attended our AutoCAD Essentials class

4.94 out of 5

Great Instructor


- attended our AutoCAD 2016/2017: Essentials class

5.00 out of 5

Great environment and very comfortable.


- attended our AutoCAD Essentials class

4.72 out of 5

Fantastic few days with Tim! Thank you so much! I wish it was longer as it was so much fun! Ill be back for the next level!


- attended our AutoCAD Essentials class

4.61 out of 5

Course felt like it was moving really slow. I was able to follow along in the book and complete most of the activities well before the everyone else and as a result I sat around for hours waiting for the instructor to catch up to where I was.


- attended our AutoCAD Essentials class

4.85 out of 5

COREY WAS GREAT!


- attended our AutoCAD Essentials class

4.62 out of 5

Buzz was outstanding with the material and added a lot of realworld knowledge. He routinely went above and beyond in explaining the materials to all of us across a number of different disciplines.


- attended our AutoCAD Essentials class

5.00 out of 5

Buzz was great!


- attended our AutoCAD Essentials class

4.53 out of 5

Buzz was a great instructor


- attended our AutoCAD 2016/2017: Essentials class

4.78 out of 5

Buzz is an excellent instructor!


- attended our AutoCAD Essentials class

4.94 out of 5

Buz was incredibile and has amazing knowledge regarding Auto Cad....I will definitely be reaching out to him when I get stuck. I know one person in the class had never used Auto Cad previously. I think the class would have been extremely difficult for him as I feel the class was not for beginners. I have used Auto Cad previously but not on a regular basis and my program went from a 2 11 Lt. version to a 2 19 program. I attained clarity on some things and others hopefully by just using it things will become clearer. As Buzz said, if we don't use it for a period of time in the beginning we will not retain the information. The book seems to have a lot of very detailed information. I am going to jump into the program this week and see where I am since I will be working in my works drawings.


- attended our AutoCAD Essentials class

4.91 out of 5


- attended our AutoCAD Essentials class

5.00 out of 5


- attended our AutoCAD Advanced class

5.00 out of 5


- attended our AutoCAD Advanced class

4.70 out of 5


- attended our AutoCAD Essentials class

5.00 out of 5


- attended our AutoCAD Advanced class

4.78 out of 5


- attended our AutoCAD Advanced class

4.70 out of 5


- attended our AutoCAD Advanced class

5.00 out of 5


- attended our AutoCAD Advanced class

4.54 out of 5


- attended our AutoCAD Essentials class

4.70 out of 5


- attended our AutoCAD Essentials class

4.18 out of 5


- attended our AutoCAD Essentials class

5.00 out of 5


- attended our AutoCAD Essentials class

4.24 out of 5


- attended our AutoCAD Essentials class

4.88 out of 5


- attended our AutoCAD Essentials class

5.00 out of 5


- attended our AutoCAD Essentials class

5.00 out of 5


- attended our AutoCAD Essentials class

5.00 out of 5


- attended our AutoCAD Essentials class

5.00 out of 5


- attended our AutoCAD Essentials class

4.82 out of 5


- attended our AutoCAD Essentials class

5.00 out of 5


- attended our AutoCAD Essentials class

5.00 out of 5


- attended our AutoCAD 2016/2017: Essentials class

4.76 out of 5


- attended our AutoCAD 2018 Advanced class

4.47 out of 5


- attended our AutoCAD 2016/2017: Essentials class

5.00 out of 5


- attended our AutoCAD 2018 Essentials class

5.00 out of 5


- attended our AutoCAD 2016/2017: Essentials class

4.65 out of 5


- attended our AutoCAD 2016/2017: Essentials class

5.00 out of 5


- attended our AutoCAD 2016/2017: Essentials class

4.88 out of 5


- attended our AutoCAD 2016/2017: Essentials class

5.00 out of 5


- attended our AutoCAD 2016/2017: Essentials class

4.94 out of 5


- attended our AutoCAD 2016/2017: Essentials class

5.00 out of 5


- attended our AutoCAD 2016/2017: Essentials class

5.00 out of 5


- attended our AutoCAD 2016/2017: Essentials class

4.41 out of 5


- attended our AutoCAD 2016/2017: Essentials class

4.47 out of 5


- attended our AutoCAD 2016/2017: Essentials class

5.00 out of 5


- attended our AutoCAD 2016/2017: Essentials class

4.41 out of 5


- attended our AutoCAD 2016/2017: Essentials class

4.59 out of 5


- attended our AutoCAD 2016/2017: Essentials class

4.88 out of 5


- attended our AutoCAD 2016/2017: Essentials class

4.82 out of 5


- attended our AutoCAD 2016/2017: Essentials class

4.47 out of 5


- attended our AutoCAD 2016/2017 Essentials class

4.71 out of 5


- attended our AutoCAD 2016/2017: Essentials class

4.47 out of 5


- attended our AutoCAD 2016/2017: Essentials class

4.47 out of 5


- attended our AutoCAD 2016/2017: Essentials class

4.53 out of 5


- attended our AutoCAD 2016/2017: Essentials class

4.41 out of 5


- attended our AutoCAD 2016/2017: Essentials class

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- attended our AutoCAD 2016/2017: Essentials class

4.82 out of 5


- attended our AutoCAD 2016/2017: Essentials class

4.88 out of 5


- attended our AutoCAD 2016/2017: Essentials class

5.00 out of 5


- attended our AutoCAD 2016/2017: Essentials class



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