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AutoCAD 3D Drawing & Modeling Course

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AutoCAD 3D Drawing & Modeling

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AutoCAD Training

Length: 3 day(s)      Public Class Price: $-/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: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, & 2016 (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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AutoCAD Training Reviews by Certstaffix® Training

Certstaffix® Training collects detailed class reviews via a formal post-class evaluation in all our instructor-led courses. Below are a sample of abbreviated reviews from real students from our past classes. If you would like more reviews or ones with even further detail, please contact us and we would be happy to show you the high quality of our training services.

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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

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  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
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