About this Course

Tech Type Specialist
Duration 3 Days

The AutoCAD® 2019: 3D Drawing and Modeling course introduces users who are proficient with the 2D commands in the AutoCAD® software to the concepts and methods of 3D modeling. The 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.


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

Delegates will learn how to

Topics covered during this course are as follows:
  • 3D viewing techniques
  • Working with simple and composite solids
  • Creating complex solids and surfaces
  • Modifying objects in 3D space
  • Editing solids
  • Creating sections, camera perspectives, and animations
  • Working with point clouds
  • Converting 3D objects
  • Setting up a rendering with materials and lights
  • Creating 2D drawings from 3D models
  • Working with the User Coordinate System
  • Set up a drawing for 3D Prints


Chapter 1: 3D Foundations
  • Why Use 3D?
  • Types of 3D Models
  • Introduction to the 3D Modeling Workspace
  • 3D Ribbon Panels
  • Basic 3D Viewing Tools
  • Preset 3D Views
  • Orbiting in 3D
  • Using Visual Styles
  • 3D Navigation Tools
  • ViewCube
  • SteeringWheel
  • Practice 1a 3D Navigation Tools
  • Introduction to the User Coordinate System (UCS)
  • Dynamic UCS
  • Practice 1b Introduction to the User Coordinate System
  • Chapter Review Questions
  • Command Summary
Chapter 2: Simple Solids
  • Working with Solid Primitives
  • Drawing Solid Primitives
  • Editing Solid Primitives
  • Solid Primitive Types
  • Creating Boxes and Wedges
  • Creating Pyramids
  • Creating Cylinders and Cones
  • Creating Spheres and Tori
  • Creating Wall-like Solids with Polysolid
  • Practice 2a Working with Solid Primitives - Architectural
  • Practice 2b Working with Solid Primitives - Mechanical
  • Working with Composite Solids
  • Creating Composite Solids
  • Modifying Composite Solids
  • Practice 2c Working with Composite Solids
  • Practice 2d Mechanical Project - Machine Part
  • Practice 2e Architectural Project - Facade Puzzle
  • Working with Mesh Models
  • Creating Mesh Primitives
  • Creating Mesh Models from Objects
  • Editing Mesh Models
  • Convert From Mesh Models
  • Practice 2f Mesh Model
  • Chapter Review Questions
  • Command Summary
Chapter 3: Working with the User Coordinate System
  • UCS Basics
  • UCS Icon
  • Moving the UCS Origin
  • Moving the UCS to a Face
  • Moving the UCS Using 3 Points
  • Practice 3a Using the UCS
  • UCS X, Y, and Z Commands
  • Practice 3b X, Y, and Z Commands
  • UCS Multi-functional Grips
  • Saving a UCS by Name
  • Practice 3c Working with Named UCSs
  • Chapter Review Questions
  • Command Summary
Chapter 4: Creating Solids & Surfaces from 2D Objects
  • Complex 3D Geometry
  • Creating Surfaces and Solids
  • Extruded Solids and Surfaces
  • Presspull
  • Modifying Extrusions
  • Practice 4a Creating an Extruded Solid
  • Practice 4b Extruding Along a Path
  • Swept Solids and Surfaces
  • Modifying Sweeps
  • 3D Paths
  • Practice 4c Creating a Swept Solid
  • Practice 4d Sweeping Along a Helix
  • Practice 4e Sweeping Along a 3D Polyline
  • Revolved Solids and Surfaces
  • Modifying Revolves
  • Practice 4f Creating Revolved Solids
  • Lofted Solids and Surfaces
  • Modifying Lofts
  • Practice 4g Creating a Lofted Solid
  • Practice 4h Basic Solid and Surface Editing
  • NURBS Surfaces
  • Creating NURBS Surfaces
  • Edit NURBS Surfaces
  • Practice 4i Create and Edit a NURBS Surface
  • Chapter Review Questions
  • Command Summary
Chapter 5: Modifying in 3D Space
  • 3D Gizmo Tools
  • Practice 5a 3D Gizmo Tools
  • Aligning Objects in 3D Space
  • Align Command
  • 3D Align Command
  • Practice 5b Aligning Objects in 3D
  • 3D Modify Commands
  • 3D Move and 3D Rotate
  • 3D Scale
  • Mirroring Objects in 3D
  • Arraying Objects in 3D
  • Practice 5c Working with 3D Modify Commands
  • Practice 5d Architectural Project - Gallery
  • Chapter Review Questions
  • Command Summary
Chapter 6: Advanced Solid Editing
  • Editing Components of Solids
  • Editing Faces
  • Editing Edges
  • Editing Vertices
  • Modification Options
  • Practice 6a Editing Components of Solids
  • Editing Faces of Solids
  • Extruding Faces
  • Offsetting Faces and Edges
  • Moving Faces
  • Rotating Faces
  • Tapering Faces
  • Removing Faces
  • Copying Faces
  • Practice 6b Editing Faces of Solids
  • Fillets and Chamfers on Solids
  • Practice 6c Fillets and Chamfers on Solids
  • Practice 6d Mechanical Project: Bracket
  • Chapter Review Questions
  • Command Summary
Chapter 7: Additional Editing Tools
  • Creating a Shell
  • Practice 7a Creating a Shell
  • Imprinting Edges of Solids
  • Practice 7b Imprinting Edges on a Solid
  • Slicing a Solid along a Plane
  • Practice 7c Slicing a Solid
  • Interference Checking
  • Practice 7d Interference Checking
  • Converting Objects to Surfaces
  • Creating Planar Surfaces from 2D Objects
  • Converting 2D Objects to Surfaces
  • Converting Solids to Surfaces
  • Converting Objects to Solids
  • Converting 2D Objects to Solids
  • Converting Surfaces to Solids
  • Converting Solids or Surfaces to Wireframe
  • Practice 7e Converting Objects to Surfaces and Solids
  • Practice 7f Mechanical Project - Connector
  • Chapter Review Questions
  • Command Summary
Chapter 8: Refining the View
  • Working with Sections
  • Working With Sections
  • Setting the Section Plane
  • Working with Live Sections
  • Generating Sections from Section Planes
  • Practice 8a Working with Sections
  • Working with Cameras
  • Adjusting a Camera
  • Clipping Camera Views
  • Practice 8b Working with Cameras
  • Managing Views in 3D
  • Modifying Views
  • Practice 8c Managing Views in 3D
  • Animating with ShowMotion
  • Creating ShowMotion Shots
  • Practice 8d Animating with ShowMotion
  • Creating Animations
  • Using Walk and Fly
  • Animating a Walkthough
  • Animation Motion Paths
  • Practice 8e Walking and Flying Through Models
  • Chapter Review Questions
  • Command Summary
Chapter 9: Point Clouds
  • Point Clouds
  • Attach Point Cloud
  • Point Cloud Contextual Tab
  • Object Snap
  • Dynamic UCS
  • Practice 9a Attach a Point Cloud
  • Practice 9b Working with Sections
  • Chapter Review Questions
  • Command Summary
Chapter 10: Visualization
  • Creating Visual Styles
  • Visual Style Settings
  • Practice 10a Creating Visual Styles
  • Working with Materials
  • Using the Materials Browser
  • Libraries
  • Adding Materials
  • Attaching Materials by Layer
  • Material Editor
  • Texture Editor
  • Practice 10b Working with Materials
  • Specifying Light Sources
  • Default Lighting
  • Sunlight
  • User-Defined Lights
  • Modifying Lights
  • Practice 10c Creating a Sun Study
  • Practice 10d Placing Lights in a Model
  • Rendering Concepts
  • Adjusting the Exposure
  • Render Presets Manager
  • Practice 10e Rendering Concepts
  • Chapter Review Questions
  • Command Summary
Chapter 11: Working Drawings from 3D Models
  • Creating Multiple Viewports
  • Practice 11a Creating Multiple Viewports
  • 2D Views from 3D Solids
  • Creating Hidden Line Views
  • Creating Profiles from Solids
  • Practice 11b 2D Views from 3D Solids
  • Creating Technical Drawings with Flatshot
  • Practice 11c Creating Technical Drawings with Flatshot
  • Practice 11d Mechanical Project - Saddle
  • 3D Model Import
  • Automatic Model Documentation
  • Adding Base Views
  • Adding Projected Views
  • Editing Drawing Views
  • Practice 11e Creating Automatic Model Documentation
  • 3D Printing
  • Print Studio
  • 3D Print Service
  • Practice 11f Send a 3D Model to Print
  • Chapter Review Questions
  • Command Summary

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