AutoCAD 3D - The Complete Guide

This course is designed to give you a solid understanding of AutoCAD features and capabilities, from creating surface models to creating animation.

Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
English, German, French, Spanish
Course Length: 40 Hours

What you'll learn

  • New for AutoCAD 2021
  • New for AutoCAD 2020
  • AutoCAD 3D Modeling
  • Creating Solid Models
  • Editing 3D Objects
  • Creating Views
  • Surface Modeling
  • Mesh Modeling
  • Rendering and Animating Designs

Course Description

AutoCAD 3D The Complete Guide is designed to give you a solid understanding of AutoCAD features and capabilities. This course covers Getting Started with 3D, Views of 3D Models, Creating Surface Models, Creating Meshes, and Cameras and Creating the Animation. Autodesk AutoCAD is a powerful CAD software helping professionals create 3D models faster and with more precision. Its simplified 3D modeling allows teams to work more efficiently by sharing models across connected desktop, cloud, and mobile solutions.

To get the most out of this course, we strongly recommend you review every topic within the course, and use all the learning styles to ensure you retain the important information within. We also encourage you to take all the progress tests to ensure you have retained the knowledge, and most importantly practice with the hundreds of real-world, Let Me Try examples.

Course Outline

AutoCAD 3D Course Outline

New for AutoCAD

  • Performance and Security Updates
  • User Interaction Changes
  • Document Improvements

AutoCAD 3D Modeling

  • Getting Started with 3D
  • The User Coordinate System
  • AutoCAD Commands for 3D

Creating Solid Models

  • Creating Solids
  • More Tools for Building Solid Models

Editing 3D Objects

  • Editing 3D Objects
  • More Tools

Creating Views

  • Views of 3D Models
  • Drawing Views
  • Additional Tools

Surface Modeling

  • Creating Surface Models
  • Modifying Surfaces

Mesh Modeling

  • Creating Meshes
  • Working with Meshes

Rendering and Animating Designs

  • Materials
  • Working with Lights
  • Cameras and Creating the Animation

Navigation Strategies

Beginners: Complete the course in order from beginning to end. Once any topic is completed, you will have full access to it at any time for one year after registration, to use as a resource.

Intermediate/Advanced Users: Use the course as a flexible resource tool to find what you need, whenever you need it. Try the assessment tests first, if you get 80%+ you can move to the next level, if you get less than 80% you should complete the lecture. This gives you a pre and post-assessment score, which can be used to track your skills improvements.

About the Author

Mike Thomas spent the first 12-years of his career in the Autodesk channel working for an Autodesk reseller as an Application Specialist. During his travels, he delivered countless hours of training, support, demos, and implementations. He was very fortunate to be able to help solve many issues with Autodesk software. Mike has been using AutoCAD since r13, cut his solid modeling teeth on Mechanical Desktop, and has been using Inventor since before it was known as Inventor. Data Management has always been a big part of his professional life, for the most part with Autodesk Vault.

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