AutoCAD 3 - 3D Modeling

Hours: 64 / Access Length: 3 Months / Delivery: Open, Mentor Supported
Retail Price: $835.00

Course Overview:

In this 64 hour, online CAD training course, students will learn to create a variety of complex models in both Mechanical and Architectural disciplines. New concepts include: 3D coordinate systems, 3D Navigation techniques, visualization tools, solid modeling tools, surface modeling tools, automatic 2D drawing creation and layout techniques, assembly modeling, mesh modeling and an introduction to rendering.

Course Outline:

  • Introduction to 3D Workspaces and the Ribbon control panels. Introduction to 3D object creation, 3D Navigation methods, and Visual Styles.
  • Introduction to 3D Coordinates, basic User Coordinate Systems. Advanced UCS Options, and UCS settings. Working with model space viewports. Composite solid modeling and Boolean operations, Union and Subtract.
  • Model Documentation I. Introduction to the Model Documentation commands. Discussion on techniques for generating Base Views, Projected Orthographic Views, and Projected Isometric Views.
  • Applying AutoCAD’s solid modeling capabilities using the REGION, EXTRUDE and REVOLVE commands.
  • Model Documentation II. Discussion on techniques for generating Section and auxiliary views. Press Pull command.
  • Solid model edits with Slice, Section, Fillet, and Chamfer commands. Accessing Solids History. Model Documentation III.  Discussion on techniques for generating Detail views.
  • Intersection Modeling. Students will learn how to create complex forms with multiple extrusions and Boolean intersections. Grip Editing Solids. Selecting and modifying 3D sub objects.
  • Working with subobjects and Gizmos. Using 3D MOVE, 3DROTATE, 3D SCALE, 3DARRAY, ALIGN, 3DALIGNand MIRROR3D commands in the creation and layout of complex 3D models.
  • Advanced Solid Editing I – Students will learn how to modify solid models using SOLIDEDIT’S face editing techniques.
  • Advanced Solid Editing II – Students will learn how to modify solid models with SOLIDEDIT’S body and edge editing methods.
  • Students will learn the Helix and Sweep commands and explore methods for creating complex swept models.
  • Students will learn how to use the Loft command and modify loft setting such as surface normals, draft angles, and magnitudes. Lofting with Paths and Guide Curves will also be examined.
  • Assembly Modeling. Students will learn to use external references to create an assembly model from multiple part files and then confirm the integrity of the assembly by checking for spatial interference with the INTERFERE command.
  • Introduction to Sections and Live sections.  Students will learn how to create orthographic sections, face sections, and jogged sections.  Section settings and methods for generating 2D and 3D Section blocks.
  • Students will learn how to create and work with meshes and mesh modeling tools.  Revsurf, Tabsurf, Rulesurf and Edgesurf commands will also be covered. True surface modeling and methods for converting surfaces to solids and solids to surfaces.
  • Introduction to Rendering. Students will learn basic rendering concepts and will be provided with a demonstration of AutoCAD’s rendering capabilities.


All necessary materials are included.

System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.

** The course outlines displayed on this website are subject to change at any time without prior notice. **