AutoCAD 3D

AutoCAD is the most widely used CAD (Computer Aided Design) software. The first version of AutoCAD was released in 1982.  In those days AutoCAD was the only CAD program, for all intents and purposes. Even today, when there are dozens of different CAD programs, knowledge of AutoCAD is still mandatory since there are millions of AutoCAD users worldwide and many legacy projects still require AutoCAD.


AutoCAD is arguably the best choice in the drafting industry for companies that gather architects, civil and mechanical engineers, project managers, city planners, and other professionals. It could be said that AutoCAD is the only major CAD program for technical documentation creation that can be used by all engineering professionals and even more, with a satisfactory level of efficiency.


AutoCAD is fully customizable program that allows each user to simplify everyday drafting tasks. Also, support for macros and scripts enables users to automate their specific workflows.


Due to a huge number of tools and options, it's not always straightforward to find the best method to take the advantage of all the possibilities offered by AutoCAD. Therefore, most of the AutoCAD users do not utilize  the full potential of this program. This course will help you to gain all the important skills to be able to create professional technical documentation. Additionally, you'll learn some tricks that will save you lots of time in your efforts to address some typical problems met by AutoCAD users worldwide.


This course is in compliance with Autodesk Official Training Courseware. If you want to become Autodesk Certified Professional this course might be your first and the most important step in reaching this goal.


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Basic information:

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course duration: 3 weeks
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requirements:  AutoCAD 2D* 

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prices for international students click here        

prices for home students click here
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     *or  equivalent computer skills
   **price based on minimum 5 participants

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Course program: 



Introduction to 3D Modeling and Visualization

  • Introduction to 3D modeling and visualization concepts
  • Setting up hardware for 3D modeling and visualization using AutoCAD
  • Navigating and working  in AutoCAD 3D space
  • Predefined visual styles
  • Using UCS (User Coordinate System)
  • Types of 3D models (solids, surfaces, meshes)

  
Creating Solid Primitives and Surfaces

  • Creating solid primitives
  • Creating solids from 2D profiles
  • Creating surface primitives


Editing 3D Models

  • Changing position and orientation of 3D models 
  • Editing solid models
  • Adding details to solid models
  • Duplicating 3D models
  • Getting Information from 3D objects


Creating Composite Models

  • Crating 3D models along path
  • Creating 3D models using multiple profiles
  • Using Booleans
  • Creating complex surface 3D models


Creating 2D Documentation from 3D Models

  • Sectioning a solid model and generating 2D geometry
  • Creating 2D drawings from 3D models


Mesh Modeling (Free-Form Design)

  • Creating mesh primitives
  • Editing meshes
  • Converting solids to mesh models


Visualization

  • 3D scene setup
  • Using and modifying predefined visual styles
  • Creating cameras and views
  • Using Sunlight (daylight) system
  • Using different types of light (Point, Spot, Distant, Web)
  • Using predefined materials and creating custom materials
  • Editing materials
  • Rendering a scene


Final Project


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Literature:


all literature is available to students at the Crater VFX Training Center library

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Certificate:

Upon completion of the course students will receive the internationally recognized Autodesk Certificate of Completion, as well as the Crater VFX Training Center Certificate. 

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