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Professional AUTOCAD 2018 Training Course - AutoCAD 3D Modeling

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AutoCAD 3D modeling - Level IV - 20 hours


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.

Topics Covered:

  • 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
Prerequisites:
Before taking this course, students need to have a good working skill level in the AutoCAD software, or must have taken AutoCAD Essentials or Fundamentals.

Course Outline:

AutoCAD 3D Modeling (Mixed Units)
Total Hours: 20

Chapter 1: 3D Foundations................................................................................. 1-1
1.1    Why Use 3D?............................................................................................ 1-2
Types of 3D Models.................................................................................. 1-2
1.2    Introduction to the 3D Modeling Workspace................................... 1-4
3D Ribbon Panels..................................................................................... 1-4
1.3    Basic 3D Viewing Tools......................................................................... 1-7
Preset 3D Views........................................................................................ 1-7
Orbiting in 3D............................................................................................. 1-7
Using Visual Styles................................................................................... 1-9
1.4    3D Navigation Tools............................................................................. 1-10
ViewCube................................................................................................. 1-10
SteeringWheel......................................................................................... 1-13
Practice 1a 3D Navigation Tools................................................................ 1-16
1.5    Introduction to the User Coordinate System (UCS).................... 1-19
Dynamic UCS.......................................................................................... 1-20
Practice 1b Introduction to the User Coordinate System.................... 1-22
Chapter Review Questions.......................................................................... 1-24
Command Summary...................................................................................... 1-25

Chapter 2: Simple Solids...................................................................................... 2-1
2.1    Working with Solid Primitives.............................................................. 2-2
Drawing Solid Primitives.......................................................................... 2-2
Editing Solid Primitives............................................................................. 2-3
2.2    Solid Primitive Types............................................................................. 2-5
Creating Boxes and Wedges................................................................... 2-5
Creating Pyramids..................................................................................... 2-7
Creating Cylinders and Cones................................................................ 2-9
Creating Spheres and Tori..................................................................... 2-11
Creating Wall-like Solids with Polysolid.............................................. 2-13
Practice 2a Working with Solid Primitives - Architectural................... 2-15
Practice 2b Working with Solid Primitives - Mechanical..................... 2-16
2.3    Working with Composite Solids........................................................ 2-18
Creating Composite Solids.................................................................... 2-18
Modifying Composite Solids.................................................................. 2-21
Practice 2c Working with Composite Solids........................................... 2-23
Practice 2d Mechanical Project - Machine Part...................................... 2-24
Practice 2e Architectural Project - Facade Puzzle................................. 2-26
2.4    Working with Mesh Models................................................................ 2-28
Creating Mesh Primitives....................................................................... 2-28
Creating Mesh Models from Objects.................................................... 2-30
Editing Mesh Models.............................................................................. 2-30
Convert From Mesh Models.................................................................. 2-35
Practice 2f Mesh Model................................................................................. 2-36
Chapter Review Questions.......................................................................... 2-40
Command Summary...................................................................................... 2-42

Chapter 3: Working with the User Coordinate System................................ 3-1
3.1    UCS Basics............................................................................................... 3-2
UCS Icon..................................................................................................... 3-3
Moving the UCS Origin............................................................................. 3-5
Moving the UCS to a Face....................................................................... 3-6
Moving the UCS Using 3 Points............................................................. 3-6
Practice 3a Using the UCS............................................................................. 3-8
3.2    UCS X, Y, and Z Commands.............................................................. 3-11
Practice 3b X, Y, and Z Commands........................................................... 3-13
3.3    UCS Multi-functional Grips................................................................. 3-16
3.4    Saving a UCS by Name........................................................................ 3-17
Practice 3c Working with Named UCSs................................................... 3-20
Chapter Review Questions.......................................................................... 3-21
Command Summary...................................................................................... 3-22

Chapter 4: Creating Solids & Surfaces from 2D Objects............................. 4-1
4.1    Complex 3D Geometry........................................................................... 4-2
Creating Surfaces and Solids.................................................................. 4-2
4.2    Extruded Solids and Surfaces............................................................. 4-3
Presspull..................................................................................................... 4-4
Modifying Extrusions................................................................................ 4-6
Practice 4a Creating an Extruded Solid...................................................... 4-7
Practice 4b Extruding Along a Path............................................................. 4-8
4.3    Swept Solids and Surfaces................................................................... 4-9
Modifying Sweeps................................................................................... 4-10
3D Paths................................................................................................... 4-11
Practice 4c Creating a Swept Solid............................................................ 4-13
Practice 4d Sweeping Along a Helix.......................................................... 4-15
Practice 4e Sweeping Along a 3D Polyline.............................................. 4-16
4.4    Revolved Solids and Surfaces.......................................................... 4-18
Modifying Revolves................................................................................ 4-19
Practice 4f Creating Revolved Solids........................................................ 4-20
4.5    Lofted Solids and Surfaces................................................................ 4-22
Modifying Lofts........................................................................................ 4-25
Practice 4g Creating a Lofted Solid........................................................... 4-26
Practice 4h Basic Solid and Surface Editing........................................... 4-27
4.6    NURBS Surfaces................................................................................... 4-29
Creating NURBS Surfaces.................................................................... 4-29
Edit NURBS Surfaces............................................................................ 4-30
Practice 4i Create and Edit a NURBS Surface........................................ 4-37
Chapter Review Questions.......................................................................... 4-41
Command Summary...................................................................................... 4-42

Chapter 5: Modifying in 3D Space..................................................................... 5-1
5.1    3D Gizmo Tools....................................................................................... 5-2
Practice 5a 3D Gizmo Tools........................................................................... 5-5
5.2    Aligning Objects in 3D Space.............................................................. 5-8
Align Command......................................................................................... 5-8
3D Align Command................................................................................ 5-10
Practice 5b Aligning Objects in 3D............................................................ 5-12
5.3    3D Modify Commands......................................................................... 5-13
3D Move and 3D Rotate......................................................................... 5-13
3D Scale................................................................................................... 5-14
Mirroring Objects in 3D........................................................................... 5-14
Arraying Objects in 3D........................................................................... 5-15
Practice 5c Working with 3D Modify Commands................................... 5-17
Practice 5d Architectural Project - Gallery.............................................   5-19
Chapter Review Questions.......................................................................... 5-21
Command Summary...................................................................................... 5-23

Chapter 6: Advanced Solid Editing................................................................... 6-1
6.1    Editing Components of Solids............................................................. 6-2
Editing Faces............................................................................................. 6-5
Editing Edges............................................................................................. 6-5
Editing Vertices.......................................................................................... 6-6
Modification Options................................................................................. 6-6
Practice 6a Editing Components of Solids................................................ 6-7
6.2    Editing Faces of Solids.......................................................................... 6-8
Extruding Faces......................................................................................... 6-9
Offsetting Faces and Edges.................................................................. 6-10
Moving Faces........................................................................................... 6-11
Rotating Faces......................................................................................... 6-12
Tapering Faces........................................................................................ 6-13
Removing Faces..................................................................................... 6-14
Copying Faces......................................................................................... 6-15
Practice 6b Editing Faces of Solids........................................................... 6-16
6.3    Fillets and Chamfers on Solids......................................................... 6-18
Practice 6c Fillets and Chamfers on Solids............................................. 6-21
Practice 6d Mechanical Project: Bracket................................................. 6-24
Chapter Review Questions.......................................................................... 6-25
Command Summary...................................................................................... 6-27

Chapter 7: Additional Editing Tools.................................................................. 7-1
7.1    Creating a Shell........................................................................................ 7-2
Practice 7a Creating a Shell........................................................................... 7-3
7.2    Imprinting Edges of Solids................................................................... 7-5
Practice 7b Imprinting Edges on a Solid.................................................... 7-7
7.3    Slicing a Solid along a Plane............................................................... 7-8
Practice 7c Slicing a Solid............................................................................ 7-10
7.4    Interference Checking......................................................................... 7-12
Practice 7d Interference Checking............................................................... 7-16
7.5    Converting Objects to Surfaces........................................................ 7-18
Creating Planar Surfaces from 2D Objects......................................... 7-18
Converting 2D Objects to Surfaces..................................................... 7-18
Converting Solids to Surfaces.............................................................. 7-20
7.6    Converting Objects to Solids............................................................. 7-21
Converting 2D Objects to Solids.......................................................... 7-21
Converting Surfaces to Solids.............................................................. 7-22
Converting Solids or Surfaces to Wireframe....................................... 7-23
Practice 7e Converting Objects to Surfaces and Solids...................... 7-24
Practice 7f Mechanical Project - Connector............................................ 7-27
Chapter Review Questions.......................................................................... 7-28
Command Summary...................................................................................... 7-29

Chapter 8: Refining the View.............................................................................. 8-1
8.1    Working with Sections........................................................................... 8-2
Working With Sections............................................................................. 8-2
Setting the Section Plane........................................................................ 8-3
Working with Live Sections...................................................................... 8-5
Generating Sections from Section Planes............................................ 8-7
Practice 8a Working with Sections.............................................................. 8-9
8.2    Working with Cameras........................................................................ 8-11
Adjusting a Camera................................................................................ 8-13
Clipping Camera Views.......................................................................... 8-14
Practice 8b Working with Cameras............................................................ 8-16
8.3    Managing Views in 3D......................................................................... 8-18
Modifying Views...................................................................................... 8-22
Practice 8c Managing Views in 3D............................................................. 8-24
8.4    Animating with ShowMotion.............................................................. 8-27
8.5    Creating ShowMotion Shots.............................................................. 8-29
Practice 8d Animating with ShowMotion................................................. 8-32
8.6    Creating Animations............................................................................. 8-34
Using Walk and Fly................................................................................. 8-35
Animating a Walkthough....................................................................... 8-38
Animation Motion Paths......................................................................... 8-40
Practice 8e Walking and Flying Through Models.................................. 8-42
Chapter Review Questions.......................................................................... 8-44
Command Summary...................................................................................... 8-46

Chapter 9: Point Clouds....................................................................................... 9-1
9.1    Point Clouds............................................................................................. 9-2
Attach Point Cloud.................................................................................... 9-3
Point Cloud Contextual Tab..................................................................... 9-5
Object Snap............................................................................................. 9-13
Dynamic UCS.......................................................................................... 9-14
Practice 9a Attach a Point Cloud................................................................ 9-15
Practice 9b Working with Sections............................................................ 9-17
Chapter Review Questions.......................................................................... 9-21
Command Summary...................................................................................... 9-22

Chapter 10: Visualization................................................................................... 10-1
10.1 Creating Visual Styles.......................................................................... 10-2
Visual Style Settings............................................................................... 10-5
Practice 10a Creating Visual Styles.......................................................   10-12
10.2 Working with Materials...................................................................... 10-13
Using the Materials Browser............................................................... 10-14
Libraries.................................................................................................. 10-15
Adding Materials................................................................................... 10-16
Attaching Materials by Layer............................................................... 10-20
Material Editor........................................................................................ 10-21
Texture Editor........................................................................................ 10-24
Practice 10b Working with Materials.....................................................   10-25
10.3 Specifying Light Sources................................................................. 10-29
Default Lighting..................................................................................... 10-29
Sunlight.................................................................................................. 10-30
User-Defined Lights............................................................................. 10-36
Modifying Lights.................................................................................... 10-39
Practice 10c Creating a Sun Study........................................................   10-41
Practice 10d Placing Lights in a Model.................................................. 10-43
10.4 Rendering Concepts.......................................................................... 10-45
Adjusting the Exposure........................................................................ 10-48
Render Presets Manager.................................................................... 10-48
Practice 10e Rendering Concepts.........................................................   10-50
Chapter Review Questions........................................................................ 10-53
Command Summary................................................................................... 10-55

Chapter 11: Working Drawings from 3D Models......................................... 11-1
11.1 Creating Multiple Viewports............................................................... 11-2
Practice 11a Creating Multiple Viewports..............................................   11-5
11.2 2D Views from 3D Solids..................................................................... 11-8
Creating Hidden Line Views.................................................................. 11-9
Creating Profiles from Solids.............................................................. 11-11
Practice 11b 2D Views from 3D Solids..................................................   11-13
11.3 Creating Technical Drawings with Flatshot................................. 11-17
Practice 11c Creating Technical Drawings with Flatshot................   11-20
Practice 11d Mechanical Project - Saddle...........................................   11-22
11.4 3D Model Import.................................................................................. 11-23
11.5 Automatic Model Documentation................................................... 11-24
Adding Base Views............................................................................... 11-25
Adding Projected Views....................................................................... 11-27
Editing Drawing Views......................................................................... 11-30
Practice 11e Creating Automatic Model Documentation.................   11-32
11.6 3D Printing............................................................................................ 11-37
Print Studio............................................................................................ 11-37
3D Print Service.................................................................................... 11-40
Practice 11f Send a 3D Model to Print.................................................... 11-41
Chapter Review Questions........................................................................ 11-43
Command Summary................................................................................... 11-45

 




 
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