AutoCAD 3D

In this program, you’ll get a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of 3D and explore the main features of AutoCAD’s advanced 3D Modeling workspace.
Temecula, CA P.O. Box 760,, Temecula, CA 92593
(951) 9723600

Course at a Glance

Mode of learning : Online - Instructor Lead(LVC)

Domain / Subject : Engineering & Technology

Function : Information Technology(IT)

Trainer name : Martha Hollowell, Jennifer MacMillan

Duration : 80 Hours

Difficulty : Medium

AutoCAD 3D

If you’ve mastered AutoCAD’s 2D concepts and methods, you can take your skills to a new level by adding 3D tools to your repertoire. This program contains Autodesk certified curriculum and as such, it is an official training guide online. In this program, you’ll get a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of 3D and explore the main features of AutoCAD’s advanced 3D Modeling workspace. Many employers use AutoCAD 3D in their computer-aided design environment, and AutoCAD 3D skills will make you more competitive in fields including mechanical and civil engineering, architecture, and facilities planning and management. This program will also help you prepare for a portion of the Autodesk AutoCAD 2011 Certified Associate exam.


Upon completion of this program, you’ll be able to:

  • Use 3D viewing techniques.
  • Work with simple and composite solids.
  • Create complex solids and surfaces.
  • Modify objects in 3D space.
  • Edit solids.
  • Create sections, camera perspectives, and animations.
  • Convert 3D objects.
  • Set up a rendering with materials and lights.
  • Create 2D drawings from 3D models.
  • Work with the User Coordinate System.


The program includes AutoCAD 2011 Course Notes, a quick reference guide. 

Note:  This program does not come with the AutoCAD 2011 software.  Students must have access to this software before starting this program.

Computer requirements:

High-speed Internet is recommended. This program can only be taken on a PC or IBM-compatible computer. Computers that support the following browsers are adequate:

  • Internet Explorer (versions 7 and 8 only)
  • Firefox 3.5 or 3.6

You will need Windows 7, Windows Vista (SP 1 or later), or Windows XP (SP 2 or later). You will also need Adobe Flash Player 8.

Hardware Requirements:

  • For Windows Vista or Windows 7: Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® dual-core processor, 3.0 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology; for Windows XP: Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon dual-core processor, 1.6 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 1.8 GB free disk space for installation
  • 1,280 x 1,024 true color video display adapter 128 MB or greater, Microsoft® Direct3D®-capable workstation-class graphics card
  • 1,024 x 768 display resolution with true color


This course is for you if you’re interested in computer-aided design and you want to become proficient using AutoCAD 3D tools. You will need a working knowledge of the AutoCAD 2D interface and tools before starting the program.Before enrolling in this program, you should also have a basic knowledge of the Windows operating system and be comfortable installing software and loading files. You should have an Internet connection and e-mailing capabilities and be familiar with using the Internet.

All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace.

Chapter 1: 3D Foundations

  • Why use 3D?
  • Introduction to the 3D Modeling Workspace
  • Basic 3D Viewing Tools
  • 3D Navigation Tools
  • Introduction to the User Coordinate System

Chapter 2: Simple Solids

  • Working with Solid Primitives
  • Solid Primitive Types
  • Working with Composite Solids
  • Working with Mesh Models

Chapter 3: Creating Solids & surfaces from 2D Objects

  • Complex 3D Geometry
  • Extruded Solids and Surfaces
  • Swept Solids and Surfaces
  • Revolved Solids and Surfaces
  • Lofted Solids and Surfaces

Chapter 4: Modifying in 3D Space

  • 3D Gizmo Tools
  • Aligning Objects in 3D Space
  • 3D Modify Commands

Chapter 5: Advanced Solid Editing

  • Editing Components of Solids
  • Editing Faces of Solids
  • Fillets and Chamfers on Solids

Chapter 6: Additional Editing Tools

  • Creating a Shell
  • Imprinting Edges of Solids
  • Slicing a Solid along a Plane
  • Interference Checking
  • Converting Object to Surfaces
  • Converting Objects to Solids

Chapter 7: Refining the View

  • Working with Sections
  • Working with Cameras
  • Managing Views in 3D
  • Animating with ShowMotion
  • Creating ShowMotion Shots
  • Creating Animations

Chapter 8: Visualization

  • Creating Visual Styles
  • Working with Materials
  • Specifying Light Sources
  • Rendering Concepts

Chapter 9: Working Drawings from 3D Models

  • Creating Multiple Viewports
  • 2D Views from 3D Solids
  • Creating Technical Drawings with Flatshot 

Chapter 10: Working with the User Coordinate System

  • UCS Basic
  • UCS X-, Y-, and Z-Commands
  • Saving a UCS by Name


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