AutoCAD 2014: 3D

AutoCAD 2014: 3D Course Description

Duration: 1.00 days (10 hours)

This course is an extension of AutoCAD 2014 Essentials and Intermediate courses, and for students who want to master the 3D modeling, imaging, customization and integration of AutoCAD.

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Intended Audience for this AutoCAD 2014: 3D Course

  • » New AutoCAD 2014 users or other Autodesk software users who want to learn the core features and functionality of AutoCAD.

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AutoCAD 2014: 3D Course Objectives

  • » To provide new AutoCAD users an understanding of the software's core functionality and features so that they can create, edit, and organize their first drawing. Users will have a solid grounding in the software so that they can immediately be productive using AutoCAD.

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AutoCAD 2014: 3D Course Outline

      1. Creating 3D Drawings
        1. Getting to Know the 3D Modeling Workspace
        2. Drawing in 3D Using Solids
        3. Adjusting Appearances
        4. Creating a 3D Box
        5. Editing 3D Solids with Grips
        6. Constraining Motion with the Gizmo
        7. Rotating Objects in 3D Using Dynamic UCS
        8. Drawing on a 3D Object's Surface
        9. Pushing and Pulling Shapes from a Solid
        10. Making Changes to Your Solid
        11. Creating 3D Forms from 2D Shapes
        12. Isolating Coordinates with Point Filters
        13. Moving Around Your Model
        14. Finding Isometric and Orthogonal Views
        15. Rotating Freely Around Your Model
        16. Changing Your View Direction
        17. Using SteeringWheels
        18. Changing Where You Are Looking
        19. Flying Through Your View
        20. Changing from Perspective to Parallel Projection
        21. Getting a Visual Effect
        22. Using Visual Styles
        23. Creating a Sketched Look with Visual Styles
        24. In-Canvas Viewport Controls
        25. Turning a 3D View into a 2D AutoCAD Drawing
        26. Using the Point Cloud Feature
        27. The Bottom Line
      2. Using Advanced 3D Features
        1. Setting Up AutoCAD for This Chapter
        2. Mastering the User Coordinate System
        3. Defining a UCS
        4. Saving a UCS
        5. Working in a UCS
        6. Building 3D Parts in Separate Files
        7. Understanding the UCS Options
        8. UCS Based on Object Orientation
        9. UCS Based on Offset Orientation
        10. UCS Rotated Around an Axis
        11. Orienting a UCS in the View Plane
        12. Manipulating the UCS Icon
        13. Saving a UCS with a View
        14. Using Viewports to Aid in 3D Drawing
        15. Using the Array Tools
        16. Making Changes to an Associative Array
        17. Creating Complex 3D Surfaces
        18. Laying Out a 3D Form
        19. Spherical and Cylindrical Coordinate Formats
        20. Using a 3D Polyline
        21. Creating a Curved 3D Surface
        22. Converting the Surface into a Solid
        23. Shaping the Solid
        24. Finding the Interference Between Two Solids
        25. Creating Tubes with the Sweep Tool
        26. Using Sweep to Create Complex Forms
        27. Creating Spiral Forms
        28. Creating Surface Models
        29. Slicing a Solid with a Surface
        30. Finding the Volume of a Cut
        31. Understanding the Loft Command
        32. Moving Objects in 3D Space
        33. Aligning Objects in 3D Space
        34. Moving an Object in 3D
        35. Rotating an Object in 3D
        36. The Bottom Line
      3. Editing and Visualizing 3D Solids
        1. Understanding Solid Modeling
        2. Creating Solid Forms
        3. Joining Primitives
        4. Cutting Portions Out of a Solid
        5. Creating Complex Solids
        6. Tapering an Extrusion
        7. Sweeping a Shape on a Curved Path
        8. Revolving a Polyline
        9. Editing Solids
        10. Splitting a Solid into Two Pieces
        11. Rounding Corners with the Fillet Tool
        12. Chamfering Corners with the Chamfer Tool
        13. Using the Solid-Editing Tools
        14. Streamlining the 2D Drawing Process
        15. Drawing Standard Top, Front, and Right-Side Views
        16. Creating 2D Drawings with the Base View Command
        17. Adding Dimensions and Notes in a Layout
        18. Using Visual Styles with a Viewport
        19. Visualizing Solids
        20. The Bottom Line

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Skills Assessment

We ensure your success by asking all students to take a FREE Skill Assessment test. These short, instructor-written tests are an objective measure of your current skills that help us determine whether or not you will be able to meet your goals by attending this course at your current skill level. If we determine that you need additional preparation or training in order to gain the most value from this course, we will recommend cost-effective solutions that you can use to get ready for the course.

Our required skill-assessments ensure that:

  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
This assessment is for your benefit and best taken without any preparation or reference materials, so your skills can be objectively measured.

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Award winning, world-class Instructors

Joseph D.
- Highly-skilled Autodesk Certified Instructor; working with Autodesk Softwares since 1993.
- Expert in AutoCAD, Autodesk 3DS, Autodesk Revit, Mechanical Desktop, Inventor, and Architectural Desktop.
- Authored course materials for numerous Autodesk courses.


Joseph is an Autodesk Certified Instructor specializing in developing and teaching Autodesk courses, with a working knowledge of such products as AutoCAD, Autodesk 3DS, Autodesk Revit, Mechanical Desktop, Inventor, and Architectural Desktop.

In addition to teaching and developing courses for the past 10 years, Joseph has authored course materials for many AutoDesk courses. He is also well versed in Inventor 8 and 9.

Joseph demonstrates a straightforward, down-to-earth teaching style in order to reach students at widely differing levels of expertise. His extensive product knowledge and exuberant teaching style makes Joseph a consistently highly rated instructor at NetCom Learning.
Roger M.
- Autodesk authority. Subject Matter Expert specializing in AutoCAD, Revit, 3D, and other Autodesk softwares with over 25 years of experience.
- More than 21 years of experience as a trainer.
- Highly rated instructor with all-time average student evaluation score of 8.7 out of 9.


Roger is an Autodesk Certified Instructor with over 25 years of experience working with challenging projects in the management and support in Revit BIM, AutoCAD and 3DS Max Systems Applications for numerous Architectural and Interior Design Firms, Construction, Engineering and Manufacturing Companies. He is proficient in Advanced Visualization Design and is a specialist with analysis, customization, management and optimization of BIM Revit, AutoCAD and 3DS Max for best practices and standards procedures. Roger has been able to support and assist many firms in the field of Architectural Design in the past 20 years.

Roger is also a CTT+ certified, with a Bachelors degree in Computer Programming
and also holds a New York University Certification. In addition, he has also been an
instructor since 1990 with proven on-site and online training expertise.

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