Use your knowledge of 2D commands in the AutoCAD software to produce 3D drawings. This course will provide a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of AutoCAD 3D and explores the main features of the advanced 3D modeling workspace. Learn about 3D viewing techniques, working with simple and composite solids, and creating, modifying, and working with complex solids and surfaces. Discover how to create sections, camera perspectives, and animations. By the end of the course, you will be able to convert 3D objects, set up a rendering, and work with the User Coordinate System.
Prerequisites: Prior training or at least 80 hours of experience with AutoCAD is required.
- Navigate 3D viewing techniques in the AutoCAD software
- Create and edit simple and complex solids and surfaces
- Modify objects in 3D space
- Create sections, camera perspectives, and animations
- Work with point clouds
- Convert 3D objects
- Set up a rendering with materials and lights
- Prepare 2D drawings from 3D models
- Demonstrate how to operate the User Coordinate System
Basic working knowledge of computers and access to computer and Internet are required.
Requirements: Prior training or at least 80 hours of experience with AutoCAD is required.
Textbook is required at the first class meeting and is available at the KSU Center bookstore. Access to AutoCAD software outside of the classroom is recommended, but not required for successful completion.
Special notice: This class will be delivered online. You will need access to an internet connection that remains stable for the duration of the class. Though a chat feature is available, a microphone is preferred. For most productive audio/video participation, a webcam and/or headset are encouraged. All virtual classes will be recorded.