Autocad 3D basics

by Design Workshop Sydney

The main features of Autocad 3D basics are: its ability to create and modify 3D objects accurately, the adding of precise dimensions and text, viewing the geometry at different scales, and organizing the model information by using layers, line types and colours. In our Autocad 3D courses we show participants how to set up a variety of layouts for printing, as well as create and import symbols, or blocks, for multiple objects. Other drawings and models can be referenced and there is easy collaboration with other Autocad users over the Internet.Autocad 2D blog 003

In a nutshell there are three main steps to creating a 3D model in Autocad: creating the geometry, adding realistic materials and lighting, and animating cameras. You could also add text and dimensions, and output as still images, elevation drawings, or AVI or MOV movie files.

Getting help: Most computer software programs provide a Help engine; some are better than others. Autocad’s online Help is a great resource, concise and easy to follow, with both conceptual and procedural information. For more information there are lots of resources on the web, but try the Autodesk site to begin with: Support options and user forums are also available from the home page.

Our Autocad 3D courses are ideal for the beginner, providing easy and relevant introductions to using the software in the workplace. In a later Autocad 3D blog post we’ll look at the 3D user interface.

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