Autocad 3d

by Design Workshop Sydney

Whilst Autocad has been around since 1982 as a 2d drafting program, its 3d capabilities were only introduced in 1992 as a plugin for the R12 release of Autocad. In the last 20 years of development however, the Autocad 3d functionality has come a long way, making the program the world-leader in drafting and modeling. The Autocad’s 3d engine is part of the general program, so that there are two interfaces within the one application: one for 2d drawings and one for 3d modeling, and it’s very easy to switch between the two. We cover all the essentials skills involved in our Autocad 3d courses.autocad-3d
Autocad 3d is used by various professions, from architecture and construction, to engineering, interior and landscape design. In the last few years various spinoff, or vertical,  programs have been developed by AutoDesk for specific industries: Revit, Autocad Civil, Autocad Architecture, etc. More information on all programs can be found at the AutoDesk website. But in terms of the Autocad “flagship” program, the main features of its 3d environment are the ability to create and modify solid objects within a 3d space, either as extruded from a 2d drawing, or created from scratch. Real-world materials and lighting can also be applied to the model to created photo-realistic images, or cameras can be added in order to output the scene as an animated movie.
Both 2d and 3d interfaces are user-friendly and easy to learn, and we take time to teach a broad range of both sets of functions in our classes. See many examples of our Autocad 3D clients’ work on our Facebook page.
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