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AutoCAD 3D Drawing and Modelling  


AutoCAD® 3D Drawing and Modelling introduces students who are proficient with the 2D commands in the AutoCAD® software to the concepts and methods of 3D modelling. The training course provides a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of 3D and explores the main features of the advanced 3D Modelling workspace in the AutoCAD software.


It is recommended that delegates have a basic working knowledge of one or more of the following:

Available Exams and Certifications

Course Accreditations

6 Credits (By the South African Institute of Architects - SAIA)


In-Class: R5400 Incl. VAT (Per Person)

Distance Learning: R3100 Incl. VAT (Per Person)

Includes access to The CAD Corporation Online Portal which includes a Certified eBook, Datasets and Additional Resources



3 Days (08:30 - 16:00)

Skill Level

  • Advanced

Our myWay Learning Methods

Our innovative "myWay” learning methodology is built around the students individual learning requirement, allowing each student to learn in a style that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule.

Instructor-Led Classes

Reach your full potential through our “myWay Instructor-Led” classes combined with interactive lessons, supporting video content, practical assignments and in field experience. We deliver instructor led classes full time, part-time, weekends and onsite.

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Mentored Learning

The "myWay Mentored Learning” was created in response for more flexible learning schedules and focused content. It allows each student to progress in a manner that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule that a fixed, lecture based approach does not allow for. You will be mentored on a one to one basis by a subject matter expert with continues practical exposure and focus on problem areas, allowing you to progress at your own pace and deciding what content requires more or less time.

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Distance Learning

Do a course at your own pace via our “myWay Distance Learning”. We have re-defined studying via online by combining self-study with supported interactive online video lectures, extra resources, questionnaires and much more, all supported via out Online Student Portal. You will get a course coach and lecturer assigned to you so that you never feel alone and have support whenever you need. Your coach will look after you and your study health, encouraging you to progress constantly.

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What is AutoCAD?

Watch this video to see why AutoCAD is used in the Draughting industry.


Important Notes

  • Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.
  • The CAD Corporation retains the right to change this calendar without any notification.
  • Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of the proof of payment or an official company purchase order for the full amount of the training.
  • For full day courses The CAD Corporation will supply you with the relevant training material. A desktop computer to use for the training (where applicable), tea/coffee and a full lunch for full day InClass training hosted at The CAD Corporation only. Catering is not included for OnSite training and laptop is available for hire at an additional cost if required.
  • Cancellation or rescheduling requests must be in writing and reach us via fax or email at least 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. Full course fees may be retained for no shows or requests within 5 working days prior to commencement.
  • Although we go to great lengths to ensure that all training proceeds as scheduled, The CAD Corporation reserves the right to cancel or postpone dates if we require to do so and undertake to inform clients in writing and telephonically of these changes.
  • The CAD Corporation suggests clients wait until a week prior to course commencement that a course has been confirmed to go ahead as scheduled before booking flight and accommodation. The CAD Corporation is NOT responsible for cost associated with cancellation of classes such as flight and accommodation for clients.

Advanced Blocks and Attributes

  • Dynamic Block - Conference Table Set
  • Electrical Attribute Project - Mixing Amplifier
  • Architectural Attribute Project - Door Schedule


Output and Publishing

  • Sharing drawings electronically with non-AutoCAD users
  • View and create markups using Autodesk Design Review
  • View markups made to DWF files in the associated DWG file
  • Batch plot electronic and paper drawing sets


Collaboration Tools

  • Create a single, compressed, transmittal file that includes all associated files
  • Create and save transmittal setups with specified properties to be reused
  • Work with Hyperlinks in drawings for ease of accessing information


Cloud Collaboration and Model Integration

  • Connecting to the Cloud (A360)
  • Uploading and Sharing files in the Cloud
  • Attaching Navisworks Models
  • Attach models from BIM 360 Glue


3D Essentials

  • The difference between 2D drawings and 3D drawings
  • Introduction to 3D Modelling Workspace
  • Basic 3D Viewing and Orbiting Tools
  • Using Visual Styles
  • 3D Navigation Tools
  • The User Coordinate System


Basic Solids

  • Working with Solid Primitives
  • Types of Solid Primitives
  • Creating Composite Solids
  • Working with Mesh Models


User Coordinate System

  • Move the UCS to a new location in a 3D mode
  • Change the UCS display setting
  • Rotate and Move the UCS to different planes
  • Change the origin and alignment of the UCS using the grips
  • Define, save, and reuse the UCS in a drawing


3D Solids and Surfaces

  • Extrude 2D linework to create 3D solids
  • Create 3D solid objects using 2D elements
  • Revolve a Profile
  • The Loft Tool
  • Creating a Sweep Profile
  • Basic Solid and Surface Editing
  • Create and Edit a NURBS Surface


3D Editing

  • Use the Shell tool to hollow out a solid
  • Imprint 2D objects onto the faces of 3D solids
  • Slice a solid to display the interior
  • Compare solids to display overlapping volume areas
  • Use the Planer Surface, Convert to Surface and Explode commands
  • Create Solids from circles or polylines


3D Visualisation

  • Create new styles in the Visual Styles Manager
  • Attach materials to objects using the Material Browse
  • Specify light sources and cast shadows for realistic views
  • Create presentation quality 3D rendered images


Drawings from 3D Models

  • Visualise the 3D model in multiple 3D viewports
  • Create a wireframe model and hidden line views of 3D objects
  • Create a flattened view of 3D solids projected onto the XY plane using Flatshot
  • Import different types of 3D models directly into Model Space
  • Automatically generate intelligent documentation
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