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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.

  • Pricing & Payment Options

  • Duration

    • Full Time: 3 Days (08:30 - 16:00)
    • Online: Course access for 12 Months
  • Course Prerequisites

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

  • CPD Credits

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

Our Delivery 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, done during the traditional 08:00 – 16:00 working day.

Online Mentored Learning

Do a course at your pace via our “myWay Online Mentored Learning”, combining self-study with supported interactive online video lectures, an online course mentor, extra resources, questionnaires and more, all supported via out Online Student Portal.

Part Time Mentored Learning

Designed for the working professional, our part time programmes provides you with the flexibility and benefit of our myWay Blended Learning with at home exercises/assignments and mentored or in-class lectures at a manageable schedule and pace.

Available Exams and Certifications

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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 model
  • 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


  • Campus
    Start Date
    End Date
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  • 02 December 2020
    04 December 2020
    Full Time

Online Training Booking Form

By completing the below online booking, a booking confirmation will be sent out and an invoice will be generated. A place will be reserved on this course and you are expected to attend. If you require a quote first please contact The CAD Corporation offices and speak to a sales consultant.

AutoCAD 3D Drawing and Modelling

  1. By booking for this course, an invoice will be generated and you will be liable for the payment of this invoice. If you require a quote, please contact The CAD Corporation Offices.
  2. After the generation of the invoice a training confirmation will be emailed using the details provided above.
  3. The CAD Corporation retains the rights to change this calendar without any notification.
  4. Tea/coffee and a light lunch will be provided.
  5. All university students will receive a 10% discount for cash payments.
  6. The minimum notice of cancellation is 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. If you fail to do so the full amount is payable.
  7. Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.

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