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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. This 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.


Features & Benefits


  • Get 12 months access to your course via our myWay Learning Platform that includes video lectures, extra resources, questionnaires and much more.
  • Take full advantage of our new Hybrid Learning by attending on campus or virtually. Have all your classes ready to be downloaded and watched, anytime, anywhere. (Read More) 


  • Attendees will gain confidence and enhance their practical skills and knowledge in this field.
  • AutoCAD is used by architects, engineers, interior designers, real estate developers, artists, and many more.


Outcomes & Objectives

How to perform a basic setup of the modelling environment

  • Get to know the ribbon and user interface terminology
  • Identify the panels and the tools
  • Using the tools and properties palettes
  • Navigate around the drawing using commands such as Start a New Project
  • Project Information
  • Create the Building Grid
  • Levels
  • Place Construction Elements
  • Automatic Steel Connections
  • Create Model Views – and their use by Cameras for GA creation
  • Create a Straight Stairs Between Two Points
  • Create Handrailing Between Selected Points
  • Insert a Spiral Staircase in the 3D Model
  • Insert a Vertical Caged Ladder and Monowills
  • Create Rectangular Grating
  • Create the Portal Frame
  • Connect the Frame
  • Copy the Frame and Connections
  • Apply Bracing
  • Insert Cold Rolled Purlins and Sheeting Rails
  • Insert Cladding Panels
  • Create a Roof Truss and apply the Connections
  • Create Hip Rafters
  • Create Purlins to the hip roof, apply connections and insert Eaves beams
  • Create the Platform Support Steelwork
  • Create a Stair
  • Insert the Mezzanine Floor Cold Rolled Steelwork
  • Create Flooring Panels
  • Apply Handrailing to the Stairs and Platform
  • Different information management systems and Exchange formats
  • Configure Numbering and Marking prior to creating NC Files
  • Add Project Information to the NC Files
  • Produce DXF files for plates with Hard Stamping
  • Generate Manufacturer Specific Cold Rolled CAM Data
  • Create User Connections
  • Insert User Connections
  • Modify User Connections
  • The Drawing Style Manager
  • Drawing Prototypes
  • The Title Block
  • The Drawing Frame
  • BOM’s and Revision Tables
  • The Management Tools application
  • Element Transfer between Advance Steel and Revit
  • Structural Columns and Framings Transfer
  • Steel Fabrication Element Transfer
  • Structural Connection Transfer and Synchronisation
  • Analysis Results Transfer from Revit to Advance Steel
  • Level Import and Export
  • Grid Transfer and Synchronisation
  • The GTC Mapping Database
  • Pricing & Payment Options

  • Duration

    In Class/Virtual Class, Hybrid Learning (Learn More)
    • 3 Days (08:30 – 16:00) Classes are  presented via our Hybrid Learning allowing  learners the flexibility to attend on campus or in the comfort of their home or workplace.


    Online, Mentored Learning (Learn More)

    • 12 Months (Self-paced, access anytime, anywhere via our myWay Learning Platform)
  • Course Prerequisites

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

  • CPD Credits

    • 3 Credits (By the South African Institution of Civil Engineering - SAICE)

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

On completion the learner will earn:

Note: All certificates are electronically issued.

Career Video

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

Important Notes

  • Learners to arrive at the training venue from 08:00 in preparation for 08:30 starting time
  • Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of the proof of payment or an official company purchase order.
  • For full day, on campus courses, Learnfast will supply you with a computer to use for training (if applicable),& tea/coffee and a full lunch. Catering is not included for On-Site training and laptops are available for hire at an additional cost if required.
  • Cancellation or rescheduling requests must be in writing and reach us via email at least 5-10 working days prior to the course commencement date. Full course fees will be retained for no shows.
  • Virtual learners are required to have a stable internet connection & a working headset available for sound purposes.
  • Learners who use their own laptops are fully responsible to ensure that administration rights, software installations, etc. are working sufficiently prior to training.
  • Learnfast 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.
  • Learnfast is not responsible for costs associated with cancellation of classes such as flight and accommodation for clients.


Module 1: Advanced Blocks and Attributes

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


Module 2: 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


Module 3: 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


Module 4: 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


Module 5: 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


Module 6: Basic Solids

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


Module 7: 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


Module 8: 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


Module 9: 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


Module 10: 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


Module 11: 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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  • 29 August 2022
    31 August 2022
    Full Time
  • 26 September 2022
    28 September 2022
    Full Time
  • 09 November 2022
    11 November 2022
    Full Time
  • Campus
    Start Date
    End Date
    Book Now
  • 29 August 2022
    31 August 2022
    Full Time
  • 26 September 2022
    28 September 2022
    Full Time
  • 09 November 2022
    11 November 2022
    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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