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AutoCAD 3D

Video Description

In this AutoCAD 3D training course with trainer Seth Cohen, you will discover how to leverage the powerful 3D tools that are available in this computer aided design software from Autodesk. This tutorial is designed for the 3D beginner, but it is recommended that you are familiar with the basics AutoCAD before attempting this course.
You will start with an introduction to 3D modeling and the workspaces available to you. You will learn how to navigate your models, and discover where the tools you will use are located within AutoCAD. Once you are comfortable with these basics, Seth jumps right into creating 3D models, covering topics such as wireframes, surface modeling, primitive solid models, composite solids, and creating models from 2D profiles. You will learn how to add detail with filleting and chamfering, how to edit solid models, methods of moving the model around, how to plot your models, the use of lighting, as well as rendering and presenting your 3D model.
By the completion of this computer based training course on AutoCAD 3D, you will be fully comfortable with creating, editing, rendering and presenting fully featured 3D model projects. Working files are included to allow you to use the same source materials that the author uses throughout each lesson so you can practice what he is teaching, as he is teaching it!

Table of Contents

  1. 01. Introduction To 3D
    1. About This Course 00:02:20
    2. Working With The Dataset For This Course 00:05:09
    3. 3D Modeling Overview 00:02:23
    4. AutoCAD 3D Commands And Workspaces 00:03:43
    5. Navigating 3D Models 00:04:51
    6. Changing The Display 00:03:31
    7. Using The ViewCube 00:07:16
    8. Orbiting Your 3D Model 00:05:33
    9. Using Viewport Controls 00:04:51
  2. 02. Working In 3D
    1. The AutoCAD Coordinate System 00:04:48
    2. UCS Basics 00:05:12
    3. UCS Multifunctional Grips 00:03:36
    4. Using Named UCSs 00:05:26
    5. Dynamically Changing The Coordinate System 00:02:31
    6. Using 3D OSNAPs 00:03:50
    7. Bringing It Together - Track With Object Snaps In 3D (Architectural) 00:04:54
    8. Bringing It Together - Track With Object Snaps In 3D (Mechanical) 00:03:47
  3. 03. Wireframes And Surface Modeling
    1. Using Polylines And Lines In A 3D World 00:10:49
    2. Adding Surfaces - Regions, Solids, And 3D Faces 00:12:01
    3. Add A Surface Between Objects (The Rulesurf And Tabsurf Commands) 00:03:19
    4. Creating Circular Surfaces (The Revsurf Command) 00:02:53
    5. Using Edges To Define A Surface Plane (The Edgesurf Command) 00:02:34
    6. Using The Loft Command To Create 3D Meshes 00:02:36
  4. 04. Creating Primitive Solid Models
    1. Create Solid Primitive - The Basics 00:07:40
    2. Bringing It Together - Create Solid Primitives - Creating 3D From 2D 00:03:51
  5. 05. Creating Models From 2D Profiles
    1. 2D Profiles Overview 00:02:33
    2. Using The Extrude Command 00:04:16
    3. Using The Loft Command 00:03:52
    4. Using The Polysolid Command 00:03:50
    5. Using The Revolve Command 00:03:48
    6. Using The Sweep Command 00:04:15
    7. Using The Press/Pull Command 00:03:54
    8. Bringing It Together - Creating Mass Shapes (Architectural) 00:04:35
    9. Bringing It Together - Create A Window Guide (Mechanical) 00:05:05
  6. 06. Creating Composite Solids
    1. Composite Solids Overview 00:03:03
    2. Creating Solids Using Union 00:03:02
    3. Creating Solids Using Subtract 00:04:35
    4. Creating Solids Using Intersect 00:01:32
    5. Checking Interference 00:04:28
    6. Bringing It Together - Create Composite Solids (Mechanical) 00:04:53
    7. Bringing It Together - Create Composite Solids (Architectural) 00:05:17
  7. 07. Adding Detail To Your Solid Models
    1. Filleting Solid Models 00:03:25
    2. Chamfering Solid Models 00:02:48
    3. Slicing A Solid Model 00:04:56
  8. 08. Editing Solid Models
    1. Solid History And Editing Methods 00:03:14
    2. Grip Editing Solid Models 00:06:55
    3. Offsetting Faces 00:02:35
    4. Deleting Faces 00:03:31
    5. Rotating Faces 00:02:31
    6. Tapering Faces 00:03:27
    7. Creating A Shell 00:02:50
    8. Imprinting Edges 00:03:45
    9. Separating Solids 00:01:51
    10. Changing Face Color 00:03:26
    11. Changing Edge Color 00:02:05
    12. Bringing It Together - Editing Solid Models (Architectral) 00:07:24
    13. Bringing It Together - Editing Solid Models (Mechanical) 00:04:14
  9. 09. Extracting Geometry From Solid Models
    1. Copying Faces 00:02:39
    2. Copying Edges 00:03:55
    3. Extracting All Model Edges 00:01:41
    4. Exploding 3D Models 00:02:11
    5. Bringing It Together - Extracting Geometry From Solid Models 00:03:52
  10. 10. Modyfying The Model Position
    1. Overview Of The 3D Gizmo 00:02:07
    2. Moving In 3D 00:03:09
    3. Aligning In 3D 00:04:12
    4. Rotating In 3D 00:02:30
    5. Scaling In 3D 00:02:03
    6. Bringing It Together - Manipulate The Models (Mechanical) 00:02:54
    7. Bringing It Together - Manipulate The Models (Architectural) 00:05:51
  11. 11. Duplicating The Model
    1. Mirroring In 3D 00:02:44
    2. Arraying In 3D 00:05:02
  12. 12. Converting Objects
    1. Overview Converting 2D Objects To Solids Or Surfaces 00:02:07
    2. Converting 2D Objects To Solids Or Surfaces 00:02:14
    3. Thickening Surfaces To Solids 00:02:48
  13. 13. Viewing Models
    1. Overview Of Viewing Models 00:01:37
    2. Displaying 2D Geometry From A 3D Model (Flatshot Command) 00:04:46
    3. Creating Simple Sections (Section Command) 00:03:11
    4. Creating And Using Live Section Planes 00:03:33
    5. Generating 2D/3D Sections 00:03:03
  14. 14. Plotting Your Models
    1. Generating 2D Views Of 3D Models - Mechanical 00:07:44
    2. Create A Section Plane Layout View - Mechanical 00:06:27
    3. Create Layouts Of 3D Models - Architectural 00:06:54
    4. Importing A 3D Model And Plotting It Using Automatic Model Documentation 00:07:01
  15. 15. Using Visual Styles
    1. Visual Styles And The Visual Styles Manager 00:02:32
    2. Creating And Exporting A Visual Style 00:04:01
    3. Applying Visual Styles To Layout Views 00:03:01
  16. 16. Using Lights
    1. Overview Of Lighting 00:03:48
    2. Bringing It Together - Work With Lights In A Scene - Architectural 00:08:18
    3. Bringing It Together - Work With Lights In A Scene - Mechanical 00:05:44
    4. Bringing It Together - A Sun Study 00:04:52
  17. 17. Using Materials
    1. Using The Materials Browser And Predefined Materials 00:06:09
    2. Creating And Editing Materials 00:08:34
    3. Bringing It All Together - Add Materials To Your Scene (Mechanical) 00:03:58
  18. 18. Rendering
    1. The Rendering Environment And The Different Ways To Render 00:05:16
    2. Advanced Rendering 00:03:07
  19. 19. Navigating The Model
    1. Walking And Flying Through A Model 00:05:26
    2. Recording An Animation 00:04:40
  20. 20. Using Cameras And Named Views
    1. Creating And Using Cameras 00:07:49
  21. 21. Using ShowMotion For Presentations
    1. Overview Of ShowMotion 00:02:46
    2. Creating Views For Presentation With ShowMotion 00:08:21
    3. Bringing It All Together - Using ShowMotion (Mechanical) 00:07:37
  22. 22. Finale
    1. About Me 00:03:34