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Learning Autodesk AutoCAD 3D 2015

Video Description

In this AutoCAD 3D 2015 training course, expert author Seth Cohen will show you how to use the powerful tools available in this computer aided design software from Autodesk. This course is designed for the 3D beginner, but it is recommended that you are familiar with the basics of AutoCAD before attempting this course.
You will start with an introduction to 3D modeling and how to navigate and work in AutoCAD 3D. Seth will then jump into teaching you how to create 3D models, covering topics such as wireframes, surface modeling, primitive solid models, and creating models from 2D profiles. This video tutorial will also teach you how to create composite solids, add detail with filleting and chamfering, and edit the solid models. You will also cover modifying the model position, duplicating the model, converting 2D objects to solids or surfaces, and viewing and plotting your models. Finally, you will learn about rendering, recording an animation, and using ShowMotion for presentations.
Once you have completed this computer based training course, you will be fully capable of creating, editing, rendering, and presenting your own 3D models using AutoCAD 3D. Working files are included, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons.

Table of Contents

  1. About AutoCAD 3D 2015 00:02:21
  2. About The Author 00:02:23
  3. Using The Working Files 00:04:42
  4. 3D Modelling Overview 00:02:28
  5. AutoCAD 3D Commands And Workspaces 00:06:04
  6. Navigating 3D Models 00:05:12
  7. Changing The Display 00:02:44
  8. Using The ViewCube 00:06:28
  9. Orbiting Your 3D Model 00:05:03
  10. Using Viewport Controls 00:04:39
  11. How To Access Your Working Files 00:01:15
  12. The AutoCAD Coordinate System 00:04:41
  13. UCS Basics 00:04:49
  14. UCS Multifunctional Grips 00:03:36
  15. Named UCSs 00:05:03
  16. Dynamically Changing The Coordinate System 00:02:34
  17. Using 3D OSNAPS 00:06:17
  18. Track With Object Snaps In 3D - Architectural 00:04:42
  19. Track With Object Snaps In 3D - Mechanical 00:05:14
  20. Using Polylines And Lines In A 3D World 00:10:40
  21. Adding Surfaces - Regions, Solids And 3D Faces 00:11:23
  22. Add A Surface Between Objects 00:04:33
  23. Creating Circular Surfaces 00:02:53
  24. Using Edges To Define A Surface Plane 00:02:20
  25. Using The Loft Command To Create 3D Meshes 00:02:58
  26. Creating Solid Primitives - The Basics 00:08:47
  27. Bringing It Together 00:03:55
  28. 2D Profiles Overview 00:02:23
  29. Using The Extrude Command 00:04:07
  30. Using The Loft Command 00:03:37
  31. Using The Polysolid Command 00:03:58
  32. Using The Revolve Command 00:03:30
  33. Using The Sweep Command 00:04:45
  34. Using The PressPull Command 00:03:29
  35. Creating Mass Shapes - Architectural 00:05:04
  36. Creating A Window Guide - Mechanical 00:06:18
  37. Composite Solids Overview 00:02:59
  38. Creating Solids Using Union 00:02:21
  39. Creating Solids Using Subtract 00:04:27
  40. Creating Solids Using Intersect 00:01:26
  41. Checking Interference 00:03:19
  42. Creating Composite Solids - Mechanical 00:05:03
  43. Create Composite Solids - Architectural 00:04:56
  44. Filleting Solid Models 00:03:09
  45. Chamfering Solid Models 00:02:18
  46. Slicing A Solid Model 00:03:36
  47. Solid History And Editing Methods 00:03:08
  48. Grip Editing Solid Models 00:05:43
  49. Offsetting Faces 00:02:39
  50. Deleting Faces 00:02:55
  51. Rotating Faces 00:02:54
  52. Tapering Faces 00:02:33
  53. Creating A Shell 00:02:57
  54. Imprinting Edges 00:03:25
  55. Separating Solids 00:01:41
  56. Changing Face Color 00:02:42
  57. Changing Edge Color 00:02:15
  58. Editing Solid Models - Architectural 00:04:23
  59. Editing Solid Models - Mechanical 00:03:35
  60. Copying Faces 00:02:12
  61. Copying Edges 00:03:38
  62. Extracting All Model Edges 00:01:35
  63. Exploding 3D Models 00:02:03
  64. Bringing It Together 00:01:56
  65. Overview Of The 3D Gizmo 00:02:01
  66. Moving In 3D 00:03:56
  67. Aligning In 3D 00:05:33
  68. Rotating In 3D 00:02:18
  69. Scaling In 3D 00:02:38
  70. Manipulating The Models - Mechanical 00:02:47
  71. Manipulating The Models - Architectural 00:05:14
  72. Mirroring In 3D 00:02:19
  73. Arraying In 3D 00:04:51
  74. Converting 2D Objects To Solids Or Surfaces - Part 1 00:01:58
  75. Converting 2D Objects To Solids Or Surfaces - Part 2 00:01:55
  76. Thickening Surfaces To Solids 00:03:15
  77. Overview Of Viewing Models 00:01:26
  78. Displaying 2D Geometry From A 3D Model - Flatshot Command 00:04:39
  79. Creating Simple Sections - Section Command 00:02:57
  80. Creating And Using Live Section Planes 00:03:06
  81. Generating 2D-3D Sections 00:02:15
  82. Create Layouts Of 3D Models - Mechanical 00:05:01
  83. Create Layouts Of 3D Models - Architectural 00:04:18
  84. Importing A 3D Model And Plotting Using Automatic Model Documentation 00:05:17
  85. Visual Styles And The Visual Styles Manager 00:02:44
  86. Applying Visual Styles To Layout Views 00:01:57
  87. Overview Of Lighting 00:03:07
  88. Working With Lights In A Scene - Architectural 00:03:20
  89. Working With Lights In A Scene - Mechanical 00:02:45
  90. Bringing It Together - Sun Study 00:04:00
  91. Using The Materials Browser 00:06:07
  92. Creating And Editing Materials 00:04:52
  93. The Rendering Environment 00:02:56
  94. Walking And Flying Through A Model 00:04:40
  95. Recording An Animation 00:03:15
  96. Creating And Using Cameras 00:04:43
  97. Overview Of ShowMotion 00:02:37
  98. Creating Views For Presentation With ShowMotion 00:05:48
  99. Wrap Up 00:03:27