AutoCAD 3D Drawing & Modelling

The AutoCAD 3D Drawing and Modelling Course introduces users, who are proficient in 2D AutoCAD, to the concepts and methods of 3D modeling.
Course Duration
3 Days
+-7 hrs per day
Start Date
+-08.30 am
Course Location
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Course Price
R 5400
Including VAT

Course Overview


The AutoCAD 3D Drawing and Modeling Course introduces users, who are proficient with the 2D commands in the AutoCAD software, to the concepts and methods of 3D modeling. The guide provides a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of 3D and explores the main features of the advanced 3D Modeling workspace in the AutoCAD software.

Features & Benefits

  • This is a recognized Autodesk course and a preparation course for the AutoCAD ACU or ACP exam certification.
  • The CAD Corporation (Pty) Ltd is a registered Autodesk Training Provider.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed to teach AutoCAD users who want to learn more about 3D Drawing and Modelling.


  • Completion of the AutoCAD Essentials course or equivalent experience using the AutoCAD software
  • Completion of the AutoCAD Advanced course is helpful

What's Included

Software Trial
Tea & Coffee
Wifi Access
Certified Instructor
*Items may differ between courses, contact an agent for details


On completion of the course, you will be presented with an internationally recognized Autodesk Authorized Training Certificate.

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 Work space
  • 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
  1. Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.
  2. Bookings can only be considered confirmation on receipt of payment.
  3. Bookings may be changed up to three weeks in advance of the course. A fee of 20% will be levied to cover charges.
  4. For full day courses, we 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 training center only. Catering is not included for OnSite training
  5. Cancellation or rescheduling requests must be in writing and reach us 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.
  6. Although we go to great lengths to ensure that all training proceeds as scheduled, we reserve 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.
  7. We suggest 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. We are NOT responsible for cost associated with cancellation of classes such as flight
    and accommodation for clients.
  8. Full training fees will apply if the above condition is not complied with.
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