Capitalize on your knowledge of 2D to create 3D models entirely in AutoCAD software. In this class, you will learn how to take your ideas from concept to completion by creating and editing solid objects; creating smooth, free-form shapes using meshing tools; and capitalizing on the power of surface modeling. We'll look at the differences between history- and non-history-based solids and see how models can automatically update when you modify underlying curves or parameters. You will also learn how to control selection and editing with subobject selection filters, as well as glean valuable tips and tricks for navigating and visualizing your AutoCAD 3D models. If you thought 3D in AutoCAD was just too hard, think again.
- Discover how to create 3D models by combining basic shapes to create more complex objects
- Learn how to use meshes and surfaces to create organic shapes
- Learn how to modify 3D models using sub-object selection and underlying curves
- Learn how to convert between solids, meshes, and surfaces
David Cohn is the technical publishing manager at 4D Technologies, where he develops the CADLearning courses and eBooks for AutoCAD software and other Autodesk, Inc., products. He has more than 30 years of hands-on experience with AutoCAD and 14 years with Revit software as a user, developer, author, and consultant. He is both an AutoCAD and Revit Certified Professional. A contributing editor to Desktop Engineering magazine, David is also the former senior editor of Cadalyst magazine and the author of more than a dozen books about AutoCAD software. A licensed architect, David was also one of the earliest AutoCAD third-party software developers, creating numerous AutoCAD add-on programs. As an industry consultant David has worked with many companies, including Autodesk. He has taught college-level AutoCAD courses and has consistently been a top-rated speaker at Autodesk University.