Once you have created a 3D model, you still need to produce 2D drawings. In this class, you learn how to use the model documentation tools in AutoCAD software to create annotated orthographic, section, cutaway, and detail views, control their scale and appearance, and ensure that views and annotations update properly if the 3D model changes. You work with 3D models created in AutoCAD, Inventor® software, and other CAD programs and see firsthand how to solve problems such as disassociated annotations. You learn how to create multi-sheet drawings documenting multi-part assemblies. This class can help you develop best practices and time-saving techniques to take full advantage of the power of model documentation tools in AutoCAD to create smarter 2D drawings.
- Create base views and projected views from 3D models
- Create and control section and detail views
- Add annotations and adjust them when changes occur
- Document multi-part assemblies
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.