2 hr.

CAD basics for machinists

Module overview

Get the CAD skills you need to know as a machinist. Use foundational CAD concepts to create a 3D part based from a 2D blueprint. Turn a 2D print into a 3D model to visualize and effectively plan CAM and CNC portions of a project.

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Use foundational CAD concepts in sketching and part modeling.
  • Reproduce a 3D model from a 2D blueprint.
  • Use direct modeling tools to prepare a 3D model.
  • Create fixtures and soft jaws in 3D.

Module downloads

These downloadable resources will be used to complete units in this module:

Module outline

  • Foundational CAD concepts