Autodesk Intermediate - Learning AutoCAD 3D

Who should attend

Anyone who has a personal or professional interest in developing further understanding of computer aided design. Participants will create a 3D model. Participants will need to have completed Autodesk Essentials - Learning AutoCAD, or have a similar level of industry experience.

Key facts

Start Date(s)

2020 dates coming soon

Duration Three days
Time 8.30am - 4.30pm
Study location(s) MIT Otara
Study method Block courses
Domestic fees $420 (approx.)
Course code 231.410
Offered by School of Engineering and Trades

Entry requirements

To enrol in this course, please contact the School of Mechanical Engineering Trades at technology_administration@manukau.ac.nz.

MIT reserves the right to postpone or cancel a course if there are insufficient numbers registered.

Course structure

3D Foundations:

  • Why use 3D?
  • Introduction to the 3D modelling workspace
  • Basic 3D viewing tools
  • 3D navigation tools
  • Introduction to the user coordinate system

Simple Solids:

  • Working with solid primitives
  • Solid primitive types
  • Working with composite solids
  • Working with mesh models

Creating solids and surfaces from 2D objects:

  • Complex 3D geometry
  • Extruded solids and surfaces
  • Swept solids and surfaces
  • Revolved solids and surfaces
  • Lofted solids and surfaces
  • NURBS surfaces

Modifying in 3D Space:

  • 3D gizmo tools
  • Aligning objects in 3D space
  • 3D modify commands

Advanced Solid Editing:

  • Editing components of solids
  • Editing faces of solids
  • Fillets and chamfers on solids

Additional Editing Tools:

  • Creating a shell
  • Imprinting edges of solids
  • Slicing a solid along a plane
  • Interference checking
  • Converting objects to surfaces
  • Converting objects to solids

Refining the View:

  • Working with sections
  • Working with cameras
  • Managing views in 3D
  • Animating with ShowMotion
  • Creating ShowMotion shots
  • Creating animations

Visualization:

  • Creating visual styles
  • Working with materials
  • Specifying light sources
  • Rendering concepts

Working Drawings from 3D Models:

  • Creating multiple viewports
  • 2D views from 3D solids
  • Creating technical drawings with Flatshot
  • 3D model import
  • Automatic model documentation

Working with the User Coordinate System:

  • UCS basics
  • UCS X, Y, and Z commands
  • UCS multifunctional grips
  • Saving a UCS by name.
Assessment

Completion of AutoCAD workbook.

Certification

Successful candidates will be issued with an MIT Certificate of Achievement.

Information is correct as at October 2019. Programme fees are based on a full-time student and may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2020 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2020 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2020 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here www.manukau.ac.nz/cssf. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2020 are based on the 2019 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2020. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.