AutoCAD is a popular Computer Aided Design (CAD) programme used extensively in industry to complete drawing projects in any discipline. The objective of the course is to introduce the student to AutoCAD 3D concepts and how to use the commands to create 3D models.
What will I be able to do once I’ve completed this course?
You will have a solid foundation and knowledge on how to use the programme to create and manipulate 3D models.
In which industries will I be able to work?
• Building Industry
• Local Government (Municipalities)
• Road Construction
• Building Construction
• Architectural Industry
• Any Engineering Field
What could I do to further improve my skills and my chances of furthering my career?
Complete more advanced courses in AutoCAD 3D and gain experience within industry by applying the skills learnt.
What will I be studying during this course?
• Basic 3D Concepts
• Creating Surfaces
• Introduction to 3D Modelling
• Creating Solid Primitives
• Understanding the UCS and setting up efficiently
• Creating Models from 2D Profiles
• Creating Composite Solids
• 3D Editing & Manipulation
• Sectioning a Solid Model and Generating 2D Geometry
• Display Commands
• Creating Drawings from 3D Models
• Using Visual Styles
• Using Lights
• Using Materials
• Using the Sun
• Navigating the Model
• Creating and Editing Viewports
• Placing rendered images in a viewport
• Paper Space and Plotting
What do I need to have completed before I can apply to study this course?
You will need a drawing background and at least the Introduction to AutoCAD Course.
• The course is offered over a period of 30 hours, which could be 5 weeks of 6 hours per week, or 10 weeks of 3 hours per week.
• Classes are offered during the evenings: 17:30 to 20:30.