3D Modeling Piped Systems in AutoCAD

From absolute ZERO all the way to creating sophisticated, 3D models and professional drawing packages in AutoCAD
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  • Lectures 78
  • Length 11 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 11/2015 English

Course Description

Many people think you need an Engineering degree to design piped systems such as chemical plants and filtration systems, but that's not the case. People are often intimidated by AutoCAD and think it takes years of experience to operate effectively, but this too is a misconception.

You are going to walk into this course perhaps never having even SEEN AutoCAD before, and by the end, you'll be CONFIDENTLY designing complex, piped systems from scratch. What's more, you'll be creating virtual, 3D solid models of these systems and then generating all of the drawings necessary to fabricate and assemble your system!

Once you learn the material in this course, there really is no limit to what you'll be able to design, model and draw.

What are the requirements?

  • There are no prerequisites for this course. You will be able to download and install a trial version of AutoCAD to practice and complete the assignments.
  • The working assumption of this course is that you know absolutely NOTHING about AutoCAD, thus I will be teaching from absolute ZERO.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Model and draw an entire piped system in AutoCAD from scratch
  • Model all types of fittings and components in a piped system
  • Create general assembly drawings
  • Create fabrication drawings
  • Create piping drawings

What is the target audience?

  • Anybody wanting to learn how to create 3D models and clean, professional drawings of piped systems will find all they need in this course.

What you get with this course?

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
Promotion
Preview
02:41
Course Notes
Article
Contacting Your Instructor
Article
Course Objectives
Preview
03:18
Section 2: AutoCAD Environment
Objectives
1 page
Download Links / Install Instructions
05:50
Command Entry Methods
14:02
Customizing the Workspace (Part 1)
15:48
Customizing the Workspace (Part 2)
09:30
Quiz
4 questions
Assignment
Article
Section 3: 2D Drawing Fundamentals
Objectives
1 page
2D Constructs: Lines, Circles and Rectangles / Pan, Zoom
16:17
Selection Tools and Methods in AutoCAD
07:15
2D Modifiers: p, l, Trim, Extend, Mirror, Rotate, Scale, Copy, Move
19:28
Quiz
4 questions
Assignment
Article
Section 4: Navigating 3D Space
Objectives
1 page
Cartesian Coordinate System
09:36
Basic Views (Top, Left, Right, Front, etc.)
05:36
Isometric Views
04:05
Quiz
4 questions
Assignment
Article
Section 5: 2D Figures in 3D Space
Objectives
1 page
Drawing in Multiple Views
08:11
Drawing with Snaps
Preview
11:30
Moving Objects in 3D / Align
10:47
Quiz
4 questions
Assignment
Article
Section 6: 3D Drawing Fundamentals
Objectives
1 page
3D Constructs: Spheres, Cones, Cubes, Toruses
09:11
3D Modifiers: Region, Extrude, Revolve, Sweep
10:08
3D Modifiers: Union, Subtract, Array
11:29
3D Modifiers: Presspull, Slice
09:09
Quiz
4 questions
Assignment
Article
Section 7: Modeling Pipe and Components
Objectives
1 page
3D Component Development: Pipes
16:07
3D Component Development: Elbows
15:33
3D Component Development: Flanges
19:57
3D Component Development: Tees
Preview
10:56
3D Component Development: Crosses
07:01
3D Component Development: Reducer Bushings
07:21
3D Component Development: Fasteners
19:58
3D Component Development: Valves
10:09
3D Component Development: Vessels
16:48
3D Component Development: Strainers
19:26
Quiz
4 questions
Assignment
Article
Section 8: Assembling Components
Objectives
1 page
Constructing a Frame with Angle
19:47
Laying Out Major Components
10:32
Piping the Assembly
14:10
Quiz
4 questions
Assignment
Article
Section 9: Modeling a Complete System
Objectives
1 page
Structural Steel Members - Beam and Channel
12:26
Modeling the Steel Skid
19:32
Developing the System (Part 1)
17:47
Developing the System (Part 2)
12:45
Developing the System (Part 3)
Preview
12:48
Developing the System (Part 4)
18:50
Refining the Model (Part 1)
16:32
Refining the Model (Part 2)
18:36
Refining the Model (Part 3)
14:56
Assigning Components to Layers
10:18
Quiz
4 questions
Assignment
Article
Section 10: Generating 2D Views
Objectives
1 page
Rendering System Views / Solprof, Explode
14:30
Rendering Assembly Views
19:13
Quiz
4 questions
Assignment
Article
Section 11: Dimensions and Leaders
Objectives
1 page
Stylizing and Applying Dimensions and Leaders
14:24
Different Types of Dimensions
06:52
Quiz
4 questions
Assignment
Article
Section 12: Creating Drawing Package
Objectives
1 page
Drafting: GA (General Assembly) Drawing / Viewports, Dwg Scales
19:47
Drafting: Installation Drawing
10:21
Drafting: Piping Assembly Drawings
18:26
Drafting: Frame Fabrication Drawings
11:45
Quiz
4 questions
Assignment
Article
Section 13: Bonus Content
Congratulations!
02:29
LinkedIn Alumni Networking Group
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Instructor Biography

Paul Lynn, Independent Consultant

My background includes industrial automation and mechanical design. By degree, I'm an MBA, however after a few years on the road full-time as a management consultant, I fell into and in love with engineering.

My PLC / HMI experience includes projects from $10k up to about $40m, primarily within the realm of chemical processing and filtration. I am competent in RSLogix 500, 5000, FactoryTalk, PanelView, Maple Systems, C-More, Productivity 3000 and Arduino.

From a mechanical perspective, I've designed most of the same systems I program. My competencies in this area include full design, 3D modeling and drafting of assembly and fabrication drawings in AutoCAD and / or Inventor. I've designed mobile systems that were built in shipping containers up to one that filled a two-story building.

Before engineering, I developed and implemented CI (Continuous Improvement) management systems in companies across America in various industries to include a military finance organization, a printing company, a mortgage bank, a candy factory (my personal favorite), a nuclear products manufacturer, a major producer of coiled aluminum and several more.

Apart from things professional, I'm heavy into RC (heli, planes, drones, buggies and rally cars) and I also dedicate time to studying and teaching the Scriptures on my own websites (vanityandlies / vanidadymentiras).

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