AutoCAD - Advanced 2D to 3D Course
What you'll learn
- Have an advanced knowledge of both 2D & 3D CAD Design
- Able to take Higher level job roles as an AutoCAD Designer & Modeller
- Requires a good basic knowledge of 2D AutoCAD.
- Please take our beginners course 'Getting Started Quickly with AutoCAD' if you have no or littler prior experience.
Are you experienced in AutoCAD but only know how to model in 2D?! This course will introduce you to the 3D concepts and commands and allow you to level up your AutoCAD skills.
Whether you have used AutoCAD for years or have just completed our 2D course, this course will show you how to create in 3D and really make your models come to life.
Jane: “I had tried other courses that said they were for beginners but assumed there were things you already knew. This course actually starts at the beginning and explains what you're doing as you're doing it, without making you feel lost. I do have to pause often but it's so helpful!”
Create 3D models from 2D designs, set up the scene, add materials, lights and cameras. Create photorealistic images to show off your creations or walk through them in 3D.
After learning the basics of AutoCAD many people want to move on to more advanced concepts. 3D is becoming more popular as it makes it much easier to visualize the end result of a project. In moving into 3D however, there is much more to learn than just the 3D modeling aspect. In order to present your finished image, you need to know about camera placement, lighting the scene, and applying realistic-looking materials.
This course was designed for the AutoCAD user with experience in 2D that would like to learn to use the 3D commands. The course includes practice files and a realistic project to allow you to put into practice the skills as you learn them. Throughout this AutoCAD course, you'll be creating your own real-world realistic project that is indicative of the kind you might be asked to create in the workplace. You will learn how to produce a professional model to industry standards and hopefully inspire you to do even more!
In this course, we cover advanced 2D drawing methods before moving on to 3D modeling and showing how to model a range of objects. We then use these methods to convert a 2D drawing into a 3D model that we can work with, in the following chapters.
MaryKate: "I imagine that the pace of this course will suit most people interested in an introduction CAD! The instructor is easy to understand and is cautious to not overwhelm you right off the bat.”
What will you learn in this AutoCAD advanced 2D to 3D course?
Start by learning some advanced selection tools and workflows
Learn advanced viewport control tools and techniques
Create Dynamic Blocks that can be altered as needed
Begin with the basics of 3D modeling
How to edit and refine a 2D model for converting to 3D
Use the extrude command to give 3D properties to 2D elements
Use boolean techniques to edit solid objects
Learn about materials and how to apply them to 3D objects
Add & set up cameras in a scene
Add & set up lighting in a scene
Place your model in a real-world location to get accurate sunlight values.
Set up and render your finished designs to create a photorealistic image
Walk & fly through your finished design.
During the course, you will be following along to create a 3D building from the dimensions given. After this course, you will have all the skills necessary to create your own 3D models whether for business or leisure purposes.
Become a Professional AutoCAD Drafter
With the skills learned in this course, you'll have a highly-desired skill that can help you get jobs and make money as an AutoCAD Drafter.
AutoCAD is an industry-standard and most widely used application when it comes to CAD software, so it's important for you to learn it if you want to be a professional designer.
Abraham: "You have put together a wonderful course. Auto CAD was completely new to me however I feel much more confident after having gone through this course. As a beginner, Auto CAD was definitely intimidating to me however your course has put me at ease. I am a working professional in the marine construction field and frequently need to make new drawings for vessel reconfiguration, new fabrication, etc. Previously I would make a sketch and depend on others for a final drawing but now I have started doing it on my own in a small way. Once again thanks for designing this beautiful course. Great Job!
I have used this method successfully to teach many students and hope to teach you the same way. This course is the Advanced AutoCAD course and is the third in a range of Autodesk-specific software courses that will take anyone from a basic 2D Drafter to a fully-fledged 3D CAD specialist.
Why learn AutoCAD from us?
With over 20 years of experience in a variety of design & CAD Management roles, Mike Freeman knows AutoCAD inside out. He is also an Autodesk Certified Professional in AutoCAD for Design and Drafting.
Many instructors teach outdated methods which have no place in modern real-world use. The skills you will learn here will allow you to not only create professional drawings but allow you to enter the workplace with relevant CAD knowledge that will show any future client or employer that you were taught well.
We promise to help you learn AutoCAD, no matter what it takes. If you ever get stuck, just post a message to the course dashboard and we'll be there to support you.
Our Happiness Guarantee
If you aren't happy with your purchase, we have a 30-day 100% money-back guarantee. There's literally no reason to hesitate!
Enroll now, and we'll see you inside the course!
**Please Note: This course was recorded on the PC version of AutoCAD. If you use a MAC then the commands and locations may vary. I do not have a MAC so am unable to help with this but a quick Google search should help you.**
Who this course is for:
- Anyone that wants to learn more advanced AutoCAD
- Students that have already taken our beginners course
I have over 23 years of experience as a Draughtsman & CAD Designer in a wide variety of disciplines and am an Autodesk Certified Professional in AutoCAD for Design and Drafting. I started on a drawing board learning traditional drafting skills and witnessed the introduction of CAD software into the industry. Originally starting on the very basic AutoCAD release 10 I have used every version of AutoCAD since as well as adding various other CAD software. This has given me a unique insight into how best to utilize these great tools in the real-world environment.
Over the course of my career, I've trained countless people in the use of these tools and as most of this training was geared towards getting staff members up & running with this software as quickly as possible, I developed a method that gets my students actually creating drawings straight away. We then gradually add more advanced techniques as we go.
"I look forward to helping you get started and working with you over the course of your development."