AutoCAD 2018 3D Drawing and Modeling Student Guide First Edition
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AutoCAD 2018 3D Drawing and Modeling Student Guide First Edition


The AutoCAD® 2018: 3D Drawing and Modeling student guide introduces users who are proficient with the 2D commands in the AutoCAD® software to the concepts and methods of 3D modeling. The student guide provides a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of 3D and explores the main features of the advanced 3D Modeling workspace in the AutoCAD software.

Topics Covered: 

• 3D viewing techniques 

• Working with simple and composite solids 

• Creating complex solids and surfaces 

• Modifying objects in 3D space 

• Editing solids 

• Creating sections, camera perspectives, and animations 

• Working with point clouds 

• Converting 3D objects 

• Setting up a rendering with materials and lights 

• Creating 2D drawings from 3D models 

• Working with the User Coordinate System 

• Set up a drawing for 3D Prints

Note on Software Setup 

This student guide assumes a standard installation of the software using the default preferences during installation. Lectures and practices use the standard software templates and default options for the Content Libraries.

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Lead Contributor: Michelle Rasmussen 

Specializing in the civil engineering industry, Michelle authors student guides and provides instruction, support, and implementation on all Autodesk infrastructure solutions, in addition to general AutoCAD. Michelle began her career in the Air Force working in the Civil Engineering unit as a surveyor, designer, and construction manager. 

She has also worked for municipalities and consulting engineering firms as an engineering/GIS technician. Michelle holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Utah along with a Master’s of Business Administration from Kaplan University. Michelle is an Autodesk Certified Instructor (ACI) as well as an Autodesk Certified Evaluator, teaching and evaluating other Autodesk Instructors for the ACI program. In addition, she holds the Autodesk Certified Professional certification for Civil 3D and is trained in Instructional Design. As a skilled communicator, Michelle effectively leads classes, webcasts and consults with clients to achieve their business objectives. Michelle Rasmussen has been the Lead Contributor for AutoCAD 3D Drawing and Modeling since 2015.

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