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AutoCAD 3D 2015

The AutoCAD 3D 2015 program introduces AutoCAD 2D proficient students to the concepts and methods of 3D modeling. The program will provide you with fundamentals of using the 3D modeling workspace. Lessons require students to complete hands-on exercises, teaching students to use their installed software and files to learn and practice their new skills. All examples and exercises are taken from a variety of real-world industries in which AutoCAD is used.

In order to successfully complete this program, you must have taken AutoCAD 2015 or have equivalent experience with the 2D commands and software interface for AutoCAD 2015. As a student, you can download a free version of the AutoCAD 2015 software (containing AutoCAD 3D tools) that provides a 3 year student version license. Please note that ed2go cannot extend the software license for AutoCAD 2015. Additionally, the AutoCAD 2015 student software license can’t be used in a commercial environment. When you register you receive six (6) months to complete this program.

6 Months / 80 Course Hrs
Open Enrollment

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AutoCAD 3D 2015

Learning Method

Instructor-led Self-Paced: Study at your own schedule

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AutoCAD 3D 2015 Details + Objective

Course Code: GES325

You Will Learn
  • Master 3D viewing techniques
  • Work with simple and composite solids
  • Create complex solids and surfaces
  • Modify objects in 3D space
  • Edit solids
  • Create sections, camera perspectives, and animations
  • Convert 3D objects
  • Set up a rendering with materials and lights
  • Create 2D drawings from 3D models
  • Work with the User Coordinate System
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 80 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Master the fundamental concepts of 3D modeling
  • Jump-start your career as a 3D illustrator
  • Complete hands-on exercises that you can leverage as experience during interviews with potential employers
  • Develop a unique sense of style that you’ll continue to nurture after leaving the program
AutoCAD 3D 2015 Outline
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3D Foundations

Begin the course by learning about 3D foundations. You’ll cover the basics of the program and develop a working knowledge of illustration.

Working Within the System

Identify how to use simple solids and work with the user coordinate system.

Modifying and Editing

Create solids and surfaces from 2D objects, learn how to modify in 3D space. Implement advanced solid editing techniques.

Additional Tools

Use additional editing tools and learn how to define your creative style.

Refining the View

Hone your skills by learning to refine the view as it pertains to your projects.

Visualization

Understand visualization and how to work drawings from 3D models.

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AutoCAD 3D 2015 Instructors
Jennifer MacMillan

Jennifer MacMillan holds a mechanical engineering degree from Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada. She's been teaching CAD for 19 years and is an Autodesk® Certified Instructor (ACI). She is currently working in a position developing training curriculum used by many CAD training companies. Jennifer has always enjoyed teaching and passing her knowledge and interest in CAD onto her students. Most recently she has found teaching online training classes very rewarding and inspiring because they enable so many students to learn new skills that they can immediately use in their jobs.

Michelle Rasmussen

Michelle Rasmussen is a specialist in the civil engineering industry. She started her career in the Air Force working in the Civil Engineering unit as a surveyor, designer, and construction manager. Michelle has worked with and created training curriculum for AutoCAD and Autodesk Civil 3D since 2007. Additionally, Michelle is the first Autodesk Certified Instructor (ACI) and Evaluator (ACE) worldwide for Civil 3D. Michelle’s passion and enjoyment in training users has also led to roles as an advisor to Autodesk on the Autodesk Authorized Training Center (ATC) Advisory Board and ATC Leadership Council where she served as Chair and Vice Chair.

Renu Muthoo

Renu Muthoo is a Computer Engineering graduate from Bangalore University, India. She has worked with Autodesk, Inc. products for the past 18 years, focusing mainly on AutoCAD and Autodesk’s design visualization software products such as 3ds Max, VRED, and Showcase. Using her engineering background and expertise in Autodesk products, she has co-authored a number of books for various CAD audiences. In her current role she works as a curriculum developer and subject matter expert, developing and writing training courseware for Autodesk products.

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AutoCAD 3D 2015 Requirements / Prerequisites

In order to take this program, you must have taken AutoCAD 2015 or have equivalent experience with the 2D commands and software interface for AutoCAD 2015. Before enrolling in this program, you should have a basic knowledge of the Windows operating system and be comfortable installing software and loading files. You should have an Internet connection and e-mailing capabilities and be familiar with using the Internet. A working knowledge of basic design/drafting procedures and terminology is recommended. Before enrolling in this program, you should have a basic knowledge of the Windows operating system and be comfortable installing software and loading files. You should have an Internet connection and e-mailing capabilities and be familiar with using the Internet. A working knowledge of basic design/drafting procedures and terminology is recommended.

This program can only be taken from a PC. It is not Mac compatible. It is compatible with Windows 7 and later operating systems. It is also compatible with IE9, Chrome 13, Firefox 5 and Safari 5 and later browsers. There are no specific computer requirements other than an Internet connection and e-mail account. We recommend that you use the latest version of Internet Explorer in place of other Web browsers; however, the program should also be compatible with Firefox, Chrome, and Safari. Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required for this program.

Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.

Click here to download the Flash Player.

You need to have AutoCAD 2015. As a student you can download a free version of the AutoCAD 2015 software (containing AutoCAD 3D tools) that provides a 3 year student version license. Please note that ed2go cannot extend the software license for AutoCAD 2015. Additionally, the AutoCAD 2015 student software license cant be used in a commercial environment.

Hardware compatibility requirements for this software are as follows:

For 32-bit AutoCAD 2015:

  • 32-bit Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon Dual Core, 3.0 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology

For 64-bit AutoCAD 2015:

  • AMD Athlon 64 with SSE2 technology
  • AMD Opteron with SSE2 technology
  • Intel Xeon with Intel EM64T support with SSE2 technology, or Intel Pentium 4 with Intel EM64T support with SSE2 technology 2 GB (8 GB recommended)
  • 6 GB free disk space for installation

Display Resolution: 1024x768 (1600x1050 or higher recommended) with True Color

Display Card: Windows display adapter capable of 1024x768 with True Color capabilities. DirectX 9 or DirectX 11 compliant card recommended but not required.

AutoCAD 3D 2015 Frequently Asked Questions
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Can I use a Mac?

No, this program can't be taken on a Mac.

Do I have to buy additional materials?

No additional materials are required for this program.

What happens when I complete the program?

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.

Do I have to submit coursework?

There is no course work that has to be submitted. All grading is based on 10 quizzes in the program and the final exam that is taken online and automatically submitted for grading.

Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go programs are noncredit programs, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our programs.

Can I register for programs if I am an international student?

Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

How long does it take to complete a program?

All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. Upon registering, you're given six (6) months to complete this program.

Who will be my instructor?

Each student is paired up with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.

When can I start the program?

Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.
Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

How do I download the files that I need to do the class exercises?

Not all exercises require you to start with a provided model. In the cases that do there is a link at the top of the exercise page that enables you to download the file. Download and extract the file to your working folder so that you can begin the exercise.

Am I guaranteed a job?

ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don't provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

How can I get more information about the program?

If you have questions that are not answered on our website, please feel free to contact us via LIVE chat (click the button toward the top of the page). If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please feel free to send us a question using the "Contact Us" form to the right. You may also call us at (855) 534-3690. We will answer your questions promptly.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?

The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee will be charged for an extension.

What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the system requirements?

This program can only be taken from a PC. It is not Mac compatible. It is compatible with Windows 7 and later operating systems. It is also compatible with IE9, Chrome 13, Firefox 5 and Safari 5 and later browsers. There are no specific computer requirements other than an Internet connection and e-mail account. We recommend that you use the latest version of Internet Explorer in place of other Web browsers; however, the program should also be compatible with Firefox, Chrome, and Safari.

You need to have AutoCAD 2015. As a student you can download a free version of the AutoCAD 2015 software (containing AutoCAD 3D tools) that provides a 3 year student version license. Please note that ed2go cannot extend the software license for AutoCAD 2015. Additionally, the AutoCAD 2015 student software license can’t be used in a commercial environment.

Hardware compatibility requirements for this software are as follows:
 

  • For 32-bit AutoCAD 2015: 32-bit Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon™ Dual Core, 3.0 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology

  • For 64-bit AutoCAD 2015: AMD Athlon 64 with SSE2 technology, AMD Opteron™ with SSE2 technology, Intel® Xeon® with Intel EM64T support with SSE2 technology, or Intel Pentium 4 with Intel EM64T support with SSE2 technology

  • 2 GB (8 GB recommended)

  • 6 GB free disk space for installation

  • Display Resolution: 1024x768 (1600x1050 or higher recommended) with True Color

  • Display Card: Windows display adapter capable of 1024x768 with True Color capabilities. DirectX® 9 or DirectX 11 compliant card recommended but not required.

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