Course Code: GES325
Begin the course by learning about 3D foundations. You’ll cover the basics of the program and develop a working knowledge of illustration.
Identify how to use simple solids and work with the user coordinate system.
Create solids and surfaces from 2D objects, learn how to modify in 3D space. Implement advanced solid editing techniques.
Use additional editing tools and learn how to define your creative style.
Hone your skills by learning to refine the view as it pertains to your projects.
Understand visualization and how to work drawings from 3D models.
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 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 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.
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.
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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:
For 64-bit AutoCAD 2015:
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.
No, this program can't be taken on a Mac.
No additional materials are required for this program.
ed2go courses are non-credit courses, 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 courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements.
Yes, since ed2go programs are online, you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.
|This program is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start and finish at your own pace. Upon registering, you're given six (6) months to complete this 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.
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.
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.
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The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of course hours. If after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete your program on time, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.