Creating a 3D Structural Model in AutoCAD

In this set of tutorials, we'll use 3D modeling tools in AutoCAD to create a structural study model. Software required: AutoCAD.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jun 13, 2014
Duration
34m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jun 13, 2014
Duration
34m
Description

We'll begin with a column grid diagram that we'll import as an external reference. We'll then use Polylines to trace and extrude the footings and foundation from the 2D plan. Once the foundation is in place we'll then trace and extrude the building core as well as the columns in the plan. We'll take a look at couple shortcuts and tricks along the way that will save you time and also make working with AutoCAD's 3D tools a breeze. We'll finish the training by exploring the Tool Palette as well as creating some lateral bracing for the model. Software required: AutoCAD.

About the author
About the author

Pierre is a Pluralsight training pioneer. Since becoming the first CAD and BIM tutor at Digital-Tutors (now a Pluralsight company), Pierre has played a major role in building the training library. With a productive background in the CAD industry, working as everything from a drafter to project manager, Pierre has long had a passion for the creativity and hard work that goes into designing architectural projects.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hi there! I'm Pierre with Digital-Tutors an Autodesk authorized publisher. In this set of tutorials, we'll use 3D modeling tools in AutoCad to create a structural study model. We'll begin the project with a column grid diagram that will import as an external reference. We'll then use polylines to trace and extrude the footings and foundation elements from that 2D plan. Once the foundation is in place, we'll then trace and extrude the building core as well as the columns located throughout that plan. We'll take a look at a couple of shortcuts and tricks along the way that will save you time and also, make working in AutoCad's 3D environment easy to understand. We'll finish the project by exploring the tool palette as well as creating some lateral bracing for the model. So with that, I'm ready to get started and I'll see you in the next lesson.