Create Basic 3D Objects This tutorial outlines the procedures for creating three-dimensional objects by creating basic 3D shapes known as solid primitives. You can also create 3D models by extruding 2D shapes. Audience: Users new to 3D modeling with AutoCAD 2010 Prerequisites : Working knowledge of 2D drafting Time to complete: 15 minutes Objectives ■ Create 3D solid primitives ■ Create 3D objects from 2D objects 1
Tutorial Files All necessary files for this tutorial are located at . Recommended: Before starting the tutorials 1 Download the create_basic_3Dobjects.zip from . 2 Unzip create_basic_3Dobjects.zip to C:\My Documents\Tutorials . Lesson 1: Create 3D Solid Primitives In this lesson, you learn how to create 3D solid primitives in the 3D Modeling workspace. You can use standard 3D solid objects known as solid primitives to create a box, cone, cylinder, sphere, torus, wedge, and pyramid. To create these 3D solid primitives, switch the workspace to 3D Modeling, where the palettes and ribbon panel are customized to create and modify 3D solid models. Switch to the 3D Modeling Workspace 1 On the status bar, at the bottom of the drawing area, click the Workspace Switching button. 2 On the Workspace menu, click 3D Modeling. The 3D Modeling workspace is displayed. The Workspaces icon in the status bar indicates that you are now in the 3D Modeling workspace. In this workspace, you can access the various commands and tools needed for creating 3D drawings. 2 | Create Basic 3D Objects
NOTE For more information about switching workspaces, see the AutoCAD User ’ s Guide or refer to the AutoCAD 2009 tutorial: Switching Workspaces in AutoCAD 2009 . Create a box You can create a rectangular or cubical solid box. Box objects can form a basic structure that you can resize or combine with other objects.
- Fall '19
- Computer Graphics, 15 minutes, @, 3D computer graphics, Solid Primitives