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CAD Fundamentals 3D Training for TurboCAD

CAD Fundamentals is a comprehensive 3D training course users of TurboCAD Deluxe and Professional. Step-by-step, easy to follow video tutorials take you through the basics and some advanced 3D tools such as 3D workplanes and coordinate systems. This self paced course is designed to help you master 3D CAD drawing quickly and easily by providing you with all the tools and tips needed to help you become more proficient in TurboCAD.

  •  Master 3D drawing with more than 220 in-depth lessons
  •  Over 11 hours of video tutorials
  •  Covers 3D basics – 3D modeling, Workplanes, 3D Objects, Boolean Facet, 3D Modify, 3D Scene, Standard Views and Render Modes
  •  Teaches essential 3D tools – Creating & Exploding Groups, Extruding Items, Fillet Edges, Sliding & Rotating Objects, Assigning Materials to Objects and Assembly of 3D Parts
  •  Watch video tutorials, practice using TurboCAD and review the exercises as many times as you like
  •  Course notes reinforce the video lessons for each section
  •  Study guides allow you to track your progress and navigate through the exercises easily
  •  Developed by renowed Australian CAD teacher, Ken Doyle, author of the successful 2D Training CD for TurboCAD®

Developed by renowned Australian CAD teacher, Ken Doyle, the 3D CAD Fundamentals for TurboCAD training DVD-ROM, offers an easy but comprehensive course for users of TurboCAD Deluxe and Professional.

This DVD-ROM has over 11 hours of video training with 227 lessons to get you drawing in 3D in no time at all. The program demonstrates workplanes and helps explain to the user how to simultaneously create their own drawings.

The course follows on from the success of Ken's 2D CAD Fundamentals course on CD-ROM.

Course Overview


This comprehensive 3D CAD training DVD is designed to help you master 3D CAD drawing by learning a variety of 3D CAD skills as you need them. The training DVD takes a project approach where the lessons are based around a project, in this case, drawing all the items that make an Offset Vice.

This course is ideal for the intermediate CAD user who already has 2D CAD drawing skills.

Over 11 hours of video lessons cover main areas from introductory lessons navigating the user interface to using basic and advanced 3D tools, 3D work planes and coordinate systems, creating layers, using viewports, dimensioning, drawing and assembling a Vice, as well as a variety of tips to help you be more proficient. Additional resources to expand your CAD knowledge and a gallery of drawings to see what TurboCAD can do have also been included.

Watch the video tutorials, practice using TurboCAD and review the exercises as many times as you like.

There are also course notes reinforce the video lessons for each section.

The study guides allow you to track your progress and navigate the exercises easily. Each lesson button on the DVD shows a tool tip which is listed in the study guide. Print this out before you begin.

Introductory Getting Started Information

This section helps you set up your environment to view the videos easily and monitor tasks being performed in TurboCAD.

The first two lessons teach you about the Camtasia player controls and setting your screen resolution to the ideal size at 1024x 768 pixel resolution. The third lesson teaches you how to place a CPU monitor on the taskbar to see how hard the computer is working and know when TurboCAD is working to complete tasks.

3D Workplanes, Layers and Coordinate Systems

This section is designed to maximize the number of skills learned using the 3D Workplane tools, coordinate systems and creating layers.

This set of lessons creates an imperial drawing of a simple pencil holder using a block base with four holes and pencils. The tools used are shown on the Workplane Tools Palette in TurboCAD.

You will also learn about Coordinate Systems

 World Coordinate System
 User Coordinate System
 Entity Coordinate System

You also learn how to create layers that will allow you to selectively choose and work with particular areas of your drawings.

It is suggested you follow the lessons as they are drawn, watching the video and then repeating the exercise on your computer. Draw the exercises the same way they are shown on the video to practice the most skills.

Vice Exercises

This section is designed to cover a huge range of 3D drawing skills by developing a complete project in drawing a fabricated engineers’ vice.

There are 18 items that make up this vice. You will learn how to make each part of the vice and assemble them together. The items range from the base, side and top plates, slide top, vice jaw, shaft, spindle and handle to the nuts, bolts, springs, pins, threads and washers.

The group of exercises is completed by drawing a simple title block, creating a number of views and inserting them as viewports in paper space ready for printing.

You will develop many 3D skills including using layers in viewports to see particular items or sections and the difference between surface and solid threads and modelling. You will also make the vice using a variety of the many tools that are available in TurboCAD. Various tools are found in pull down menus from the top of the screen, toolbars on the left of the screen and the Tools Palette on the right side of the screen. The exercises are done using as many of these tools as possible to help you learn each group of tools well. You will also be shown some common mistakes using tools and learn how to correct them and overcome problems that may arise. Many useful tips learnt over the years have also been added.

The lessons are mostly demonstrated with TurboCAD Deluxe and will show functionality that is common to both Deluxe and Professional versions. Where there are differences and additional tools and methods in TurboCAD Professional and Mechanical/Platinum editions, a number of lessons have been provided using these editions of the software.

This vice can be completely drawn with TurboCAD Deluxe. However, it is suggested that all TurboCAD version users also watch the lessons that are done with TurboCAD Professional to understand the advantages in this version.

Having mastered these drawing skills, many of you may choose to build such a vice in your workshop or garage when the project is complete.

Enjoy your 3D training DVD and developing your skills with TurboCAD!

System Requirements
Version 1
Platform Windows XP, Windows Vista 32-bit

 Windows® XP & Vista
 Pentium IV Processor or higher
 512MB RAM
 300MB free hard disk space
 1024 x 768 resolution
 High colour (16 bit) graphics card
 Sound card and speakers. DVD-ROM drive

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