3D Computer Aided Design

3D Computer Aided Design

This course is for competent AutoCAD users who want to investigate their 3D abilities, either to progress at work or for their own understanding. Students will need to have already achieved the 7689-05 (2D CAD Level 3) and want to progress into 3D CAD. The majority of the course is hands on and you will work at your own pace using a series of prepared workbook style methods: these will include all of the necessary elements required to successfully achieve each task. Your tutor is there at all times to guide and support your learning.

  • Course Type Adult - Professional
  • Subject Area Engineering and Aerospace
  • Qualification City and Guilds Award
  • Study Mode: Part Time Only
  • Course Level Level 3
  • Location Technology Centre
  • Course Length 36
  • Start Date 16/09/2019
  • End Date 06/07/2020
  • Day Monday
  • Times 18:00-20:30
  • Fee £615
  • Reduced Fee None
  • Course Code K3EACAD0/9/1
Overview

This course is for competent AutoCAD users who want to investigate their 3D abilities, either to progress at work or for their own understanding. Students will need to have already achieved the 7689-05 (2D CAD Level 3) and want to progress into 3D CAD.

The majority of the course is hands on and you will work at your own pace using a series of prepared workbook style methods: these will include all of the necessary elements required to successfully achieve each task. Your tutor is there at all times to guide and support your learning.

You will have your own computer in a well-equipped modern CAD room within Exeter College’ Technology Centre.

During the build up activities you will be assessed by continual task completion which will be marked with written feedback.

You will then be given two timed practical assignments which will test competence against the scheme criteria.

When all drawing is completed and assessed, you will then be required to complete a short written question and answer paper based test which covers the knowledge requirements as mentioned in the previous section.

What topics will I study?

On completion of this course you will:

  • Be able to use a CAD workstation safely
  • Be able to set the 3D modelling environment
  • Be able to construct and edit 3D surface models
  • Be able to construct and edit a 3D solid model
  • Be able to apply commands to manipulate a 3D model
  • Be able to apply commands to view 3D models in a variety of display formats
  • Be able to output a 3D model drawing layout

Next steps: 

Take a look at our other Engineering courses available for adults.

Entry Requirements
  • Students will need to have already achieved the 7689-05 (2D CAD Level 3).
  • Candidates are required to have basic literacy and numeracy skills, i.e. the ability to read and interpret written tasks and to write answers in a legible form
  • Good organisational skills and a keen interest in the subject would also be of natural benefit
Facilities

A new £8.3 million Technology Centre at Monkerton opened in September 2012. The centre combines the training and teaching of aerospace, engineering and automotive students with access to state of the art equipment within world class facilities. The CAD/CAM Suite includes 25 computers running the latest versions of AutoCAD, Inventor, Solid Works, Edgecam and SIEMENS 828d/840d control. You will also have access to a learning resource centre.

Additional Costs

None.

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