Take your drawings from 2D to 3D with AutoCAD. This eBook will helps build your AutoCAD 2015 skills, one video at a time. You will learn to extrude 2D plans into solid objects, cut out wall openings and add doors and windows, build 3D staircases, and model a complex roof surface. You will also discover how to create a 3D tower and sculpt the surrounding landscape with NURBS surfaces. At the end of this course, you will have modelled a complete 3D town hall based on an archetypal mid-century design.
• Arranging elevations and sections around a plan
• Rotating objects in 3D
• Extruding walls, interior partitions, and headers
• Building slabs
• Modelling doors, windows, and stairs
• Sculpting terrain
• Creating a second floor
• Building roof surfaces
• Sculpting watertight solids from surfaces
• Modelling a tower
In this eBook, you will learn how to build a complete 3D model of a town hall loosely based on a design by mid-20th century architect, Alvar Aalto. The techniques we will cover include extruding plans into solid objects, cutting openings in walls with Boolean operations, constructing 3D staircases in different ways using plans and elevations, building complex roof objects with a variety of techniques, sculpting land forms with NURBS surfaces, and much more. Let us dive right in and get started.