AutoCAD 3D beginners course

Learn everything about AutoCAD 3D modelling, surfacing, mesh modelling, photorealistic rendering and more from scratch.

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In this course.

68 Video Lessons

Easy difficulty

Projects and practice

Q&A instructor support

Certificate of completion

Video captions in English

Quizzes for self assessment

Downloadable lesson files

Course contents.

0. Course introduction

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About this course.

This AutoCAD 3D course is for users who want to learn all about 3D tools and commands of AutoCAD right from scratch.

This course starts with the basics of creating 3D shapes without using sketches and later we will learn to make simple shapes using sketches.

Then we will start with the fundamental 3D tools like extrude, presspull, revolve, sweep and loft.

Later we will discuss 3D modification tools like filler, chamfer, shell, thicken, move face, 3D pattern and more.

We will spend some time exploring the 3D coordinate system as it makes the foundation of making drawings in 3D.

We will also explore the surface modelling and mesh modelling tools and we will also make 3D parts using surfacing and mesh modelling tools of AutoCAD 3D.

Finally, we will explore the scene, texture, material and rendering tools of AutoCAD and we will learn to create 3D photorealistic results in AutoCAD 3D using its rendering engine.

By the end of this course, you will have essential skills to create, edit, render and publish your own 3D drawings with photorealistic quality.

You will also learn to make 2D manufacturing-ready drawings like the one shown below using the 3D tools of AutoCAD.

Who should take this course.

This course is made for an intermediate level AutoCAD user who has a basic knowledge of 2D Draw and Modify commands.

This course is for you if you are a mechanical engineer, architect, interior designer or just a hobbyist who wants to learn AutoCAD 3D right from scratch.


AutoCAD 2016 or a later version on Windows operating system is recommended for the course.

Course Projects.

3D interior of a house

In this project you will make an entire 3D interior scene of a house with materials, textures and complete details.

Oldham's coupling

In this project you will make all the components of an Oldham's coupling using AutoCAD 3D.

Course overview post

Jaiprakash Pandey

Course Author

Jaiprakash Pandey is the published author of “Practical AutoCAD book” by Packt publication he is also an Autodesk AutoCAD certified professional and Autodesk expert elite community. He has been delivering CAD training to corporate clients for more than 8 years and his clients include Steel, Power, Automobile industries and also government organizations, fortune 500 companies and the military.

Frequently asked questions.

What will I get with a free account?

With a free SourceCAD account you will get access to all the free courses, books and community. You will also get limited access to all the premium courses.

Do I need a credit card for free signup?

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Can I cancel the subscription anytime?

Yes, you can cancel the subscription anytime you want, once cancelled your card won’t be charged anymore and you will still have access to the remaining subscription period. You can cancel your subscription yourself from your SourceCAD account section.

Can I get a refund if I am not satisfied?

Sure you can, if we fail to meet your expectation we will give you a 100% refund no questions asked, check the refund policy here.

How long will I have access to the courses?

If you subscribe for a monthly subscription then you will have the access to all the courses for one month and if you subscribe for an annual subscription you will have access to all the courses for one year.

Your subscription will automatically renew monthly or annually depending on the subscription you’ve selected and we will send you reminder emails twice before every payment is due.

You can also cancel the subscription anytime you want.

If you are a free subscriber you will have limited access to courses forever.

Will I get a certificate after finishing the courses?

Yes after finishing every course 100% you will get a signed and verifiable certificate of completion from SourceCAD. Anyone can verify the authenticity of your certificate using QR code or Certificate number using our certificate verification tool. You can add these certificates to your LinkedIn profile and CV.

Do you offer discounts for schools, colleges or teams?

Yes, we offer discounts for schools, colleges and teams with a batch size of 5 or more, schedule your free demo here.

Where can I get support?

For subject matter questions, you can reach the instructor in the Q&A area. For your account related questions you can reach out to us on our support page here or you can also send us an email at Our typical response time is within 24 hours but we usually answer faster than that.

Can I download the course videos?

No, our videos are stream only and you can watch the videos on our website or mobile device but the download is not allowed. You can however download lesson files and PDF eBooks that are provided with the courses.

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Sharon Anne Clark


"I used SourceCAD as a supplementary practice to my AutoCAD college course, but I found it to be a much better way for me to learn. The videos are clear and methodical, and I was able to practice on my own schedule. After four months of intensive practice, I took and passed the AutoCAD Certified Professional exam."

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Heinz Neutzner


“I don’t use AutoCAD in a professional manner, but I’ve been able to draw two complete houses using the software. Without the learning from the courses, I would not have been able to complete these tasks. It’s fun and easy, I particularly like that the lessons are short and can be done quickly.”

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