3D CAD (Computer-aided Design) Level 3 Award

The study of AutoCAD’s 3-D capabilities will enable you to represent components, arrangements and building layouts in realistic three dimensional views.

  • Level

    Level 3

  • Study Mode


  • Duration

    1 Year

  • Location

    Guildford College

  • Pathway


This will enhance the presentation and interrogation of your prospective designs.

Topics include:

  • Setting the 3D modelling environment
  • Defining and using co-ordinate points
  • Modifying 3D solid objects
  • Performing 3D operations on existing objects
  • Manipulating a 3D model
  • Viewing 3D model in a variety of display formats

All 16-19 year olds on full-time programmes will be required to retake GCSE English and Maths or to undertake Functional Skills, if they have not already attained the equivalent of a GCSE grade C in these subjects, every year of their course, until they complete their studies.

The course is suitable for those in: architecture, building services, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, production engineering and all those wishing to extend their AutoCAD qualifications.

This is a follow-on course to the 2-D Drawing and Design course and is also suitable for students with substantial experience using AutoCAD.

Highly experienced tutors from industry delivering teaching using purpose-built facilities with the latest industry standard autoCAD software.

The course is essentially hands-on each with student using a work station which reflects closely those presently used in industry.

Further CAD or construction courses at the College or elsewhere.

You should have achieved a Computer-Aided Design 2D Level 3 qualification, or be able to evidence that you have substantial experience in using AutoCAD.

Access to a computer capable of running AutoCAD would be an advantage as free educational version of software can be made available for external study.

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