ATC362 - Auto CAD 2018 - 3D Modelling - Fundamentals

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Subject Title
Auto CAD 2018 - 3D Modelling - Fundamentals

Subject Description
In this course students develop work flows and learn concepts for creating and editing solid and surface models with AutoCAD. Based on floor plans and detailed CAD drawings, students create basic 3D models, concentrating on objects and small residential.

Credit Status
One credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Work in the 3D environment
  2. Create solid primitives
  3. Create composite solids
  4. Create models from 2D profiles
  5. Convert 2D objects to solids or surfaces
  6. Navigate 3D geometry using the viewcube, orbit and setting the viewpoint display
  7. Edit solid models
  8. Change the model position using the user coordinate system
  9. Interpret working drawings into 3D models
  10. Set up, plot and render drawings and 3D models
  11. Section a model
  12. Create a basic 3 dimensional model of an architectural structure

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

ATC111 or an introductory AutoCAD course or equivalent industrial experience 

Topic Outline
3D Foundations

Introduction to the 3D Modeling Workspace
Basic 3D Viewing Tools
3D Navigation Tools
3D Primitive Modeling
Solid Modeling with the User Coordinate System
Introduction to the World and User Coordinate System
Using the UCS X-,Y-, and Z- Commands
Boolean Tools
Working with Composite Solids
Creating Solids and Surfaces from 2D Objects
Working with 2D Profiles
Creating Regions
Extruding and Sweeping
Press Pull Tool
Revolving Profiles
Creating Surfaces from 2D Profiles
3D Solid Editing
Fillets and Chamfers on Solids
Slicing a Solid along a Plane
Section Tool
Creating a Shell
Thickening a 3D Surface
Modifying in 3D Space
3D Gizmo Tools
3D Move and Rotate
Aligning Objects in 3D Space
3D Mirroring
Grip Editing
Advanced Solid Editing
Editing Components of Solids
Editing Faces of Solids
Imprinting Edges of Solids
Working Drawings from 3D Models
Creating Multiple Viewports
2D Views from 3D Solids
3D Models Import
Working with Sections
Assembly Modeling
Methods of Assembly
Creating a 3D Model using many Components
Assembling a Complex 3D Model
Working with Various Views
Working with Materials
Specifying Light Source
Rendering Concepts
Creating Visual Styles
Basic Animation using the Anipath Command

Mode of Instruction
Lively-paced lectures with hands-on emphasis

Prescribed Texts

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation

  • Assignments are due at the beginning of the class on which they are due.
  • A late penalty of 10% per day is assessed for late assignments, including those not handed in at the beginning of class when due.
  • Material will not be accepted after one week following the due date and/or when the marked material is returned to students, whichever comes first.
  • Assignments are to be prepared by computer.

Absenteeism and Exams
  • Students should be aware that absenteeism almost guarantees an inability to achieve satisfactory grades.
  • Students who are absent for an examination due to an emergency (e.g., motor vehicle accident, hospitalization or death in the family) may provide official documentation within five days of the missed exam and be provided a deferred exam at a later date.  Official documentation includes a death notice or an original doctor’s certificate identifying the date, length of time expected absence and the specific reason for the absence.  Examinations missed without official documentation and approval result in a grade of zero.
  • There are no deferred options for missed tests.  The value of missed tests, at the discretion of the Faculty, will be added to other evaluation components

English Proficiency
  • All written work should demonstrate the following characteristics for clarity and conciseness:
-writing is consistent with the rules of English grammar
-spelling and punctuation are correct
-sentences are structured correctly
-main ideas are supported with specific, relevant examples and reasons
-work flows logically through supporting statements/paragraphs
-work is arranged in correct format (e.g., as a report, essay)
-up to 10% of the final grade may be deducted on all work if the above English competencies are not met.

Format for Assignments
  • Students must use the standard, APA style for quoting sources.   Help is available at:

Laboratory Attendance

The laboratory component is essential and therefore it is strongly recommended  that you attend all labs.  Any missed labs must be supported with a legal document with three days of the lab.  Any student who fails to attend 2 scheduled laboratory classes for a 7 week subject and more than 3 laboratory classes for a 14 week subject will not pass the subject.   

Laboratory Safety
Students are required to review and understand the safety procedures and guidelines outlined on the first class and sign the sheet to this effect before beginning work in the laboratory.  Students must also wear a lab coat and safety glasses when conducting experiments.
A student who arrives without the proper safety equipment will not be permitted to participant in the lab but will be asked to leave the class.  The student will receive no grade for the lab missed.

Grading is based on the following marking scheme:
Practical  50%
Final Exam 50%

Other Evaluation Considerations
The student is expected to comply with the Safety Rules for working in the laboratory, sign the safety contract, and WILL NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES WEAR CONTACT LENSES in the laboratory.  The student will know where all safety equipment is located in the laboratory and will be familiar with WHMIS concepts and signage.


Approved by: Denis Gravelle