AutoCAD – Advanced 2D to 3D Course

Become an Advanced AutoCAD user quickly by creating as you learn

Are you experienced in AutoCAD but only know how to model in 2D?! This course will introduce you to the 3D concepts and commands and allow you to level up your AutoCAD skills.

What you’ll learn

  • Have an advanced knowledge of both 2D & 3D CAD Design.
  • Able to take Higher level job roles as an AutoCAD Designer & Modeller.

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 2 lectures • 5min.
  • Advanced AutoCAD Techniques –> 3 lectures • 29min.
  • Viewport Control Techniques –> 5 lectures • 1hr 5min.
  • More Advanced AutoCAD Techniques –> 3 lectures • 14min.
  • Basic 3D Modelling –> 2 lectures • 26min.
  • Applying 3D Modelling Techniques –> 8 lectures • 1hr 7min.
  • 3D Visualisation –> 9 lectures • 1hr 30min.
  • A Look at BIM CAD Software –> 1 lecture • 6min.
  • Bonus Section: –> 1 lecture • 2min.

AutoCAD - Advanced 2D to 3D Course


Are you experienced in AutoCAD but only know how to model in 2D?! This course will introduce you to the 3D concepts and commands and allow you to level up your AutoCAD skills.

Whether you have used AutoCAD for years or have just completed our 2D course, this course will show you how to create in 3D and really make your models come to life.

  • Jane: “I had tried other courses that said they were for beginners but assumed there were things you already knew. This course actually starts at the beginning and explains what you’re doing as you’re doing it, without making you feel lost. I do have to pause often but it’s so helpful!”

Create 3D models from 2D designs, set up the scene, add materials, lights and cameras. Create photorealistic images to show off your creations or walk through them in 3D.

After learning the basics of AutoCAD many people want to move on to more advanced concepts. 3D is becoming more popular as it makes it much easier to visualize the end result of a project. In moving into 3D however, there is much more to learn than just the 3D modeling aspect. In order to present your finished image, you need to know about camera placement, lighting the scene, and applying realistic-looking materials.

This course was designed for the AutoCAD user with experience in 2D that would like to learn to use the 3D commands. The course includes practice files and a realistic project to allow you to put into practice the skills as you learn them. Throughout this AutoCAD course, you’ll be creating your own real-world realistic project that is indicative of the kind you might be asked to create in the workplace. You will learn how to produce a professional model to industry standards and hopefully inspire you to do even more!

In this course, we cover advanced 2D drawing methods before moving on to 3D modeling and showing how to model a range of objects. We then use these methods to convert a 2D drawing into a 3D model that we can work with, in the following chapters.


  • MaryKate: “I imagine that the pace of this course will suit most people interested in an introduction CAD! The instructor is easy to understand and is cautious to not overwhelm you right off the bat.”


What will you learn in this AutoCAD advanced 2D to 3D course?

  • Start by learning some advanced selection tools and workflows
  • Learn advanced viewport control tools and techniques
  • Create Dynamic Blocks that can be altered as needed
  • Begin with the basics of 3D modeling
  • How to edit and refine a 2D model for converting to 3D
  • Use the extrude command to give 3D properties to 2D elements
  • Use boolean techniques to edit solid objects
  • Learn about materials and how to apply them to 3D objects
  • Add & set up cameras in a scene
  • Add & set up lighting in a scene
  • Place your model in a real-world location to get accurate sunlight values.
  • Set up and render your finished designs to create a photorealistic image
  • Walk & fly through your finished design.

Real-World Skills

During the course, you will be following along to create a 3D building from the dimensions given. After this course, you will have all the skills necessary to create your own 3D models whether for business or leisure purposes.

Become a Professional AutoCAD Drafter

With the skills learned in this course, you’ll have a highly-desired skill that can help you get jobs and make money as an AutoCAD Drafter.

AutoCAD is an industry-standard and most widely used application when it comes to CAD software, so it’s important for you to learn it if you want to be a professional designer.

  • Abraham: “You have put together a wonderful course. Auto CAD was completely new to me however I feel much more confident after having gone through this course. As a beginner, Auto CAD was definitely intimidating to me however your course has put me at ease. I am a working professional in the marine construction field and frequently need to make new drawings for vessel reconfiguration, new fabrication, etc. Previously I would make a sketch and depend on others for a final drawing but now I have started doing it on my own in a small way. Once again thanks for designing this beautiful course. Great Job!

I have used this method successfully to teach many students and hope to teach you the same way. This course is the Advanced AutoCAD course and is the third in a range of Autodesk-specific software courses that will take anyone from a basic 2D Drafter to a fully-fledged 3D CAD specialist.


Why learn AutoCAD from us?

With over 20 years of experience in a variety of design & CAD Management roles, Mike Freeman knows AutoCAD inside out. He is also an Autodesk Certified Professional in AutoCAD for Design and Drafting.

Many instructors teach outdated methods which have no place in modern real-world use. The skills you will learn here will allow you to not only create professional drawings but allow you to enter the workplace with relevant CAD knowledge that will show any future client or employer that you were taught well.

We promise to help you learn AutoCAD, no matter what it takes. If you ever get stuck, just post a message to the course dashboard and we’ll be there to support you.

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Enroll now, and we’ll see you inside the course!



**Please Note: This course was recorded on the PC version of AutoCAD. If you use a MAC then the commands and locations may vary. I do not have a MAC so am unable to help with this but a quick Google search should help you.**


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