Converting 3ds Max Models to Presentation Plans in AutoCAD

Throughout these lessons, we will go through the complete process of generating a set of design plans directly from an existing 3D model. Software required: AutoCAD 2014, 3ds Max 2012, Photoshop CS3.
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
May 17, 2015
Duration
4h 1m
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Description
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
May 17, 2015
Duration
4h 1m
Description

Throughout these lessons, we will go through the complete process of generating a set of design plans directly from an existing 3D model. You will learn easy-to-apply techniques so that your drawings can be generated almost effortlessly compared to traditional drafting methods. Find out how you can take any complex structure or architectural form and convert it into 2D vector plans, and section sand elevations in minutes. Knowing these techniques is going to boost your ability and speed in AutoCAD and let you hit those short deadlines with ease. Software required: AutoCAD 2014, 3ds Max 2012, Photoshop CS3.

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About the author

Micha Koren is a designer and 3D Artist.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
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Introduction and Project Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Micah Koren, and I'm a designer and digital artist at Le Kore. My latest projects include the visualization of an exotic resort on the island of Reunion, as well as producing marketing visuals of luxury homes and developments in Europe and Southeast Asia. In this course, we're going to learn how to create a set of AutoCAD plans from an existing 3D model. We'll focus on how to extract the plans, sections, and elevations from Max and transfer them to CAD in the simplest and most effective way. If you are going to be modeling your ideas first and then creating presentation plans for your project, then this course is just for you. Some of the major topics that we'll be discussing in this course will include the steps to extract 2D shapes out of your 3D geometry, exporting the information from Max to CAD, and then the ways in which you can compile and complete the plans in AutoCAD with everything from dimensions to labels and hatches. By the end of the training, you would have learned the tricks to generate the clear design drawings from any of your 3D models. You'll also gain a sensual insight into the process of CAD drafting and the preparation of design drawings giving you the ability to make your next big presentation that much more successful. I'm excited to work with Digital-Tutors and especially excited to show you just how easy these techniques are and how quickly you can do the same. So let's get started with a first lesson.