ICDL Professional

3D Design

The 3D Design module covers the main concepts and skills needed to create three-dimensional drawings using computer-aided design (CAD).

This module develops the knowledge and skills to use 3D design software for tasks such as manipulating objects and rendering photo-realistic graphics
using lights, textures, and backgrounds.

This module is suitable for students, designers, engineers, architects, technical staff, and people who want to build on their 2D CAD skills by exploring the potential of 3D modelling. CAD is used extensively in a wide range of industries.

Module overview

CategorySkill set
Basic functions
  • File management
  • Model view
Main operations
  • 3D coordinate systems
  • Geometric design aids
  • 3D geometrical drawing
  • 3D surface modelling
  • 3D manipulate object/graphic elements
  • Create solids
  • Modify solid objects
  • Create and modify parametric objects
Advanced operations
  • 3D views
  • Photorealistic presentation