Convert 2D Objects to 3D Objects: AutoCAD 2013 for Mac

Uploaded by Autodesk on 27.03.2012

Let’s take a look at how to generate 3D objects from an original 2D design.
I’ll start with this 2D drawing showing the top, front, and right side views of a
coffee mug. Because 3D objects are easier to see in an
isometric view, I’ll select SW Isometric from the Viewport Label menus. I could also
click the corner of the ViewCube tool. I’ll select EXTRUDE to extrude the 2D base
of the mug to create a 3D cylinder for the body of the mug.
Now I’ll create a circle that I’ll use for the inside diameter of the mug. I’ll
select PRESSPULL and use the circle to create the interior of the mug.
Next I’ll copy and align the 2D handle to the 3D mug.
I’ll select 3DALIGN and select the 2D handle and press Enter.
I’ll select two reference points along the center line of the 2D mug and press Enter.
Now I’ll select two reference points along the center line of the 3D mug to rotate the
handle, and one reference point to locate the handle to the mug.
To complete the handle, I’ll select SWEEP to sweep the profile of the handle along the
2D path. To get a better idea of how the mug will look,
I’ll select the Conceptual visual style from the Viewport Label menus.
And finally I’ll hold down the Shift key and use a two-finger swipe on the trackpad
to orbit around the 3D mug.