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National Taiwan University

3D CAD Application

National Taiwan University via Coursera


Do you want to obtain all the necessary skills of a 3D modeler? Do you want to know how an engineer develop a building model in details? The “3D CAD Application” course, the second course of the new specialization, is coming! After finishing this course: You will be able to know how to use the SketchUp’s advanced functions by creating 3D building models. You will be able to develop a building as an engineer. Let’s start the learning journey!


  • Initiation: Prepare for the Class
    • This module includes the course syllabus, grading policy and tips to learn modeling well.
  • Basis of 3D modeling: Learn basic concept and start modeling
    • This module includes some crucial concepts and tips for modeling.Learners will learn how to import the 1F plan and be familiar with the entire process.
  • Building Structure: Create columns, walls, beams and slabs
    • This module includes methods to develop structure of the building model. Learners will start from 1F slabs, columns, walls and beams. It also includes the use of grouping objects in SketchUp.
  • Staircases: Create staircases and railings
    • This module covers the process of creating staircases and handrails. Learners will learn how to draw staircases according to 1F plan, and how to use array and group functions to simplified modeling process.
  • Windows: Create detailed components
    • This module includes tips to create complex windows and doors. Learners will learn about components and create some important components.
  • Modify and Place Component: Place components into building model
    • This module demonstrates how to place components created in module 5 or from 3D Warehouse, including windows, doors and air conditioning inlet. Learners will learn to modify components and place them into the building model.
  • Model Assembling and Materials: Complete this building model
    • This module covers model assembling and decoration. Learners will be familiar with concept of model assembling and setting of materials and shadow. In this module, learners will finally complete the model.
  • Closure: Review and preview
    • This module includes course review and a short introduction of next course: BIM Application.

Taught by

康仕仲 (Shih-Chung Jessy Kang)


4.9 rating at Coursera based on 140 ratings

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