Workshop: Introduction to 3D CAD (with Blender)

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(Generally, this workshop is offered at least once every week on a rotating basis. Check the DaBL calendar for up-to-date availability!)

File -> User preferences -> input -> emulate

Will make "Alt" + "Left Click" equivalent to "Middle Click" movements

Useful Controls

"B" - select command

"A" - deselect all command

"Shift" + "Middle Click" - pan camera

"Ctrl" + "R" - subdivide command

"N" brings up dimensions panel

Workshop checklist

Learning Objectives

By the end of this Workshop, you should:

  1. understand CAD and its role in 3D design.
  2. know the differences between parametric and non-parametric in terms of software.

Measurable Outcomes

By the end of this Workshop, you should be able to:

  1. create and manipulate 3D objects.
  2. toggle between the different modes to edit models.
  3. change the position of the origin.