Learn about creating 3D sketches.
- [Instructor] Creating complex 3D sketches is an essential…skill for passing the exam.…Now, the best thing to do when you're creating 3D sketches…is generally, start with a couple of 2D sketches first,…and then use the 3D elements to connect the dots.…Here's a prime example here.…I've got a rectangular shape, and I might want to make…more of a rectangular box, so what I can do…is take a feature here.…Make a Reference Geometry Plane.…I already have a top plane here, which I drew this on.…I'm going to go ahead and just bump that plane up above there.…
Click on "OK."…You can always reference the existing sketch,…so you might want to start a sketch here.…Start a sketch.…Choose this original sketch here, and then convert entities.…That's a really handy way to easily recreate that geometry,…and that way, if the bottom sketch changes,…the top sketch will automatically update.…Go ahead and exit out of the sketch when you're done,…or if you want to, we can continue creating geometry.…So, over here, let's go ahead, just for fun,…
Join Gabriel Corbett as he reviews the exam requirements, along with testing techniques and tips to make more effective use of your time. He refreshes your knowledge of fundamentals such as creating and saving weldment profiles, building sketches, trimming and extending weldments, applying corner treatments, and creating end caps and gussets. He also covers advanced weldment creation, profile alignment, and weldment cut lists. Last, but not least, he reviews questions from a sample exam and provides pointers for measuring parts correctly and verifying the unit system.
- Test-taking techniques
- Placing and locating weldment profiles
- Modifying corners
- Placing gaps at corners and segment intersections
- End caps and gussets
- Modifying weldment parts
- Creating a 3D sketch
- Creating cut lists