3DVIA Composer Essentials Training

An Instructor Led Classroom Based Basic Course

3DVIA Composer Essentials teaches you how to use the 3DVIA Composer software to create 2D and 3D outputs from CAD design data. You will also learn how to create animations and update your view data when CAD files change.

 

Course details and prerequisites:

Duration: 3 Days
Type: Instructor Led
Level: Basic

Prerequisites:

  • Experience with the Windows™ operating system.

 

 


After the training you will be able to:
  • Create 2D and 3D images for product documentation applications such as Adobe Illustrator™ or CorelDRAW™
  • Create animations to use for documentation or marketing of your product designs
  • Update product documentation when changes are applied to your CAD files

 

Course Outline

Lesson 1 Getting Started 

  • What is the 3DVIA Composer Application? 
  • Starting 3DVIA Composer 
  • 3DVIA Composer Terminology 
  • 3DVIA Composer User Interface 
  • Preferences and Document Properties 
  • Creating 2D Output 
  • Exercise 1: User Interface 
  • Exercise 2: Terminology 

Lesson 2 Creating Cover and Detail Images 

  • Overview
  • Views 
  • Rendering Tools 
  • Navigation Tools 
  • Camera Alignment Tools 
  • Create 2D Output 
  • Digger 
  • Exercise 3: Navigation Tools 
  • Exercise 4: Digger 
  • Exercise 5: Updating Views 

Lesson 3 Creating an Exploded View 

  • Overview
  • Visibility Tools 
  • Exploded Views 
  • Collaborative Actors 
  • Styles 
  • Vector Graphics Output 
  • Exercise 6: Exploded View 
  • Exercise 7: Styles 
  • Exercise 8: Markups and Annotations 
  • Exercise 9: Visibility and Rendering Tools 

Lesson 4 Creating Additional Exploded Views 

  • Overview
  • Paper Space 
  • Importing Files 
  • File Types 
  • Update Views with Selected Actors 
  • Align Actors 
  • Explode Lines 
  • Custom Views 
  • Linking Between Views 
  • Exercise 10: Importing Assemblies
  • Exercise 11: Merging and Aligning Actors 
  • Exercise 12: Custom Views 

Lesson 5 Creating Bills of Materials 

  • Overview
  • Bill of Materials 
  • Vector Graphics Output 
  • Another BOM Table 
  • Exercise 13: Exploded Views, BOMs, and Callouts 
  • Exercise 14: Vector Graphics Files

Lesson 6 Creating a Marketing Image 

  • Overview
  • Selections
  • Textures
  • Lighting 
  • High Resolution Image 
  • Exercise 15: Lights and Textures
  • Exercise 16: Render Effects  

Lesson 7 Creating an Animation 

  • Overview
  • Timeline Pane 
  • Position Keys 
  • Exercise 17: Creating an Explode Animation 

Lesson 8 Creating Interactive Content 

  • Overview 
  • Selections in the Key Track
  • Position and Property Keys
  • Filters
  • Animating Collaborative Actors
  • Digger Keys
  • Events
  • Exercise 18: Managing the Timeline Pane 
  • Exercise 19: Animating Changes to Actors
  • Exercise 20: Events

Lesson 9 Creating a Walkthrough Animation 

  • Overview
  • Camera Keys
  • Adding Views to the Timeline
  • Grids
  • Exercise 21: Camera Keys 1
  • Exercise 22: Camera Keys 2

Lesson 10 Creating an Explode and Collapse Animation

  • Overview
  • Assembly Selection Mode
  • Scenarios
  • Exercise 23: Animating Actors and the Digger 
  • Exercise 24: Compound Motion and Scenarios 

Lesson 11 Updating 3DVIA Composer Files

  • Overview 
  • Update an Entire Assembly 
  • Changing the Geometry of an Actor
  • Exercise 25: Updating from CAD 

Lesson 12 Publishing from 3DVIA Composer 

  • Overview
  • Preparing a File for Publishing 
  • Publishing to PDF 
  • Publishing inside Microsoft Word 
  • Publishing to HTML 
  • Exercise 26: Publishing to PDF 
  • Exercise 27: Publishing inside Microsoft Word 
  • Exercise 28: Publishing inside HTML 

Appendix A Additional Applications and Workshops 

  • Overview
  • 3DVIA Sync and 3DVIA Enterprise Sync 
  • 3DVIA Check 
  • 3DVIA Path Planning 
  • Simplification Workshop