In the following practice we will be replicating this 3D image below of a casted block using AutoCAD 2016.


The task will be achieved by using the following modeling, modifying & solid editing tools;

1) Box
2) Wedge

3) Fillet

4) Chamfer

5) Solid Union

6) Solid Subtract


1. Open AutoCAD application on your system

AutoCAD  Application 2016 Icon on desktop

2. Start a new AutoCAD file
Dialogue Box containing 2d & 3D
Create New file Icon
drawing templates


3. Set your units to millimeters

Type un and press enter, the dialogue box will come up for you to set your unit.

Drawing Unit Dialogue box

4. Save the new file in your preferred location on your system and give it a file name

Save Icon Save file Dialogue box


5. Select Box tool under the Home Tab in the Modeling Panel and enter value for breadth and length as (30,60)

Box Tool

About the author

Babayemi Ade-Balogun

A Design Engineer that is skilled in Generating, Issuing and Reviewing Engineering deliverables (Documents and Drawings) as per Client and industry requirement, within given time frame. i have worked in various organizations such as Mobil Producing Nigeria Limited (MPN), Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo), Crestech Engineering Limited, National Oil-Well Varco Nigeria (NOV), Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG)/ Bonny Gas Transport Company (BGT) etc. I love impacting and teaching.

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