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3D Design

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The ICDL 3D Design module sets out essential concepts and skills relating to the fundamentals of using 3D Design software. This module is suitable for second-level and third-level students who wish to certify their skills to an international standard.


The Syllabus sets out the specific knowledge and skills that make up this module, as informed by input from a wide range of experts from the world's leading computer societies and independent subject matter experts.

Download the 3D Design Module Syllabus (PDF)

On completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  • Use the 3D design application to create, import and export 3D models.
  • Use model view tools like pan, zoom, rotate, and save and recall model views.
  • Create, modify, save, and load coordinate systems.
  • Carry out the geometric drawing of points, lines, arcs, splines, circles, polygons and use surface modelling for the extrusion of surfaces and the creation of surface revolutions, planes, and edge surfaces.
  • Manipulate object/graphic elements and create and modify solids and parametric objects.
  • Use orthogonal, axonometric and perspective views.
  • Create photorealistic presentations by rendering a model or scene and by creating lights, materials, and background scenes.


  • Provides a comprehensive introduction to core 3D Design skills
  • Supports important skills required in engineering and product design
  • Certifies best practice in 3D Design software use


Basic Functions
  • File Management
  • Model View
Main Operations
  • 3D Coordinates Systems
  • Geometric Design Aids
  • 3D Geometric Drawing
  • 3D Surface Modelling
  • Manipulate Object/Graphical Element Create Solids
  • Modify Solids
  • Create and Modify Parametric Objects
Advanced Operations
  • 3D Views
  • Photorealistic Presentation


ICDL Asia provides sample tests to enable potential candidates and employers to understand ICDL 3D Design in more depth and prepare for testing.

Download the 3D Design Sample Test

Please note: Answers are provided for the multiple choice questions of the sample papers, please refer to ICDL training materials for information on practical tasks.