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  • view course page for Revit: Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting

    Get a new tip, trick, or troubleshooting technique for Revit every Tuesday. This weekly series offers workflow enhancements, customizations, and shortcuts for both Revit beginners and seasoned users alike.

    2h 20m
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  • view course page for MEP Families in Revit

    Improve your Revit MEP workflow with Revit families. Learn how to model electrical panels and junction boxes, recessed and track lighting, HVAC systems with ducting and air terminals, and pipe systems with Revit families.

    4h 51m
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  • view course page for SketchUp 2016 Essential Training

    Learn the basics of SketchUp's easy-to-use 3D drawing, design, and rendering tools in these SketchUp tutorials.

    3h 12m
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  • view course page for AutoCAD: Using the Command Line

    Learn how to use the AutoCAD command line to work more efficiently in AutoCAD 2016.

    2h 12m
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  • view course page for AutoCAD for Mac 2016 New Features

    Learn about the new features in AutoCAD for Mac 2016, including the Express Tools, XREF mapping, PDF enhancements, and improvements for working with text, geometry, and lines.

    55m 33s
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  • view course page for SketchUp for Architecture: Details

    Learn how to build complex construction from simple components in SketchUp. Following some essential organizational strategies, learn how to control visibility and selection with Outliner and Layers to create a brick and block cavity detail with a realistic timber casement window.

    4h 45m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for SketchUp Rendering Using V-Ray 2

    Learn how to add naturalistic lighting, additional cameras, reflections, and diffuse materials to your SketchUp models with V-Ray.

    3h 15m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Structural Families in Revit

    Learn how to create custom structural families in Revit 2016.

    4h 50m
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  • view course page for Optimizing Your AutoCAD Desktop to Go Mobile

    Take your CAD projects on the go with A360 Drive, Autodesk's cloud platform, and AutoCAD 360, their browser-based version of AutoCAD.

    2h 28m
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  • view course page for Designing a Tiny House with SketchUp

    Build a tiny house—an entire home on wheels—with SketchUp, the free 3D modeling software.

    5h 24m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Unreal Engine: Architectural Visualization

    Learn how to showcase an architectural design in real time, using the Unreal 4 game engine.

    3h 53m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for SketchUp for Architecture: LayOut

    Learn how scenes, styles, and sections cuts that enable you to link your 3D SketchUp model to LayOut and generate the best looking plans and elevations and annotated views you can get from your model.

    6h 17m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Rendering with AutoCAD

    Add 3D life to 2D drawings; learn to render your designs with AutoCAD.

    50m 5s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Managing Location Coordinates with Revit

    Explore the Revit coordinate system, how files relate to one another when linked, and how to manage relationships between shared coordinates over time.

    2h 0m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Sheet Sets with AutoCAD

    Build a sheet set from scratch and take advantage of all the automatic drawing-, sheet-, and callout-coordination functionality that AutoCAD has to offer.

    1h 26m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Mike Hathorn: 3D Printing in the Classroom

    Find out how teacher Mike Hathorn is helping students transform from tech consumers to tech creators with a curriculum based on 3D modeling and printing.

    10m 18s
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  • view course page for Learn to Texture for 3D

    Learn to Texture for 3D with Adam Crespi

    These case studies show how to create four distinct and highly realistic textures, apply your own variations, and link your custom textures to materials in Maya.

    1h 3m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for SketchUp 2015 Essential Training

    Learn how to draw, design, and animate your ideas in SketchUp, the fun (and free) 3D drawing software.

    2h 54m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for 3D Printing a Scale Model with AutoCAD

    Transform your 2D architectural drawings into three-dimensional models optimized for 3D printing, with AutoCAD.

    1h 17m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Modeling a Staircase with AutoCAD

    Learn to master a wide variety of AutoCAD's 3D modeling tools while modeling a complex spiral staircase.

    54m 15s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for 3D Textures: Formed Concrete

    Takes you through all the steps for creating concrete textures in Photoshop and Maya.

    1h 6m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Revit Templates: Content

    Learn how to preload content in your Revit template to save time and standardize your documentation.

    1h 16m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Revit Templates: Views and Sheets

    Customize Revit templates to include the floor plans, elevations, schedules, and sheets you need the most.

    1h 50m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Architectural Rendering with Rhino and V-Ray

    Make your architectural designs more realistic and visually compelling. Learn how to render interior and exterior scenes with Rhino and V-Ray.

    3h 53m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Revit Templates: System Settings

    Learn to configure the system families and settings that are part of every Revit project to maximize consistency and predictability in your projects.

    2h 0m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for 3D Textures: Shingles & Siding

    Learn how to build asphalt shingles in a variety of bond patterns with Photoshop and Illustrator.

    57m 50s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Revit Templates: Annotation

    Configure your Revit templates with consistent annotations for more professional office standards and high-quality project deliverables.

    1h 58m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for 3D Architectural Modeling with AutoCAD

    Take your drawings from 2D to 3D with AutoCAD. Learn to model a building, complete with doors, windows, a staircase, a roof, and surrounding terrain, with AutoCAD 2015.

    3h 12m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for 3D Textures: Brick

    3D Textures: Brick with Adam Crespi

    Discover how to create realistic brick textures from scratch in Photoshop.

    1h 29m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Building Curtain Walls with Revit

    Learn to build curtain walls ranging from simple, preconfigured options to custom and free-form curtain walls with Revit.

    1h 10m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Cityscapes in Maya

    Learn to design, model, and render a detailed cityscape with Illustrator and Maya.

    3h 2m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for 3D Textures: Metals

    3D Textures: Metals with Adam Crespi

    Learn to draw metal textures from scratch with Photoshop and Illustrator, and link them to materials in 3ds Max.

    1h 13m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for SketchUp for Architecture: Fundamentals

    Learn about the fundamentals of architecture in SketchUp, by walking though a typical residential building project: from creating a site plan to adding the walls, doors, windows, floors, and details that make a house a home.

    4h 49m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for SketchUp for Interior Design

    Find out how to use SketchUp to visualize an interior design project quickly.

    2h 16m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with mental ray in 3ds Max

    Introduces the basic and not-so-basic features of mental ray, the production-proven renderer of choice for many 3ds Max users.

    4h 7m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Cityscapes in 3ds Max

    Learn to design and model a city from almost any era, with Illustrator (or any other vector drawing program) and 3ds Max.

    3h 22m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Building Roofs with Revit

    Learn to build roofs with Revit: from flat roofs to crazy free-form roofs and everything in between (hip, gable, mansard, Dutch hip combination, and gambrel).

    3h 11m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Vectorworks

    Get up and running with Vectorworks. Learn how to work with 2D and 3D geometry, texture and light your drawings, add annotations, and print and share your work.

    1h 52m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Spaces and Places by Kevin Sloan Studio

    Landscape architect Kevin Sloan explains the design decisions and inspiration behind three of his groundbreaking landscaping and building projects.

    21m 15s
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  • view course page for Urbanized

    Urbanized with Gary Hustwit

    Urbanized, a documentary about the design of cities, looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world's foremost architects, planners, policy makers, builders, and thinkers.

    2h 18m
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  • view course page for Rendering Exteriors in 3ds Max

    Learn how to light and render the exterior of a building with 3ds Max, and composite the final scene in Nuke and After Effects.

    3h 43m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Rendering Exteriors in Maya

    Learn how to render the exterior of a building with both day and night lighting rigs using Maya, and composite the final scene in Nuke and After Effects.

    4h 5m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for AutoCAD Architecture Essential Training

    Learn the tools and techniques used by professional architects to build amazing structures with AutoCAD Architecture.

    7h 27m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Rendering Interiors in Maya

    Learn how to replicate three unique lighting setups for a fully detailed modern office lobby in Maya, starting with direct daylight.

    3h 21m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Navisworks Essential Training

    Learn how to use Navisworks Manage and Navisworks Simulate to gain control and get a holistic view of your building projects. Create virtual builds and walk-throughs of your models and anticipate outcomes before you begin.

    2h 37m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Revit: Family Curves and Formulas

    Tame unruly parametric curves with the Revit Family Editor, and start controlling circles, arcs, arches, splines, and even complex curves like cyma moldings.

    3h 51m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Michelle Kaufmann's Platinum LEED Home Remodel: Start to Finish

    Watch Michelle Kaufman remodel a home in San Francisco to meet a growing family's needs while earning the US Green Building Council's rigorous LEED Platinum certification.

    29m 10s
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  • view course page for Phasing and Design Options in Revit

    Shows how to use phasing and design options to organize multipart, multifaceted projects in Revit.

    1h 54m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Migrating from AutoCAD to Revit

    Shows AutoCAD drafters and designers how to migrate their CAD workflow to Revit.

    2h 18m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for SketchUp Rendering Using Twilight

    Create highly realistic 3D architectural drawings (including interior/exterior elements) with the lights, materials, camera, and render options in Twilight.

    2h 56m
    Intermediate
     
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