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  • view course page for Weldments with SolidWorks

    Weldments with SolidWorks with Gabriel Corbett

    Walks you through building weldments and fabricated models in SolidWorks.

    1h 57m
    Advanced
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  • view course page for 3D Surface Model Design with AutoCAD

    Learn how to design surface models like the ebike shown in these tutorials, with AutoCAD.

    3h 41m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Modeling a Motorcycle Engine with SolidWorks

    Practice your SolidWorks design skills in this project-based course on modeling motorcycle engine parts.

    1h 49m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Grasshopper

    Learn the basics of using Grasshopper, the visual programming add-on to Rhino, to create complex 3D models with simple math, algorithms, and repeating forms.

    3h 54m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Sheet Metal Design with Inventor

    Learn to design detailed sheet metal parts with the specialized toolset in Autodesk Inventor.

    1h 1m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Rapid Prototyping for Product Design

    Bring your product designs into the real world with rapid prototyping. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the machinery, and insights into techniques such as 3D printing, machining, resin casting, injection molding, and more.

    1h 38m
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  • view course page for Product Design Rendering with Rhino and V-Ray

    Promote your design concepts better with beautiful product renderings built with Rhino and V-Ray.

    2h 54m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Objectified

    Objectified with Gary Hustwit

    In this acclaimed documentary from the maker of Helvetica, renowned designers such as Dieter Rams and Marc Newson talk about the significance of the objects we surround ourselves with, and the people who make them.

    2h 9m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with RhinoCAM

    Up and Running with RhinoCAM with Taylor Hokanson

    Learn how to create models for CNC milling machines with RhinoCAM.

    54m 16s
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for 3D Printing Project: Designing a Replacement Part

    Learn how to create replacements parts for household appliances, furniture, and more with Tinkercad and a desktop 3D printer.

    55m 17s
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Getting Started with MakerBot 3D Printers

    Learn how to set up your MakerBot 3D printer, prepare models for print, and troubleshoot printing issues with the MakerBot.

    1h 5m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Sheet Metal with SolidWorks: Enclosure Design Project

    Take your sheet metal skills to the next level by designing a sheet metal enclosure with SolidWorks in this project-based course.

    2h 31m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Inventor 2014 Essential Training

    Learn about the key processes behind sketching, part modeling, creating assemblies, and drawing in Autodesk Inventor.

    8h 36m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Creating Product Shots in Maya

    Render product shots in their best light with Maya and After Effects.

    4h 6m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Product Shots in 3ds Max

    Present product renderings in their best light with 3ds Max and After Effects.

    3h 25m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Insights on Automotive Design with Veejay Gahir

    Automotive designer Veejay Gahir discusses his career, his influences, and his thoughts on the automotive design industry.

    23m 38s
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Modeling an F1 Wheel in Maya

    Model and render a fully realized Formula 1 steering wheel from an initial product concept sketch.

    2h 6m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Sketching an F1 Wheel with SketchBook Pro

    Learn how to sketch and render product designs like a Formula 1 steering wheel using SketchBook Pro.

    27m 1s
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with 3D Printing

    Learn the basics of what 3D printing is and how you can use it to create amazing objects, from prototypes to working tools.

    1h 16m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for SolidWorks 2014 Essential Training

    Start creating manufacturing-ready parts and assemblies, as well as detailed drawings and bills of materials with SolidWorks 2014.

    6h 20m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Rhino 5 Essential Training

    Rhino 5 Essential Training with Dave Schultze

    Learn how to build your own 3D design models and prototypes with the NURBS-based modeling tools in Rhino 5.0 for Windows.

    7h 10m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for SolidWorks Rendering with PhotoView 360

    Create a photorealistic image or video of your product with PhotoView 360, a rendering and animation plugin for SolidWorks.

    1h 50m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for MODO 701 Essential Training

    MODO 701 Essential Training with Ellery Connell

    Get introduced to MODO 701 and learn how to create 3D models, textures, lights, and renders.

    5h 22m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for The Creative Spark: Krista Donaldson, Social Innovation Designer

    Krista Donaldson, CEO of the nonprofit organization D-Rev, talks about improving health and prosperity in the developing world by combining great design and great technology.

    24m 22s
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  • view course page for Sheet Metal Design with SolidWorks

    Learn to design parts and assemblies using the sheet metal tools in SolidWorks.

    2h 56m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Product Shots in MODO

    Create highly realistic virtual shots of your products, reducing the need for product photography, with MODO.

    3h 24m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Autodesk Inventor

    Introduces the interface and key processes of Inventor, the parametric design system from Autodesk.

    2h 50m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for The Power of PreViz at BMW Group DesignworksUSA

    Author and designer Dane Howard asks DesignworksUSA, a global design firm that consults for the BMW Group, to share their insight and expertise in previsualizing successful design concepts.

    37m 54s
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  • view course page for SolidWorks 2012 Essential Training

    Shows how to create manufacturing-ready parts and assemblies in SolidWorks 2012.

    7h 2m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Rhino 4 Essential Training

    Rhino 4 Essential Training with Dave Schultze

    Shows how the 3D NURBS-based modeling tools in Rhino are used to create 3D objects for industrial design and rapid prototyping.

    5h 48m
    Beginner
     
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