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Design for Architecture, Manufacturing, and Products with CAD software

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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 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
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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
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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
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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 3D Printing with Photoshop

    3D Printing with Photoshop with Ryan Kittleson

    Learn how to prepare and print your 3D models with Photoshop.

    50m 43s
    Intermediate
     
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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
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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 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 SolidWorks 2012 Essential Training

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

    7h 2m
    Beginner
     
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