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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 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
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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 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
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  • view course page for Rendering Fundamentals with Rhino and V-Ray

    Learn how to make beautiful renderings that showcase your designs with Rhino and V-Ray.

    2h 46m
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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 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
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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
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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
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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 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 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.

    13m 53s
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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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