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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 AutoCAD Certified Professional Prep Course

    Become an Autodesk Certified Professional or Autodesk Certified User. Study for the exam while you reinforce your CAD skills.

    4h 40m
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  • view course page for Inventor: Rendering and Animation

    Learn how to create a 3D rendering of an existing model in Autodesk Inventor, and change the lighting, cameras, styles, and background scenes to produce more realistic images and animations.

    1h 56m
    Beginner
     
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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 Autodesk Inventor: Product Design Workflow

    Lock in your Inventor skills with a retro product design project for a vintage beverage caddy.

    1h 42m
    Beginner
     
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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 Up and Running with BIM 360 Glue

    Get every member of your team—everyone on the job, on the road, and in the office—up and running with BIM 360 Glue, the cloud-based BIM management software.

    2h 43m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for AutoCAD Raster Design Essential Training

    Learn how to optimize and vectorize raster data with AutoCAD Raster Design and avoid tedious redrawing tasks.

    1h 19m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with AutoCAD 360

    Learn how to use the drawing, editing, and annotation tools in AutoCAD 360 to take work into the field or share it in the cloud.

    1h 9m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Tinkercad

    Walk through the basics of 3D modeling in Tinkercad, the free online app that anyone can use to create models for 3D printing.

    48m 15s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Revit Architecture 2016 Essential Training (Imperial)

    Teaches you the techniques you need to complete solid architectural projects in Revit 2016, using imperial project units.

    11h 3m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with AutoCAD LT

    Hit the ground running with AutoCAD LT, the 2D drawing software from Autodesk.

    5h 42m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with 123D Design

    Get up and running with 123D Design, the free 3D modeling program from Autodesk that runs on Macs and PCs.

    1h 23m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Inventor 2016 Essential Training

    Takes you through the interface and key processes of Inventor 2016, including sketching, drawing, modeling parts, and building assemblies.

    6h 26m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for InfraWorks Essential Training

    Learn to create new worlds inside InfraWorks 360, the exciting new design and engineering program that gives your projects 3D, real-world context.

    7h 11m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Revit Architecture 2016 Essential Training (Metric)

    Teaches you the techniques you need to complete solid architectural projects in Revit 2016, using metric project units.

    11h 58m
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  • view course page for Revit Structure 2016 Essential Training

    Learn how to create accurate foundation plans and framing plans, with details such as brace frames and trusses, with Revit Structure 2016.

    2h 44m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for AutoCAD 2016 Essential Training

    Learn how to master AutoCAD 2016 and draw the kind of precise, measured 2D drawings that form the basis of design communication the world over.

    8h 46m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Migrating from AutoCAD to Inventor

    Leverage your experience with AutoCAD while migrating to Autodesk Inventor's specialized toolset for mechanical design, engineering, and manufacturing.

    1h 18m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for AutoCAD for Mac 2015 Essential Training

    Review the essential features and techniques every designer needs to know to work with AutoCAD for Mac, including creating and editing geometry, working with layers, and annotating drawings.

    4h 9m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Alias Essential Training

    Alias Essential Training with Veejay Gahir

    Learn to use the industry-leading modeling and refinement tool Alias Design, for surfacing, engineering, and creating high-quality, feasible CAD models.

    9h 53m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for 3D Scanning with a Camera

    3D Scanning with a Camera with Kacie Hultgren

    Learn to scan a 3D object with your smartphone or camera and the free 123D Catch app from Autodesk.

    53m 53s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with InfraWorks

    Create and visualize preliminary designs in stunning 3D with InfraWorks. These InfraWorks tutorials will help you simulate existing 3D landscapes and cityscapes and then build in your own designs to show how they will play out in the real world.

    3h 20m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Basic Roadway Design with Civil 3D

    Learn the basics of roadway design with Civil 3D, the powerful civil engineering software.

    2h 47m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Civil 3D

    Up and Running with Civil 3D with Jon Michael Roberts

    Get Civil 3D up and running and start designing and documenting engineering projects with this powerful CAD program.

    2h 31m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Showcase

    Get up and running with Showcase, the tool for presenting architectural and product designs to clients and collaborators.

    1h 35m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Revit Architecture 2015 Essential Training

    Build your Revit skills from the ground up. Learn the building information modeling (BIM) techniques you need to complete solid architectural projects in Revit 2015.

    11h 4m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for AutoCAD 2015 Essential Training

    Learn how to create detailed 2D CAD drawings with AutoCAD 2015.

    8h 35m
    Beginner
     
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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 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 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 AutoCAD for Mac

    Get up and running quickly with AutoCAD for Mac. Learn how to create and modify 2D geometry, add annotations, and plot your drawings.

    1h 45m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Revit MEP 2014 Essential Training

    Learn how to create mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection system documentation in Revit MEP 2014.

    3h 31m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for AutoCAD 2014 Essentials: 06 Sharing Drawings with Others

    Transition your AutoCAD designs from concepts to workable construction documents.

    1h 35m
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  • view course page for AutoCAD 2014 Essentials: 05 Working with References

    Learn to work with AutoCAD blocks, link to other drawings, and insert images in this AutoCAD tutorial.

    1h 19m
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  • view course page for AutoCAD 2014 Essentials: 04 Annotating a Drawing

    Create and edit annotations in your drawings, and control their appearance using styles.

    1h 42m
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  • view course page for AutoCAD 2014 Essentials: 03 Editing and Organizing Drawings

    Learn to manage layers, selections, and geometry in your AutoCAD drawings.

    2h 18m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for AutoCAD 2014 Essentials: 02 Drawing Fundamentals

    Create basic geometry in AutoCAD 2014, and learn to draw and edit lines and shapes.

    2h 3m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for AutoCAD 2014 Essentials: 01 Interface and Drawing Management

    Kicks off the AutoCAD 2014 Essentials series with a complete tour of the interface and the drawing features.

    1h 22m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Revit Architecture 2014 Essential Training

    Teaches the core building information modeling (BIM) skills you need to complete solid architectural drawings in Revit 2014.

    10h 52m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Revit

    Up and Running with Revit with Paul F. Aubin

    An introduction to Revit, the building information modeling software for architects and structural engineers.

    3h 58m
    Beginner
     
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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 Revit Structure 2013 Essential Training

    Discover how to create detailed architectural models and documentation in Revit Structure.

    6h 23m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Revit Stairs Workshop

    Practice designing stairs for commercial and residential buildings, as well as winding stairs, custom railings, and ramps.

    2h 18m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Revit Architecture 2013 Essential Training

    Create compelling architectural designs using the modeling and documentation tools in Revit.

    10h 27m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with 3D in AutoCAD 2013

    Explore techniques for creating and designing three-dimensional models in AutoCAD 2013.

    2h 37m
    Beginner
     
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