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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.

    10h 2m
    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
    Beginner
     
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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
    Beginner
     
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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
    Beginner
     
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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 AutoCAD WS Essential Training

    Covers the basics of AutoCAD WS, focusing on workflows and collaboration that will help you and your team work more efficiently with this cloud-based CAD application.

    2h 23m
    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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  • view course page for AutoCAD 2013 Essentials: 06 Sharing Drawings with Others

    Shows how to transition designs from concept to construction, by preparing drawings to be printed or shared with others.

    1h 24m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for AutoCAD 2013 Essentials: 05 Working with References

    Explore the world of references—a tool that allows you to link and reuse external content in AutoCAD.

    1h 12m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for AutoCAD 2013 Essentials: 04 Annotating a Drawing

    Shows how to create and edit text and dimensions in your drawings, and control the appearance of those annotations using styles.

    1h 35m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for AutoCAD 2013 Essentials: 03 Editing and Organizing Drawings

    Concentrates on the AutoCAD tools and features dedicated to organizing and editing geometry in this design program.

    2h 10m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for AutoCAD 2013 Essentials: 02 Drawing Fundamentals

    Concentrates on the particulars of creating basic geometry in AutoCAD, including drawing and editing lines and shapes.

    1h 56m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for AutoCAD 2013 Essentials: 01 Interface and Drawing Management

    The first installment in a multi-part series, which includes a tour of the AutoCAD interface and tips for managing your drawings from a project's outset.

    1h 5m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for AutoCAD 2011: Migrating from Windows to Mac

    Covers the fundamental differences between the 2011 Mac OS X and PC versions of AutoCAD.

    2h 45m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for AutoCAD 2011 Essential Training

    Covers the most important features of this industry-standard 2D drafting and design application.

    6h 48m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Revit Architecture 2011 Essential Training

    Shows how to create compelling architectural designs using the building information modeling tools in Revit.

    8h 30m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for AutoCAD 2010 Essential Training

    Introduces the AutoCAD 2010 application and covers several of its major features, equipping viewers with the tools to produce, annotate, and plot designs.

    6h 51m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for AutoCAD 2009 Essential Training

    Gives a thorough explanation of the interface and explains the commands as they would be encountered in a typical workflow.

    6h 50m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for AutoCAD 2008 Essential Training

    Focuses on the difficult concepts that matter most to professional AutoCAD users.

    6h 58m
    Beginner
     
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