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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 Learn SOLIDWORKS: The Basics

    Learn SOLIDWORKS: The Basics with Gabriel Corbett

    Learn SOLIDWORKS. Master the basics of this industry-leading CAD software with our introductory SOLIDWORKS training course.

    1h 59m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Learn Bluebeam: The Basics

    Learn how to manage construction projects in a paperless environment with Bluebeam Revu.

    3h 10m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for SketchUp 2016 Essential Training

    Learn the basics of SketchUp's easy-to-use 3D drawing, design, and rendering tools in these SketchUp tutorials.

    3h 12m
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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 Up and Running with ArchiCAD

    Learn how to use ArchiCAD, the intuitive 2D and 3D BIM software, to model, document, and publish architectural designs.

    2h 43m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Universal Principles of Design

    A weekly series exploring over 50 core design concepts, from the 80/20 rule to storytelling, all based on Will Lidwell's landmark design books, Universal Principles of Design.

    1h 58m
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Rhino for Mac

    Get up and running with Rhino for Mac. Learn about basic interface navigation, 3D modeling, lighting, and rendering in Rhino 5 for Mac.

    7h 25m
    Beginner
     
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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 SOLIDWORKS 2016 Essential Training

    Review the essential tools and modeling concepts necessary to design efficiently in SOLIDWORKS.

    5h 43m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for SOLIDWORKS 2016 New Features

    SOLIDWORKS 2016 New Features with Gabriel Corbett

    Check out the new features and tool enhancements in SOLIDWORKS 2016, the industry-leading 3D CAD software for designing sheet metal, weldments, surfacing, and tool-and-die parts and assemblies.

    27m 6s
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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 Maker: The New Art Class

    Maker: The New Art Class with Chris Reilly

    Follow Chris Reilly and Jason J Ferguson, makers and teachers at Eastern Michigan University, as they take ordinary objects and remake them into extraordinary works of art using 3D printers, mills, and lasers.

    14m 39s
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Bentley MicroStation

    Get a thorough introduction to Bentley MicroStation. Learn how to complete simple 2D drawing projects, edit graphics, reference title blocks, and generate a plot of the final results with MicroStation.

    3h 11m
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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
    Beginner
     
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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 Creating a Captive Sphere with OpenSCAD

    Create a captive sphere model—using just 10 lines of code—and make the object printable with OpenSCAD, the free, multiplatform 3D CAD program.

    21m 24s
    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 Mike Hathorn: 3D Printing in the Classroom

    Find out how teacher Mike Hathorn is helping students transform from tech consumers to tech creators with a curriculum based on 3D modeling and printing.

    10m 18s
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  • view course page for SketchUp 2015 Essential Training

    Learn how to draw, design, and animate your ideas in SketchUp, the fun (and free) 3D drawing software.

    2h 54m
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  • view course page for LP/w Design Studio, Interior and Graphic Design

    Learn how husband-and-wife team Libby and Patrick Castro use their different disciplines—architecture and graphic design—to drive designs for clients at LP/w.

    12m 43s
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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 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
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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 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 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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