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  • view course page for Tinkercad: Modeling Custom Designs for 3D Printing

    Turn your 3D scans into personalized, custom products with Tinkercad, a free and easy-to-use 3D modeling program.

    28m 43s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Fundamentals of Stress Analysis Tools in Inventor Professional

    Learn the basics of conducting stress analysis tests of parts and assemblies with Inventor, and uncover the weak points of your designs.

    25m 57s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Rendering with AutoCAD

    Add 3D life to 2D drawings; learn to render your designs with AutoCAD.

    50m 5s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Designing Dynamic Blocks in AutoCAD

    Build intelligence into your AutoCAD drawings with dynamic blocks, and update the shape, size, position, orientation, and visibility of objects in blocks on the fly.

    1h 5m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Managing Location Coordinates with Revit

    Explore the Revit coordinate system, how files relate to one another when linked, and how to manage relationships between shared coordinates over time.

    2h 0m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Working with Dimensions in AutoCAD

    Learn how to annotate technical drawings with dimensions styles, text, and multileaders block text.

    1h 4m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Sheet Sets with AutoCAD

    Build a sheet set from scratch and take advantage of all the automatic drawing-, sheet-, and callout-coordination functionality that AutoCAD has to offer.

    1h 26m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Sprinkler Design with Revit

    Architects: learn to design sprinkler piping and systems in Revit.

    1h 16m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Fire-Alarm Systems Design with Revit

    Learn how to design fire-alarm systems in these Revit tutorials.

    1h 22m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Sprinkler and Fire-Alarm Systems with AutoCAD

    Learn to design sprinkler and fire-alarm systems with AutoCAD.

    1h 25m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Exploring Case Studies of Texture Creation and Variation

    These case studies show how to create four distinct and highly realistic textures, apply your own variations, and link your custom textures to materials in Maya.

    1h 3m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Roadway Design for InfraWorks 360

    Get up and running with Roadway Design for InfraWorks 360 and learn how to create and share your own road designs quickly.

    1h 42m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for 3D Printing a Scale Model with AutoCAD

    Transform your 2D architectural drawings into three-dimensional models optimized for 3D printing, with AutoCAD.

    1h 17m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Modeling a Staircase with AutoCAD

    Learn to master a wide variety of AutoCAD's 3D modeling tools while modeling a complex spiral staircase.

    54m 15s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Textures: Formed Concrete

    Takes you through all the steps for creating concrete textures in Photoshop and Maya.

    1h 6m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Revit Templates: Content

    Learn how to preload content in your Revit template to save time and standardize your documentation.

    1h 16m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Revit Templates: Views and Sheets

    Customize Revit templates to include the floor plans, elevations, schedules, and sheets you need the most.

    1h 50m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Revit Templates: System Settings

    Learn to configure the system families and settings that are part of every Revit project to maximize consistency and predictability in your projects.

    2h 0m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Textures: Shingles for Roofs and Siding

    Learn how to build asphalt shingles in a variety of bond patterns with Photoshop and Illustrator.

    57m 50s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for 3D Scanning a Person

    3D Scanning a Person with Kacie Hultgren

    Learn to scan a person and turn the scan into a "3D selfie" with a 3D printer or with online services like Shapeways.

    43m 28s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Revit Templates: Annotation

    Configure your Revit templates with consistent annotations for more professional office standards and high-quality project deliverables.

    1h 58m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for 3D Architectural Modeling with AutoCAD

    Take your drawings from 2D to 3D with AutoCAD. Learn to model a building, complete with doors, windows, a staircase, a roof, and surrounding terrain, with AutoCAD 2015.

    3h 12m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Textures: Brick and Brick-Bond Patterns

    Discover how to create realistic brick textures from scratch in Photoshop.

    1h 29m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for 3D Surface Model Design with AutoCAD

    Learn how to design surface models like the ebike shown in these tutorials, with AutoCAD.

    3h 41m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Building Curtain Walls with Revit

    Learn to build curtain walls ranging from simple, preconfigured options to custom and free-form curtain walls with Revit.

    1h 10m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Textures: Slate Flooring and Roofs

    Learn how to use Photoshop to create a custom slate texture that's great for modeling building interiors (floors) and exteriors (roofs).

    1h 5m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Adobe Illustrator: Working with AutoCAD Files

    Discover how designers and engineers can share files between Illustrator and CAD programs like AutoCAD and SketchUp.

    1h 18m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for AutoCAD Map 3D Essential Training

    These AutoCAD Map 3D tutorials show how to enrich map data in your drawings, connect to outside CAD and GIS data sources, and publish map books.

    1h 35m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Textures: Wood Grain and Wood Planks

    Create a realistic wood texture, complete with grain, knots, and whorls, with Photoshop, and apply it to a scene in 3ds Max.

    1h 6m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Cityscapes in Maya

    Learn to design, model, and render a detailed cityscape with Illustrator and Maya.

    3h 2m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Textures: Metals and Metal Cladding

    Learn to draw metal textures from scratch with Photoshop and Illustrator, and link them to materials in 3ds Max.

    1h 13m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Sheet Metal Design with Inventor

    Learn to design detailed sheet metal parts with the specialized toolset in Autodesk Inventor.

    1h 1m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with mental ray in 3ds Max

    Introduces the basic and not-so-basic features of mental ray, the production-proven renderer of choice for many 3ds Max users.

    4h 7m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Cityscapes in 3ds Max

    Learn to design and model a city from almost any era, with Illustrator (or any other vector drawing program) and 3ds Max.

    3h 22m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Building Roofs with Revit

    Learn to build roofs with Revit: from flat roofs to crazy free-form roofs and everything in between (hip, gable, mansard, Dutch hip combination, and gambrel).

    3h 11m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for AutoCAD MEP Essential Training

    Learn to design the systems—mechanical, electrical, and plumbing—that connect buildings to the outside world with AutoCAD MEP.

    3h 11m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Rendering Exteriors in 3ds Max

    Learn how to light and render the exterior of a building with 3ds Max, and composite the final scene in Nuke and After Effects.

    3h 43m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Rendering Exteriors in Maya

    Learn how to render the exterior of a building with both day and night lighting rigs using Maya, and composite the final scene in Nuke and After Effects.

    4h 5m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for AutoCAD Architecture Essential Training

    Learn the tools and techniques used by professional architects to build amazing structures with AutoCAD Architecture.

    7h 27m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Concrete Buildings with Revit Structure

    Learn to design concrete structures that stand the test of time with Revit Structure.

    1h 57m
    Intermediate
     
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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
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Creating Product Shots in Maya

    Render product shots in their best light with Maya and After Effects.

    4h 6m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Product Shots in 3ds Max

    Present product renderings in their best light with 3ds Max and After Effects.

    3h 25m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Modeling an F1 Wheel in Maya

    Model and render a fully realized Formula 1 steering wheel from an initial product concept sketch.

    2h 6m
    Intermediate
     
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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
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Rendering Interiors in Maya

    Learn how to replicate three unique lighting setups for a fully detailed modern office lobby in Maya, starting with direct daylight.

    3h 21m
    Intermediate
     
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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
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Revit: Family Curves and Formulas

    Tame unruly parametric curves with the Revit Family Editor, and start controlling circles, arcs, arches, splines, and even complex curves like cyma moldings.

    3h 51m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Revit Construction Modeling Tools

    Make construction models that work for everyone on your team. Learn how to use Revit's parts, assemblies, and displacement views to break your model down and add detail and refinement.

    2h 9m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Revit for Interior Design: Interior Walls

    Design a floor plan with interior walls, doors, and windows in Revit.

    3h 34m
    Intermediate
     
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