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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Rendering Interiors in 3ds Max

    Learn how to replicate three unique lighting setups for the inside of any building in 3ds Max, including daylight, dusk, and night shots.

    3h 21m
    Advanced
     
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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
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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 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 for Interior Design: Interior Walls

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

    3h 34m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for AutoCAD for Mac 2014 New Features

    Take a tour of AutoCAD for Mac 2014 and its most anticipated new features, including eTransmit and Retina display support.

    18m 1s
    Intermediate
     
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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 Revit for Interior Design: Space Planning

    Learn how to build area plans and schedules, and create precise schematic designs that allow you to accurately present your ideas to your clients.

    2h 33m
    Intermediate
     
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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 2014 New Features

    AutoCAD 2014 New Features with Jeff Bartels

    Start incorporating all the new features from AutoCAD 2014 into your CAD workflow, including command-line data access, georeferencing, and reality capture.

    2h 4m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Phasing and Design Options in Revit

    Shows how to use phasing and design options to organize multipart, multifaceted projects in Revit.

    1h 54m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Migrating from AutoCAD to Revit

    Shows AutoCAD drafters and designers how to migrate their CAD workflow to Revit.

    2h 18m
    Intermediate
     
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