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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
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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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  • 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 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 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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  • view course page for Revit Families Workshop

    Covers the process of creating a family and adding parameters, 3D elements, symbolic lines, and materials.

    2h 4m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Data Management with AutoCAD 2013

    Teaches you how to build intelligence into drawing objects so that the symbols used in your drawings carry meaning beyond simple geometric representations.

    1h 19m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating an Architectural Drawing with AutoCAD 2013

    Use AutoCAD 2013 to tackle a real-world project.

    45m 3s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Space Planning with AutoCAD 2013

    Practice efficient layout in AutoCAD 2013.

    33m 4s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Advanced Modeling in Revit Architecture

    Elaborates on the basics of core elements in Revit such as walls and floors, and digs into more specialized features such as in-place families, adaptive components, and the massing environment.

    7h 16m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Designing a House in Revit Architecture

    CAD support specialist Brian Meyers shows how to build plans for an American-style bungalow from scratch using the tools in Revit.

    6h 56m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Revit Architecture: Rendering

    Explore the rendering features of Revit, including photometric lighting, sun, and exposure, and its basic animation tools such as walk-throughs.

    4h 26m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Revit Architecture: The Family Editor

    Create standardized content such as furniture, doors, and many other architectural components using the Family Editor in Revit.

    6h 41m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for AutoCAD: Tips, Tricks, and Industry Secrets

    Shows AutoCAD users how to reduce the amount of time it takes to accomplish a task, increase profit margins, and more.

    3h 48m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for AutoCAD 2011 New Features

    AutoCAD 2011 New Features with Jeff Bartels

    Highlights additions to the AutoCAD 2011 toolset for increased creativity and productivity.

    3h 46m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for AutoCAD 2010 New Features

    AutoCAD 2010 New Features with Jeff Bartels

    Highlights the cutting-edge tools that can make any designer more productive and creative in AutoCAD.

    2h 5m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for AutoCAD 2009: Mastering References

    Teaches how to maintain project data, automate parts lists, make global changes using external references, and incorporate imagery.

    2h 3m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for AutoCAD 2009: Annotation

    AutoCAD 2009: Annotation with Jeff Bartels

    Demonstrates how to create dynamic annotations that react to viewport scales and update themselves.

    2h 38m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for AutoCAD 2009: 2D Drafting Techniques

    Professional drafter Jeff Bartels takes an in-depth look at features used to communicate design.

    3h 36m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for AutoCAD 2009 New Features

    AutoCAD 2009 New Features with Jeff Bartels

    Covers every new and updated aspect of the interface, drafting tools, and visualization features.

    2h 59m
    Intermediate
     
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