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  • view course page for Surfacing with SOLIDWORKS

    Surfacing with SOLIDWORKS with Gabriel Corbett

    Get up to speed with the surfacing tools within SOLIDWORKS fast. Learn how to create and modify surfaces, troubleshoot common issues, and manipulate faces in surfaces and solids.

    1h 24m
    Intermediate
     
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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 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 Revit

    Rendering with Revit with Paul F. Aubin

    Learn how to generate high-quality output directly from Revit, and create photorealistic renders for presentations and visualizations.

    5h 10m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for 3D Modeling and Printing Household Parts

    Find out how easy and rewarding 3D printing can be. Learn how to print household parts like replacement knobs and hardware mounts at home.

    31m 13s
    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 Documenting AutoCAD 3D Models

    Demonstrates AutoCAD's "model documentation" feature set for projecting 2D plans, elevations, sections, and detail drawings directly from a 3D model.

    1h 0m
    Intermediate
     
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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 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 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
    Appropriate for all
     
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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 Modeling a Bicycle Frame with SOLIDWORKS

    Learn how to model the front triangle section of a bicycle frame in this fast-paced, advanced-level SOLIDWORKS tutorial.

    42m 34s
    Intermediate
     
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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 55m
    Appropriate for all
     
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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.

    10h 2m
    Beginner
     
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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 Textures: Granite and Terrazzo for Slabs, Medallions, and Mosaics

    Learn how to mimic the look of granite and terrazzo, two high-end materials for architectural models and visualizations, with Photoshop.

    1h 0m
     
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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 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 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 Architectural Rendering with Rhino and V-Ray

    Make your architectural designs more realistic and visually compelling. Learn how to render interior and exterior scenes with Rhino and V-Ray.

    3h 53m
    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 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 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 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 Weldments with SOLIDWORKS

    Weldments with SOLIDWORKS with Gabriel Corbett

    Walks you through building weldments and fabricated models in SOLIDWORKS.

    1h 57m
    Advanced
     
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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 SketchUp for Architecture: Fundamentals

    Learn about the fundamentals of architecture in SketchUp, by walking though a typical residential building project: from creating a site plan to adding the walls, doors, windows, floors, and details that make a house a home.

    4h 49m
    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 Modeling a Motorcycle Engine with SOLIDWORKS

    Practice your SOLIDWORKS design skills in this project-based course on modeling motorcycle engine parts.

    1h 49m
    Intermediate
     
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