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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.
Take these tutorials on automotive surfacing and learn how to create a production-ready model of a Formula 1 racing wheel with Class A surfaces in Alias.
Advance your Rhino modeling and workflow skills: Learn how to build a game console!
Build a tiny house—an entire home on wheels—with SketchUp, the free 3D modeling software.
Turn your 3D scans into personalized, custom products with Tinkercad, a free and easy-to-use 3D modeling program.
Learn how to showcase an architectural design in real time, using the Unreal 4 game engine.
Learn how scenes, styles, and sections cuts that enable you to link your 3D SketchUp model to LayOut and generate the best looking plans and elevations and annotated views you can get from your model.
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.
Learn the basics of conducting stress analysis tests of parts and assemblies with Inventor, and uncover the weak points of your designs.
Find out how easy and rewarding 3D printing can be. Learn how to print household parts like replacement knobs and hardware mounts at home.
Add 3D life to 2D drawings; learn to render your designs with 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.
Explore the Revit coordinate system, how files relate to one another when linked, and how to manage relationships between shared coordinates over time.
Learn how to annotate technical drawings with dimensions styles, text, and multileaders block text.
Learn to use RhinoCAM to model a guitar body for fabrication in a CNC mill.
Demonstrates AutoCAD's "model documentation" feature set for projecting 2D plans, elevations, sections, and detail drawings directly from a 3D model.
Build a sheet set from scratch and take advantage of all the automatic drawing-, sheet-, and callout-coordination functionality that AutoCAD has to offer.
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.
Architects: learn to design sprinkler piping and systems in Revit.
Learn how to design fire-alarm systems in these Revit tutorials.
Learn to design sprinkler and fire-alarm systems with AutoCAD.
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.
Learn how to model the front triangle section of a bicycle frame in this fast-paced, advanced-level SOLIDWORKS tutorial.
Learn how to draw, design, and animate your ideas in SketchUp, the fun (and free) 3D drawing software.
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.
Get up and running with Roadway Design for InfraWorks 360 and learn how to create and share your own road designs quickly.
Transform your 2D architectural drawings into three-dimensional models optimized for 3D printing, with AutoCAD.
Learn to master a wide variety of AutoCAD's 3D modeling tools while modeling a complex spiral staircase.
Takes you through all the steps for creating concrete textures in Photoshop and Maya.
Learn how to preload content in your Revit template to save time and standardize your documentation.
Customize Revit templates to include the floor plans, elevations, schedules, and sheets you need the most.
Make your architectural designs more realistic and visually compelling. Learn how to render interior and exterior scenes with Rhino and V-Ray.
Learn to configure the system families and settings that are part of every Revit project to maximize consistency and predictability in your projects.
Learn how to build asphalt shingles in a variety of bond patterns with Photoshop and Illustrator.
Learn to scan a person and turn the scan into a "3D selfie" with a 3D printer or with online services like Shapeways.
Configure your Revit templates with consistent annotations for more professional office standards and high-quality project deliverables.
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.
Discover how to create realistic brick textures from scratch in Photoshop.
Learn how to design surface models like the ebike shown in these tutorials, with AutoCAD.
Learn to build curtain walls ranging from simple, preconfigured options to custom and free-form curtain walls with Revit.
Learn how to use Photoshop to create a custom slate texture that's great for modeling building interiors (floors) and exteriors (roofs).
Discover how designers and engineers can share files between Illustrator and CAD programs like AutoCAD and SketchUp.
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.
Create a realistic wood texture, complete with grain, knots, and whorls, with Photoshop, and apply it to a scene in 3ds Max.
Learn to design, model, and render a detailed cityscape with Illustrator and Maya.
Learn to draw metal textures from scratch with Photoshop and Illustrator, and link them to materials in 3ds Max.
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.
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.
Practice your SOLIDWORKS design skills in this project-based course on modeling motorcycle engine parts.
Learn to design detailed sheet metal parts with the specialized toolset in Autodesk Inventor.