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  • view course page for Universal Principles of Design

    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.

    45m 15s
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  • view course page for Up and Running with BIM 360 Glue

    Get every member of your team—everyone on the job, on the road, and in the office—up and running with BIM 360 Glue, the cloud-based BIM management software.

    2h 43m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for AutoCAD Raster Design Essential Training

    Learn how to optimize and vectorize raster data with AutoCAD Raster Design and avoid tedious redrawing tasks.

    1h 19m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Using Dynamic Blocks in AutoCAD for Mac

    Learn how to make your AutoCAD drawings more intelligent, efficient, and flexible with dynamic blocks.

    1h 31m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with AutoCAD 360

    Learn how to use the drawing, editing, and annotation tools in AutoCAD 360 to take work into the field or share it in the cloud.

    1h 9m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Modeling a Cabinet with SOLIDWORKS

    Modeling a Cabinet with SOLIDWORKS with Leon van den Heever

    Improve your top-down or in-context assembly design skills using a "skeleton modeling" strategy and SOLIDWORKS.

    1h 54m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Surfacing an F1 Wheel In Alias

    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.

    4h 3m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Rhino Projects: Building a Gaming Console

    Advance your Rhino modeling and workflow skills: Learn how to build a game console!

    1h 20m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Designing a Tiny House with SketchUp

    Build a tiny house—an entire home on wheels—with SketchUp, the free 3D modeling software.

    5h 24m
    Intermediate
     
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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 Architectural Visualization with Unreal Engine

    Learn how to showcase an architectural design in real time, using the Unreal 4 game engine.

    3h 53m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Tinkercad

    Walk through the basics of 3D modeling in Tinkercad, the free online app that anyone can use to create models for 3D printing.

    48m 15s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Revit Architecture 2016 Essential Training (Imperial)

    Teaches you the techniques you need to complete solid architectural projects in Revit 2016, using imperial project units.

    11h 1m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with AutoCAD LT

    Hit the ground running with AutoCAD LT, the 2D drawing software from Autodesk.

    5h 42m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with 123D Design

    Get up and running with 123D Design, the free 3D modeling program from Autodesk that runs on Macs and PCs.

    1h 23m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Designing Home Plans with Revit

    Learn how to model and document the design of a single-story ranch home with the tools in Revit.

    6h 49m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Steel Building Design with SOLIDWORKS Weldments

    Jump-start your weldment design skills by learning to use SOLIDWORKS weldments to create a steel building.

    59m 46s
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Inventor 2016 Essential Training

    Takes you through the interface and key processes of Inventor 2016, including sketching, drawing, modeling parts, and building assemblies.

    6h 26m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for InfraWorks Essential Training

    Learn to create new worlds inside InfraWorks 360, the exciting new design and engineering program that gives your projects 3D, real-world context.

    7h 11m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Revit Architecture 2016 Essential Training (Metric)

    Teaches you the techniques you need to complete solid architectural projects in Revit 2016, using metric project units.

    11h 58m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Animation with Rhino and Bongo

    Learn how to take your design presentations to the next level by animating them with motion, using Rhino and the V-Ray and Bongo plugins.

    2h 26m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Revit Structure 2016 Essential Training

    Learn how to create accurate foundation plans and framing plans, with details such as brace frames and trusses, with Revit Structure 2016.

    2h 44m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for SketchUp for Architecture: LayOut

    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.

    6h 17m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for AutoCAD 2016 Essential Training

    Learn how to master AutoCAD 2016 and draw the kind of precise, measured 2D drawings that form the basis of design communication the world over.

    8h 46m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Migrating from AutoCAD to Inventor

    Leverage your experience with AutoCAD while migrating to Autodesk Inventor's specialized toolset for mechanical design, engineering, and manufacturing.

    1h 18m
    Beginner
     
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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 Civil 3D: Intersecting New Roads with Existing Roads

    Learn how to leverage the intersection design tools in Civil 3D to accurately design intersections between existing roads and new roads.

    35m 40s
    Advanced
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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 Creating a Guitar Body with RhinoCAM

    Learn to use RhinoCAM to model a guitar body for fabrication in a CNC mill.

    1h 1m
    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
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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
    Appropriate for all
     
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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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