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  • view course page for Rhino Project: Architectural Site & Envelope

    Advance your Rhino modeling and workflow skills with this short course on architectural site and exterior design.

    1h 12m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Revit: Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting

    Get a new tip, trick, or troubleshooting technique for Revit every Tuesday. This weekly series offers workflow enhancements, customizations, and shortcuts for both Revit beginners and seasoned users alike.

    2h 13m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for AutoCAD Certified Professional Prep Course

    Become an Autodesk Certified Professional or Autodesk Certified User. Study for the exam while you reinforce your CAD skills.

    4h 40m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Learn SOLIDWORKS: The Basics

    Learn SOLIDWORKS: The Basics with Gabriel Corbett

    Learn SOLIDWORKS. Master the basics of this industry-leading CAD software with our introductory SOLIDWORKS training course.

    1h 59m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Learn Bluebeam: The Basics

    Learn how to manage construction projects in a paperless environment with Bluebeam Revu.

    3h 10m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for SketchUp 2016 Essential Training

    Learn the basics of SketchUp's easy-to-use 3D drawing, design, and rendering tools in these SketchUp tutorials.

    3h 12m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Civil 3D: Designing Gravity Pipe Systems

    Use AutoCAD Civil 3D pipe network features to draw 2D and 3D models of gravity pipe systems such as storm sewers, sanitary sewers, and more.

    3h 33m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Inventor: Rendering and Animation

    Learn how to create a 3D rendering of an existing model in Autodesk Inventor, and change the lighting, cameras, styles, and background scenes to produce more realistic images and animations.

    1h 56m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for AutoCAD: Using the Command Line

    Learn how to use the AutoCAD command line to work more efficiently in AutoCAD 2016.

    2h 12m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for AutoCAD for Mac 2016 New Features

    Learn about the new features in AutoCAD for Mac 2016, including the Express Tools, XREF mapping, PDF enhancements, and improvements for working with text, geometry, and lines.

    55m 33s
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with ArchiCAD

    Learn how to use ArchiCAD, the intuitive 2D and 3D BIM software, to model, document, and publish architectural designs.

    2h 43m
    Beginner
     
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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.

    1h 58m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Sketching for Product Design and AEC

    Visualize ideas for small-scale and mass production with just a pen and paper. Learn sketching basics such as how to quickly generate shapes and forms, using planes, various projection methods, line weights, and shade and shadow to bring product designs to life.

    3h 45m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for SketchUp for Architecture: Details

    Learn how to build complex construction from simple components in SketchUp. Following some essential organizational strategies, learn how to control visibility and selection with Outliner and Layers to create a brick and block cavity detail with a realistic timber casement window.

    4h 45m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Project Soane: Recover a Lost Monument with BIM

    Learn how to use Revit to model and render classical architectural forms and contribute to historical rendering projects such as Project Soane.

    4h 34m
    Intermediate
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Rhino for Mac

    Get up and running with Rhino for Mac. Learn about basic interface navigation, 3D modeling, lighting, and rendering in Rhino 5 for Mac.

    7h 25m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Autodesk Inventor: Product Design Workflow

    Lock in your Inventor skills with a retro product design project for a vintage beverage caddy.

    1h 42m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for SOLIDWORKS 2016 Essential Training

    Review the essential tools and modeling concepts necessary to design efficiently in SOLIDWORKS.

    5h 43m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for SketchUp Rendering Using V-Ray 2

    Learn how to add naturalistic lighting, additional cameras, reflections, and diffuse materials to your SketchUp models with V-Ray.

    3h 15m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for SOLIDWORKS 2016 New Features

    SOLIDWORKS 2016 New Features with Gabriel Corbett

    Check out the new features and tool enhancements in SOLIDWORKS 2016, the industry-leading 3D CAD software for designing sheet metal, weldments, surfacing, and tool-and-die parts and assemblies.

    27m 6s
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate Prep Course

    Prepare for the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) exam, and master the techniques necessary to design parts and assemblies with the core features in SOLIDWORKS.

    1h 45m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Prep Course

    Prepare for the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional (CSWP) exam, and master the techniques necessary to design and analyze parametric parts and moveable assemblies in SOLIDWORKS.

    2h 54m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Rhino Projects: Building a Game Controller

    Learn how to build a game controller while you improve your Rhino modeling and workflow skills.

    1h 8m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Furniture Design with Rhino

    Furniture Design with Rhino with Jonathan Racek

    Learn how to design furniture, both full-scale pieces and assets for game engines such as Unity, with Rhino 3D. This course covers the history of furniture design, Rhino modeling techniques, and methods for exporting your furniture design for rendering, 3D printing, or game development.

    2h 25m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Structural Families in Revit

    Learn how to create custom structural families in Revit 2016.

    4h 50m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Civil 3D Essential Training

    Everything you need to know to use Civil 3D to design civil engineering projects. Learn to model existing surfaces, generate geometry, build roadways, create plan sheets, and more.

    13h 48m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Optimizing Your AutoCAD Desktop to Go Mobile

    Take your CAD projects on the go with A360 Drive, Autodesk's cloud platform, and AutoCAD 360, their browser-based version of AutoCAD.

    2h 28m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Maker: The New Art Class

    Maker: The New Art Class with Chris Reilly

    Follow Chris Reilly and Jason J Ferguson, makers and teachers at Eastern Michigan University, as they take ordinary objects and remake them into extraordinary works of art using 3D printers, mills, and lasers.

    14m 39s
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Bentley MicroStation

    Get a thorough introduction to Bentley MicroStation. Learn how to complete simple 2D drawing projects, edit graphics, reference title blocks, and generate a plot of the final results with MicroStation.

    3h 11m
    Appropriate for all
     
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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.

    27m 56s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Unreal Engine: Architectural Visualization

    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 3m
    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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