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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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  • 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 3D Printing with Photoshop

    3D Printing with Photoshop with Ryan Kittleson

    Learn how to prepare and print your 3D models with Photoshop.

    50m 43s
    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 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 Up and Running with 3D Printing

    Learn the basics of what 3D printing is and how you can use it to create amazing objects, from prototypes to working tools.

    1h 16m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Rhino 5 Essential Training

    Rhino 5 Essential Training with Dave Schultze

    Learn how to build your own 3D design models and prototypes with the NURBS-based modeling tools in Rhino 5.0 for Windows.

    7h 10m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for MODO 701 Essential Training

    MODO 701 Essential Training with Ellery Connell

    Get introduced to MODO 701 and learn how to create 3D models, textures, lights, and renders.

    5h 22m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for AutoCAD 2014 Essentials: 01 Interface and Drawing Management

    Kicks off the AutoCAD 2014 Essentials series with a complete tour of the interface and the drawing features.

    1h 22m
    Beginner
     
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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 Creating Product Shots in MODO

    Create highly realistic virtual shots of your products, reducing the need for product photography, with MODO.

    3h 24m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for AutoCAD 2013 Essentials: 05 Working with References

    Explore the world of references—a tool that allows you to link and reuse external content in AutoCAD.

    1h 12m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for AutoCAD 2013 Essentials: 04 Annotating a Drawing

    Shows how to create and edit text and dimensions in your drawings, and control the appearance of those annotations using styles.

    1h 35m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for AutoCAD 2013 Essentials: 03 Editing and Organizing Drawings

    Concentrates on the AutoCAD tools and features dedicated to organizing and editing geometry in this design program.

    2h 10m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for AutoCAD 2013 Essentials: 02 Drawing Fundamentals

    Concentrates on the particulars of creating basic geometry in AutoCAD, including drawing and editing lines and shapes.

    1h 56m
    Beginner
     
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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 Rhino 4 Essential Training

    Rhino 4 Essential Training with Dave Schultze

    Shows how the 3D NURBS-based modeling tools in Rhino are used to create 3D objects for industrial design and rapid prototyping.

    5h 48m
    Beginner
     
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