A 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.
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- Modeling (22)
- 3D Drawing (20)
- Prototyping (18)
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- Manufacturing (12)
- 3D Printing (8)
- 2D Drawing (7)
- Previsualization (7)
- Animation (4)
- Architecture (4)
- Automotive Design (4)
- Design (4)
- CNC + CAM (3)
- Documentaries (3)
- video2brain (3)
- Design Skills (2)
- Drawing (2)
- Lighting (2)
- Materials (2)
- Particles + Dynamics (2)
- Projects (2)
- Textures (2)
- Business (1)
- Collaboration (1)
- Creative Spark (1)
- Education + Elearning (1)
- Elearning (1)
- Higher Education (1)
- Instructional Design (1)
- Page Layout (1)
- Project Management (1)
- Autodesk (27)
- SOLIDWORKS (15)
- Dassault (14)
- Inventor (13)
- Robert McNeel & Associates (12)
- Rhino (11)
- MODO (6)
- The Foundry (6)
- Maya (3)
- Alias (2)
- AutoCAD (2)
- Chaos Group (2)
- Fusion 360 (2)
- RhinoCAM (2)
- Tinkercad (2)
- V-Ray (2)
- 123D Catch (1)
- 3ds Max (1)
- Bongo (1)
- CINEMA 4D (1)
- DS SOLIDWORKS (1)
- Grasshopper (1)
- Makerbot (1)
- MAXON (1)
- MecSoft (1)
- Meshmixer (1)
- Onshape (1)
- Pixologic (1)
- Rhino for Mac (1)
- SketchBook Pro (1)
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Learn how to design wooden furniture like this flat-stack lawn chair with Autodesk Fusion 360.
Learn the essentials of 3D modeling and rendering with Rhino for Mac. Discover how to use this organic but precise CAD software to design beautiful products.
Streamline the design of wire harness assemblies with Autodesk Inventor. Learn how to automatically and manually route wiring and use wire data from AutoCAD Electrical.
Streamline the design of routed tubing and hose systems with Autodesk Inventor. Learn how to automatically and manually route tubing through your assemblies.
Learn to model, texture, animate, and render 3D models and environments with MODO.
Streamline the design of routed pipe systems with Autodesk Inventor. Learn how to automatically and manually route piping through your assemblies.
Study to become an Autodesk Inventor Certified Professional with this test prep course from Autodesk Certified Instructor Thom Tremblay.
Start designing and collaborating in the cloud with Onshape, the first full-cloud 3D CAD system.
Get an overview of the modeling, sculpting, and rendering workflows in Fusion 360, the CAD software for product design and engineering.
Learn to create presentations and improve your documentation by examining the enhanced features within the Autodesk Inventor presentation environment.
Learn how to use Rhino 5 to model four different pieces of jewelry: a basic oval ring, a more complex engagement ring, a cabochon drop earring, and an enamel cuff. The final CAD drawings can be used to show clients and craftsmen, or refined for 3D printing.
Meet the designers of Prime Studio, a product and brand consultancy, and learn about the process behind their new line of collapsible home products, Squish, in this short film.
Learn about the new tools, features, and workflows in Autodesk Inventor 2017, the industry-leading parametric design system.
Learn how to create 3D models of complex organic shapes with T-Splines, the Autodesk plugin for Rhino.
Learn SOLIDWORKS. Master the basics of this industry-leading CAD software with our introductory SOLIDWORKS training course.
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.
Get up and running with Rhino for Mac. Learn about basic interface navigation, 3D modeling, lighting, and rendering in Rhino 5 for Mac.
Lock in your Inventor skills with a retro product design project for a vintage beverage caddy.
Review the essential tools and modeling concepts necessary to design efficiently in SOLIDWORKS.
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.
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.
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.
Improve your top-down or in-context assembly design skills using a "skeleton modeling" strategy and SOLIDWORKS.
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!
Turn your 3D scans into personalized, custom products with Tinkercad, a free and easy-to-use 3D modeling program.
Jump-start your weldment design skills by learning to use SOLIDWORKS weldments to create a steel building.
Takes you through the interface and key processes of Inventor 2016, including sketching, drawing, modeling parts, and building assemblies.
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.
Leverage your experience with AutoCAD while migrating to Autodesk Inventor's specialized toolset for mechanical design, engineering, and manufacturing.
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.
Learn to use RhinoCAM to model a guitar body for fabrication in a CNC mill.
Learn how to model the front triangle section of a bicycle frame in this fast-paced, advanced-level SOLIDWORKS tutorial.
Learn to use the industry-leading modeling and refinement tool Alias Design, for surfacing, engineering, and creating high-quality, feasible CAD models.
Learn to scan a 3D object with your smartphone or camera and the free 123D Catch app from Autodesk.
Learn to scan a person and turn the scan into a "3D selfie" with a 3D printer or with online services like Shapeways.
Walks you through building weldments and fabricated models in SOLIDWORKS.
Learn how to design surface models like the ebike shown in these tutorials, with AutoCAD.
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.
Bring your product designs into the real world with rapid prototyping. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the machinery, and insights into techniques such as 3D printing, machining, resin casting, injection molding, and more.
Promote your design concepts better with beautiful product renderings built with Rhino and V-Ray.
In this acclaimed documentary from the maker of Helvetica, renowned designers such as Dieter Rams and Marc Newson talk about the significance of the objects we surround ourselves with, and the people who make them.
Learn how to create models for CNC milling machines with RhinoCAM.
Learn how to set up your MakerBot 3D printer, prepare models for print, and troubleshoot printing issues with the MakerBot.
Learn how to create replacements parts for household appliances, furniture, and more with Tinkercad and a desktop 3D printer.
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