A CAD technician in industrial design uses sketching and digital tools to design plans for engineering, construction, and manufacturing. Visualize ideas in 2D and 3D; then practice those skills with industry-leading tools to advance your career.
Learn to ideate quickly with traditional sketching techniques.
Create 2D and 3D drawings with industry standard CAD tools.
Take a high-level, practical look at industrial design. Learn about the role of storytelling in design, review a case study of an actual designer, and more.
1h • COURSE
Sketching for Product Design and AEC with Kevin Henry
Learn sketching basics such as how to quickly generate shapes and forms, using planes, projection methods, line weights, and shade and shadow to bring product designs to life.
3h 44m • COURSE
Autodesk Inventor 2020 Essential Training with John Helfen
Learn the essentials of Autodesk Inventor 2020, the professional product and mechanical design software. Find out how to create parts, assemblies, and detailed documentation.
4h 26m • COURSE
Rhino 6 Essential Training with Dave Schultze
Learn the essentials of 2D drawing and 3D modeling in Rhino 6, plus workflow and customization tips.
2h 8m • COURSE
You'll learn CAD for industrial design with these experts.
Scott Clear is the chief design and innovation officer at RKS Design.
With over 30 years of experience in design-led innovation and building brands by design, Scott Clear brings a new dimension to the world of industrial design. His unique global experiences and knowledge help him provide the missing link in the business of design.
As an industry thought leader and champion of brand, design, and innovation, Scott is a world-class industrial designer with expertise in business strategy, marketing, architecture, transportation, and product development.
This combination has resulted in signature solutions and unexpected industry firsts that have unlocked design opportunities and intellectual properties, leading to new acquisitions, management growth, and of course, bottom-line profits. Scott's clients include Ford, Honda, GE, 3M, Microsoft, and Sony.
Kevin Henry is an industrial designer and founding member of the product design program at IDSA.
Kevin Henry is the founding faculty member for the product design program at IDSA (Industrial Design Society of America). IDSA is the voice of the industrial design profession, advancing the quality and positive impact of design. Henry also served as the coordinator for ten years. He has a MFA in time-based art from the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA in industrial design from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is a practicing industrial designer and design activist.
Autodesk educator John Helfen trains the trainers. He helps Autodesk evaluate and approve other instructors.
John Helfen has been with Autodesk for 15 years in roles including product support, technical marketing, and product management. Currently part of the Autodesk Education team, John works to encourage students and faculty to take learning outside the classroom through making with technology. John is professionally certified in Autodesk Inventor, is an Autodesk Certified Instructor, and part of the Autodesk Certified Evaluator team who evaluate and approve Autodesk Certified instructors.
Dave Schultze is an industrial designer and notorious 3D geek.
As an industrial designer, he has developed products for Microsoft, LG, Umbra, and Hasbro. He has won multiple industrial design awards and his work has been recognized in media coverage worldwide. Most recently, his "Philco PC" concept computer was featured in more than 20 magazines. Dave is a dedicated educator who has taught a 3D visualization class at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles for the last 10 years. In recognition of his unique design, technical, and communication skills, Dave has been contracted by Fortune 500 manufacturers to inspire their staff and train them in the latest 3D tools.