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.
Sketching for Product Design and AEC with Kevin Henry
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 44m • COURSE
AutoCAD 2018 Essential Training with Shaun Bryant
Get started with AutoCAD 2018. Learn how to quickly and effectively navigate the user interface and create precise designs with this powerful software.
9h 51m • COURSE
SketchBook Pro 7 Essential Training with Veejay Gahir
Walk through SketchBook's basics—the interface, preferences, brushes, Lagoon tools, and export options—and get started drawing quickly.
2h 36m • COURSE
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 • COURSE
SOLIDWORKS 2017 Essential Training with Gabriel Corbett
Get up to speed with SOLIDWORKS 2017, and learn how to design efficiently in the latest version of this popular software.
6h 10m • COURSE
You'll learn CAD for industrial design with these experts.
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.
Shaun Bryant is an Autodesk Certified Instructor in both AutoCAD and Revit Architecture.
Shaun has sales, support, and technical expertise, CAD managerial skills, and 30 years of industry experience. He has worked as a consultant, trainer, manager, and user, all of which helped him develop a diverse skillset. His career has included 18 years as a CAD, BIM, and facilities management consultant and trainer, with the earlier years of his CAD career in sales, pre-sales, and business development. He also has industry experience as a CAD manager/user. Shaun has been a director on the board of Autodesk User Group International (AUGI), and he is also the author of the reputable CAD blog, Not Just Cad! He is a seasoned Autodesk University (AU) speaker and was the AutoCAD expert at the inaugural Autodesk University London in June 2017. He is also an Autodesk University speaker mentor, AutoCAD Influencer, and a member of the Autodesk Expert Elite program. Shaun lives in Norwich in the UK, and is the owner and director of CADFMconsultants Limited.
An automotive and product design specialist, Veejay Gahir teaches and consults for clients in the US and Asia.
Veejay Gahir is a design specialist with extensive experience in the automotive and product design industry, spanning more than 3 decades. He has held senior level positions from design manager for a major Germany OEM to technical and product manager for major software vendors in North America. In addition to his work within the automotive and manufacturing sectors, Veejay has created and taught Autodesk Maya and Autodesk Alias design courses for the College For Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan.
Today Veejay is the owner of Kaur Design Solutions LLC, a Michigan-based design firm that provides customized training and consulting services for a variety of clients, including several Fortune 500 companies and Tier 1 suppliers, primarily in the US, Asia, and the Middle East.
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.
Gabriel Corbett is an experienced product designer, instructor, and speaker.
Gabriel has a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering, and has been an active product designer for the past 18 years. He previously owned a prototype-through-production machine shop that built parts for notable organizations like the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and Panasonic. By combining solid design experience with real-world skill in building products, Gabriel has the unique ability to design products quickly and effectively. He regularly consults companies on better and more efficient manufacturing and design methods.
Gabriel has worked with many startups and established companies, developing products for the consumer, industrial, and medical markets. He has worked on all aspects of product development, including product design, engineering, marketing, sales, and management.
Gabriel has been a Lynda.com author since 2011, and has developed courses on SOLIDWORKS, Onshape, rapid prototyping, and certification. He runs the Orange County SOLIDWORKS User Group, and has taught SOLIDWORKS and CNC machining at Irvine Valley College. Additionally, he runs his own design engineering company called Tiger Industrial Inc. He has presented at SOLIDWORKS World in Dallas, San Diego, Florida, and Los Angeles.
Gabriel's interests include new ventures, photography, adventure travel, surfing, mountain biking, and stand-up paddleboarding.