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, design advocate, 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 Professional in both Revit Architecture and AutoCAD with sales, support, and technical expertise, CAD managerial skills, and 28 years of industry experience using AutoCAD and Revit. Shaun has worked as a consultant, trainer, manager, and user, all of which helped him develop a diverse skillset. His career has included 16 years as a CAD and facilities management consultant and trainer; three years in sales, pre-sales, and business development; and nine years industry experience as a CAD manager/user. Shaun is an associate member of the Learning and Performance Institute (ALPI) and has been a director on the board of Autodesk User Group International (AUGI). He is also the author of the reputable CAD blog, Not Just Cad!
An automotive and product design specialist, Veejay Gahir teaches and consults for clients in 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.
Combining design with real-world skills, Gabriel Corbett offers training in SOLIDWORKS and CNC machining.
Gabriel Corbett has a bachelor's of science degree in mechanical engineering and has been an active product designer for the past 12 years. He has been using SolidWorks and other CAD tools since 1999 and has a wide variety of design experience. He previously owned a prototype-through-production machine shop that built parts for notable companies like JPL and Panasonic. By combining solid design experience with real-world skill in building parts, Gabriel has the unique ability to design parts the "right way" as well as teach these techniques. Gabriel is the leader of the Orange County Solidworks User Group and also teaches Solidworks and CNC machining at the Irvine Valley College ATEP Center.