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Most factory layouts today are done in AutoCAD, because so many engineers know how to use it and it gets the job done quickly. However, there are no tools in AutoCAD to determine if the layout is optimal, nor are there ways to visualize what your layout will look like in 3D. In this course,...
There are many ways to create swoopy parts in SOLIDWORKS and the sweep command is one of the more popular ones. In this course, SOLIDWORKS Essentials – In-depth Sweeps, you'll start with just a sketch, a profile, and a path and move onto guide curves and other advanced options. First, you're...
Learning a new CAD software can be very difficult and can take months to acquire the skills needed to create models and documentation as per industry standards. In this course, CATIA V5 Essentials - Part Modeling, you'll look at the best design practices so that you can quickly get up to speed....
Moving from concept to manufacturing in any design process can be a daunting task requiring the input of many specialists and taking advantage of the strengths of various software applications. The more people there are on a project the more time consuming the whole process becomes, requiring...
Your freshly designed product isn't always going to serve you best if it's just sitting as a digital file on your computer. In this course, Inventor Essentials - Basic Drawings, you'll learn how to translate your product from digital file, to professional looking drawing. First, you're going to...
Autodesk CFD is a tool which will solve almost any heat transfer or fluid flow problem. In this course, Introduction to Autodesk CFD 2016, you'll be introduced to this helpful Autodesk tool. First, you'll learn the user interface, view and selection modes, and customizing the settings. Next,...
Parametric CAD design has been around for decades, and to some extent, so has its CAM side. For the majority of the industry, however, it was too difficult and too expensive to implement. Autodesk's Inventor HSM has changed that. In this course, 2D CNC Milling at Its Best in Autodesk Inventor...
Once a 3D design is complete, there are often requirements to provide documentation. You may need to get a quote from a potential supplier, provide documentation for tooling to be created, or provide your production floor with assembly instructions. In this course, Fusion 360 Essentials -...
The methodology in using Fusion 360 Bodies and Components is different than any other CAD software. In this course, Fusion 360 - Unique Design Environment with Bodies And Components, you will learn about similarities, differences, and best practices on several design paths. First, you'll get an...
Learn all the information related to file storage and sharing for Fusion 360. In this course, Fusion 360 - File Structure and Management, you'll learn about an unique approach to file management in Fusion 360. First, you'll discover cloud storage and personal and team hubs. Next, you'll learn...