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Learn about CAD and how to use popular CAD software such as Inventor, Fusion 360, Blender and AutoCAD. Learn the fundamental skills required to model, render, simulate and animate. This course is for beginners and requires no prior knowledge about 3D design.
Students learn about the basics of CAD including universal tools and boolean operations. This introductory course also delves into more advanced topics including surface and freeform modelling as well as creating technical graphics. At the beginning of the course, we discuss the impact and need for CAD in our modern society, reinforcing the importance of these digital skills in industry.
Students also take time to create a CAD environment in order to produce realistic images of the models they have created. This introduces the use of common CAD file formats.
Projects are designed to challenge and engage students, allowing them to both develop and demonstrate their skills. Independent tasks allow you to gain confidence when using 3D tools. The course is completed with an assignment to assess your knowledge of CAD modelling.
For anyone interested in engineering, 3D design, game development or technology, this is an ideal first course for you.
Your instructor is a student studying a masters design and technology education and has a specialism in 3D computer modelling.
Start developing your skills today with an introduction to 3D modelling.
What you’ll learn
- Develop skills in Blender
- Develop skills in AutoCAD
- Have proficient skills in Fusion 360
- Have proficient skills in Inventor Professional
- Understand the basic principles of computer aided design
- Understand the role which CAD has on society
- Understand a range of CAD terminology
- Use CAD software to produce rendered images
- Read and use technical drawings
- Use CAD software to produce technical drawings
- Use CAD software to create simulations
- Use CAD software to create mechanical animations
- Produce CAD models of real world objects
- No experience in CAD needed.
- Learners will be required to have access to the following software: Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Fusion 360, AutoCAD and Blender, these can be accessed for free with trials or an education licence
- Access to a computer (preferably windows or mac which can run windows software)
Who this course is for:
- Budding 3D modellers interested in learning the ropes to using popular CAD software in a range of applications.
- Engineers and architects looking to learn intermediate skills in CAD software
- Students developing skills in 3D design
- Those intimidated by the vastness of CAD