16 Information-Packed 3D Modeling Resources You Can Learn From Right Now

    Posted by 3DxBlog Team on Aug 13, 2015 8:00:00 AM

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    It is important in any industry to have a desire to continue learning. But it’s absolutely critical in CAD, thanks to the vast speed at which the industry moves and new knowledge is required. Keep up to date on the latest software with these intensely practical 3D modeling resources sure to get you using new software in no time.



    SOLIDWORKS Certification

    The SOLIDWORKS certification helps improve your professional qualifications, build confidence in your skills and become an in-house expert. With the option of in-class and online tutorials, receiving a certificate will put you ahead of the curve.

    SOLIDWORKS Tutorials

    These free ebooks and videos show you how to model a Panton chair, a double walled glass, a Rietveld chair, a propeller, an iPhone, a chopper and more in SOLIDWORKS.

    Autodesk Inventor


    What’s New in Autodesk Inventor 2016

    This overview of Inventor 2016 will help you get comfortable with the new software and connect with your design like never before.

    Essential Skills Videos

    These videos demonstrate basic workflows that you should master when learning Autodesk Inventor. They are not step-by-step tutorials, but instead give a base understanding of core concepts. The only thing missing from the “View Navigation” video is that using a 3D mouse is a much better way to position parts!

    Autodesk Inventor Sketching Quick Tips

    This Inventor tutorial is loaded with tips that will help you become more productive and produce better work while sketching.



    SketchUp Video Tutorials and Blog

    SketchUp’s website offers video tutorials across five different playlists that include getting started, going beyond SketchUp, a series to learn about the software’s toolbar, LayOut tutorials and how-tos for those already familiar with SketchUp. The blog complements these offerings with relevant news and tips.

    SketchUp to LayOut Webinar

    This webinar teaches you how to create 2D presentations from your SketchUp models using LayOut. Also, be sure to check out the other videos the MasterSketchup channel has to offer.

    How to Install SketchUp Plugins & Extensions and Increase Your Productivity

    Learn the difference between tools, plugins and extensions—and learn step-by-step instructions to install them.

    3ds Max


    3ds Max Learning Channel

    With so many informational videos, we couldn’t just choose one! These how-to videos are helpful for any 3ds Max project.

    3ds Max 2016 Essential Training

    This extensive course works with the 3ds Max 2016 interface and file formats. Although a fee is required, they offer a free trial. You can also find more resources at the teacher's website



    The Hitchhiker’s Guide to AutoCAD Basics

    Whether you’ve just finished your training, or just want a refresher in AutoCAD, take a look at this guide to the basic commands you need to create 2D drawings using AutoCAD.

    AutoCAD 360 News

    This blog offers helpful tips and news information about AutoCAD 360.

    CAD Notes

    This site features tutorials, news on key features, troubleshooting tips, informative articles, and productivity tips across different types of CAD software. What’s not to like?

    Preparing an AutoCAD Drawing for 3D

    CadTutor has created a tutorial that explains the main issues to consider when drawing in AutoCAD and how to prepare a drawing for use in 3D work.

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