6 CAD Videos You Can’t Miss

    Posted by Mark Driscoll on Nov 2, 2016 8:19:00 AM

    CAD software has evolved rapidly over time to accelerate the design process, improve efficiency and help engineers innovate. CAD Videos.jpg

    Fortunately, engineers have access to an abundance of online resources that provide CAD techniques and information on changes in technology. Videos serve as engaging and effective resources for those who want to understand CAD software and current trends in engineering as they provide far more than words on paper. 

    Here are six CAD videos providing quick tips, tutorials and testimonials that all engineers should watch.

    1. CAD Innovation Over The Years

    Every innovation starts with an idea. For engineers, CAD serves as a way to turn these ideas into prototypes and eventually reality. Watch this video from Autodesk on the history of CAD software and how it has and will continue to fundamentally change the world of design.

    2. SOLIDWORKS Porsche 911 Part 1: Wheels

    This tutorial video is part one of a series, detailing how to model the full exterior of a Porsche 911. In this segment, viewers will see how to model a 20” rim and accompanying tires, while also walking through a variety of timesaving techniques. Once you’ve watched this video, you’ll more than likely want to check out the full series.

    3. SketchUp Skill Builder: Mirroring

    Although SketchUp has no command specifically for mirroring, this video shows users how they can use a variety of other commands and tools to mirror their object. The tutorial covers symmetrical geometry mirroring, as well as how to mirror complex shapes.

    4. How to Mirror Parts in SOLIDWORKS

    Matt Aten from GoEngineer provides a step-by-step tutorial on how to mirror parts in SOLIDWORKS using two different methods. The first method stores the mirrored version in a configuration of the same part, while the second creates a derived part using the mirrored part command. Watch this video for quick tips on how to mirror parts.

    5. Onshape CAD Tutorial: Build Your First Assembly

    In just five minutes, Onshape users will learn how to build an assembly with this video tutorial. This tutorial is ideal for CAD beginners or new Onshape users, as it walks through each step and tool used in the dashboard. Throughout each step, the video also goes through important details to remember when creating your assembly, including range of motion and rotations.

    6. Elon Musk: The Mind Behind Tesla, SpaceX and Solar City

    Forward-thinking engineer and entrepreneur Elon Musk shared his visions of the future and reasoning behind entering the electric automotive industry. Engineers can learn from his innovative spirit and relentless drive toward a more sustainable world. Watch what Musk had to say about the future of engineering in this video.

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