New developments in CAD software continue to expand design capabilities and shape the way engineers work and innovate.
Luckily, CAD users have instant access to thousands of online videos, which provide visual tutorials, useful tips and the latest updates on industry technology.
These six easily digestible CAD videos offer the latest tips, tricks, tutorials and trends for engineers and CAD professionals at all stages of their careers.
1. AutoCAD 2018 New Features
Each year, AutoCAD introduces new software features to expand design capabilities for engineers. Learn about the latest performance enhancements, which enable users to zoom, pan and orbit with ease when working with complex 3D models. After watching this video you’ll have a basic understanding of how to use the newest features in AutoCAD 2018, such as PDF import, AutoCAD 360 and AutoCAD for the cloud.
2. SketchUp Skill Builder: Reference Images for Architecture
Engineers are often tasked with taking their ideas and converting them to digital 3D designs. In this video, you’ll learn how to import and scale reference images in SketchUp for architectural modeling. Accurately scaled designs are less prone to error and make it easier to estimate costs and expenses for the firm or customer. By learning this skill, you’ll be able to design with more precision and bring your 2D designs to life.
3. Onshape CAD for 3D Printing Tutorial
From designing to 3D printing, this tutorial teaches users how to design simple enclosures in Onshape and export files for 3D printing. In just 30 minutes, you’ll learn how to transform your designs from digital files to tangible final products.
4. Key Enhancements to the Wrap Feature in SOLIDWORKS 2017
SOLIDWORKS users have always had the ability to wrap sketches onto cylindrical and conical geometry, but they were only able to work with a single surface at a time. That is, until now. By watching this video, you’ll learn about new enhancements in SOLIDWORKS 2017, which grant users the ability to wrap sketches onto multiple faces.
5. Vectorworks' Remarkable Renderworks Series
In search of creating photorealistic renderings for your CAD projects? Consider Vectorworks' Remarkable Renderworks Tutorial series, which includes more than 30 different quick episodes on how to develop realistic renderings. Episodes cover topics such as hidden line rendering, textures, basic visualization, lighting quality and more.
6. This Is Adidas’ First Mass Market 3D-Printed Shoe
With the help of Carbon, a company that uses 3D printing to innovate new products, Adidas’ manufactured its first mass-market 3D-printed mid-sole shoe. Watch this video to learn how components of the shoe are made from liquid using Carbon’s Digital Light Synthesis technique. With new cutting-edge technology, Adidas is expected to introduce 100,000 pairs by 2018.
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