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AUD008: Autodesk AutoCAD Basics

Autodesk AutoCAD has a long history as one being of the very first CAD (computer aided drafting) programs available for personal computers. Today, AutoCAD software builds on this legacy and remains one of the world's leading 2D and 3D CAD design tools.

In this class, you will learn how to draw precise, vector-based CAD drawings that can be interpreted and used by CAM (computer aided machining) programs. The vector drawing skills taught here are the basis for creating designs to be used with TechShop's Epilog laser cutters, CNC vinyl cutter, Tormach CNC mill, ShopBot router, Flow waterjet cutter, and CNC plasma cutter. The 2D drawing skills taught here also translate to designing, drawing and manipulating 3D parts in other Autodesk software such as Autodesk Inventor and Revit.

Learn:
  • How to set up your workspace for efficiency
  • How to draw with arcs, polylines, splines and more
  • How to use text and reference images in your designs
  • How layers work
  • The theory behind drawing clean vectors
  • Optimization tips and tricks
Prerequisites: None!

Safety: Closed-toe shoes are required.

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Autodesk AutoCAD Basics Tuesday, 11/7/17 6:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Autodesk AutoCAD Basics Tuesday, 11/14/17 6:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Autodesk AutoCAD Basics Tuesday, 11/21/17 6:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
AUD001: Autodesk Inventor Basics

Learn how to navigate, sketch and model in Autodesk Inventor.

You will gain a basic understanding of three-dimensional computer design that can be used on nearly all of our computer controlled machines at TechShop. In this class, you will learn about file types; dimensioning; geometric constraints; patterns; adding text; inserting image files; basic modeling functions, including Extrude, Revolve, Loft and Sweep; exporting your files; and creating laser-able and CAMable files. The goal is to provide you with enough tools to use Inventor at a solid, basic level and to inspire you to seek out more advanced features such as simulation, moldmaking and sheet metal.

Prerequisites: None!

Safety: Closed-toe shoes are required everywhere in TechShop, even in the computer lab.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Autodesk Inventor Basics Tuesday, 11/28/17 3:00 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
AUD005 : Autodesk Inventor for Sheet Metal

In this project class, you will learn how to create and assemble sheet metal parts in Autodesk Inventor.

You will be guided through the process of building sheet metal housing features, creating patterns and using iFeatures. You will learn how to use equations to drive dimensions, how to generate two-dimensional drawings of your sheet metal parts, and how to export your geometry to a CAM program, enabling you to generate a file that can be used on a CNC machine.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of AUD001: Autodesk Inventor Basics prior to taking this class.

Safety: Closed-toe shoes are required.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Autodesk Inventor for Sheet Metal Monday, 10/23/17 2:30 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
7 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Autodesk Inventor for Sheet Metal Tuesday, 11/7/17 3:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.