Computer Aided Design

CAD is the center of all making

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It all starts with an idea...

Develop your ideas into digital models with CAD and other drawing software applications. Once it's in a digital format, new possibilities of making are now available to you. You can easily change your model as your prototype develops - you can scale it, add to it, and refine your design.

When you're ready to make it, the same digital model can be used for 3D printing, laser cutting, or CNC machining - it all depends on the medium you want to work with, and the properties you need.

CA101 Beginning CAD: SketchUp

This course is intended for students who have little or no 3-dimensional modeling experience, but want to learn the basics to eventually create 3D objects via rapid prototyping on the 3D printer. Topics covered include learning the SketchUp interface, drawing in SketchUp, drawing shapes and creating geometry using SketchUp tools. The emphasis of this course is to learn the basics of SketchUp and teach students how to design simple 3D models of real objects.

Prerequisite: None

Materials: Provided

Class length: 2 hours

Cost: $60

Maximum class size: 6

Minimum age: 12 (classroom activity only, no adult supervision required)

Safety: No safety requirements for classroom use

Instructor: OSML Staff

 

CA102 Beginning CAD: InkScape

This course is intended for students with little or no 2D modeling experience. We will be learning InkScape with the intention of creating files for the laser cutter.

Prerequisite: None

Class length: 2 hours

Cost: $60

Maximum class size: 6

Minimum age: 12 (classroom activity, no adult supervision required)

Safety: No safety requirements for classroom use

Instructor: OSML Staff

 

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CA103 Beginning FreeCAD

This course is intended for students with little or no 3D modeling experience. We will be learning FreeCAD with the intention of creating files for the 3D printers and CNC machines at OSML.

Prerequisite: None

Materials: None. Laptops are available at OSML.

Class length: 2 hours

Cost: $60

Maximum class size: 6

Minimum age: 12 (classroom activity, no adult supervision required)

Safety: No safety requirements for classroom use

Instructor: OSML Staff