This course, held at Morley College’s Waterloo Centre, is for students who are new to Parametric Modelling and 3D Computer Modelling techniques (CAD). Parametric Modelling is a design process carried out using powerful software – allowing one to create, modify and realise commercial products and 3D artefacts. The software used on this course is Autodesk AutoCAD, which is free to students as a one-year license. Used extensively in the design and engineering industries the skills learned on this course mirror those used by professionals who create the products we see and use every day. Artists, engineers, and inventors will benefit from making prototypes of their work saving time and expense in production. Parametric models, once created, can be viewed in a 3D workspace from all angles and endlessly edited and redesigned – everything from solid structure, size and shape to the qualities of the surface can be amended. 3D printing will also be employed to see your models come to life. This course is ideal for anyone who wishes to learn a professional skill for potential employment and could lead to a career as a CAD Draughtsperson and 3D Designer. It could also help you to progress into similar courses within higher education City and Guilds qualifications are industry recognised certificates and Autodesk AutoCAD is used extensively in Parametric Modelling. Students should have access to a copy of CAD software at home. And we can provide you with all the information you will need to access the free license and download the software. The course is taught on Apple Macs but students who prefer the Windows operating system may use their own PC laptops in class.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Use standard templates to create parts and assemblies
  • Create geometry within the sketch environment
  • Create extruded and revolving features from sketched geometry
  • Place component parts into an assembly
  • Use assembly constraints to assemble and align parts
  • Create a drawing layout in presentation format to suit the software in use

Tutor: Lorenzo Andreani

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