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The CAD Academy

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Inside The CAD Academy you will uncover a wealth of instructional resources to help introduce students to engineering and architectural design/drafting principles and industry leading software tools that they will need for further education or industry success. The curriculum allows students to explore career paths through real-world projects, while establishing a solid foundation of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education. These resources are industry and classroom tested with instructional materials including practical problems, lesson plans, PowerPoint’s, review questions, supplemental
e-resources, multimedia content and real world project based tutorials.

The CAD Academy curriculum brings together some of the foremost drawing and design authors to teach a foundation of engineering and architecture concepts that integrate basic math and science principles. Instructors are encouraged to integrate The CAD Academy curriculum resources into their existing curriculum which they have been successfully teaching over time.

Full features of The CAD Academy Engineering/Architecture Suite include: A+ CAD, DSS SolidWorks, ArchiCAD 11, Google SketchUp Pro, Discovery Channel, and Instructor Resources.

A+ CAD Students who learn A+CAD® will be able to easily transition into AutoCAD®. A+CAD® offers the familiar AutoCAD® user-interface and compatibility with AutoCAD® DWG files, commands, LISP programming, and applications. A+CAD® can open, edit, and save any existing DWG file from AutoCAD® 14-2008 without conversion or data loss.
SolidWorks-Logo-Red-Horiz SolidWorks is the industry standard for 2D and 3D mechanical design and is used by more than 85% of the world’s top-ranked engineering institutions worldwide. SolidWorks is committed to provide the most innovative resource for learning and teaching across a broad range of engineering, design, and physical science subjects.
Graphisoft Archicad ArchiCAD is the most comprehensive architectural tool available. More than 60% of the top architectural schools in the United States use ArchiCAD. Architects and designers have utilized ArchiCAD to complete over one million building projects in over 80 countries. ArchiCAD allows the user to create a “virtual building” with all virtual structural elements also referred to as (BIM) Building Information Modeling.
Google Sketch Up Google SketchUp Pro is used by more than half of the top 150 largest AEC firms in the world. It is the leading 3D sketching and visualization software. It is intuitive, flexible, and easy to use. Also included is Podium, the photo-real rendering plug-in for SketchUp Pro.
Discovery Channel Delivers futuristic engineering and architectural DVD video presentations to inspire students in the career paths of engineering and architecture. Delivers futuristic engineering and architectural DVD video presentations to inspire students in the career paths of engineering and architecture.
Instructor Resources The CAD Academy curriculum allows students to explore career paths through real-world projects, while establishing a solid understanding of science, engineering, architecture, technology and mathematics. Inside The CAD Academy Suite, a special assortment is dedicated to provide an overview of the main resources called Instructor Resources.
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The Design for Engineering Academy enables instructors to effectively teach engineering design and manufacturing applications. Teaching solid modeling, manufacturing concepts and automated production has never been this easy. DFEA offers a customizable 2 year program including lesson plans, instructor resources and interactive training tutorials which prepare students for industry certification in SolidWorks and CAM. Certification will advance students toward continuing education and career opportunities in the fields of engineering, design and manufacturing.

  • SolidWorks Certified Associate and Professional Training Program (100+ exercises for design competencies fundamentals and SolidWorks Certification)
  • Design for Manufacturing Concepts Curriculum
  • SolidWorks Integrated Design for Manufacturing Pro Software (Design Manufacturability Validation)
  • SolidWorks Integrated CAM with Automatic Feature Recognition Software and Training Program
  • Engineering Projects Putting Designs into Project Applications
  • Manufacturing and Automation Resources
  • CAM Certification Program
  • Milling and Turning Projects for CNC Mill, Lathe, Router and Plasma Cutter
  • CAD/CAM Machining Curriculum
 

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