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Computer Aided Design


Do you need to learn AutoCAD for your profession? As a technical drafting and design tool, AutoCAD and Revit are some of the most sophisticated computer applications that users are likely to encounter. Regardless of what version you will be using, learning these skills remains timeless. Having a solid base of Essential AutoCAD and Revit skills allows you to learn new improvements quickly and efficiently.

Computer Aided Design (CAD)

3D Printing from Revit Architecture

Design and print your own 3D model? How cool is that? This course introduces the processes necessary to print physical 3D models from Revit Architecture digital files. You will have practical experience exporting the .STL format files within Autodesk Revit Architecture 2015, checking for and correcting the file for errors, setting up the 3D printer to receive the file, and printing the 3D model. Bring a 4GB flash drive to back up your work.

Section - COM2004-012

AutoCAD Essentials

This course thoroughly covers the fundamentals of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT. You will learn how to draw in 2D, shape complex curves, manage objects with layers, organize with blocks and groups, add dimensions and annotation, work with layouts, plot and print, and much more. Whether you are an aspiring CAD/CAM professional or revisiting the latest software, this is the foundation you need in AutoCAD.

Section - COM2005-023

Introduction to the World of 3D Printing (11-15 years of age)

Introduction To The World 3D Printing

This class will introduce you to the most common 3D printing currently being done. “FDM” Fused Deposition Modeling. We will take various plastic materials in a filament form which looks like the material you use in your weedwacker. Imagine being able to turn some of this into a 3dimentional model of nearly anything you can think of. Learn to print parts to repair many of the household items that get broken and thrown away simply because you can’t get one small part. Take some of your ideas that have been kicking around in your head and turn them into real tangible items. Have an idea for a product but don’t know where to go with it? Try printing it to start with. Make your own holiday decorations like Christmas ornaments or Halloween masks. The list is endless to what you can come up with. 

We will thoroughly cover how to use the software needed to program the printers. You will find the software very user friendly and free to download to your own computer as well. You will learn how to get great results from any 3D printer. We cover all of the basics of 3D printing as well as advanced techniques and trouble shooting of 3D printers. We will teach you the principal of 3D printing as well as how to feel comfortable around 3D printers. We want you to understand how the process works. You will find that it is a very simple process not too different from printing a letter or photo on your standard printer. We are confident that you will complete the class with the knowledge to 3d print on your own. We will cover various types of materials that contain wood and or metal mixed with PLA. “PLA” is the most popular plastic being used out there right now. 

(PLA)  Polylactic Acid is different than most thermoplastic polymers in that it is derived from renewable resources like corn starch or sugar cane. Polylactic Acid is biodegradable. Some of the most common uses include plastic films, bottles, and biodegradable medical devices (e.g. screws, pins, rods, and plates that are expected to biodegrade within 6-12 months). 

Okay, this all sounds great right? But you have no experience in cad modeling. So what good does knowing 3D printing do for you? Go on line and Google “Thingiverse” you will find literally thousands of models available for you to down load for free. There are many web sites like Thingiverse out there just Google 3D printing models. There are models of all types of items. There are models of items that others have modeled to fix their own house hold items. They print the model and then share the models with the rest of the world. People are sharing all sorts of stuff all over the world. There are prosthetics for people and for animals as well. All sorts of medical items even how to make your own dental braces. There are so many household items like lamps, toys, picture holders and on and on. Take a look at 3D printer prices. It’s amazing how little money you can purchase your own for or even build your own from a kit. We just happen to offer a class on that as well. 3D printing is here to stay!

Section - ENR4524-001

Kids College - Mechanical CAD (ages 11-15)

KCC-OCET in partnership with Kauai Makerspace will be offering a Mechanical CAD Camp for the fall break 2019!

We will be using Onshape Cad software. Onshape is a professional level soft ware that you can use free. It is cloud based software that you can access on the web from home or school or anywhere there is a web connection. This course will be a 20 hour course designed for students wanting to learn cad fundamentals while having fun modeling various projects. Each project is carefully designed to introduce many of the tools needed in cad modeling. We begin with a simple sketch and proceed to use it to create your first model. As the class progresses we will gradually increase the design challenges keeping the student always interested while learning new tools with each project. Each project will be one that could be 3D printed. As part of the course you learn how to export and save the models in the correct file format for 3D printing. During the class we will 3D print the first project for each student using their own file. This course would be a precursor for a second class later in the school year.

Section - ENR4523-001

Revit Architecture Essentials

Revit Architecture covers the fundamentals of Revit Architecture and teaches you everything you need to become quickly productive with the software. Learn how to best use the interface, create floor plans, add content, prepare documentation, annotate, and more. Whether you are an aspiring BIM professional or just brushing up on the basics, this is the fast and thorough grounding you need in Revit Architecture.

Section - COM2006-013

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