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Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics drawing and editing software, useful for creating files for digital fabrication at NextFab Studio. This introductory class will cover the interface, tools, layers, and more. By the end of the class you will be comfortable navigating the software. NOTE: Basic computer navigational skills are necessary to take and understand this class.

  • Member Price: $39
  • Non-Member Price: $89
  • Length: 2 hours

Introduction to SolidWorks

Solidworks is CAD software that creates geometry for 3D parts and assemblies. Learn how to navigate menus and options, create sketches, and utilize different shape options to create custom geometries and dimensions. Extrude, cut, and fillet a sketch, and discuss how to change appearances and scenes to create professional looking renderings.

  • Member Price: $39
  • Non-Member Price: $89
  • Length: 3 hours

Solidworks Practicum

Need help working on your first file in Solidworks? This two hour session provides time for file review, improving and reinforcing of skills, and light expansion into intermediate Solidworks usage. Come ready with your file or idea. Participants are strongly encouraged to take Intro to Solidworks first, or have a basic foundation of Solidworks, as this is not a class that teaches the software. NOTE: Basic computer skills are necessary for this class.

Introduction to Rhinoceros 5.0

Rhinoceros (Rhino) is 3-D modeling design software, commonly used by a variety of industries. Learn the basics of navigating and using the software, the various projects and design areas that benefit from the use of Rhino, and basic CAD principles. Work to design a basic project of your choosing, available as a file for personal use upon completion of class. NOTE: Basic computer navigational skills are necessary to take and understand this class.

  • Member Price: $39
  • Non-Member Price: $89
  • Length: 2 hours

Design your own Circuit Board: An Introduction to Eagle

Learn about circuit board design and schematic capture techniques in this entry level Eagle class. Explore the world of PCBs, and navigate the software package by making your own audio amplifier board, ready for fabrication.

  • Member Price: $49
  • Non-Member Price: $99
  • Length: 2 hours

Design Software Tool List

  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • SolidWorks Professional
  • Rhinoceros
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Autodesk Maya
  • Wolfram Mathematica
  • Autodesk Eagle Professional
  • National Instruments LabVIEW
  • MS Office Home and Business
  • Wacom Intuos Digitizing Tablets
  • SpacePilot 3D Mouse
  • G Wizard Feeds and Speeds Calculator
  • Altium Designer
  • Vectric Aspire
  • V-Carve Makerspace Edition
  • HSMWorks CAM for SolidWorks