As of Monday, March 23, all classes will be taught remotely through the end of the semester. Read the full update. Summer 2020 online classes are now available for registration. We will be adding more regularly, so keep checking for updates. It is our hope to have the entire Summer 2020 class schedule available for registration in early to mid April.

Jonathan Turner

Intro to CAD: Solid Modeling


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Tower 1001

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This course focuses on introducing (industrial) designers to the basics of solid modeling. Aside from basic software familiarization, concepts for 2D and 3D visualization will be introduced. CAD modeling techniques, including surface modeling and plastic design best practices are highlighted with emphasis on the role CAD plays within the design process. Various examples of how CAD can be used; from creating underlays and final mechanical drawings, to exporting files for photorealistic renderings and 3D printing, are explored. Basic familiarity with computers is a must.

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Joshua Finkel is an industrial designer currently working for AxioMed and SpineFrontier. He received a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and studied Audiovisual Communication at the University of Puerto Rico, San Juan. Awards include the Richard Keohan Design Innovation Award, MassArt and Winner of DxB360 Social Innovation Challenge, Boston Design Exchange.