3-D design applications.
How do you convert a 2-D drawing to an "AutoCad" design? AutoCad stands for "AutoDesk Computer Aided Design." In 1982, AutoDesk invented a software program to help architects and design engineers draw blueprints on a computer to very exact specifications. AutoCAD is still the industry leader in CAD software, used by firms across the globe. The basics you learn in STEM will apply to the more detailed software you will learn in high school.
The computer takes your imputed shapes and instantaneously converts them into design manipulatives. You can then edit these shapes and easily convert them into a shape for printing on a 3-D plastics printer.
123D design tutorials for PC
This link will take you to YouTube site, where you can watch the various videos on how to use 123D Design app. The techniques on the videos will also apply to use on the classroom Dell computers.
You can download the apps free by going here:
You can always click the "help" or (i) buttons for tutorials or help.
Once you have watched the videos, start using the app.
Or, use the app as you go, learning each step of the way.
When accessing the 123D Design app on either the iPads or the Dell computers, you will need to use this login and password.
|My robot so far - about 3 hours of design work.|
Because we all share the cloud storage site, you will need to save your object as:
You can always create your own account on 123D Design. It is free and gives you 100MB of free storage.
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