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About the Course

Learn how to 3D model using Autodesk Tinkercad, a free web-based design application! This course is suitable for anyone wanting to learn the basics of 3D modeling from hobbyists or those taking their first step to more advanced study. This is a hands-on course where you will learn the basics of the software as well as the design considerations for 3D printing by working on multiple projects.

This course is taught by West Houston Institute IDEAStudio staff and is being offered free of charge to Houston Community College students, faculty, and staff this semester. The format for this course is online anytime. That means that once your registration is processed, you will be given access to the web-based course in HCC's Eagle Online learning platform. You can work through the course modules and complete the final creative project at your own pace. You will have until the end of the course session to complete all assigned work. Although the course is virtual, your instructor will be available to answer questions and support you through the activities. All participants who complete the course will have the opportunity to have their final project 3D printed for them at IDEAStudio!

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of the course, you should:

  • Be able to do basic design for 3D printing
  • Be familiar with the Tinkercad 3D modeling interface and tools
  • Have a basic understanding of the components of a 3D model
  • Know how to create original 3D models working with basic geometric shapes
  • Know how to name, store, share and export 3D models in Tinkercad

Course Activities:

  • Introduction to 3D Design & Tinkercad
  • Designing for Function & Adaptability
  • Design Techniques for 3D Printing
  • Final Creative Project


Start: February 8, 2021
End: February 28, 2021
West Houston Institute IDEAStudio

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