Getting Started with Onshape

By Ahmed Mahmoud

Onshape is a browser based (cloud) 3D CAD software, cloud means that you don’t have to download any software to your computer to use the software, and browser based means that unlike Autodesk Fusion 360 you don’t have to download a client to your computer in order to start using it. Onshape comes jam packed…

Getting Started with Autodesk Fusion 360

By Ahmed Mahmoud

Autodesk Fusion 360 is a cloud based 3D modelling software used mainly by tinkerers worldwide, though Fusion 360 is not as feature rich as other 3D modelling software like SolidWorks and Solid Edge but it has a very easy to use and its user interface (UI) and the features available are very suitable for tinkerers.…

How to Learn Bentley MicroStation Online for Free

By Ahmed Mahmoud

Bentley MicroStation is a 2D / 3D CAD software that’s really aimed at architects and civil engineers to draft; water, wastewater, utilities, mining, roads, bridges, process plants, rails and building projects. To better understand Microstation don’t think of it as a standalone CAD solution but as a platform with a slew of extensions/functionality built on…

How to Learn 123D Design for Free

By Ahmed Mahmoud

123D Design is a free 3D design and modeling software developed by Autodesk, it’s part of the 123D family software. 123D Design is available for Windows, Mac and iPad, it’s very suitable for creating simple 3D designs to be 3D printed as it’s capable of exporting the designs as STL. Learning 123D Design as with…

How to Learn TinkerCAD for Free

By Ahmed Mahmoud

Tinkercad is a free, drag and drop, browser-based 3D modeling software developed by Autodesk, it’s part of the 123D family software. TinkerCAD in very suitable for creating simple 3D drawings to be 3D printed as it exports the files as STL. It’s worth noting that you’ve to create an account in order to start using…

How to Learn Siemens NX for Free

By Ahmed Mahmoud

Siemens NX is a complete CAD/CAE/CAM software package; it can be used as a 3d modeling and design MCAD tool (either in parametric modelling or direct modelling), it can also be used in engineering analysis and simulation (static/dynamic studies, electromagnetic studies, thermal and fluid studies). Finally it can be used as a complete CAM solution.…

How to Learn Navisworks for Free

By Ahmed Mahmoud

Navisworks is a model review software used in the construction industry to complement the 3D design software used. Navisworks allows its user to load a model files from many different native file formats ( e.g., dwg, dxf, dng, ifc, etc.), then the user can easily navigate the models and place comments on it. Navisworks has…

How to Learn Creo for Free

By Ahmed Mahmoud

PTC Creo is a direct modelling (It can also be used in 3D parametric/history modelling) 3D MCAD software. Creo isn’t only used for 3D modelling, but it can also be used for rendering, stress analysis, product life-cycle management, thermal analysis. Learning Creo is very helpful for mechanical engineers or anyone working in the MCAD (Mechanical…