Basic CAD (Computer Aided Design)


Nathan Brown

Course Description:  This is a basic intro to CAD (Computer Aided Design). This is the first time offering this class. Some of the things that will be included are a basic understanding of the metric system for measuring, the purpose of CAD including real-world applications, business ideas that come from turning ideas into tangible objects, some demonstrations with real-world CAD machines, and much more. TinkerCAD ( will be the web-based software for creating students’ own designs. Students will be able to use motors, gears, and more from dissected household goods like printers and other items to be reused. The CAD software only requires web browser access to use. Work is saved in each student’s profile. There will be a TinkerCAD classroom that the students will join and then I will be able to download and print or assist students. Students will print an object to measure to verify they have the basic concept of use down. There will be a requirement to do a drawing of what will be created in TinkerCAD.

Course Viewpoint:  Mixed

Course Length:  Session

Time:  3:00 – 3:55

Cost:  $35 per session – cash or check

Supply Fee:  No supply fee for the class. If students want additional supplies on a case-by-case basis there will be options.

Class Prerequisite:  Basic computer use, internet browser use, and ability to measure using the metric system.

Materials Teacher Will Provide:  Online classroom in TinkerCAD, internet access, notebook, and pencil for idea creating.

Materials Students Must Provide:  Computer to use during class for accessing their TinkerCAD account.

Minimum Enrollment:  4

Maximum Enrollment:  8

Parent Requirements:  Provide online access for students to be able to create and design outside of the classroom.

Teacher:  Nathan Brown

Contact:  FTRLLC19@GMAIL.COM – (406) 249-4975

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