How 3D CAD and CAM can support the iterative design process - Sheffield

Date and Time

Start Date: 1st March 2019

Time: 09:30 - 16:30

Member Price: £200.00

Your Price: £250.00

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Expectation/content:  A highly practical hands-on workshop will support you in learning the basics of 3D CAD to support your teaching of Design and Technology across the key stages. By developing knowledge, skills and confidence in the delivery of CAD you can support your students in the use of CAD for developing ideas and realizing outcomes in 2D and 3D.

You will:

  • Become familiar with the user interface in SketchUp and Solidworks; two industry standard CAD packages
  • Use numeric input to accurately model components in SketchUp and learn about plug ins and style to render images, produce working drawings and parts for 3D printing.
  • Create parts and assemblies in Solidworks that can be used to generate photorealistic renders, material lists, exploded diagrams and working drawings.
  • Expand your knowledge of CAD and CAM by producing models ready for 3D printing

We will also discuss how CAD can be used to support the NEA at GCSE and A Level to maximize your time and productivity.

No prior expertise is necessary. The course will be delivered by Paul Woodward who is an experienced D&T teacher with recent industry experience as Head of Design and extensive knowledge of working in CAD/CAM, product visualization and digital illustration.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of the course it will enable you to:

  • Use SketchUp as a creative tool for producing 3D ‘sketches’ and development models
  • Produce parts, assemblies and drawings in Solidworks along with the skills needed to mate parts to make mechanical virtual prototypes
  • Design and make accurate 3D models ready for output to 3D printers and CNC
  • Render out photorealistic images to support student design concepts
  • Confidently use CAD to support the iterative design and prototyping requirements of the new NEA

Delegates that have not booked prior to the event cannot be guaranteed a space.


City Campus, Sheaf Building Room 4222 (floor 2)

The Sheaf Building is directly opposite the train station and a campus map is attached.

Parking: NCP Arundel Gate we can provide a voucher which reduces cost to approximately £6 for full day.

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Sheffield Hallam University (Sheaf Building Room 4222 (floor 2), City Campus,
Howard Street
South Yorkshire
S1 1WB

Prices include VAT at the appropriate rate where applicable.

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