Free Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Courses

If you have an interest in Computer-Aided Design (CAD), there are available courses and tutorials online at Lynda.com.  Depending on your locality, it may also be accessible for free, saving you money, courtesy of your city’s public library.  If your local library does not offer this access perk, Lynda.com does offer a 1-month free trial, after which a $29.99/month membership fee is required to continue to access the collection of generous resources available. To find out more about Lynda.com, read my previous post here.

Below you will find a summary of the Topics and Softwares available for the Computer-Aided Design category.  There are a total of 12 grouped Categories available, one of which is CAD. (Note: To skip to a particular software or topic, press Control + F (Mac) or Ctrl + F (Windows) to get there faster or simply just scroll down to see all the choices.)

The CAD (Computer-Aided Design) category offers 492 Courses and 19,200 Video Tutorials as of May 21, 2018.

  1. Topics:
    • Architecture (190)
    • BIM (150)
    • Productive Design (136)
    • 2D Drawing (78)
    • Rendering (66)
    • Modeling (57)
    • Manufacturing (56)
    • Construction (41)
    • Previsualization (41)
    • Prototyping (36)
    • Civil Engineering (28)
    • MEP (19)
    • Structural (17)
    • Interior Design (16)
    • 3D Printing (15)
    • CNC + CAM (8)
    • Automotive Design (6)
    • Creative Spark (1)
  2. Software Tutorials:
    • Autodesk (287)
    • AutoCAD (71)
    • Revit (60)
    • Dassault (41)
    • Solidworks (39)
    • Trimble (34)
    • 3ds Max (29)
    • SketchUp (29)
    • Robert McNeel & Associates (23)
    • Rhino (21)
    • Inventor (20)
    • Adobe (15)
    • AutoCAD Civil 3D (15)
    • Fusion 360 (14)
    • Photoshop (13)
    • Maya (12)
    • AutoCAD for Mac (11)
    • Epic (10)
    • Unreal (10)
    • Revit LT (8)
    • V-ray (8)
    • AutoCAD LT (7)
    • Bentley (7)
    • Chaos Group (7)
    • InfraWorks (7)
    • MicroStation (7)
    • Revit Architecture (7)
    • FARO (6)
    • MeshMixer (6)
    • Nemetschek Group (6)
    • Nemetschek Group (6)
    • Accubid (5)
    • Dynamo Studio (5)
    • Revit MEP (5)
    • Allegorithmic (4)
    • AutoCAD MEP (4)
    • Bluebeam (4)
    • Pixologic (4)
    • Substance Designer (4)
    • ArchiCAD (3)
    • AutoCAD Plant 3D (3)
    • Grasshopper (3)
    • KeyShot (3)
    • MODO (3)
    • Navisworks (3)
    • Revit Structure (3)
    • The Foundry (3)
    • Tinkercad (3)
    • Unity (3)
    • ZBrush (3)
    • Alias (2)
    • AutoCAD Architecture (2)
    • AutoCAD P&ID (2)
    • Autodesk 360 (2)
    • Bluebeam Revu (2)
    • CATIA (2)
    • Illustrator (2)
    • Maxwell Renderer (2)
    • Next Limit Technologies (2)
    • Open Source (2)
    • ReCap Pro (2)
    • RhinoCAM (2)
    • Scene (2)
    • Stingray (2)
    • Vectorworks (2)
    • Acrobat (1)
    • Act-3D B.V. (1)
    • AutoCAD Electrical (1)
    • BIM 360 Ops (1)
    • Bluebeam Extreme (1)
    • Bongo (1)
    • CNC Software (1)
    • Cura (1)
    • DraftSight (1)
    • DS SOLIDWORKS (1)
    • Dynamo (1)
    • eDrawings (1)
    • Enscape (1)
    • G-Code (1)
    • Google (1)
    • GRAPHISOFT (1)
    • HSM Free (1)
    • Lumion (1)
    • Luxion (1)
    • Makerbot (1)
    • Mastercam (1)
    • MatterControl (1)
    • MatterHackers (1)
    • MecSoft (1)
    • Microsoft (1)
    • Onshape (1)
    • OpenSCAD (1)
    • PointSense Basic (1)
    • PointSense Building (1)
    • PointSense Plant (1)
    • PointSense Pro (1)
    • Python (1)
    • ReCap 360 (1)
    • Rhino for Mac (1)
    • Showcase (1)
    • SketchBook Pro (1)
    • SOLIBRI (1)
    • Solid Iris (1)
    • SOLIDWORKS Electrical (1)
    • Substance Painter (1)
    • Synchro (1)
    • Synchro Software Ltd. (1)
    • Tekla BIMsight (1)
    • Thea Render (1)
    • Twilight (1)
    • Twilight Render (1)
    • Ultimaker (1)
    • Unity Technologies (1)
    • UXPin (1)
    • Vault (1)
    • Visual Metrics (1)
  3. Skill Levels:
    • Beginner (228)
    • Intermediate (322)
    • Advanced (96)
    • Appropriate for All (76)
  4. More Options:
    • Closed Captioning (50)

Whether to learn about a new interest or just to strengthen what you already know, there’s bound to be one that will interest you. To check out the other 11 categories offered, click here.  Browse thru the choices at your leisure. One interest may possibly spark a trail of interest.

Do you find any of the topics listed above of intrigue?  I’m seeing Civil Engineering and it’s sparking curiosity in me.