Automotive Design Fundamentals

An Autodesk® accredited course covering Alias CAS (Computer Aided Styling) and Reverse Engineering (RE), and VRED visualisation content. The aim is for users to become proficient in Alias technical surfacing fundamentals for Automotive Concept Design, to introduce reverse engineering fundamentals to facet data, and to leverage VRED Design for creating real-time visualizations, animations and presentation material.

Course content for Automotive Design Fundamentals

5 days – Alias CAS Fundamentals (Computer Aided Styling): Creation of a 3D sketch Model from Designer’s sketches combining feature-function exercises in a workflow context project. The project affords students the freedom to explore real-world application with the reassurance of ‘over-the-shoulder’ instructor support. Interactive learning is actively encouraged through use of whiteboard explanation and open discussion. Topics covered include:

• GUI, data and project structure
• Curve-based modelling: 2D and 3D curves, project, intersect
• Derived surfaces: draft/flange and sweep/loft/mesh
• Freeform fundamental: CV editing and Align
• Surface details: blends and trimming
• Validation: analytic and aesthetic analysis

1 day – Alias Reverse Engineering Fundamentals:

• Overlying of surfaces to reference scan/facet/mesh data

2 days – VRED Fundamentals:

• Creation of real-time and static (High Quality Image) renderings to support Design Review and presentation collateral for Design sign-off and product marketing

Automotive Design Fundamentals

Benefits of Alias CAS Essentials

Be able to create 3D “sketch model” from a designer’s sketch

Learn how to analyse your designs

Discover how to create and modify curve and surface models

Expected outcome

After completing the course, you wilbe able to use the strategies and workflows necessary to build a model quickly and translate a design into manufacturable data. 

After completing the course, you can log in to your personal student account and download a personal certificate. 

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Craig Snell
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