Designing with CAD
This course is for amateur and professional furniture makers who want to develop more effective design processes. Paul introduces students to 3-d computer modeling as a creative tool for solving real-world design and construction challenges. Participants work with Sketchup, a free, open-source modeling program that has become an industry standard for everyone from large design offices to small professional workshops and skilled hobbyists. Paul leads students through a series of exercises that involve building and modifying digital furniture forms in Sketchup, and using these forms to generate shop drawings.
Participants bring their own laptop computers. This class requires an intermediate comfort level with windows or mac operating systems, familiarity with use of a 3-button mouse, and basic digital file management skills.
Paul Loebach is a New York City-based furniture designer. His work incorporates the use of advanced digital modeling and manufacturing equipment, combined with an understanding of furniture history and traditional woodworking techniques. Paul’s work has been exhibited internationally and published broadly in books, weblogs, and periodicals such as Interior Design, Architectural Record, American Craft, Wallpaper, and The New York Times, among others. Paul's website is www.paulloebach.com.
Open to all.
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