CAD, CAM, & BIM
Dec 31 2020
In March, schools across the country had to move their classrooms online with little to no notice.
Administrators had to figure out how to get their students access to CAD, CAM, and BIM software at home. Not to mention, schedules, syllabi, and assignments needed to be prepped and ready to transition to in-person, hybrid, or back to distance learning at any moment.
As if that wasn’t a large enough undertaking on its own, some teachers were even using their schools’ 3D printers to make masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) for first responders.
So while we celebrate how much schools, staff, and students have accomplished this year, let’s take a moment to look back at the top online courses, resources, and articles engineering and architecture instructors gravitated toward this year.
The likes of SOLIDWORKS and Inventor were still the most taught SolidProfessor courses in 2020; however, it’s important to call out that our courses that teach browser-based software skills became more popular than ever before.
As many schools operated virtually, educators had to swiftly switch to CAD software that students could access on Chromebooks and tablets, rather than their schools’ high-powered computer labs.
From fall 2019 to fall 2020, the number of classes that were enrolled in our Onshape courses increased by 779%. And during that same period, the number of classes enrolled in our Fusion 360 courses increased by 121%.
Whether you’re teaching from a distance or in-person, SolidProfessor has more than 7,500 online lessons in CAD, CAM, and BIM to help your students learn new skills and get certified.
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