Advanced CAD & AM Engineering

Using complex tools, push your knowledge boundaries in Cloud CAD and 3D Printing

Following the successful delivery of our first course we are now presenting the second instalment. The first part of the course aims to complete and advance your knowledge of the Onshape platform by working on numerous complex designs using all the available tools. In the second part we focus on introducing you to basic engineering concepts both technical and professional. This is followed by an extensive run-through of your new working platform Optimatter™, designed to assist you in advanced technical (materials and processes) analysis of your 3D printed parts. For more details about the course, please refer to your Course Content Document.


  • Experience the course with FREE access to selected topics.
  • 6+ hours of online video training.
  • 15 eBook homework.
  • 150+ pages downloadable eBook, keeping all the knowledge in one place.
  • 60+ Self-assessment questions.
  • Unlimited email support.
  • Stay up-to-date through our blog posts.
  • 30 days access to all the online material (videos and self-assessment questions).


  • Use Onshape advanced commands and features to create complex parts, assemblies and mate connections.
  • Create and edit assembly part animations.
  • Create collaborative design environments using version control and branches.
  • Understand and create engineering drawings.
  • Understand and work with the concepts of Force, Stress, Strain, Impact Toughness and Hardness.
  • Relate to the concept of Computer Aided Engineering and its impact to 3D printing.
  • Acknowledge the importance of technical Standards.
  • Gain FREE lifetime access to Optimatter 3D printing engineering analysis cloud platform.
  • Use Optimatter to highest capability knowledge.
  • Have a detail understanding on how FFF 3D Printing materials and processing parameters affect the engineering properties of your parts.



George oversees your CAD training. Before this he was in the engineering support for various major aircraft carriers able to pinpoint the right nut and bolt for most flying machines including the ones you have flown in. His academic background lies in the field of aerospace engineering, with an acute interest in computer-aided engineering. He is a keen promoter of aerospace careers to young people and away from the noise of engines, you will find him enthusiastically concentrating on his Fender guitar.


Achilleas, a visionary scientist and curious engineer, is the author of your 3D printing knowledge. Previously he has worked at various universities’ and national labs as a researcher in the fields of materials nanotechnology. His research expanded into numerous topics including spacecraft engineering, materials development and advanced manufacturing. If you do not want to talk to him about technology and educations, you can discuss his interest of photography and cuisine.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take?
The course is taught online, ready for any device and at your own pace. We have created approximately 6+ hours of video content in addition to questions and tutorials. We estimated that you might need at least double the time to fully assimilate the knowledge.
Is the course mobile ready?
Yes! While the actual web platform is adaptable to any screen size, currently there is also an iOS app offered by Teachable Online Courses.
For how long will I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What can I do with this course?
What you will learn is truly a practical technical skill; something you can use at home, your job and even establish your own business. These are skills that will unquestionably upgrade your CV.
Why is CAD important?
CAD is a design tool and an absolute necessity to sketch in three dimensions. It is literally used to design and produce everything you see around you. What you do with it is up to your imagination, so go ahead and be creative!
What can I do with 3D printing?
3D printing is simply a great manufacturing tool, allowing your design to be built right before your eyes. Currently common plastics, metals and ceramics can be printed with more materials on the horizon!
Will I be able to 3D print during the course?
Unfortunately, this will not be possible at this stage but we are currently working on some great ideas.
Where can I buy a 3D printer?
There are hundreds of models used for home and industrial purposes, with prices ranging from few hundred £’s to few million £’s investment, thus choosing the right one will depend on your needs. For advice email us at [email protected]
What happens after the course?
You can continue with your access to our Partners’ software for as long as you wish. More importantly you can email us at any time to discuss any challenging afterthoughts.
Are there any special arrangements for multiple trainee registrations within the same institution?
Yes, as an academic or a company with multiple users you are entitled to special pricing. For more information please email us at [email protected]
Is the course accredited?
We are currently working on this and trying to evaluate the best options. However our Certificate is provided with the completion of the course.
Are there any terms attached to your service?
Yes, please referrer to your “Terms of Service” in the Documentation Section of the courses.

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