Ever wonder if you should also teach Inventor and Revit or other applications in the Autodesk Design Academy Suite in addition to Autocad? The answer is YES, YES, YES!!!! Studies have shown students demonstrate greater consistency and conformity to CAD standards, greater control over drawings, and generally are more confident than students who did not use the applications.
Check out what just a few Michigan colleges are doing with the software. This should help you decide if you’re preparing your high school students for higher learning, or merely skimming the surface of CAD.
“There are many reasons the students like Inventor. It’s easy to use, it lets them constrain a sketch and make changes easily, and it includes the simulation and analysis capabilities they need to validate their designs.”
—John Irwin, Associate Professor and Mechanical Engineering Technology Chair, Michigan Technological University
—Bob Lohr, Student, Michigan Technological University
Local High School News
Lincoln High School (of Van Dyke Public Schools) students were awarded cash prizes for their 2011 ASBE student competition designs. Prize amounts will be updated later. All drawings submitted were completed with AutoCAD and Inventor software. Rick Ranks Lincoln High School CAD teacher was named ASBE Teacher of the year for 2011
Congratulations to Mr. Ranks and his students!!!
Author: Amy Gritzinger