Training & Consulting Packages

Keyshot for SolidWorks

Creo, SOLIDWORKS, Maya and more!

Design Engine has helped thousands of engineers & designers excel within their careers, and has elevated the design and engineering capabilities of some of the biggest companies in the world.  From FEA to Surface Modeling, Plastic Part Design to Design for Injection Molding, our group of design and engineering experts pride themselves on practicing and teaching practical design tools with speed and efficiency. Whether your company is looking for a full consulting package, or you are a designer/engineer interested in learning efficient design processes, we are here for you.

"Work Smarter, Not Harder"

We have worked with top companies from all over the world. These businesses come to us to solve design problems, create better designers and more efficient engineers, and to save them time and money. Design Engine understands that managers want their teams to work smarter not harder.  Our clients range from small, privately-owned businesses to large, international corporations. Our services are for Mechanical Engineers, Design Engineers, Industrial Designers, Digital Artists, or anyone who wants to communicate design processes better.

 "Design Engine helps curate more effective teams and efficient project design methodologies." 

Unlike typical training organizations, Design Engine doesn’t simply teach the software packages, or read to you from a book or lead you with menu clicks.  Instead, Design Engine helps organizations create or mature a natural exchange between design and engineering teams, ultimately teaching teams to utilize a mutual design language for greater understanding.  Design Engine participants become more effective 3D CAD communicators and stronger team members through our programs.  People often think of us as a trianing facility.  Design Engine isn’t a training facility; we are product designers, strategic problem solvers, and engineering experts armed with a process aimed at helping you work smarter.

An image of the Design Engine office space

Features of Design Engine's unique programs:

  • Instructor-led workshops that break the traditional book read training paradigm, with a problem solving oriented  learning experience.  (more engaging)
  • Customized programs, with curriculum tailored to fit the specific needs of your organization.
  • Renowned instructors with decades of industry expertise and knowledge.
  • Small workshop sizes, with more opportunity for individual attention.
  • Holistic learning, by breaking down design tool misconceptions and revisiting methodologies that create efficient and effective designers, across all softwares.

Design Engine Courses:

Manufacturing Training

These workflow oriented manufacturing classes are part lecture and part hands on using your favorite design or engineering tool. Your company may be using  Solidworks, Creo, NX or Catia. Our training courses include topics such as manufacturing classes die casting, plastic part design, Mold Design, sheet metal & forging classes. You may think of these classes as advanced part and assembly molding. All design engine training classes focus on core-modeling skills all with respect to a manufacturing process...

forging

 

Creo Consulting Packages: More Than Just Creo Training

Here at Design Engine, we are incredibly passionate about learning! We believe that good design should transcend software, which is why we focus on fundamental design skills and helping engineers and designers adopt a robust and resilient modeling workflow. Using these design skills, our Creo programs help teams approach problems with new perspective to facilitate your learning process...  

Creo Pirelli Motocross Tire

 

Creo Surfacing

Pro/ENGINEER, now called Creo, has changed quite a bit over the past 20 years.  Designers and Engineers, even PTC Application Engineers, tend to use the software as they were taught a long time ago.  It’s easy to be set in your ways. That is where we come in! The main reason you push your team in the first place is to avoid complacency. At the Design Engine we help manufacturers get a different perspective using these very same tools by presenting new ways to think and new ways to explore design iterations. Some call it Creo Update training or Surfacing classes, but for us it's about changing the way designers think...

JW dog ball

 

SOLIDWORKS Training

These SolidWorks training courses include topics such as manufacturing (ie die casting), SolidWorks plastic part design, and sheet metal & forging classes which are all geared at learning how to design with SolidWorks. The courses range from part design, top down design, large assemblies and detail drawings. All DESIGN ENGINE SolidWorks training classes focus on core-modeling skills with respect to a manufacturing or prototyping process...

Solidworks top down design exercise . Replace standard trucks with spring steel version.

 

Rhino Training

Rhino can create, edit, analyze, document, render, animate, and translate NURBS curves, surfaces, and solids with no limits on complexity, degree, or size. Rhino also supports polygon meshes and point clouds...

Rhino Training

 

Alias Training

Alias Design (Alias Studio) is a powerful set of tools used in Automobile design and styling in the product development, marine, aircraft, sporting equipment, electronic enclosures, children’s toys, and fashion accessories markets. Using Alias Design, Alias Surface or Alias Auto Studio used in the earliest of shape and form defining to the final modeling complete with rendering, and/or complete engineering. An industrial designer or engineer that knows Alias tools can combine the efforts of the design and engineering sides of a product to cut cost and make projects more efficient to all involved.

CV Manipulation using Alias Design

 

Maya Training

These Maya 3D Training classes introduce 3D modeling and animation utilizing Maya 3D. Learn basics of modeling, lighting, and efficient rendering.

Maya 3D animation software delivers a comprehensive creative feature set with tools for animation, modeling, simulation, rendering, match moving and compositing on a highly extensible production platform. For visual effects, game development, post-production or other 3D animation projects, Maya offers toolsets to help meet demanding production requirements...

Maya Training

 

MODO Training

MODO is being used for some of the top companies like Honda, Oakley, and Trek Bicycles. The program is widely being adopted for it’s power to generate quick conceptual iterations to communicate highly convincing, professional product presentations to internal R&D teams. These high-fidelity look & feel visualization models are a powerful tool early on in the stages of the product development cycle, where they are used in corporate pipelines to communicate design intent to engineering, sales, and marketing teams...

Advanced Modo For Design

 

Adobe Training

These Adobe classes provide the tools for product design, graphic design, video, web design and web development applications by learning how to work with vectors, raster graphics, editing audio, editing video and much more. The focus on design and visualization without being distracted by the software.

Learning these programs are most useful for photographers, graphic designers, industrial designers, product designers and video and audio professionals...

Adobe Training

 

FEA Training

Software tools are not learned by reading, they are learned by DOING. At Design Engine, there is no book! When you become a Design Engine student, you gain permanent lifetime access to hundreds of our unique software tutorials that are designed to train your hand and challenge your brain. The goal of our FEA classes is to cover the process – THE WORKFLOW – of successfully simulating real-world environments. We cover all types of physics and discuss all of the tips and tricks to getting accurate solutions as quickly as possible. We have open-ended discussions about numerical methods, time management, test data correlation and design automation...

FEA Workshops

 

Design Classes for Engineers WEEK-LONG INTENSIVE

Mechanical Engineers and Product Designers need to possess many skills to be effective. Not only must they be technical in 3D programs such as Creo or SOLIDWORKS, but they must also become better communicators when it comes to brainstorming and sketching. In this week long intensive you will learn that visual thinking is key in creativity and design. What is visual thinking? It is a way to organize your thoughts and improve your ability to think and communicate by using using tools such as pen and paper, tablets, or CAD...