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intro to CAD Lessons (Onshape)

This 8-week course is tailored towards 4th - 8th graders and consists of a one-hour long lesson every week. The class covers the basics of 3D design in Onshape starting from 2D sketches all the way up to moving 3D assemblies. No prior experience is necessary.

Course Dates: TBD

(1 meeting per week)


Week 1: Basics, Site Navigation, and Tool Familiarity


Week 2: Basic 2D model sketches and designs


Week 3: Intermediate Sketches and designs

Week 4: Multi-Part Part Studios

Week 5: Assemblies and Basic Mate Systems


Week 6: Advanced Mate Systems

Week 7: Project work and Real World Problem Solving involving CAD

Week 8: Project Presentations

Meet the Instructors

Grant Sims

Teaching Lead


Grant is currently a sophomore at The Harker School. He enjoys machine learning, rocketry, robotics, and video editing. He is also the build lead for his robotics team and is extremely capable in both CAD and coding. He is fluent in Java and is extremely proficient in both Python and C++. 

Johnathan Mo



Johnathan is a sophomore at the Harker School. Outside of school, he enjoys video editing and cinematography. He also participates in FTC robotics as part of the software team. Over the summer he has taken several classes in Chemistry and Programming

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