Design for Digital Fabrication 2D. This course will focus directly on a variety of 2D design applications. Students will gain knowledge in 2D technical drawing standards following advanced manufacturing design criteria. Topics include CAD concepts, file management and cloud-based project collaboration, editing of drawings as well the placement of text and dimensions onto a drawing layout in preparation for fabrication.


In this course students will learn how to design for digital fabrication. Emphasis will be put on designing functional parts following industrial design standards. This course will focus directly on 3D CAD applications. Students will gain knowledge in solid, parametric and polygonal modeling, technical drawing standards and be introduced to additive and subtracted manufacturing design criteria as well as the migration between various approaches and software packages.


Introduction to Digital Fabrication and Design

Design and manufacturing are evolving industries. In Selkirk College's new Digital Fabrication & Design Program, gain broad entry-level skills or take your trade, craft or digital prowess in a new digital direction. This field combines the artistry of digital design with the skilled trades of making the physical form. Our training ensures your value in the increasingly digitally driven world of design, fabrication and manufacturing. 

The Digital Fabrication & Design Program teaches emerging hands-on computer skills for a wide variety of production facilities - from large-scale industrial operations to inventors needing prototypes. Learn how to design and build products from the bottom up. Or, create parts for a larger assembly. 

Digital manufacturing skills are in demand as industries embrace improved technology allowing for more design choice, increased accuracy and a shorter design to the manufacturing process. Among sectors, manufacturing recorded the highest rate of adoption of advanced design and fabrication technologies, with nearly six in 10 manufacturing enterprises using at least one such technology.