Digital Design Crash Course

Marc Teer

July 21, 2012

Digital Design Crash Course

Strategies & skills for working rapidly & creating beautiful work.

This 12 hour, pre-recorded webinar shows students and professionals how to utilize a variety of design software including AutoCAD, Revit, Sketchup, Rhino, Grasshopper, & 3ds Max.   You will develop an understanding of the geometric limitations of each software, so you know what tools to work with based on your design interests.

We’ll also develop a workflow that will utilize Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign to help you create beautiful work, while saving you days worth of work, and we’ll share tips & strategies for developing material, entourage & beautiful drawing libraries.

At the end of this seminar you will know how to:

  • Work faster in design software & manage your time in studio.
  • Select the best design tool based on the geometry you want to make: simple or complex.
  • Never pull an all-nighter again.
  • Make 2d drawings in AutoCAD, Revit, Sketchup, Illustrator, Rhino, Grasshopper & 3ds Max.
  • Model & make renderings in AutoCAD, Revit, Sketchup, Rhino, Grasshopper & 3ds Max.
  • Develop material, entourage & beautiful drawing libraries.
  • Make brilliant presentations.
  • Use Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign to save you days of work- & create beautiful drawings.

Video Recording

This 12 hour, 3 day webinar was recorded and you can purchase access to all of the videos for 2 weeks. Once you have purchased access, you will receive links & passwords to the video recordings.

Choose your access: (40% off- was $199)

2 week access (Current Black Spectacles Members) $119.00 USD2 Week Access (General Public) $149.00 USD

*If you need to be invoiced to purchase your space for the Crash Course, please send an email to with your contact information & we will send you an invoice for payment.


Taught by Marc Teer, AIA- Architect, Educator, & Founder of Black Spectacles.

Day 1- 4 hours

  • Which computers & software for digital design
  • Starting with the end in mind to save time
  • Workflows in Illustrator & InDesign
  • Time management & working rapidly
  • Software & geometry: what’s the best tool 
  • Modeling, drawings in AutoCAD
  • Coloring plans in Illustrator

Day 2 - 4 hours

  • Modeling, drawings, renderings in Sketchup
  • Material libraries
  • Entourage libraries
  • Layering renderings & entourage in Photoshop
  • Modeling, drawings, renderings in Revit

Day 3 - 4 hours

  • Modeling, drawings, renderings in Rhino
  • Modeling in Grasshopper
  • Using Grasshopper as a utility
  • Modeling, drawings, renderings in 3ds Max
  • Post-production in Photoshop
  • Real-time rendering tools


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