Hi, I am Jaiprakash Pandey
I am co-author of the “Practical AutoCAD” book by Packt publications. I am a certified Autodesk AutoCAD professional, member of Autodesk expert elite community and professional trainer for corporates.
I have worked in design, die casting and training industries and for last few years, I have been working as a corporate trainer delivering CAD training to clients and helping them develop the skill set of their workforce. I have delivered corporate trainings to Fortune 500 companies, Government organizations and military.
My articles and courses have featured on many publications like engineering.com, AUGI world magazine and Pluralsight and my course contents have been a part of training curriculum in many colleges and universities.
What SourceCAD is all about
SourceCAD started with just one YouTube video and now it is one of the most popular platforms online for AutoCAD and Fusion 360 learning material and I am looking forward to adding more CAD materials in the foreseeable future.
The idea behind SourceCAD is to not make as many CAD courses as possible to get a wider range of audience, rather I just focus on what I best know about and which I can deliver in the easiest possible way. This is probably the reason why even after so many years I managed to only add two Softwares training material. I am working on the third software but it will take some time before its content is published on SourceCAD.
I take pride in delivering the best possible learning material and support to students enrolled in subscription or course. So, rather than making lots of content, I make content which students really need and take my time to make all the related materials as well like exercises, lesson files and quizzes that make learning rewarding.
So, at the end of the day, you won’t get many courses on SourceCAD but if a course is available here you can be sure that it is going to be one of the best learning materials on the internet.
She is very much into game development and character animation and is currently learning all the tidbits of the gaming industry.
The first video
On April 10, 2014 I uploaded my first AutoCAD Tutorial video on my YouTube channel and that marked the beginning of SourceCAD, if you are curious here is the video (it’s really terrible but still live on YouTube!).
First look of SourceCAD
When I first launched SourceCAD it was a simple website with funny colors, terrible logo and simple content. Here is a snapshot of SourceCAD from 2014.
After videos, I started writing AutoCAD articles and gradually started improving my content quality. Finally, after 6+ years here I am with nearly 150 YouTube videos, 20+ video courses with 500+ video lectures, approximately 100 articles and a book by Packt publication.
During this time I have also worked with several companies that included design consulting firms, manufacturing and training industry. I now work only for SourceCAD (and occasionally for other clients too) and my work mostly involves delivering training to corporate clients. I have delivered training to clients like fortune 500 companies, government organisation and military.
The courses and other content you see on SourceCAD are the results of years of experience delivering training and understanding needs of students. I don’t believe in keeping everything behind a paywall and hence many of my courses are free and some are even open where you don’t even need to signup.
But I do have some courses and services behind a paywall which you can check if want to get the most out of SourceCAD.
I have co-authored Learn AutoCAD book by packt publication which you can see on Amazon here along with all my other books.
If you have question, feedback, suggestion or if you just want to say hi then send me a message on firstname.lastname@example.org.