Introduction to Fusion 360
This FREE online workshop is made up of four (4) one-hour sessions. The first webinar series will take place on January 31st, 2018 at 6:00 PM CST and the remaining sessions will take place on Feb 14th, Feb 21st and March 7th.
This is a high-level introductory webinar series to help new users get familiar with the Autodesk Fusion 360 software, the user interface and basic design functions. The model(s) created in this webinar will be simple yet coordinated to show the design workflow.
While having Fusion 360 installed while participating in the webinar series is not mandatory, if you do, you are more than welcome to follow along with the instructor while using the program. Commercial customers can go here to download a free 30 day trial of Fusion 360. Students or Educators can get Fusion free for 3 -years.
In this session, attendees will learn how to create a user account, be introduced to the graphical user interface and navigating around it, learn use of basic functions like pan, zoom and orbit, show users how to download model data that is provided by other programs, and how to start a design from scratch.
- Creating and starting an account
- Understanding the GUI and Navigation
- Creating and Using Projects
- Downloading Files (STEP, IGES etc.)
- Creating a Base Feature
A recording of Session One can be found here: If you have questions about Session One you can go contact Thayne Wickam at: firstname.lastname@example.org or Harpree Waraich at: email@example.com. Other contact info can be found here.
- Technical Support: 888-528-4765
- Phone: 800-356-9050
Session Two: – If you missed this session, you can find a recording and handouts for the session on this page.
In this session, attendees will build on the knowledge learned in the first session. Learn how to add secondary features such as joints, cuts and intersects, how to use multiple bodies and how to create them into components. Understand how to align bodies and how to use joints with components.
- Create Secondary Features
- Creating Multiple Solids
- Moving and Aligning Solids
- Creating Components from Solids
- Using Joints
To review the PowerPoint and Exercise PDF as well as view a recording of session 2, you can go here.
In this session, attendees will build on the knowledge from the previous sessions by continuing to further refine their model from the previous session. Learn how to add components and sub-assemblies into a new design, how to create sketch, feature and component patterns, and how to inspect the design, and once the design is complete, learn the basics of creating and annotating a drawing of the design.
- Add Components
- Create Patterns
- Drawing and Annotation
To review the PowerPoint and Exercise PDF as well as view a recording of session 3 which took place on February 21, you can go here.
In this final session, attendees will learn how to create forms aesthetically, how to apply materials and to change the appearances. Understand how to use canvases for creating designs and how to apply decals to design surfaces, and finally how to remove data from Fusion 360.
- Creating and Using Forms
- Materials and Appearances
- Using Decals and Canvases
- Removing Data
To review the PowerPoint, Decal and Exercise PDF as well as view a recording of session 4 which originally took place on March 7th, you can go here.
Instructor: Thayne Wickam – Application Engineer – MSD
Thayne is a former electro-mechanical designer specializing in automation with an AA in electronics. He began his career doing automation design from conveyor belts to robotics and then moved on to designing servocontrolled smart cards. Thayne migrated from the automation design industry to the Autodesk world in 1994 at an Autodesk partner in Minneapolis as an Application Engineer. He then worked directly for Autodesk as the AutoCAD Electrical Specialist worldwide before moving to IMAGINiT Technologies as an Application Engineer providing support, training and consulting services.
This web series is sponsored by ThinkEDU, LLC and brought to you by IMAGINiT Technologies – IMAGINiT Technologies, a division of Rand Worldwide, advances the way architects and engineers use 3D technology to design, develop, and manage complex engineering projects. Customers include organizations in the building, infrastructure, manufacturing and facilities management industries looking to gain competitive advantages through technology, professional services, training, and support.