This class is designed for existing users of the Fusion 360 3D CAD platform who are looking to take advantage of the computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) capabilities. Topics covered will include workholding, multiple setups, multipart setups, 3+2 machining, setup sheet customization, and post processing.
Curt Chan is a technical evangelist for the Fusion 360 3D CAD design app and Autodesk, Inc.’s, CAM products. Prior to Autodesk, Curt spent multiple years as a mechanical engineer in the defense and medical industries. As a prior application engineer for SpaceClaim software and SolidWorks software, Curtis brings expertise in a wide variety of CAD solutions. Curt holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from San Diego State University, and he is also an adjunct professor at Palomar College in San Diego, California, teaching 3D CAD modeling. Follow him on Twitter: @Curt_Chan
This class will present a new software platform that facilitates information sharing between structural designers and steel material suppliers. The platform provides engineers with current information on material cost and availability in the context of the Building Information Modeling (BIM) in order to facilitate more-informed decisions early in the design process, which can significantly reduce cost and procurement time. In turn, material suppliers benefit from the project information shared by designers to better-forecast demand. We will present the platform architecture (developed collaboratively by Autodesk, Inc.; SteelCentral; and Stanford University) in the context of 2 industry case studies. Representatives from SSOE Group and Gerdau will describe their experiences using the platform from both a designer’s and a supplier’s perspective. Finally, we will engage the audience to discuss the potential of this technology to disrupt traditional workflows and promote innovation. This session features Revit Structure, Fusion 360, and Robot Structural Analysis. AIA Approved
Implementing Simulation software early and often in the design process helps to reduce prototypes, get to market more quickly, and optimize your design for better performance. Designs are all around you—some that have used Simulation software, and some that could benefit from this optimization. In fact, most products require the use of multiple Simulation software products to achieve their best design. I know, I know . . . so where does the kegger come in to play? It might seem strange, but something as simple as a keg can be used to perfectly demonstrate nearly every Simulation software product. In this class, you will learn a bit of Simulation for Fusion 360 software, Autodesk CFD software, Autodesk Nastran In-CAD software, Simulation Mechanical software, Moldflow software, and Moldflow Design software. So, if you’re interested in how you can optimize your designs, or just want to grab a beer in one of the most entertaining classes of Autodesk University, this is the place for you! This session features Fusion 360 and CFD.
You can use the Fusion 360 software API (application programming interface) to automate time-consuming processes or customize Fusion 360 software to fit your needs. By the end of this class, you will learn why and how you can use the Fusion 360 API to serve your company—or your customers, if you’re planning to build an app and sell it on the App Store. First, you will learn what kinds of API programs are already available from the App Store. Then, you’ll learn how to use the API to create your own applications specific to your industry. Through live coding and demonstrations, we will showcase the simplicity, usefulness, and possibilities of the API, and we’ll share resources in learning and using the Fusion 360 API. From these demos, you will learn how to create, edit, and run your own API script. You will learn basic document structure, syntax, and needed parameters. We will also discuss the most-effective methods for you or your employees to continue learning about this topic and implementing it in your company. This session features Fusion 360.
This class is based on FATHOM’s experience using Fusion 360 software to design a complex, functional, 3D-printable piece of lab equipment—a cloud-connected microbiological culture incubator called Crucible that’s capable of simulating extremophile environments. After a brief introduction to the project and its challenging requirements, we’ll dive into structuring designs that have powerful timelines, yet are conducive to successive design revisions by a large distributed engineering team. We will also explore how the final look of the product relates to the constraints of 3D printing and the importance of self-supporting geometry. Finally, we’ll discuss why and how we created a slicer for fused deposition modeling (FDM) printers inside of Fusion 360 software. This session features Fusion 360.
In the era of smart, connected, customizable products, the objects we buy should get better over time. How might we design for this? Google's mobile phone Project Ara is one example of a product designed to be modular, customized, and upgraded. Enabling products to change and last is among the best ways to make them more sustainable. Learn how to apply these principles to design future-proof products in Fusion 360 software. Discover how designing for modularity and upgradability dovetails with making products easier to disassemble and repair. Celebrated Fusion 360 software designer Paul Sohi (Denise Schindler prosthetic leg) and sustainable-design maven Dawn Danby (Sustainability Workshop) join forces to bring you this high-energy session. This session features Fusion 360.
In this class we will take a look at Fusion 360 software’s simulation environment, and we’ll focus specifically on ensuring that you gain a solid understanding of how to get the most from each of Fusion 360 software’s different simulation types. We will work with a practical example for each of the study types, and we’ll learn how to make the best use of the options available in each of those studies. This session features Fusion 360.
Products have been designed as if resources are unlimited. The take, bake, make, waste approach has valuable materials, erroneously called waste, landfilled. We need to design products so that these resources loop back into a material cycle. This closed loop approach recognizes natural limits and values materials through the end of their first product life and instead designs products for a Circular Economy. This session will contextualize the crisis our current system has created, then share case studies that illustrate both environmental and economic advantages gained by businesses with cyclical material flows. The session will conclude with a first hand account inside the Circular Economy design process, as the winner of the 2016 Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge for Best Professional Product shares insights into how he used AutoDesk’s Fusion 360 software to develop his award winning BikeShare Helmet.
Hear from a knife maker on how we capitalize on lathe functionality within Fusion 360 software—CAM (computer-aided manufacturing). In this class we will show how to use Fusion 360 Lathe to design parts, set up relevant tools, create toolpaths, simulate, and post the GCode. We will show several methods to design lathe parts, including extruding cylinders and stacking them, as well as drawing a profile sketch and revolving the object to create it. We will spend a lot of time in the CAM environment, showing real-world examples of how to set up many different kinds of tools in all orientations, how to create complex toolpaths to do exactly what you want, and how to use the simulation to your advantage. We will also go over several hidden tips and tricks that will really maximize what Fusion 360 software is capable of on a computer numerical control (CNC) lathe. On the postprocessor side of things, we will show what the GCode looks like and how it works in the real world. Lastly, we will have video demos of these exact parts being turned on our Tormach Lathe. This session features Fusion 360. AIA Approved
Drawings in Fusion 360 software has implemented a lot of new and exciting functionality this year. This class aims to introduce the newer capabilities—such as title blocks and templates, component versus body distinction, and multiasset documentation—to those who need more than the out-of-the-box solution. We will cover this through a series of demonstrations using real-world title blocks and templates, dimensions, and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) to create shop drawings ready for manufacture. With this, users will be able to apply what they’ve seen to get more out of their drawings in Fusion 360 software, and create drawings that are thorough, accurate, and tailored to their needs. This session features Fusion 360.
This class is a case study in impact design that shares the story of Nia Technologies and its response to the challenge of limited access to mobility prosthetics in developing countries. With insights from Nia’s clinical trials in Uganda, attendees will learn how to apply “appropriate technology” design principles to solve real-world problems. Based on these principles, Nia is capitalizing on low-cost “maker” technologies, including open-source hardware and inexpensive software, to address the severe lack of affordable, well-fitting prosthetics in developing countries. Learn how Nia uses Fusion 360 software, the Meshmixer API, and other custom applications to streamline the 3D design process, empowering clinicians to scan, design, and 3D print high-quality, affordable, better-fitting prosthetic devices much faster than can be done with manual processes. Learn about the process and outcomes of Nia’s work, and the importance of linking social insight with design to create sustainable technological interventions. This session features Fusion 360.
The session will present concept design development workflow for industrial designers with Fusion 360 software quick Sculpt and Solid Modeling, plus Rendering. We will also mix with Physical Sketching on Wacom Tablet. The class is about introducing new early design iteration process with Fusion 360 software for industrial designers. Traditionally, designers start sketching when they’ve received overall goal/direction for the product. This class suggests that designers mix quick 3D modeling with their traditional sketching workflow. For example, Fusion 360 software has super-flexible Sculpt Modeling, and it takes just a few minutes to generate basic forms. Designers can start their sketches over these basic product forms and find balance and details based on real scale. This session features Fusion 360 and SketchBook Pro.
Did you know Fusion 360 software is included with Product Design Suite? Have you wanted to start using Fusion 360 software and didn't know exactly where to start? This class is for you! We will go over the unique value Fusion 360 software brings to Product Design Suite, and some tips on how you can start using it today. Fusion 360 software enhances your product design workflow and collaboration, and it reduces the overhead of managing data and learning new tools. We'll explore different ways to do exactly that! This session features Fusion 360, AutoCAD, and Inventor Professional.