Are you starting with a blank screen? Or do you have a library of components? This is the top-down versus the bottom-up design question. Most designs use both. Your workflow should start with a strategy to get the most out of these styles of design. This class will dive into these different workflows in detail, using Fusion 360 software. Explore top-down design, including the body or component—what's the difference and why you should start with either; workflows to create in place components—starting off on the right foot; and when and how to reuse the designs you’re making. Learn about techniques for bottom-up design, including upload—what’s the best way to get large or small designs from anywhere into Fusion 360 software; file management via Fusion 360—keeping track of it all; design preparation—how to better prepare designs for insert and use; and distributed design workflows—inserting and using the parts you already have.
Anyone with interest or experience using Fusion 360 who would like a deeper look at strategies for success in their workflow.
Phil Eichmiller has been working with Autodesk Inventor as a product designer for 15 years and for the last 8 years teaching Inventor for the CAD program at Portland Community College. He also currently is a senior SQA Engineer for Autodesk on the Fusion 360 team where he enjoys testing, presenting, and teaching about Fusion internally for Autodesk, at local maker spaces, and for high school kids involved with STEM.
Sachlene is a Technology Evangelist at Autodesk. This gives her the unique opportunity to work with users of design software and make them successful. With a more recent focus on emerging technology companies, Sachlene has played the role of mentor, design advisor, engineer and team member to help startups bring their products to market. She is a Mechanical Engineer, has a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and has several years of experience in the industry and at Autodesk.
In today's difficult times, all around the world engineers and designers like you are constantly facing challenges, including reducing costs, reducing weight, making innovative product designs faster, and on and on. In this session, we will take your designs to the next level by utilising the phenomenal Shape Generator and Stress Analysis available within Inventor Professional software. The session will go through workflows and tips based on industry best practices. The class will also demonstrate various examples of how designers like you have made effective use of Shape Generator and Stress Analysis. This session will also feature Nastran In-CAD for more advanced analysis for designers.
Amish Solanki and Laurens Wijnschenk will showcase various advanced 5-axis toolpaths and work-holding strategies for 3+2 and 5-axis parts using Fusion 360 software and Autodesk HSM software. This will be a small guide that will help you program your parts and tips on work-holding tools and setups.
Examine toolpath options in Autodesk HSM software by delving into how each toolpath functions and how that impacts their applications. Explore which toolpaths are appropriate in various situations and how to use the strengths of each toolpath to achieve superior results. Look at some ways to automate these tasks to speed up the process. Ultimately, the goal is to empower users to use Autodesk HSM software to make better parts in less time.
Learn how the new Fusion 360 Production software can take your job shop digital. This class is a beginner level. You will learn how to get real-time production visibility; how to schedule work; and how to track, plan, and monitor the job shop floor with Fusion 360 Production via a web browser and your mobile device.
This class will cover the limits of Autodesk HSM software, especially regarding multitasking machines and 5-axis machining. With the use of Autodesk HSM, we can program these complicated machines really easily if we have some tricks and background. This background consists of machine kinematics, control, and the ways in which our CAM settings change the output of the code. After this class, attendees will be able to program mill-turn and multitasking machines, and they'll know what to look for when buying such a machine. Above all, attendees will learn that the limits of Autodesk HSM are much further away than people think. This is also a chance to meet that guy you may have seen on the Autodesk HSM Forums.
If we are talking about the Future of Making Things-it being here already-think robots. Learn more about automation of your machine, what hurdles you'll face, and what you'll gain. Because there's much to gain, even after you've fully optimized your process. We are/have been developing our own robot cells with a Universal Robotics UR10 and a 100-kilogram Kuka Robot-2 very different approaches to the same problem.
The built environment is fundamentally changing, empowered by innovation in virtual design and construction (VDC). The result is more-complex and increasingly elegant designs, as well as streamlined procurement and construction methods. This panel includes academic and industry leaders responsible for developing and implementing new VDC technology, including Hilda Espinal of CannonDesign, Ricardo Khan of Mortenson Construction, Forest Flager of Stanford University, and Danielle Dy Buncio of VIATechnik. The panel will discuss advancements seen on past and current industry projects in the areas of prefabrication, artificial intelligence, data analytics, virtual and augmented reality, and multidisciplinary design optimization. Panelists will use multimedia presentations and demonstrations to communicate the material to attendees to facilitate thoughtful and interactive discussion. Attendees will leave with a greater understanding of the impact that VDC has on project delivery and performance.
The issue of taking architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) models into simulation software is becoming a hot topic in the industry as companies are starting to include simulation in their Building Information Modeling (BIM) efforts. This class will describe the workflow involved in going from a full Revit model to Autodesk CFD results, providing a set of tools to modify, simplify, and customize our Revit model so the transition and the setup is optimum. Then, it will describe how to set the actual model in Autodesk CFD, analyze results, and take the relevant design decisions to optimize our designs. The workflow will be based on real examples from the AEC industry, stressing the importance of following best practices to reduce project time and costs. The class can be taken as documentation and a great set of tips and tricks to take models from Revit to Autodesk CFD for future AEC projects. It is important to note that a Revit expert (Mathijs Van Baal) will be a co-speaker to fully cover all aspects and questions that may arise from our talk.
To obtain better simulation results, a systematic and powerful mesh is key. While some finite element analysis (FEA) software products have advanced meshing tools to help obtain a superior analytical model, applying these tools can be complicated. Using the guidelines and tricks taught in this session upfront, during your CAD modeling for simulation with Autodesk software, you can develop a better mesh more efficiently and obtain accurate and precise results. This class will explain first how to recognize mesh qualities, then how to use CAD modeling techniques to obtain a refined mesh more efficiently, saving time and money in your analysis efforts.
In this session, we'll explore a powerful combination of 3 technologies: generative design, additive manufacturing, and metal casting. We'll discuss different generative and optimization approaches and manufacturability implications, cover how different 3D printing technologies are using in metal casting, and finally discuss the different metal casting processes and their respective capabilities. Content will include case studies, including comparison of manufacturing costs, lead times, and other upstream logistics / design implications-as well as downstream cost savings and other benefits. The session will also include practical tips and guidelines for designing for the metal casting process and recommendations of suppliers and manufacturers. Attendees will leave with a familiarity with the generative-design-to-metal-casting workflow and a basic understanding of process manufacturability constraints and design rules.
Join the Autodesk Generative Design team to discuss the future of Generative Design. In this class, participants will interact with AGD leaders to shape the future of Generative Design. Participants will be presented with high level thinking about Autodesk's vision of Generative Design and interact with the AGD team to help shape the future of the technology and workflows. Participants will be guided through strategic thinking exercises, problem identification, and workflow definitions for the future of design.
Come to an overview of the current state of additive manufacturing (3D printing), and see how manufacturers are using the key benefits of the technology to design products differently. This session will also provide insight into the various Autodesk technologies that help users exploit additive manufacturing.