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Phil Eichmiller

CP9991: Fusion 360 Workflows for Design Success: Top Down Versus Bottom Up

(Duration 01:01:48)

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Discover the difference between top-down and bottom-up design in Fusion 360
  • Learn how to upload and use various design data: parts, assemblies, dxf, and images
  • Learn how to prepare and use components in distributed designs
  • Discover the differences and how to use Body versus Component in a design

Materials

Materials

Description

Description

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.

Target Audience

Target Audience

Anyone with interest or experience using Fusion 360 who would like a deeper look at strategies for success in their workflow.

Speakers

Speakers

Phil Eichmiller

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 Singh

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.

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Published

  • 2015
  • CP9991
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • Fusion 360

Industries

  • Consumer Products
  • General Manufacturing

Topics

  • Cloud Services
  • Digital Prototyping