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Ed Eaton

PD20476: Transform your Approach to Product Development with Fusion 360

(Duration 01:02:53)

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Understand the transition between SolidWorks and Fusion 360—and how the Fusion 360 Design Team makes that easier
  • Learn how to use 3D scan data in Fusion 360 (bottom line—it rocks!)
  • Discover the power of T-Splines and the intuitive interface for manipulating them implemented by Fusion 360
  • Never forget that you are a designer first, not a CAD jockey—don’t let the tools keep you from making the best possible design

Description

Description

We’ve owned Fusion 360 software for a year. Most projects that come into our company are commercial gigs, so we haven’t been able to justify the learning time against a real-world design job’s timeline. So, we just kept plugging along in SolidWorks software. But it kept nagging at us that maybe Fusion 360 software could do the job better. We don’t believe that you can “play” with new software and really evaluate it. You have to actually work with it toward a specific, focused, real-world goal with real-world consequences in order to gauge if it’s a fit for your process. In this presentation, we will discuss how we forced ourselves to jump into the deep end of Fusion 360 software on a project with very real ramifications. We designed a device for a boy with a physical deformity to enable him to get out on the ice and play hockey. This involved dealing with 3D scan data, matching complex surfaces to those scans, then designing an enabling device that would finally help that boy to skate for the first time in his life. This session features Fusion 360.

Target Audience

Target Audience

Anyone that is tempted by the promise of using Fusion360, and wants to know if it is worth investing the time into learning it and really diving into working with it on real design projects. Also, anyone that wants to know what the transition from SOLIDWORKS to Fusion360 is really like.

Speakers

Speakers

Ed Eaton

Ed Eaton is a seasoned industrial designer with over 20 years of experience, with the past 15 years spent working in a multidisciplinary environment as a project manager and part owner of the DiMonte Group product development consultancy located in the western suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. A user of SolidWorks software since 1998, Eaton has made a point of sharing useful tips and discoveries in popular sessions at over 13 SolidWorks World conferences and at user groups around the United States. Eaton has recently made the leap to Fusion 360 software and wants to share that experience with fellow SolidWorks software users, and any other designers who are interested in an unbiased, honest appraisal of what that transition was like and the opportunities the software affords.

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Tags

Published

  • 2016
  • PD20476
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • Fusion 360

Industry

  • Consumer Products

Topics

  • Product Design