Have you ever been in a situation where your Fusion 360 or Inventor model failed, and you don't know why? (I know you have—I have too!) Did you know that your 3D model’s complex shape geometry is calculated by the Autodesk Shape Manager (ASM)? This class is aimed at beginner and intermediate Fusion 360 and Inventor users who want to deepen their knowledge of Fusion's and Inventor’s part modelling tools by understanding how it thinks. We will cover tips and tricks for 3D modelling complex shapes. We will explain how to avoid and overcome modelling practices which give you unexpected results. We will learn how to diagnose unexpected failures in your model and discuss ways to fix them. We hope that you will come away from this class with a clearer idea of how to build stable, robust models with Fusion 360 and Inventor. Come and learn how to improve your modelling skills.
Inderjeet is a components engineer in the Cambridge UK Autodesk office where the geometry kernel for Fusion 360, Inventor, AutoCAD, and other products is developed.
Ben is a components engineer in the Cambridge UK Autodesk office where the geometry kernel for Fusion 360, Inventor, AutoCAD, and other products is developed.
Paul Munford is an Application Engineer for Graitec UK. Paul's background is in manufacturing for construction. Paul had 8 years of experience 'on the tools' before joining the CAD department in 2005. Paul spent a further seven years designing and drafting for joinery and interior fit out with AutoCAD and Autodesk Inventor before finally spending four years as a CAD/CAM manager for a high-end custom furniture contractor. As an Application Engineer, Paul handles licensing, deployment, and training for AutoCAD software and Inventor software, and Paul still uses AutoCAD and Inventor to create manufacturing 'Shop' drawings for Graitec’s customers. In his spare time Paul writes the CADSetterOut.com blog, and he is the author Mastering Autodesk Inventor 2016. Paul is a founding member of the Autodesk Expert Elite and has been a speaker at Autodesk University in Las Vegas for the last five years.
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.
A hands-on tutorial session to design critical parts using shape optimisation on the cloud within Fusion 360. Attendees will start from the basics of design and learn how starting with basic CAD geometry and applying loads can lead to optimised geometry which is best suited to additive manufacture and 3D printing.
With engineering changing rapidly and the development of additive manufacturing methods, designers and engineers are starting to push the boundaries of what is possible when designing and manufacturing components. Additive manufacturing has come on leaps and bounds over the last 5 years, with 3D printers now accessible to everyone at very low cost. More and more people are starting to turn their own ideas into reality. Using Fusion 360 and a desktop 3D printer we can now take art to part. In this half-day workshop, you will design and build a Fusion logo keyring. You will be walked through different modelling techniques within Fusion 360 that will allow you to explore and develop the design with the next generation of engineering tools. Technologies such as parametric design, T spline technology, and direct modelling will showcase the power of Fusion 360 and how quick it is to build complex parts.<br />
This class will showcase how Fusion 360's simulation capabilities have been used to solve real-world FEA design challenges. We'll also show you how to set up your very first FEA in Fusion 360. The class is for anyone with an interest in FEA, from new users or design managers wanting to understand the process of FEA, to experienced simulation users wanting to discover the capabilities of Fusion 360. This is a joint presentation with Cadline customer Nigel Briggs of Avant Design. Avant design is a specialist FEA consultancy and Autodesk clean tech partner.
The purpose of this class is to present an end-to-end workflow for generative and lattice design in the Automotive and Aerospace industry, using software and technology from Autodesk, Inc. At this moment in time, Autodesk is the only technology innovator that offers this unique capability—using their advanced software technology—for design, simulation, generative design (topology, skin, and lattice optimization), build simulation, build preparation, and advanced manufacturing methods. The class will demonstrate step by step the process involved in taking a component through design, simulation, optimization, build preparation, build simulation, post-build verification, and finishing. The class will educate attendees who wish to learn about the processes and challenges involved in additive design, lost-PLA casting and manufacturing. The software being demonstrated for the workflow includes Fusion 360 and Netfabb. This class will also present some of the challenges and solutions for certification.
This lab will give you a hands-on understanding of Fusion 360 CAM, the next generation CAM package. The lab will walk you through the setup and post processing of a basic component. Following this, you'll be tasked to tool up a new component using the skills you just gained, working with the speaker to get assistance where needed. This lab is perfect for users who are new to CAM and CNC programming.
Fusion 360 software includes powerful design tools. Mastering the assembly design tools will enable you to explore more designs faster and build smarter designs that respond to changes quickly and easily. This class will cover the setup of projects, design methodology best practices, theory on why and how tools work, and how to best apply these concepts to real-world design problems.
Autodesk Inventor Presentation environment has been redesigned in Inventor 2017. The new timeline based workflows and snapshot views allow you to easily control exploded views, assemble animations and viewports so you can get the exact views you need for your technical documentation. This class will also cover best practices to speedup the workflow.
The effective use of Autodesk Simulation CFD for Turbomachinery applications requires fundamental knowledge of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and the software simulation use. Proficiency in these areas will ultimately help to improve both the design process and product performance. In this class, the fundamentals of the CFD process and its impact on Turbomachinery designs will be introduced to establish the initial foundation of simulation skills. A practical exercise of a simple centrifugal pump will then be used to put these skills into actual practice. The progression of a typical CFD simulation starts from the CAD model, the meshed model, to solving and convergence, and finally results visualization. During this workflow, best practices and pitfalls of CFD in Turbomachinery modeling will be discussed. Finally, the powerful post-processing tools of Autodesk CFD will be exposed to interpret Turbomachinery results and make decisions for modifying the design.
This class will help anyone looking to apply innovation to gain lighter, leaner, and more-lethal business processes via reality computing and additive manufacturing. We will look at several case studies where ReCap software and Fusion 360 software were the software conduits to mission accomplishment. Specifically, we will examine the United States Air Force’s (USAF) explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) community (think: “The Hurt Locker”), which achieved gains on training and lowering costs via 2 initiatives to laser scan real-world “things that go boom” for making realistic, tactile training aids for just-in-time training. Also, find out how Fusion 360 software helped cadets consult with a real-world team and make a myriad of low-cost additive-manufacturing solutions to replace expensive, yet expendable, EOD shape charges. Furthermore, listen and learn about how the USAF and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are redefining building owners’ requirements for the largest real-property owner in the world, the United States Department of Defense. This session features ReCap and Fusion 360.
Autodesk has historically developed software and provided consulting services for metal additively manufactured (AM) lattice-type structures. Common powder-bed processes include SLM (Selective Laser Melting) / DMLS (Direct Metal Laser Sintering), and EBM (Electron Beam Melting). When considering real-life applications of these structures, many assumptions are made about the characteristics of the manufactured material. Among others, these include strength, elastic moduli, thermal properties, material density, surface finish, and structural stability. These characteristics are affected by many factors, including machine parameters, build orientation, and feature size. This session features Autodesk Explicit Solver, Nastran, Netfabb, Within.
Whether it’s being used in rapid prototyping and consumer products or small-run manufacturing, 3D printing has become an important part of the workflows of many hobbyists, artists, engineers, and fabrication companies. This course is a discussion of the landscape of the 3D-printing industry, and how to break through the hype that surrounds it. You will discover how 3D printing is being used in the real world for both personal and professional uses. From creating art to engineering prototypes, this course will also explore the expanding use of 3D printers and their place in an enhanced design workflow. Finally, we’ll look at the practicality of how you can gain immediate returns from 3D printing your designs today. This session features Inventor Professional and Fusion 360.