Cloud-based 3D CAD Software for 3D Printing, CNC & Laser Cutting

Fusion 360 is the first free 3D CAD, CAM & CAE tool and outputs your work to CNC tool-paths, STL files for 3D printing, and profiles for laser cutting.
Target Audience
For teachers who have used CAD software before and want to springboard into Fusion 360, a free to schools cloud-based 3D CAD software for 3D Printers & Laser Cutters.
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

Fusion 360 is the first 3D CAD, CAM, and CAE tool of its kind. It connects the entire development process in a single cloud-based platform that works on both Mac and PC. This comprehensive 3D modelling package is free for teachers and students and enables the creation of single models, complex assemblies and simulations. Fusion 360 has cloud functionality to enable collaboration and accessibility. You have the choice to output your work to CNC tool-paths, STL files for 3D printing, profiles for laser cutting, photo-realistic renderings and 2D technical drawings. This is a one day course, so we won’t be able to explore the software in all its complexity but we will learn enough to springboard candidates into Fusion 360 and overcome the hurdles that can prevent continued self-learning. The course will be very hands-on with a sample project as a goal for the day.

Audience

For teachers who have used CAD software before and want to springboard into Fusion 360, a free to schools cloud-based 3D CAD software for 3D Printers & Laser Cutters.

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

This is a one day course, so we won’t be able to explore the software in all its complexity but we will learn enough to springboard candidates into Fusion 360 and overcome the hurdles that can prevent continued self-learning. The course will be very hands-on with a sample project as a goal for the day.


This course contributes to 6.5 professional development hours.

Occurrences

There are no occurrences of Face to Face in Australia (NSW) at this time.

Sessions

Autodesk- Fusion 360 - Cloud based 3D CAD Software for Creating Anything

5 hours and 30 minutes

Introduction
Setting up an Autodesk account
The Autodesk Fusion 360 Community
• Blog
• Forum
• Gallery

Session 1: Navigation
• Views
• Zoom
• Pan
• Orthographic
• Perspective
• Snaps
• Work plane configuration
• The Timeline
• Environments

Session 2: Creating Bodies
• Primitives
• From a sketch
• Altering sketch dimensions
• Body creation options
• Revolve
• Sweep
• Loft

Session 3: Modifying Bodies
• Move/Rotate
• Scale
• Tweak
• Split solid
• Boolean
• Sketch/Extrude
• Radius
• Chamfer
• Sculpting

Session 4: Creating Assemblies and Simulations
• Assemblies
• Joints
• Alignment

Session 5: The Carbineer Project
Candidates will create a multi part model and use the components to make a simulated assembly.

Session 6: Output options
• Rendering
• 3D Printing
• CNC Toolpaths
• 2D Technical drawings

What To Bring

Candidates need to bring a laptop with a computer mouse to participate in the training.

User Rating

4.4

Latest Reviews

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Cloud-based 3D CAD Software for 3D Printing, CNC & Laser Cutting
by Garry Braid on 13/03/2018

Comprehensive look into Fusion 360. Covered lots of aspects.

Cloud-based 3D CAD Software for 3D Printing, CNC & Laser Cutting
by TROY VAN MUNSTER on 13/03/2018

Well presented. Covered a range of tools in form of sketching and extruding solid models. Easy to follow.

Cloud-based 3D CAD Software for 3D Printing, CNC & Laser Cutting
by Hamid Omar on 13/03/2018

Great presentation.

Cloud-based 3D CAD Software for 3D Printing, CNC & Laser Cutting
13/03/2018

Send instructions to attendees for installing print to start of course.

Cloud-based 3D CAD Software for 3D Printing, CNC & Laser Cutting
13/03/2018

Very thorough. The examples used were very good. The written resources need modifying. It is difficult when we are at different levels, but it would be good to have demonstration steps in smaller chunks before moving onto next steps.

Cloud-based 3D CAD Software for 3D Printing, CNC & Laser Cutting
13/03/2018

Lots of content. Got a bit lost, then found my way again. It all clicks in the end.

Cloud-based 3D CAD Software for 3D Printing, CNC & Laser Cutting
13/03/2018
Cloud-based 3D CAD Software for 3D Printing, CNC & Laser Cutting
by Phillip Young on 13/03/2018
Cloud-based 3D CAD Software for 3D Printing, CNC & Laser Cutting
13/03/2018

Fantastic! A lot to take in.

Cloud-based 3D CAD Software for 3D Printing, CNC & Laser Cutting
by Chris Summers on 13/03/2018

There was lots of technical difficulty the held the course also much assumed knowledge.

Cloud-based 3D CAD Software for 3D Printing, CNC & Laser Cutting
28/09/2017

The Presenter, Ben was very knowledgeable and helpful.

Cloud-based 3D CAD Software for 3D Printing, CNC & Laser Cutting
by William Donohue on 28/09/2017
Cloud-based 3D CAD Software for 3D Printing, CNC & Laser Cutting
by Ciara Flanagan on 28/09/2017
Cloud-based 3D CAD Software for 3D Printing, CNC & Laser Cutting
28/09/2017
Cloud-based 3D CAD Software for 3D Printing, CNC & Laser Cutting
28/09/2017

A bit technical and not easy to follow.

Cloud-based 3D CAD Software for 3D Printing, CNC & Laser Cutting
28/09/2017

Well paced and informative.

Cloud-based 3D CAD Software for 3D Printing, CNC & Laser Cutting
28/09/2017

A bit quick but I am new to the software.

Cloud-based 3D CAD Software for 3D Printing, CNC & Laser Cutting
28/09/2017

Difficult to keep up with the content.

Cloud-based 3D CAD Software for 3D Printing, CNC & Laser Cutting
29/03/2017

It would have been good one to create project from the very beginning and apply all elements to the one project. E.g. Create, render, automate, etc. one project instead of lots of small of separate projects.

Cloud-based 3D CAD Software for 3D Printing, CNC & Laser Cutting
29/03/2017

The instruction were too wordy and very confusing. Screenshots would be easier to follow.


About the team


Ben & Heike Roberts

Creator

I am a teacher who has taught in the classroom, ESL, Learning Support and RFF. Ben is an engineer and has been involved in 3D Printing over the last five years. Our Course has been endorsed by NESA, we are running holiday workshops at the Science Centre in Wollongong, running Learning Labs (for gifted and talented students) for primary and high school students at UOW. Team Modfab has travelled extensively with the Australian Design Centre to deliver design, CAD and 3d printing courses to regional galleries around Australia as part of the Shapeshifters Exhibition. Our endeavours have also taken us up to Arnhem Land on many occasions training elders and students to use design, CAD and 3d Printing. Ernest Gondarra (one of our elders) in 2017 secured a coveted IDX Elder of the Year Award for 3d printing – Plastic Fantastic.


Modfab

Creator

Founded by Ben Roberts, an Electronics Engineer, Electronics Trade Certificate, Associate Diploma in Electronics Engineering, Cert IV: Computer Graphics and Animation, Cert IV: Training and Assessment (TAE40110 incl. TAELLN411), and Heike Roberts, a professional teacher, Bachelor of Education, Cert IV: Training and Assessment (TAE40110 incl. TAELLN411), BA (Interpreting & Translation). Modfab self-funded two pilot programs in Illawarra schools. The first was at Figtree High School where three 3D printers, consumables and training were supplied. Perceiving the needs of teachers when dealing with new technology, Modfab also generated a suite of training materials and ready to go lessons, so that the teachers could incorporate the 3D printers into their curriculum planning more easily.
The second Pilot program was run at Figtree Heights Public School to gain some insight on how 3D printing could be utilised in the K-6 years NSW Syllabus. Both of these pilot programs were a great success, and allowed Modfab to further tailor its training and lesson content to suit primary and secondary schools. Modfab’s activities gained the attention of NSW State Training who agreed to assist in running a pilot program to train teachers in 3D printing. This resulted in fourteen candidates from primary school, secondary school and TAFE, gaining nationally recognised training in 3D printing. From then Modfab has trained over 45 teachers from TAFE, high School and primary school, and provided training support and after sales support to over 23 schools.
Modfab also runs holiday workshops at the Wollongong Science Centre, and a 3D Printing and CAD Modelling Course: Become a Maker – Early Learning Labs (a holiday program for gifted and talented students), (Years 5 – 6 Only) and Learning Labs (Years 7- 10 only) at the University of Wollongong.
Modfab has been endorsed as a training provider by BOSTES and completing the “Comprehensive 3D Printing and 3D CAD Modelling: From STEM to STREAHMD course will contribute 10 hours of QTC Registered PD addressing 3.1.2, 3.3.2, 3.4.2, 4.4.2, 4.5.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation.