This weekend I ran my first fusion 360 workshop. It is an event I have been planning to host for a little while and last month I pulled the trigger and posted the event. It is exciting to see a positive feedback and all six places were booked out in the first two weeks! Very encouraging for what was a “Guinea Pig” edition of a course.
The curriculum was focused written for beginners. Those new to 3D mechanical design and those coming from other 3D packages (i.e solidworks). It covered amongst other items:
- Constrained vs co-ordinate driven drawings
- Core fusion features and differences
- How to use extrudes to build 3D components
- When to use a revolve
- Patterning in sketches and with features
- Building assemblies
- Creating components that reference other parts
- Exporting files for 3D printing
I ran the class at the Perth Artifactory in Osborne Park, a local hacker space. Great people and a fitting atmosphere. The feedback so far has been realy positive and it looks like everyone had a great time and learnt something new. So I plan on running the course again in the future and there was requests for additional courses with more advanced topics.
Finally a quick shot of the setup.