There has been some requests and ongoing discussion about some sort of class / workshop / meetup for Autodesk Fusion 360.
For those that aren’t familiar, Fusion 360 is a computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided engineering (CAE) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software. It is cloud-based and available as a subscription, however there is also a free licence available for enthusiasts:
The free Start-Up/ Enthusiast licenses allow you to access Fusion 360 with a yearly subscription after the trial period has ended. You can use this license if you are a small business making less than $100,000 per year (or equivalent), or if you’re a hobbyist using Fusion 360 for non-commercial purposes.
Fusion 360 can be used for a variety of things, including creating or modifying parts for 3D printing, generating files for laser cutting, and designing and machining parts using the CNC mill (i.e. TAIG) or CNC router.
There is a user-created tutorial on the VHS Wiki as well as variety of tutorials on the web.
Is there interest in exploring these or other aspects?
- importing and modifying .stl’s for 3D printing
- designing parts for 3D printing
- designing parts for laser cutting
- creating drawings
- doing finite element analysis
- using collaboration tools
- application program interface
- designing parts and toolpaths for CNC milling / routing
- best practices for modelling
- joint and assemblies
What format would you be interested in?
- unconference-style show and tell
- casual troubleshooting/knowledge sharing
EDIT: I’ll add ideas for topics / formats / whatever, then throw up a poll to gauge interest in each.