CAD 101: Fusion 360 for Beginners

** Note: this event will be held in person at the makerspace. Read our Covid-19 requirements for attendees here.**

Want to bring your ideas into three dimensions? Want to 3D print something new or plan out a wood- or metalworking project? Create new gadgets, doo-hickies, or thingamabobs? This class will introduce you to Computer Aided Design in Fusion 360 to get started!

This class is the first in a series of CAD classes and it is meant for true beginners. Intermediate and advanced classes will be available for those with some experience and those who want to advance beyond this beginner class.

Your instructor will spend the first half of the class introducing you to the Fusion 360 workspace, how to navigate around your model, creating sketches and extruding shapes including text, and modifying features. The second half of the class will be a creative design exercise to create a custom keychain that can be 3D printed at a later time.

Whom it’s for: Anyone aged 11+ (youth 11-16 must have a guardian present) who are comfortable with computers. No experience necessary!

What we’ll provide: Computers with the software already installed.

What to bring: Set up your Fusion 360 account prior to class starting. If you are a hobbyist who is not going to sell items you design, you can get a free personal account: https://www.autodesk.com/products/fusion-360/personal.

What you’ll create: A custom keychain model that you can 3D print!

Don’t finish your design within the class time or have another project you like help with? Lead Instructor Shana will have open CAD hours every other Friday for you to come in, progress on your own projects, and access her and your fellow designers’ knowledge and help brainstorming and troubleshooting!

Please sign up at least 24 hours in advance. To check availability within 24 hours of this event’s start time, call 833-2-MAKE-IT.

contact@seattlemakers.org
833-2-MAKE-IT (833-262-5348)
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