CAD Skills in Fusion 360:
Downloading Fusion 360
- Ask your Graphics teacher if your school has an
Autodesk / Fusion 360 account. Let them know that you wish to use this in
EVolocity and take our supporting tutorials. The system requirements are listed
at the end of this document.
- Visit the Autodesk CAD website, Fusion 360 page.
- Sign in with the most appropriate option below:
- The first option if your school already has an account
- The second option if you wish to create a free account under your school name.
Please ensure your teachers understand you are doing this and that the download is free of charge
- Follow the download instructions.
The files listed below form the basis of the first two tutorials. Dr Stephen Kavermann will tutor the sessions and provide extra ideas and tips in his online Zoom meetings. Please attend as many of these as possible. As the schedule shows they are all at 4 pm Mondays and Wednesdays.
Stephen is a design engineer at Fisher and Paykel Health and also a teacher at Auckland University Department of Mechanical Engineering.
This was written by Eva Hakansson, famous for driving the world’s fastest electric motorbike – sidecar “Killajoule” to 434kph on the Bonneville Salt Flats. She has just built a new vehicle, “Green Envy”, which she hopes will top 600kph. Her attempt at this speed was to take place in March in Australia ….. before COVID-19 interrupted her plans.
- Please have Fusion 360 downloaded onto your computer
- Have the tutorial from Eva readily available at http://media.cadenvy.com/2020/03/Tutorial_Fusion_360_Car_key_fob_2020_Rev1-0.pdf
- Watch our CAD Fusion 360 video utorial
This next tutorial shows an engineering student (Charlie) taking users through the Fusion 360 ‘revolve’ facilities.
- Please have access to this video link ready for this session.
Note: If you haven’t got access to a 3D printer, we will try to offer a print service that will 3D print the models you make from tutorials 1 and 2
This tutorial is being worked on presently by Stephen. It will support your efforts to make something for your vehicle.
This could be an essential part you would like to 3D print, an enclosure for your Arduino, a scale model of your vehicle, a dashboard for your vehicle or a motif for the competition below.
The competition will be for:
“The best motif or emblem for your vehicle that represents your vehicle or team name or theme”.
This will challenge your newfound CAD skills and creativity.
Pictures of your 3D-printed motifs will be submitted for judging at the end of term 3.
A good prize will be presented for the best creation at the National (online) Awards ceremony in November.
Tutoring Programme & Zoom links
|Friday 12 June||Post Instructions & tutorials 1 & 2||Les|
|Monday 15 June||Competition Judging||Stephen & Les||https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87125804609?pwd=dzVKbFV5TXFGZkNPalFhZDdkbmFLQT09||095107|
|Thursday 17 June||Zoom tutorial 1||Stephen & Les||https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85755091044?pwd=VW5LblhTaDh5bFpPQnRmZENwUTZHQT09||509905|
|Monday 22 June||Zoom tutorial 1||Stephen & Les||https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83341427196?pwd=NDh0ZmNtTFJuNTJZUHFmZVhFT3hKdz09||405328|
|Students submit files for printing.||Printing for those without 3D printer|
|Thursday 24 June||Zoom to support student work||Stephen & Les||https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88242086928?pwd=c25TSWhUQUxUc2liZ1kwc0ltQnNOdz09||312791|
|Monday 29 June||Post tutorial 3||Stephen & Les||https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82078405324?pwd=cXVOVFpkc0NhWk9nTWNxS1ZrNEYrdz09||686425|
|Thursday 1 July||Zoom to support student design||Stephen||https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83520724237?pwd=dVFEZE0xd2V2V2ZWcmMxUFNOL3YwQT09||227732|
|Wednesday 22 July||Zoom to support student design||Stephen & Les||https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83110624369?pwd=bDNNNU16T2UxOWVPUVhuSGc0eEVNdz09||220466|
|Wednesday 29 July||Zoom to support student design||Stephen & Les||https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88660766227?pwd=SmczQ2pwQUJSOHZDR2pENXlGdkhadz09||469743|
|The winner announced at the Nationals presentation||UoA Mech Eng|
|The winner announced at the Nationals presentation|
Stephen Kavermann: email@example.com
Les Black: Les.Black@xtra.co.nz (M) 0272211365
EVolocity 2020 CAD Tutorials
This year in place of the usual CAD “build days”, we will support EVolocity participants in learning to use Fusion 360 by distance. You will be provided access to some great tailor-made tutorials and then will have live assistance sessions to help resolve any difficulties or to push your CAD knowledge further!
With CAD skills and 3D printers or CNC machines at our fingertips, the realm of invention and creation possibilities becomes immense! But.. there are pitfalls and hurdles to navigate, and we hope to get you past those and get you ready to take off on your own!
How to access Fusion 360?
Follow the prompts here to create a student account and download the software: https://www.autodesk.com/products/fusion-360/students-teachers-educators
Your computer will need the following minimum specs:
|System requirements for Autodesk Fusion 360|
Apple® macOS™ Catalina 10.15;
Mojave v10.14; High Sierra v10.13 (learn more about Apple Security Updates)*|
Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 (64 bit) (until January 2023)**
Microsoft Windows Windows 10 (64-bit) Semi-Annual Release Channel
|CPU Type||64-bit processor (32-bit and ARM not supported), 4 cores, 1.7 GHz Intel Core i3, AMD Ryzen 3 or greater|
|Memory||4 GB of RAM (integrated graphics recommend 6 GB or more)|
Supported for DirectX 11 or
Dedicated GPU with 1 GB or more of VRAM
Integrated graphics with 6 GB or more of RAM
|Disk Space||3 GB of storage|
|Display Resolution||1366 x 768 (1920 x 1080 or greater at 100% scale strongly recommended)|
|Pointing Device||HID-compliant mouse or trackpad, optional Wacom® tablet and 3Dconnexion SpaceMouse® support|
|Internet||2.5 Mbps or faster download; 500 Kbps or faster upload|
|Dependencies||.NET Framework 4.5, SSL 3.0, TLS 1.2+|