PrintLab Classroom, the popular 3D education platform, today launched their new Introduction to Fusion 360 course.
For those who are unfamiliar, Fusion 360 is an integrated computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering software. It has gained considerable market share in education due to its cloud-based platform and free licenses for students and teachers. Commonly used in industry, Fusion 360 allows educators to teach using real-world software.
The new PrintLab course is a fantastic step towards making Fusion 360 more accessible to new users, students and teachers alike.
While it is a powerful and intuitive solution, Fusion 360 requires training and practise to use. The developer, Autodesk, already offers extensive learning material through their design academy platform, but this is not well-suited to the classroom.
Instead, the Introduction to Fusion 360 course aims to be a ‘classroom-friendly’ entry point to Fusion 360, covering all essential features in under 60 minutes. This should make it incredibly easy to get up-to-speed with the software and to start creating right away.
The course is structured around 13 bite-sized instructional videos. Each video focuses on a different set of Fusion 360 tools, which participants use to add features to a series of provided base models.
For educators who are new to CAD, or those who are looking to move up from a simpler solution such as Tinkercad, this PrintLab course is a great option. Once completed, participants will have a solid foundation of design skills to work with and build upon.
The course is available now with a subscription to PrintLab classroom. If you’re not subscribed, try PrintLab free and gain access to all their projects, lesson plans, training and more.