Are you starting with a blank screen? Or do you have a library of components? This is the top-down versus the bottom-up design question. Most designs use both. Your workflow should start with a strategy to get the most out of these styles of design. This class will dive into these different workflows in detail, using Fusion 360 software. Explore top-down design, including the body or component—what's the difference and why you should start with either; workflows to create in place components—starting off on the right foot; and when and how to reuse the designs you’re making. Learn about techniques for bottom-up design, including upload—what’s the best way to get large or small designs from anywhere into Fusion 360 software; file management via Fusion 360—keeping track of it all; design preparation—how to better prepare designs for insert and use; and distributed design workflows—inserting and using the parts you already have.
- Discover the difference between top-down and bottom-up design in Fusion 360
- Learn how to upload and use various design data: parts, assemblies, dxf, and images
- Learn how to prepare and use components in distributed designs
- Discover the differences and how to use Body versus Component in a design
Long time product designer using Autodesk Inventor, now software quality engineer for Fusion 360 testing Fusion with a customer perspective. Also a part time instructor at Portland Community College teaching Inventor and Fusion 360 for CAD students and seasoned professionals alike. I have a passion for connecting people to their inner potential, either through my teaching or helping on the Fusion forums, or just in person. Let's design and build a better future together.
Sachlene is a Technology Evangelist at Autodesk. This gives her the unique opportunity to work with users of design software and make them successful. With a more recent focus on emerging technology companies, Sachlene has played the role of mentor, design advisor, engineer and team member to help startups bring their products to market. She is a Mechanical Engineer, has a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and has several years of experience in the industry and at Autodesk.