Most people do not think of sketching and CAD as direct partners. They are typically viewed specifically as Step 1 and Step 2. Last year at Autodesk University, I hosted a very popular class on this very subject. Please join me for this session and explore the strength of sketching and CAD working together. Sketching is a tool that everyone should use (and I believe everyone can sketch). It is a wonderful tool that can bridge language and distance hurdles. In addition, as a project moves to CAD, sketching helps fill in the blanks for development. As CAD becomes more dominant in the process, the tool is capitalized on for detail, verification, and production. This is the heart of what CAD does best. In addition, we will talk about CAD at the start of a project and sketching toward the end of a project! Come sketch with me, learn about CAD, and see the symbiotic relationship between SketchBook mobile app and Fusion 360 software. This session features Fusion 360 and Sketchbook Express.
- Gain improved sketch/visualization skills and confidence
- Get understanding of and exposure to Fusion 360
- Understand and gain exposure to SketchBook
- Learn how to capitalize on sketching and CAD as partners
Jeff Smith, IDSA, is an industrial designer currently working for Autodesk as an Education Manager. With product design and development history, Smith brings this to a team supporting Fusion360 in higher education within the USA. Prior to Joining Autodesk, Smith worked for more than 20 years as design director of Reflex Design, Inc. A FL based consulting group serving a range of domestic and international clients. The diversity of products included Fitness Equipment, Medical, Industrial, Consumer and Kitchen products. Jeff also spent eight years as adjunct faculty at the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale. While there, Jeff taught Solidworks, Sketching, Product Design, Personal Watercraft Design and Design for manufacturing. In addition to work experience, Jeff also served as Chapter Chair for the IDSA’s Florida Chapter. Jeff earned a Bachelor’s degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Industrial design in addition to an Associates in Illustration.