Inspired by the integrated product-development capabilities in Fusion 360 software, this class will walk through the advantages of using the multidisciplinary workspaces (ECAD, modeling, CAM) of the product-innovation platform. You will learn how to save time and money while avoiding frustration by rapidly exploring iterations of a design to optimize a printed circuit board (PCB) and mechanical components for an electromechanical assembly. To fully encompass the design process, we will use ECAD and EAGLE to address basic PCB design principles. We will then use the PCB design to create a parametric electromechanical assembly in Fusion 360, after which, we will use the CAM workspace to develop machining operations for the mechanical components. Finally, we will make a design change to the base PCB component, and we will update the assembly model and CAM operations to illustrate the efficiency and interdisciplinary communication benefits of integrated product development in Fusion 360.
- Discover the advantages of designing with multidisciplinary workflows in Fusion 360 for ECAD, MCAD, and CAM
- Learn how to save money, effort, and time by finding and addressing design problems before beginning manufacturing processes
- Learn how to use the parametric CAM workspace of Fusion 360 to rapidly iterate and optimize for manufacturing
- Understand the team communication benefits of a fully integrated electrical and mechanical workflow
Began in the communications industry in the early 90's, shortly after joined the EAGLE team. I became and still am, part of the Support and beta team. Together with the business developers we drive support, community content and sales training regarding the PCB Design industry. Currently, Global Support Manager for the EAGLE support team at Autodesk. Spend much of my spare time riding the trails in South Florida avoiding alligators.
Paul Clauss is a recent graduate of the Mechanical Engineering Technology program at Montana State University, where he worked to integrate mechanical and electrical designs for a pressure sensitive bicycle saddle. He enjoys working with CAD and CAM and currently supports Fusion 360 at Autodesk, which allows him to nerd out and learn more about CAE tools. In his free time, he enjoys bicycle riding, snowboarding, traveling, and craft beer drinking.