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Whether you are participating in Formula Student, Formula SAE, Shell Eco-Marathon, or any of the other engineering student competitions, you will find essential resources and support here at the Autodesk Education Community.

Getting real-world, hands-on experience is vital to developing the skills and knowledge you’ll need as you move into your professional life. The ability to "speak" the language of engineering and work as part of a collaborative team are highly valued by employers and innovators in today’s competitive, global marketplace.

Autodesk is proud to sponsor various local Formula Student teams.

Product

Workflow

Fusion 360

Fusion 360

Cloud-based 3D CAD/CAM/CAE software for product design

3D design

Design accelerator
Sheet metal
Frame and welding
Plastic parts
Native translators
Easy parametric and freeform modeling
Integrated simulation tools
Topolgy optimization
Integrated CAM
PCB design integration with Autodesk EAGLE
Photo-realistic rendering
Easy team collaboration

 

Inventor Professional 3D CAD software

Inventor Professional

3D mechanical CAD, visualization, and documentation software.

3D design

Design accelerator
Sheet metal
Frame and welding
Plastic parts
Native translators

VRED Professional software

VRED Professional

Photorealistic 3D design rendering software.

High-end visualization

Truelight materials
Area and object lights
Skylight system
Spectral rendering
Animation (curve editor)

Eagle

EAGLE

Make anything with Autodesk EAGLE. Bring your next spark of an idea to life with powerful, easy-to-use PCB design software made for every engineer.

PCB design


 

CFD Ultimate

CFD Ultimate

Autodesk® CFD software provides fast, accurate, and flexible fluid flow and thermal simulation tools to help you make great products.

Computational Fluid Design

Fluid flow simulation
Thermal simulation
Thermal Prototyping
Industrial Flow Control
Flexible Cloud Solving Options

 

AutoCAD Electrical software

AutoCAD Electrical

AutoCAD software to design and document electrical controls systems.

Cable & harness

Electrical documentation
Electrical schematic design
Electrical panel layout

Vault Basic Server data management software

Vault Professional

Important: Inquire for a complete data management solution for your team..

Data management

Fast data searching
Data reuse
Easy administration
Projects and reporting

Helius Composite software

Helius Composite

Get rapid, detailed information on the behavior of composite materials.

Flexible tools for composite design

Material library
Laminate analysis
Composite design utilities

HSMWorks software

HSMWorks Premium

The CAM solution for SolidWorks.

Integrated CAD/CAM software

Video tutorials

Fusion 360: Introduction to CAD, CAM, and CAE

Unlike any other tool of its kind, Autodesk Fusion 360 connects CAD, CAM, and CAE in a single cloud-based platform that works on both Mac and PC. In this course, you will explore the basics of designing for manufacture, while designing a Formula SAE steering wheel. You'll design, validate through simulation, render, animate, program a CNC machine, and create a detailed drawing--all while learning industry skills that span the entire digital manufacturing process. Learn how Fusion 360 connects the entire product development process by using the first 3D design, manufacturing, and engineering tool of its kind.  See other videos in this series.

 

Fusion 360: CAD Administration and Collaboration

Autodesk Fusion 360 cloud-based collaboration features make project sharing and review easier than ever before. This course guides you through how to manage personal and team hubs, calendars, and more to best manage your project’s design process and assets. Additionally, we will describe and apply Fusion project administration features, including managing project files, project archiving, Fusion Personal, and Team hubs. Understanding these collaboration tools and administrative features will help you get the most out of Fusion 360 as you create and share your designs with peers and colleagues. See other videos in this series.

 

Fusion 360 for Engineers

Design functionality, analysis, and manufacturability are core to an engineer designer. Whether it’s a small part or larger assembly, you'll ask: “Will it work? Will it break? Can I manufacture it?". These questions drive the design process. With Autodesk Fusion 360 CAD/CAM, all aspects of the engineering process can be addressed in one cloud-based platform. In this course, you will work with imported FSAE chassis models, design and simulate mechanical suspension components, and validate motion through the creation of an assembly. You will learn how to manage and organize bodies and components in your model, create complex geometry, analyze mechanical loads and thermal stresses, and shape optimization based on-load paths. You will also create detailed engineering drawings, make exploded view animations, and validate mechanical motion with an assembly. After completing this course, you will have the skills needed to complete all aspects of computer aided engineering.

Thank you to the FSAE HorsePower Hannover team for their contribution of the FSAE car model used in this course. See other videos in this series.

 

Fusion 360 for Designers

As a designer, rapid prototyping is essential to communicating design form and function. Rapid prototyping can offer flexibility for designing for manufacture. It gives designers the ability to create 3D CAD models using freeform methods, and to quickly produce a 3D printed physical prototype. This allows time for product testing and refinement prior to a mass production commitment. In this course, you design a 2-piece carbon fiber Formula SAE car body by utilizing images, creating a sub divided body, using parametric based features, and creating photorealistic renders. You will learn how to take your 2D image concepts to complex 3D models, and prepare them to be manufactured or 3D printed.

Thank you to the FSAE HorsePower Hannover team for their dataset as the basis for the course model. See other videos in this series.

 

Fusion 360 for Machinists

As a machinist, you are the expert in how things are made. Your decisions focus on cutting parts, materials, manufacturing costs, and machine operation. Fusion 360 connects CAD and CAM allowing you to set toolpaths, program 3D models for manufacturing, and simulate the CNC machining process prior to cutting the part. Design changes? Not a problem. Cloud-based collaboration allows for project sharing and live review. Changes to the CAD model can be made easily in the same software solution. In this course, you walk through the process of setting up and programming three distinct types of manufacturing methods. You start by creating both 3 and 4 axis CNC toolpaths, CNC Mill/Turn and lathe toolpaths, and finish up by creating 2D cutting toolpaths such as a Waterjet or Lasercut. The lessons expose you to setting up, programming, simulating, and exporting NC code that can be read by CNC machines. See other videos in this series.

 


Product design tutorials

Autodesk CFD Simulation: Fluid Flow

In this course, we explore the theory, numerical methods, and modeling techniques used to analyze fluid flow problems. We'll present the types of boundary conditions and analysis methods used for both steady and unsteady flow. Computational Fluid Dynamics, or CFD, has emerged as a great tool and resource to help understand complicated fluid flow problems internal and external to complex parts and assemblies.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the basics of fluid flow.
  • Recognize the computation methods used to calculate fluid flow.
  • Prepare the model for analysis.
  • Execute steady and unsteady flow simulations.

 

Fusion 360 Simulation: Thermal Analysis

In this course, we learn about the distribution, transfer, and stress on parts caused by heat. Autodesk® Fusion 360™ allows us to analyze these thermal effects to help optimize any design. We'll discuss the various modes of heat transfer, such as convection, and how analyzing the distribution and stress caused by heat can help us make informed design decisions.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Analyze the transfer of heat to and from a body.
  • See the effects of heat on the material of a body.

 

Fusion 360 Simulation: Non-linear Material Analysis

In this course, we explore the Autodesk® Fusion 360™ tools available for analyzing non-linear materials. A non-linear material is one that behaves differently with the change to a number of possible variables such as temperature, pressure, and deformation. We'll explore topics such as how a plastic buckle performs during assembly to ensure its material properties are capable of withstanding the load and deformation.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the difference between types of non-linear materials.

 

Fusion 360 Simulation: Linear Material Analysis

In this course, we learn the science behind the Autodesk® Fusion 360™ simulation toolset used to analyze components made with linear materials. Understanding how Fusion 360 calculates stress distribution will help you better understand the required inputs. We'll also review Fusion 360 simulation tools that can be used to perform multiple types of analysis such as static analysis and modal frequencies.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize how different methodologies are employed by analysis tools to reach a result.
  • Conduct an analysis with static loads.
  • Determine the natural frequencies of a component.
  • Analyze if a component will buckle before yield.
  • Leverage simulation as part of the design process.
  • Access cloud solving to examine option and perform complex studies.

 

Fusion 360 Simulation: Working with Imported Geometry

In this course, we focus on the Autodesk® Fusion 360™ tools that allow us to import and edit geometry from other CAD applications to prepare it for analysis. Model prep and working with imported geometry is critical to the success of your simulations. Understanding the tools you have at your disposal will help you tackle any job.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Import geometry from other Autodesk and non-native applications.
  • Edit imported geometry.
  • Simplify a model to prepare it for analysis.
  • Control contact types between components in an assembly for analysis.
  • Define the materials of components to be analyzed.
  • Control the mesh properties for simulation.
  • Review common complications with Finite Element Analysis (FEA).

 

Principles of Sustainable Design

The principles of sustainable design are integral to all stages of the design and build process and can drive innovation, while also preserving natural resources.

This course includes video lectures, design challenges, Fusion 360 software tutorials, and a range of sustainable design documents and examples from leading experts in the field. During this course, you will use Fusion 360 CAD/CAM software to design, develop, prototype, and test sustainable innovation through a series of 3-hour challenge assignments.

Working through this structured approach, you can learn how to suspend your judgment and look at things in a new way. Whether you are looking to improve an existing solution or address a sustainable challenge for the first time, this course prepares product designers and engineers to take a quick step forward to integrating the principles of sustainability into their design process.

 

When

Where

What

Registration

Audience

10.6.2015

Garching, München

FS Roadshow Germany 2015

FS teams, student project teams, etc.

22.6.2015

Berlin, TU Berlin

FS Roadshow Germany 2015

FS teams, student project teams, etc.

29.6.2015

Krefeld, HSNR

FS Roadshow Germany 2015

FS teams, student project teams, etc.

30.6.2015

Hannover, Leibnitz Universität

FS Roadshow Germany 2015

FS teams, student project teams, etc.

Aristotle Racing Team

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)

"Our goal for ART-12 is to design and construct a new, more competitive race car, in order to participate in two races: in Germany in August and in Italy in September. We strongly believe that with hard work and the positive morale that exists among the team members, we can achieve an even better place in the overall classification and maintain our high place in the cost and acceleration event." 

– Dimitrios Kontses, Team Leader


ATHENE Racing Team

Munich University of the Federal Armed Forces (Germany)

"With Autodesk offering our team their broad range of software products, we were able to easily develop and design our first car. Working with Autodesk Inventor Professional 2012 is intuitive, effective, and a great convenience for us as a new FS team. A major advantage of having Autodesk as a partner is the trainings they offer with their software. We were able to work with their products from the beginning, and any questions that came up were either answered at the trainings or, in urgent cases, we simply called one of their employees–anytime. With their software, training, and support, we were able to develop our first car in less than one year." 

– Alexander Atzberger, ATHENE Racing Team


Hongik University (Rep. of Korea)

"The Autodesk Alias design tool is an unrivalled tool in the automotive design field. Unlike other tools, it is outstanding in creating surfaces, and it is particularly effective in creating the complex curvature you see in human contours as well as in cars." 

– Ahn Dre, Team Leader

 

Sonnenwagen Aachen

"Autodesk’s software solutions have made it possible for us to implement such a challenging project as ours. Cloud computing and collaborative work in CAD/CAM with Autodesk Fusion 360 software helped us a lot. That is why we are very pleased that Autodesk is helping us on our way to Australia." 

– Markus Eckstein, Chairman

 


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