Thursday, 06. February 2020, Online, ONLINE: Introduction to Fusion 360 for Makers

from 06. February 2020 - 3:00
till 04. February 2021 - 5:00


Event description
Get started with this powerful 2D and 3D design software!

About this Event


After checkout a Jitsi videoconference link will be sent to you. Prior to the class, on your computer or phone, and test that your sound, video, screen sharing, and Fusion 360 work. The class will be interactive, so the more you're able to use your computer the more value you'll get from the class! Some people may prefer to run Jitsi on their phone or tablet to avoid cluttering their computer: that's okay, just be aware you may have to turn the device towards your computer screen in order to get help with Fusion 360 questions.

2 days / 2 hours / 10 minutes before the event, you'll receive an email with a "VIEW NOW" link. Click that button to join the Jitsi meeting.

This class is a first step in learning to use the popular Fusion 360 CAD software to design laser cut and CNC routed projects. We will focus on getting started with the Fusion 360 software. We will learn what Fusion 360 does and how you can use CAD to take your projects to the next level. We will work through a basic project and create "cut files" which can be sent to a laser cutter. (This class is a prerequisite for the second class in this series: "Fusion 360 Techniques for Laser Cutting and CNC Routing")

Beginners welcome, should be familiar with basic graphics editing software in any of the following: Photoshop, Illustrator, Inkscape, etc.


  • A working Mac or Windows portable computer running an installed and authorized version of Fusion 360. (See the computer system requirements for Fusion 360 here.)
  • Students must install and authorize Fusion 360 before the class.
  • A free license for Fusion 360 is available for makers, hobbyists, and qualifying startups. Follow the download and installation instructions on this page:

About The Instructor: Richard Lawler is a software engineer, maker and instructor. I've been making since grade school; I built 3D design software for Apple; and I've been running a CNC on my workbench for 15 years. When I first learned the laser cutter my imagination exploded, and since then I've been obsessively exploring the possibilities of laser cutting in my projects. With these classes, I'm hoping to share my experience and help other people create things that until now could only exist in their imaginations.

Minimum Age: 14

Cancellation Policy:

This class has a minimum attendance of 3, all attendees must register 72 hours in advance.

All refunds must be requested at least 72 hours prior to class start.

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