Autodesk Fusion 360 Workshop - 3D Kernow CIC

Autodesk Fusion 360

Day-long Workshops

9th & 10th May

Introductory workshop – Tuesday 9th May – 9.30-17.00


Attendance capped at 20

Advanced workshop – Wed 10 May – 9.30-17.00


Attendance capped at 8


Carvynick Country Club, Summercourt TR8 5AF

(a 5 minute drive off the A30 just north of Truro)

With one week to go, we still have places left on these competitively priced workshops. They are designed to help introduce Devon and Cornwall’s design community to Fusion 360. This is a powerful, reasonably intuitive package which will benefit anyone who needs to produce designs. It is free to the educational sector, hobbyists and SMEs. Beginners will learn what a powerful contemporary design package can offer. Experienced designers will be able to explore its advanced features.



  • Mastering 3D design is increasingly critical for tomorrow’s engineers, product and industrial designers, artists and other creatives. Fusion 360 is challenging Solidworks as the CAD package of choice for serious 3D designers, being competitively priced, collaborative, faster and more flexible, with the ability to run on both Macs and PCs.
  • Fusion 360 is a cloud-based, easy-to-learn, easy-to-use, 3D product creation software application that also includes extremely powerful tools for advanced users.


Who will benefit?

  • Tuesday 9 May will be aimed at novice or relatively inexperienced designers
  • Wednesday 10 May will allow experienced designers to hone their skills with hands-on guidance from the experienced Steve Cox


Why this is important for Devon and Cornwall

  • These workshops are located close to the A30 so they can be reached easily from all parts of the South West
  • The creative sector is one of the main drivers of the evolving South West economy.
  • Good 3D design linked to digital making (3D printing, laser cutting etc) will allow us to localise high value production in the region.


What you will learn (Beginners and Intermediates)

  • The course will be a mixture of interactive exposition (morning) and a hands-on practical challenge (afternoon)
  • Introductory overview to Fusion 360’s philosophy
  • Importing CAD data and native files from other software programmes such as Solidworks
  • How to work collaboratively: sharing your CAD files, version management, and workgroup access
  • Sharing work across platforms and devices, and how this allows you to effortlessly share progress with clients
  • Turning sketches into 3D objects and parametric 3D Models
  • Sculpting: quickly creating and editing complex freeform shapes using T-spline entities
  • How to combine parametric and freeform bodies into an integrated design
  • Photo-realistic rendering to assist in showcasing your designs or providing clients with valuable design assets
  • Introduction to simulation techniques to gain crucial information on a product’s performance and strength
  • Creation and animation of joints for motion studies
  • Animation techniques for creating exploded views
  • An overview of the CAM workspace
  • How this software compares to other popular CAD programmes and how it integrates many different tools into one seamless package.


What you will learn (Advanced designers)

  • Depending on the gaps in your existing skills, Steve will update you
  • Where you give advance notice of issues you need resolving, Steve will work with you
  • A deeper analysis of the main differences between Solidworks and Fusion 360
  • Simulation techniques to gain crucial information on a product’s performance and strength
  • Assembly modeling: how to use both traditional distributed design and top-down (multi-body) approaches
  • How to take designs into fabrication (tool paths and machine code to cut, turn and mill designs)

Background to Steve Cox – the workshop leader

  • 3D Technologies Consultant, Amfori Consulting
  • Project Engineer/Engineering Manager: Jaguar Land Rover 1983-2013
  • Now an evangelist for 3D Printing and Design
  • Autodesk Authorised Academic Partner (AAP).
  • Education Ambassador for Ultimaker CREATE Education Project`


Testimonials from past attendees

“Steve Cox is an expert in 3D design”

“Very interactive, good humoured, full of hands-on examples”

“Illustrated how 3D printing could be used to produce real-world objects”

“Very dynamic, based on practical exercises …. Plenty of time for questions”

“Fusion 360 could become a cult”

“Very versatile, easy-to-pick up, shoot-from-the-hip interface”



Please email your interest in attending to [email protected]

Queries to 0790 5204 677

Giving Name, position and any institutional affiliation, phone number and email address

We will invoice you

Your registration will only be confirmed when the invoice is paid

Numbers are limited so we will take registrations on a first-come-first-confirmed basis



You will need to download Fusion 360 in advance

This is free to Startups, Hobbyists and Enthusiasts

Mainstream corporate executives can still download a fully functional 30 day free trial

Bring it loaded on a laptop

Re Catering: to keep prices down, we are only providing tea, coffee and biscuits during the day.

There are catering options on the site; otherwise you will need to bring a packed lunch


Louis Turner, 3D Kernow CIC, Falmouth: 0790 5204 677