[chbot] fusion 360 learning curve

Hartley, Robin (Nokia - NZ/Wellington) robin.hartley at nokia.com
Mon Jul 20 21:37:28 BST 2020

Hi Andrew,

I spent may years battling with FreeCAD and was slowly scaling the learning curve.

Then I found this free course on Coursera 

Now I use fusion 360 with ease &  a bit of google resolves most issues.

If you just want to learn Fusion 360 jump straight to weeks 3 & 4.
An excellent introduction to the concepts & features with useful practice excersises


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From: Chchrobotics <chchrobotics-bounces at lists.ourshack.com> On Behalf Of andrew dean
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 3:15 AM
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Subject: [chbot] fusion 360 learning curve

On reflecting on being asked about the fusion 360 learning curve, I realize my answer was a tad misleading.  I found fusion's drawing tools really confusing and after days of mucking around, was ready to give up.   I’ve used illustrator since the 80s so i drew up my profiles and engraving shapes there and imported them into fusion as dxf.  Like most things I do, it was a funky workaround hack that let me do what i wanted, but… it did let me do what i wanted. hehe.  Eventually I’d like to get into complex shaping in fusion to create 3d scupted pieces, but the learning curve between planar extrusions and nurbs style shaping is a biiiig curve.

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