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CAD in AT: 3D Surface Modelling

CAD in AT: 3D Surface Modelling
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CAD in AT: 3D Surface Modelling

From Ace Centre Learning


  • Developing level
  • 17 places remaining
  • Runs on: 06/09/2022
  • Take this course online

Included in course bundles:

  • Computer Aided Design in Assistive Technology (CAD in AT)

    Learn the key engineering concepts and how they can be applied to AT and AAC.

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Learn to scan a 3D object and use 3D surface modelling software to refine and edit the design.

Course aim:

You will hand-mould a 3D object using a modelling material which will then be scanned using an app on a mobile device. The scanned data will then be manipulated and edited using software to enable other components to be assembled to it. We’ll produce a production-ready file ready for local manufacturing such as 3D printing.

A one hour preparatory drop-in webinar will ensure you have appropriate software setup and running on your own device with an active licence (where relevant). We will use a combination of Autodesk Meshmixer, Autodesk Fusion 360 and the Qlone mobile app.

You will learn:

  • To use a 3D CAD package to manipulate scanned object data
  • Measure the surface model
  • Produce production ready file for 3D printing

Course includes:

An introductory, live, drop-in webinar will ensure delegates have appropriate software set up on their devices. There will be approximately 1 hour of preparation before the live sessions using online learning resources. The main session will be run using Microsoft Teams with a live activity where delegates will follow and repeat on their local machine.

Suitable for:

The CAD in AT series has been developed for makers, designers, engineers and others involved in the development of assistive technologies. Little or no previous experience is required but you need to be competent in using standard computer software. The approaches used may also be useful to those who have previous experience using CAD software.

Max 20 participants

IPAACKS competencies:

Management of Resources

  • Aware of legal and policy frameworks in reference to correct and safe use of AAC equipment (e.g. Medical Device Directives, Risk Assessments etc.)
  • Knowledge of how to create resources to support the safe use of AAC technology

Special requirements:

The course will use Autodesk Fusion 360 for the live activity. You will need to have a version of Autodesk Meshmixer and Autodesk Fusion 360 installed on your local machine and Qlone on a mobile device to be able to follow the live examples. You will need to use Microsoft Teams for the live online training. You will need to access online resources and Ace Centre Learning using a web browser.

Cost: £30 This is an introductory offer


  • 6th September (Webinar) 16.00 – 17.00 UTC +1
  • 21st September 13.30 – 16.30  UTC +1 (Live online study)

*All times shown are given in the UK timezone, on the date the course is run.

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