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CAD in AT: 3D Parametric Modelling

CAD in AT: 3D Parametric Modelling
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CAD in AT: 3D Parametric Modelling

From Ace Centre Learning


  • Developing level
  • 18 places remaining
  • Runs on: 24/05/2022
  • 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.

    View bundle >

Learn the key concepts for 3D parametric modelling using Autodesk Fusion 360 CAD software.

Course aim:

Using the Autodesk Fusion 360 CAD package, you will develop an understanding of the key concepts of 3D parametric modelling using sketches and features.

We’ll develop real-world solutions and reference some additional online resources. In the second session we’ll look at developing assemblies of components, the difference between top-down and bottom-up modelling and an introduction to drawings.

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). Delegates are required to use Autodesk Fusion 360 on their own device.

You will learn:

  • To use a 3D CAD package to produce a solid model of a real world assistive technology device ready for 3D printing.
  • Sketches and features (Session 1)
  • Derive feature (Session 1)
  • Introduction to assemblies (Session 2)
  • Top down vs. bottom up assembly modelling (Session 2)
  • Introduction to drawings (Session 2)

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 sessions (Session 1 and Session 2) 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 Fusion 360 installed on your local machine 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


  • 24th May (Webinar) 16.00 – 17.00 UTC+1
  • 7th June (Live online study) 13.30 – 16.30 UTC +1
  • 14th June (Live online study) 13.30 – 16.30 UTC +1

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

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