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Digital Fabrication - Software Application


The focus of this module is centered around the implementation of CAD software towards additive manufacturing in the working environment. With a predominant use of Autodesk Fusion 360, learners will be enabled to produce complex three-dimensional geometries correctly set out to 3D print.
The strategy in this course is to start developing basic geometries using the Autodesk Fusion 360 software towards understanding the software interface and processes. The interface will be followed by form manipulation and model preparation, both essential components in successful additive manufacturing.
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  • Duration

    • Full Time: 2 Days (08:30 - 16:00)
    • Online: Course access for 12 Months
  • Course Prerequisites

    It is recommended that delegates have a working knowledge of one or more of the following:

    • Attended Introduction to Technical Drawing / Experience with Drafting, design, modelling of 3D parts or components
    • Computer Literate specifically focused on Microsoft Windows

Our Delivery Methods

Our innovative "myWay” learning methodology is built around the students individual learning requirement, allowing each student to learn in a style that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule.

Instructor-Led Classes

Reach your full potential through our “myWay Instructor-Led” classes combined with interactive lessons, supporting video content, practical assignments and in field experience, done during the traditional 08:00 – 16:00 working day.

Online Mentored Learning

Do a course at your pace via our “myWay Online Mentored Learning”, combining self-study with supported interactive online video lectures, an online course mentor, extra resources, questionnaires and more, all supported via out Online Student Portal.

Part Time Mentored Learning

Designed for the working professional, our part time programmes provides you with the flexibility and benefit of our myWay Blended Learning with at home exercises/assignments and mentored or in-class lectures at a manageable schedule and pace.

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What is Digital Fabrication - Software Application?

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Important Notes

  • Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.
  • The CAD Corporation retains the right to change this calendar without any notification.
  • Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of the proof of payment or an official company purchase order for the full amount of the training.
  • For full day courses, The CAD Corporation will supply you with the relevant training material. A desktop computer to use for the training (where applicable), tea/coffee and a full lunch for full day InClass training hosted at The CAD Corporation only. Catering is not included for OnSite training and laptop is available for hire at an additional cost if required.
  • Cancellation or rescheduling requests must be in writing and reach us via fax or email at least 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. Full course fees may be retained for no shows or requests within 5 working days prior to commencement.
  • Although we go to great lengths to ensure that all training proceeds as scheduled, The CAD Corporation reserves the right to cancel or postpone dates if we require to do so and undertake to inform clients in writing and telephonically of these changes.
  • The CAD Corporation suggests clients wait until a week prior to course commencement that a course has been confirmed to go ahead as scheduled before booking flight and accommodation. The CAD Corporation is NOT responsible for cost associated with cancellation of classes such as flight and accommodation for clients.
Module 1 – Software Application
Learners will be exposed to the modelling capabilities of Autodesk Fusion 360 on 3D printing / additive manufacturing
  • Basic Software Interface
  • Basic Form Creation
  • Form Manipulation
  • Model Preparation for Fabrication
  • Model Export and Slicing

Exploring the User-Interface of Autodesk Fusion 360
  • Starting the software
  • Creating an Autodesk User Profile and using the profile to sign into Autodesk Fusion 360
  • Navigating the Menus
    • The Data Panel
    • The Application Bar
    • Profile, Preferences, Notifications & Help
    • The Toolbar
    • The Browser
    • The View Cube
    • Canvas and Marking Menu
    • Navigation Bar
  • Starting a project
  • Creating your first design
  • Design tools
    • Sketches
    • Solids
  • Basic modelling tools
    • Fillets
    • Chamfers / Tapers
    • Holes
    • Join / Unjoin
    • Trim
    • Slicing
  • Editing and Applying materials
  • Basic form visualization
  • Form / model Export

Utilizing external slicing software in preparation for 3D printing
Various 3D printers come with their manufacturer slicing software, which is recommended to use with the printer. However, these slicing softwares all utilize similar approaches to translate virtual geometry into code that can be understood by the 3D printer.
Here we will cover the following:
  • What is the purpose of slicing software
  • How 3D printers use the information from the slicer
  • Basic form setup and preparation within the slicing software

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  • 04 March 2021
    05 March 2021
    Full Time
  • 06 May 2021
    07 May 2021
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  • 08 July 2021
    09 July 2021
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  • 09 September 2021
    10 September 2021
    Full Time
  • 04 November 2021
    05 November 2021
    Full Time

Online Training Booking Form

By completing the below online booking, a booking confirmation will be sent out and an invoice will be generated. A place will be reserved on this course and you are expected to attend. If you require a quote first please contact The CAD Corporation offices and speak to a sales consultant.

Digital Fabrication - Software Application

  1. By booking for this course, an invoice will be generated and you will be liable for the payment of this invoice. If you require a quote, please contact The CAD Corporation Offices.
  2. After the generation of the invoice a training confirmation will be emailed using the details provided above.
  3. The CAD Corporation retains the rights to change this calendar without any notification.
  4. Tea/coffee and a light lunch will be provided.
  5. All university students will receive a 10% discount for cash payments.
  6. The minimum notice of cancellation is 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. If you fail to do so the full amount is payable.
  7. Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.

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