Past Meetup

Fusion 360 beginner class (4 weeks)

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Kzoo Makers

1102 E Michigan Ave · Kalamazoo, MI

How to find us

In the computer lab

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((WE ARE NOW FULL BUT CONTACT ME TO GET INFO ON THE NEXT CLASS or be put on an wait list in case anyone cannot attend))

It's here, the Summer 2018 Fusion 360 beginners class is a go! Please watch this short video for an intro to what Fusion is and then take a moment to read the bottom of this post for more information on what exactly we will be covering in this class. Also check out the attached pics for example of things you would be able to create in Fusion by the end of this four session class.

Dates: 8/22 8/29 9/12 9/19 (skip 9/5)
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Cost: $75 members $150 non members
Class size is limited to 12:

-4 people needing to use computers
-4 bringing laptops
-4 more that can either bring personal laptops or use my extra machines that I can supply if needed, (I have three 12 inch Microsoft Surface Pro's and a Macbook Pro available if needed.)

I'll be teaching using a Surface Book 2 running Win 10 pro.

For more information please contact Carl Stender at:


We will start out by setting you up with a free Fusion 360 Ultimate account (normally $1,400 per year for businesses making over $100k but free for personal use or businesses under that monetary threshold.)

Materials covered:

-Setting up and customizing the UI (User Interface)
-Using the cloud
-Drawing tools
-Dimensioning (parametrics included)
-Components vs Bodies
-Construction planes
-Measuring / Inspection tools
-Exporting DXF for the laser cutter/engraver
-Exporting STL for 3D printing
-Applying draft
-Motion Links
-Inserting canvases
-Selection tools much more...

This is an introduction class to Fusion 360 so that you should be competent enough by the end of class to move comfortably around the software and understand where and how to find the answers to your questions as you advance.

Absolutely no prior CAD experience required, all that IS required is an email account that you can access from a computer at the Maker Space to activate your Autodesk Fusion 360 account and as always, every student will be allowed to schedule one hour of private training with me to help you work on your own personal project.