Welcome to Autodesk University
With a focus on Fusion and Manufacturing
Special guest for this episode: Rob Awesome Lockwood!
It's time for Grimsmo and Saunders to head to class for four days straight of learning, inspiration, and a little bit of teaching.
In this episode, we catch Saunders, Grimsmo, and Lockwood in the thick of the event in Las Vegas, and hear their thoughts on the courses they've attended so far and what they think of popular topics of the event.
“It’s wonderful to meet the architects of [Fusion 360]” - Saunders
“The self-taught Fusion experience means that we’re probably missing out on some key functions that would make our lives easier” - Grimsmo
"The most valuable stuff that I've gotten is the underpinning stuff of fusion" - Lockwood
Let's Talk Fusion
The three machinists discuss the changes Fusion could make, the changes they have made, and what the implications of these changes could mean for the software and the community.
“If everyone is doing it incorrectly, there's really a discussion to be had about changing the workflow” - Saunders
What's the hot topic of the conference? Generative Design
“Everyone’s talking about generative here” - Grimsmo
"Some of the designs look like when you see a whale carcass" - Lockwood
"What’s neat about [generative design] is, by definition, all of the results are manufacturable, technically” - Lockwood
"Ask me about singularity"
- A quote Lockwood's conference badge
Saunders and Lockwood both give their definitions of Generative design in manufacturing, then the three of them discuss its implications. They also discuss the definition of singularity design for manufacturing.
Psst...Miss the event but want to watch the classes anyway?
Fear not! Lots of the classes were recorded and are online.
Fusion Payment Model
Fusion continues to offer the free version, but there is only one paid version now and it’s 500 dollars a year. These three believe it's a good value, and an easy to understand model
We may be talking about Fusion and manufacturing a lot, but don't forget...
"Autodesk is a giant company, and the world is a giant place, and our manufacturing sector is a small percentage of what they do" - Grimsmo
The conference is finished, and everyone's back home, but they are feeling more inspired than ever.
What do YOU think?