Fusion 360 Basics Beginner

Woodworking, Metal Fabrication, Tech Lab

Fusion 360 Basics Beginner

Learn Fusion 360, a 3D design program that lets you turn designs into items made of metal, wood, plastic, or molds.

Meeting Times
  1. Wed, 2/21/2024 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Wed, 2/21/2024


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Class, No Prerequisite

Tech Lab

3D Design, 3D Printing


Fusion 360 by Autodesk is an incredibly powerful tool for designing 2D and 3D objects for visualization or for manufacturing on 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC (computer numerical control) machines, plasma cutters, and more.

This is the first in our series on Fusion 360 Basics  Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. No prior experience with the software is necessary.

In this course, you'll learn:

  • How to navigate the user interface
  • Understanding core design principles
  • Fundamentals of sketching and modeling
  • How to get started with 3D printing

    You'll receive links to instructor notes and a collection of exercises to build your skills. The format is primarily lecture with a bit of time near the end for hands-on practice and questions. This course will start you on your journey into the world of digital design!


  • Bring a laptop with Fusion 360 already loaded. This is critical as no computers are provided, and the program does not work well with a trackpad. There will not be time during class to download the program.
  • You can download a free trial directly from Fusion. Click "Get started" under the column "Fusion 360 for Personal Use." It will walk you through the process including creating an account and sending you a confirmation email.

Class Policies

Ages 14 and up are welcome.

BARN Policies

Instructors or Guides

Jeremy Foster

Jeremy Foster, a software engineer at Microsoft and a maker at heart, has been designing and making "things" for the Internet of Things for more than a decade. Formerly on the Fusion 360 team's Advisory Board, Jeremy tries to stay current on everything Fusion 360 has to offer hackers and makers like us.

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