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Prototyping 101 and 102: Intro to Fusion 360

August 7, 2021: 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

This combined class will cover both Course 1 and Course 2 of our Intro to Fusion 360 class.


This four-hour course, based on content from the Autodesk Fusion Mastery Course, will introduce you to the basics Fusion 360 environment and 3D modeling. 

Attendees will start with establishing an overall familiarity of the User Interface (UI), including Toolbars, Workspace, etc.  In order to efficiently create models in Computer Aided Design (CAD) programs, users need to establish an understanding of the workspace environment, terminology, and best practices, as well as the nuances of the chosen CAD platform.

Attendees will then focus on 3D modeling and design using the application of workspace and tools to create 3D models and drawings with examples and discussion around the use of the CAD platform.

Each attendee will need to create an AutoDesk user account. Attendees can select any version of Fusion360 for trial basis.  The class instructor recommends the non-commercial 1-yr license.  If the attendee is a student or educator with an EDU email address then they should select 3-year license option.

The software is available for download hereWe recommend attendees show up 30 minutes early if they need assistance in creating an account and downloading software. Participants must be 18 or older.

Registration Fee: COG Member $100 | Non-Member $279 *Discounts will be automatically applied to current COG members

The class will be held by Michael Lobsinger, Center Director of the Center for Economic Growth (CEG). As the Center Director, Michael is responsible for the day to day operations of CEG’s Business Growth Solutions and Manufacturing Extension Partnership programs. Michael has lead R&D and NPD teams at Boeing, Shell Global, and Quatic Apparel, and has mentored several product-based technology companies. Michael has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from North Dakota State University and an MBA from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute.

To keep our classes affordable, we book our instructors and purchase materials in advance. We depend on advanced registration. Classes without sufficient advanced enrollment may be canceled. Advanced registration closes 3 days before the class date; after this date, a $20 late registration fee will be applied. Cancellations must be made one week prior to the class in order to be eligible for a refund unless due to illness.




August 7, 2021
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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