We will start with something easy, drawing out on a piece of paper a basic keychain or nametag design. We will use that to help make a computer model of it later today.
Think of something simple, be it your name, a basic design of something you like, or whatever. Just make sure it is made of simple lines or shapes.
Before we can make a computer model of your design, we need to take measurements of your drawing. That way we can use these measurements to make the model.
You need to measure the length of each straight side and the diameter of each circle. Here are some pictures to the right to help you know what this means. We will use these measurements to make your sketch in the computer.
Before we can make the computer model, we need to make sure you have Fusion 360 installed on your computer. This software can only be installed on a Windows or Mac computer. It does not work on a Chromebook. If it is already on your computer, you'll see an icon like this and you can open it now. If not, you'll need to install it.
It is free for students and educators. You can use this website to apply to get free student or educator access. https://www.autodesk.com/education/home