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123D Tutorials

Introduction

During the projects Engaging Young Learners in 3D CAD and 3D Printing and the Assistive Technologies 3D Printing Project, the free download CAD software, Autodesk 123D Design was used. These teaching resources worked very well with the young people involved. Sadly this software was recently withdrawn.

If you already have the software, you will be able to use these tutorials. However, Autodesk Fusion 360, a much more powerful professional CAD package, can be downloaded free of charge by students, educators and start-ups/enthusiasts.

WMG Outreach now has a range of beginner tutorials for Fusion 360 at warwick.ac.uk/fusion360tutorials and more tutorials will be added over time. For those who have previously used the 123D Design tutorials, you will see that a number of the Fusion tutorials are for the same products, to help you compare the 123D method to the Fusion method.

More Teacher Notes and ideas for use of Fusion 360 will be added in due course, particular to help with the new UK Design & Technology school curriculum/coursework.


Tutorial resources for learning to use 123D Design CAD software

Tutorial details
Files
To read before you start
About the tutorials and using them
Basic mouse and screen control

Mouse control diagram Mouse control practice
Demo cube 123.dx file
Name badge keyring
Written tutorial Video tutorial
Editing a sketch important point
Editing sketches short video
Snowman decoration
Written tutorial Video tutorial
Snapping tool important point
Snapping tool short video tip
Star decoration
Written tutorial Video tutorial
Earphone buddy
Instruction sheet Video tutorial
Keyring using the Spline Tool

Instruction sheet Video tutorial
Wheel design using Mirror Tool
Written Tutorial Video Tutorial
LED light decoration using the Pattern Tool

Teacher notes Written tutorial Video tutorial
Pot noodle holder using the Revolve Tool

Teacher notes Measurement sheet
Written tutorial Video tutorial
123D file STL file
Half pot 123D file Half pot STL file
Egg cup using the Loft Tool

Teacher notes Written tutorial Video tutorial
USB case and top design task

Teacher notes Written tutorial Video tutorial
Sketching tutorial Split Solid tutorial 123Dfile case & top
STL file case & top

Buckle designs using Sketch Mirror Tool

Teacher notes Overview Buckle design
Simple Buckle written tutorial   Simple buckle video tutorial
Pattern Buckle written tutorial Pattern buckle video tutorial
Spline Buckle written tutorial Spline buckle video tutorial 
Curved buckle design video

Phone stand design task

Flat base phonestand video tutorial Flat base stand written instructions
Curved base phonestand video tutorial Curved base written instructions
Phone stand primitive shapes video Phone stand primitives overview instructions Rocker phone stand video Rocker phone stand overview instructions

Tutorials using primitive shapes:

Initials keyring

Written tutorial Video tutorial

Name badge keyring with primitive shapes

Written tutorial Video tutorial

Cube inside a cube using primitive shapes

Written tutorial Video tutorial

Student Reflection document

This 4 page document was developed by one of the schools taking part in the project for their students to complete. It was printed as a booklet for each student.

Tutorials for Assistive Tech products:

Straw bung for a bottle
Written tutorial Video tutorial
Straw support for cups, mugs, glasses
Written tutorial Video tutorial
Pot noodle holder with grips
Potholder tutorial Measuring Sheet Video tutorial
Angled pot noodle holder
Written tutorial Video tutorial

However, Autodesk Fusion 360, a much more powerful professional CAD package, can be downloaded free of charge by students, educators and start-ups/enthusiasts.WMG Outreach now has a range of beginner tutorials for Fusion 360 at warwick.ac.uk/fusion360tutorials and more tutorials will be added over time. For those who have previously used the 123D Design tutorials, you will see that a number of the Fusion tutorials are for the same products, to help you compare the 123D method to the Fusion method. More Teacher Notes and ideas for use of Fusion 360 will be added in due course, particular to help with the new UK Design & Technology school curriculum/coursework.


girls doing pot holder latest
Leah badge
 Shay doing phone stand

For further information contact:

Diane Burton
D.S.Burton@warwick.ac.uk