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How To Use AI To Build Optimized Models In Fusion 360: Generative Design

How To Use AI To Build Optimized Models In Fusion 360: Generative Design

Autodesk recently added a futuristic function to its Fusion 360 design software. The new Generative Design workspace uses cloud-based artificial intelligence (AI) software that designs mesh and T-spline models with parameters that you provide. It’s called generative because the software generates dozens or hundreds of solutions from those parameters. If you don’t like any of […]

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CAD In Blender Is Here

CAD In Blender Is Here

From what I understand, there have been ways of doing CAD in Blender, but recently CAD Sketcher has been released to the public which really opens up Blender to do some fancy CAD stuff. for those who are unfamiliar, let me break down why this is important. Typically CAD or Computer Aided Drafting has been […]

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Check Out The New <strong>3D</strong>EXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS for Makers

Check Out The New 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS for Makers

SOLIDWORKS has announced that they have a new offering, specifically for makers! You can now get 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS for Makers, a whole suite of cloud based tools, for $99 a year. Let’s take a look at some of the awesome stuff that comes in 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS for Makers. First off, you receive 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS, which […]

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5 Ways Woodworkers Can Benefit From Designing In CAD

In principle there seems to be a vast difference between woodworking and 3D modeling. Woodworking uses manual tools and natural materials to create physical items that you can touch, feel, and use; 3D modeling uses computers and screens to make virtual designs that only exist in the digital realm. They can be seen as opposites, […]

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22 CAD Tips For Perfect 3DPrints

Editor’s Note: Billie was nice enough to work with us to create a custom version of her quick guide for volume 75 of Make: Magazine. You can download our version for free here, if you like this color scheme. Otherwise, enjoy Billie’s originals, the content should all be the same! This infographic is part of […]

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Creating This Deceptively Simple Looking Logo Teaches Tons Of Tips

Creating This Deceptively Simple Looking Logo Teaches Tons Of Tips

For anyone who has used it, there is no denying Fusion 360 is obviously an incredibly powerful tool. However, if you’re not a guru, it can be intimidating when you’re trying to make shapes that aren’t just simple boxes. Joe Krcma from Joe Makes dove into making more complex shapes when he set out to […]

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