For 2D design, it seems evident to me that nearly everyone in this forum is using Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and/or Inkscape.
When it comes to 3D design, nearly every post on this forum references using Autodesk Fusion 360.
I’m not surprised considering Fusion 360 is an incredibly powerful and user friendly 3D design tool.
Of course, it helps that it’s priced extremely well. It is 100% free for hobbyists!
Full disclosure: I work at Autodesk.
I am a technical specialist for Fusion 360. What that means is that I get paid to be an expert at Fusion 360 and to demonstrate the software’s capabilities to customers. I am quite lucky!
As you may know, there are plenty of pre-recorded video tutorials out there that teach people how to use Fusion for various things. I haven’t found any, however, that are catered specifically to laser cutting.
So, I wanted to gauge everyone’s interest in my running a webinar for Glowforge owners where I would teach the basics of using Fusion 360 to design 3D objects for 2D laser cutting. I’m not sure at this point if it would be a one-time event or if I would do something like it on a regular basis and dive deeper in to specific tasks.
At this point, the purpose of this post is to gauge everyone’s interest in a Glowforge specific Fusion 360 Webinar.
- Yes, I think I will benefit from learning how to use Fusion 360 to design cool laser cut products. Please create a Glowforge specific Fusion 360 Webinar!
- No, I don’t think I will benefit from learning how to use Fusion 360 to design cool laser cut products
Comments are welcome as long as they are on topic.
Principal of Secret Sauce Product Development
Technical Specialist at Autodesk for Fusion 360