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Learn how to use Fusion 360 to digitally model your own original projects for a 3D printer or a CNC device. Autodesk Fusion 360 is free-to-hobbyists-and-small-businesses software that lets users design, analyze, and print their ideas. It can be used in a simple (direct modeling) or complicated (parametric modeling) manner, and can do both solid and surface modeling. This book is written for beginners to 3D modeling software. Even if you already have access to a 3D printer and/or CNC machine and know how to use it, this book will improve your ability to digitally model your own original designs and edit downloaded models. Easy-to-understand tutorials provide a solid foundation in Fusion 360 fundamentalsNo prior experience with digital modeling is needed to follow alongDIY projects are explained with step-by-step instructions and color photosAll projects have been real-world tested and problems/solutions encountered are documentedAll the projects in this book have the same difficulty level, they just incorporate different tools and techniques, so readers can skip directly to the projects that most interest them.

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Lydia Sloan Cline

A graduate of Iowa State University in Ames, Lydia Cline has worked as an architect/designer for the Directorate of Public Works at Ft. Sill, OK and Mainz Germany; Gresham Smith and Partners and the Dept. of Conservation in Nashville; and Populous in Kansas City. As an Army wife, she has traveled and lived in a lot of great places.

Lydia currently teaches 3D printing, Autodesk programs, SketchUp, and board drafting at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, KS. She creates video courses, holds SketchUp and 3D printing workshops, judges at competitive technology events, and loves all things technology. Find tutorials of her books' subjects at youtube.com/profdrafting.

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