Upcoming Workshop

Fusion 360: Generative Design

What is Generative Design?

Generative design models a part for you based on designated constraints. You can choose to optimize material cost, strength, volume, or other parameters that you choose. You tell Fusion what you want the part to do and it will create iterations of parts that perform that function.

From Autodesk.com:

“Generative design is a design exploration process. Designers or engineers input design goals into the generative design software, along with parameters such as performance or spatial requirements, materials, manufacturing methods, and cost constraints. The software explores all the possible permutations of a solution, quickly generating design alternatives. It tests and learns from each iteration what works and what doesn’t.”


Visit the link above for more information about generative design and its countless applications for hobbyists and in industry.

Workshop Information

This workshop will cover finite element analysis, surface modelling, and product design for manufacturable parts. We’ll discuss t-spline editing and how to pick obstacles and loads. We’ll even have a design available for download, so you can practice t-spline editing.

Monday, November 18, 6:10 - 7:30



192 - 120 (Engineering IV)

Sign Up Information

IMPORTANT: You need to have an Autodesk account USING YOUR CAL POLY EMAIL in order to do generative design. We also recommend that you either download Fusion onto your personal computer, or let us know in the comments section of the sign-up sheet if you need to use one of the lab computers.

You can sign up through our Google Form here.

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