Fusion 360 is a cloud-based 3D modeling software tool that has professional capabilities but is far more user friendly than other professional solid-body modeling packages. It is a relatively lightweight install (800 mb), runs on both Mac and Windows, supports easy file sharing, version control, import/export of common CAD file types, and has powerful parametric tools and analytic mesh tools that are well-suited to the challenges faced in designing low-cost prosthetics. More on Fusion’s features can be found here. An example of the mesh-fitting tools available in Fusion: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xMF0BbSoj0]
Setting Up Fusion 360
Download the latest version of Fusion 360 here, and then launch the installer.
Getting Started Modeling
e-NABLE has a collaborative repository of design files in Fusion. Contact Andreas Bastian for access. The e-NABLE community is producing targeted tutorial videos to help members get up to speed on Fusion and start designing. In the video below, Andreas covers using basic “bread and butter” solid-body modeling tools to model a proximal phalange. More tutorials can be found tutorials on the Fusion 360 Resources Page.