Designing Together with Fusion 360
If your team is joining the Moon Camp Pioneers, you will have to create your 3D design project using Fusion 360. Fusion 360 is a free 3D design software for students, educators, and academic institutions, follow these instructions to obtain an educational license
1. Creating a virtual classroom for your students
When you log in to Fusion 360 for the first time you will be asked to create your Fusion Team. For more information of how to create an account, click here
. Using the Fusion Team functionality a teacher can invite his students to work collaborative on their Moon Camp projects. It is possible for a teacher to host multiple teams and assign students to different projects.
After opening Fusion 360, on the left side of the interface, you will find the Team control panel
. Following the Data
menu, each team member can access the designs of the team (1)
The Team owner can also manage the designs and invite (2)
new team members using the People
By clicking on your team name (1)
a dropdown will open, showing the teams you are member of. By pressing the gearwheel (2)
you can furthermore access the web console to manage your teams projects, their members and assignments.
Once you open the team’s web console you can organise the team settings (1)
, control the status and invite new team members (2)
and manage the projects as well as assign roles to different team members working on the projects (3)
After inviting the students via their accounts email addresses, they will receive an email to accept the invitation via the “Join Team”-button.
The “new” team members will now receive a second e-mail to confirm their membership and provide some general information about the Fusion Teams
Furthermore they will appear in the team’s member list, so that the team leader can assign projects and roles to each team member.
Through the projects header in the team’s web control panel, you can manage the teams projects. Here you can also assign roles to the team members, like editor or viewer, which allows a structured cooperative teamwork.
When a team member is assigned to a project, he/she will see the team’s projects in the web control panel as well as the desktop app. After getting assigned as an editor they can create and edit existing projects to work collaborative.
When accessing a project for the first time it may be necessary an extra validation by the team leader to approve a team member editing of an existing design in his/her dashboard.
When accessing your private dashboard by clicking the Fusion logo, you can open the different projects and manage them.
2. Working remotely as a team
Once the team members have access to the designs of their team and have been assigned the “editor” role, they can work on existing and/or create new designs.
It is also possible to give feedback to your team members through the “comments” option on the bottom left corner in the design interface of the Fusion desktop app. The comments will be furthermore be visible in the web interface of the project. They can be used to monitor progress of the designs development and review process.
Assembling a design
If you decide to design different components of your Moon Camp separately, you can review them individually and afterwards merge the different .f3d files as a .f3z file to submit your Moon Camp project to the challenge.
For more information on how to get started with a Fusion Team for Education, see Autodesk’s handy guide here