TransTech offers WVU students free Autodesk Fusion 360 workshop on September 17

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Get hands on experience with Autodesk Fusion 360 at the Future of Making Things Workshop

August 18, 2015 by Kathy Jesperson, NRCCE


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Morgantown, W.Va. – Students! Join Lucas Ewing, an Autodesk 360 application engineer, on Thursday September 17, 2015, from 3 – 6 p.m. in the WVU Launch Lab, Hodges, Ground Floor, for a free “The Future of Making Things” workshop that allows you to explore your creativity, while getting valuable hands on experience using Autodesk 360.

Autodesk is a 3D CAD/CAM tool that connects your product development process in a single cloud-based tool.

What students must do before workshop:

1. Students must register for the workshop by going to:

2. Prior to attending the workshop, please install and log into Autodesk Fusion 360 on your Mac or PC at:  Be sure to bring your laptop, power cord, external mouse, and creativity to the workshop.

Why should students attend?

It’s free! And . . .

Autodesk 360 supplies tomorrow’s engineers, artists, and makers with a tool for designing self-driving cars, personalized wearables and connected devices for the Internet of Things. Making these future things requires that designers leverage new practices, such as 3D printing, cloud computing and digital simulation.

The Future of Making Things workshop will show you how to put that kind of control at your fingertips. The workshop is designed for a wide range of expertise and prior experience with CAD/CAM/Design software tools – from beginner with minimal experience to advanced user with substantial experience.

To view a video and find more information, go to:

Tomorrow’s tools are being developed today. Register soon to save your space for this workshop and find out what Autodesk 360 can do for your designs.

The workshop is sponsored by TransTech Energy Research an Business Development program at WVU’s National Research Center for Coal and Energy.

Please register at Or contact Angela Shock at 304-293-6520 or

BONUS:  Want to earn $250?
If you complete an Autodesk Fusion 360 Modeling Project, you could be eligible to earn $250. For details, go to

For project requirements go to

About Autodesk: Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Students, educators and academic institutions have free* access to all Autodesk software including Fusion 360.  Go to for more information.

About Lucas Ewing, Application Engineer – Education
Lucas has a degree in mechanical engineering from Queen’s University in Canada. Prior to joining Autodesk, Lucas was using Autodesk software to design, simulate, and prototype small-scale wind turbines for a start-up in Boston’s thriving cleantech community. He is passionate about getting the latest technology into the hands of students to help build their technical skillset and build a career solving today’s most challenging problems.


Contact:  Angela Shock, TransTech Energy Research and Business Development