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Intermediate Lesson 10 – An introduction to parametric modelling

Intermediate 3D Printing

Recommended age range 14 – 16

In this lesson your students will be introduced to Fusion 360 CAD modelling software. They will learn the basics of sketching a profile and then extruding in 3D. Students will also learn how to create revolves, add fillets, chamfers, shells and editing sketches and using the pattern feature.

Lesson resources include;

  • Lesson plan
  • Lesson powerpoint
  • Video Tutorials
  • Homework task with answer sheets
  • Self assessment task

What teachers say….

“The videos included in the lessons really enable pupils to work at the own pace which leads to a perfect differentiated lesson.” John Donnelly, DT teacher St James High School.

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This lesson will prepare your students for a design challenge in the next lesson. Fusion 360 is free to use for educational institutes and is the leading software in schools for teaching 3D CAD modelling. This lesson pack includes step by step screen shots of every skills being taught and also video tutorials of how to complete the tasks. This will allow students to work at their own pace and allow them to make rapid progress.

All resources are 100% editable so you can tailor them to the needs of your classes. The homework task includes an answer sheet so students can self assess or peer assess their work. This allows for a more in depth learning experience as the students are 100% involved with the assessing of their work.