Course Beginner + Intermediate
Topographic site models are needed to understand architectural planning in a visual and tactile way. Instructor Olivia Morgan teaches you techniques for using CAD, CAM, and CNC to design and manufacture site models in a fraction of the time it would take to make with a 3D printer or laser cutter. The course demonstrates how to import topography into Fusion 360; define the layers, roads, and buildings; and set up the CAM toolpaths that will ultimately fabricate the model. The course comes with exercise files that you can use to practice what Olivia presents. Olivia covers new setups, the tool library, several different paths, and a smooth topography alternative to the stepped topography model.
Olivia Morgan is the owner and founder of Model Space.
Olivia has had a passion for building models her whole life. At Model Space, she leverages this passion, as well as her industry expertise, to build physical and digital models for architects, contractors, engineers, designers, and inventors. Before starting Model Space, she was the lead East Coast model shop manager for ZGF Architects. Initially hired to develop a new shop in the company’s Washington, DC office, she oversaw the purchase of new equipment and redesigned the space to accommodate the production of large-scale models and product mock-ups on site.
Skills covered in this course
- Architectural Modeling
- Autodesk Fusion 360
- CNC Mill