Advanced CAD: Aerial Drone

Advanced CAD: Aerial Drone

Design, simulate, and build a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle; i.e. drone) in this 5-session advanced class.
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 The Advanced CAD workshop provides a 5-session training that deepens the skills learned in the Intermediate workshop. Topics range from solid modeling, assembly and simulation, sculpting, rendering images and animations, and preparing models for 3D printing to fabricate a functional aerial drone.

This workshop gives an overview of the features and different environments of Fusion 360 software for professional uses of 3D modeling that are used across product development and prototyping. The fabrication process will incorporate basic electronics as well as 3D printed parts designed for assembly.


  • Create parametric models to quickly and easily update and edit a model when desired
  • Import image drawings and image backgrounds to create custom models with real world applications
  • Import 3D scans to create custom models with real world applications
  • Utilize advanced functions and tools within Fusion 360 to simply create intricate models
  • Design for Manufacture (DFM) and create models optimized for common 3D printing technologies
  • Sculpt organic shaped 3D models and integrate them into the CAD environment
  • Use Meshmixer to edit, repair and prepare models for 3D printing

Course Info

Sessions: 5 Classtime Per Session: 2 hours Classtime Total: 10 hours Office Hours Available: 1 hour Meeting Time: Thursday 6:30pm Participant Experience Level: Completion of Intermediate CAD or equivalent Applicable for Teacher Professional Development: Yes


Who should take this workshop? Anyone seeking hands on-experience designing and fabricating an aerial drone. This workshop is for those who want to advance to a professional level of this skill set. Never CADed before? Try the Beginner workshop first.

What are career applications for this workshop? This workshop develops essential skills to advance to a professional level in integrated projects that include electronics assembly, 3D modeling and fabrication techniques.

What are office hours like? Weekly office hours are available for participants remotely for assistance with homework or questions about the material.

Fusion360 Software: Free for classroom and home use.

Laptop Requirements: Participants use their personal laptop, which must have the following system requirements:

Cancellation Policy: Refunds up to 7 days before start of workshop. If workshop was purchased on CourseHorse, their cancellation policy applies to your purchase. For CourseHorse customers who need help canceling or have any questions, please visit CourseHorse.

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Meet your Instructor

Brandon Shafran

Brandon is experienced in 3D Design and 3D Printing, with three years using various 3D printing technologies and four years of CAD. He has worked on design and fabrication projects including autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), model windmills and company medallions.

He believes in hands-on, project based learning to develop a practical and thorough understanding needed to tackle new challenges. He is also an amateur inventor and entrepreneur who attempts to solve problems in innovative ways.

B.E., Engineering Science, Stony Brook University

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