Bradley Turner keeps himself busy working with the company, Rendyr, participating in jazz band, and now working as an AutoDesk Student Engagement Ambassador. Bradley has used CAD software since high school, starting with Inventor. After he transferred from engineering to industrial design, he learned Fusion 360. Bradley designs using Fusion to help refine initial ideas and sketches. With CAD software, he can achieve higher levels of craft with processes such as CNCing and 3D printing. He also believes it fits well into the design process due to the program balancing mathematical and sculpting techniques. After graduating, Bradley hopes to apply his technical knowledge to design consumer electronics, machines, or advanced manufacturing techniques.
When learning new software, he first explores the program, watches online tutorials – Bradley recommends Lynda.com, then he intentionally designs an object. Last year, Andrew Gibson noticed Bradley’s skill with Fusion 360 and recommended applying for the position as an AutoDesk ambassador. Since getting the job, Bradley holds office hours to help with individual Fusion projects, and Thursday workshops that cover specific topics. He hopes to help make learning software more approachable for other students. If you are interested in receiving notifications of when his office hours are, and what workshops Bradley is hosting, sign up here.