What I learnt in week 5 is how to use layouts, viewports as well as how to create a drawing border. Other useful information that we went over in the lecture consists of features such as, annotations, plotting my drawings. When I was choosing the floor plan online I forgot that we were given a pdf floor plan in learn, but as I had done mine using a different picture there are a few different subtleties such as an additional staircase, different shaped stairs and also different shaped doors.
Furthermore I explored the use of slicer software. I used the orthographic designs that I had originally created in AutoCAD and then created three dimensional designs in Fusion, then I inputted the stl into the slicer for fusion 360 application, which is a piece of software which allows you to create slot joint designs. It was interesting playing around with the paramaters and seeing how I was able to alter the amount of layers and slot fittings as well as the angle of the fittings. There are 5 main different types of slices such as stacked slices, interlocked slices, curve, radial slices and folded panels. The great thing is that you can experiment with different slice distributions such as the amount of slices within 1st axis and the 2nd axis, you can also alter the notch factor, notch angle and relief type. It has a real time live view so as soon as you change a parameter it shows up on the CAD model. Whats more on the right of the page it shows you the amount of sheets and parts there are. It is so clever how the algorithm is able to come up with the most efficient nesting technique. Additionally each part is labelled so u know exactly how each piece slots into one another. I hope to use the laser cutter to create these three dimensional forms.