Introduction to 3D Modeling for Manufacturing

Good designers and engineers know how to explore and iterate their designs. Thankfully, computer-aided design (CAD) allows you to do just that—explore and iterate your design until the model suits your needs.

Take your next step by learning to move seamlessly between 2D sketching to 3D modeling. Uncover key Fusion 360 workspaces, including sketching, parametric modeling, free-form modeling and sculpting, and direct and assembly modeling. Get the skills needed to use CAD from the start, applying its full capabilities when exploring and changing your designs. Explore and apply various 3D modeling techniques that bring it all together, by learning how to create technical drawings for production.

After completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand the parametric CAD workflow.
  • Identify interface aspects of Fusion 360.
  • Create designs with mechanical motion.
  • Manipulate appearances and physical materials.
  • Create detailed drawings.

Introduction to 3D Modeling for Manufacturing
13 lessons | 1 hour 26 minutes
Author: Matt Perez
Software: Fusion 360
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Enrollment: 17419

iCourse Description

Getting started

A quick overview of 2D and 3D Modeling in Fusion 360

A simple exercise: Modeling from 2D sketches to a 3D CAD Model

Overview the types of modeling and workspaces in Fusion 360

Parametric modeling in Fusion 360: Sketching

Parametric Modeling in Fusion 360: From 2D to 3D

Freeform modeling and sculpting

Direct modeling

Assembly modeling

Technical Drawing and Documentation in Fusion 360

Course challenge exercise

Final test

Next steps

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