Introduction to CAD: Learn Fusion 360 in 90 minutes

Are you new to CAD or Fusion 360?  If so, this short course is perfect for you. Learn the basics of parametric modeling, freeform design, assembly creation, rendering, 3D printing, documentation and collaboration while designing a mid-century inspired desk lamp. Step-by-step video instruction, print guides, and practice exercises make the process fun and easy to follow. 

By the end of this course, you should be able to: 
• Understand the parametric CAD workflow
• Identify interface aspects of Fusion 360
• Articulate the difference between a Body and a Component
• Model, render and document a part

This course is a revised update to our course "Introduction to Fusion 360: Design a Lamp in an Hour." 

​This version has been published in April 2018 to include the following:
• An updated, mid-century inspired lamp design.
• A starter activity to quickly onboard you to the Fusion 360 interface. 
• Updated lesson content to align with most recent Fusion 360 product updates. 
• Updated quiz questions and challenge assignments to test your knowledge. 

Introduction to CAD: Learn Fusion 360 in 90 minutes
15 lessons | 1 hour 30 minutes
Author: Matt Perez
Software: Fusion 360
Level: Beginner
Enrollment: 4289

iCourse Description

Lesson 1: Getting started

Lesson 2: Starter activity

Lesson 3: Introduction to the Fusion 360 UI

Lesson 4: Sketch the Lamp Base

Lesson 5: Model the lamp arm

Lesson 6: Model the lamp shade fittings

Lesson 7: Sculpt the lamp shade

Lesson 8: Assemble lamp components

Lesson 9: Document the lamp design

Lesson 10: Create a photo real render

Lesson 11: Export for 3D printing

Lesson 12: Design Review and Collaboration

Challenge assignment

Quiz

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96 comments
where can i get canavas image from lesson7, step1??
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2.0.4854 ball joint pitch yaw and roll do not work as described in the tutorial-could not get them to perform as instructed-frustrating
So far so good!
The course is excellent! However, fulfilling the quizzes is not my thing. .. Sorry
@Mike Flynn, thanks for your comment! The image in the Practice exercise is a bit tough because that sweep angle is only allowing the body to twist a small amount around the axis. If you set the twist to 0deg you should see the profile essentially extrude straight up. If you set it to 180deg you should see it wrap half way around(and it will be smooshed pretty flat). At 30deg it is only sweeping around a small amount. Take a look at this share link and see if yours looks the same. https://a360.co/2CLOnrz
@Mike Flynn Thanks for your comments. You're spot on about Lesson 8 > Step 3. We've updated the title for that part of the course. We're looking into the question you asked about the Lesson 5 Practice exercise and will respond as soon as we're able. Thanks!
Lesson 8 Step 3 - should be name "place a light bulb' - not 'place lamp switch'.
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