Introduction to CAD: Learn Fusion 360 in 90 minutes

Engineering, Industrial Design
Level
Beginner
Software
Fusion 360
Time
1-5 hours
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,...

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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'll learn 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 includes 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.

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Getting started In this lesson, you discover what you will learn in this course and download the software and resources you need.

  • Course Overview.zip 30.33 MB
  • Course Resources.zip 12.47 MB

Instructor guide Fusion 360 in 90 Minutes - Instructor guide

  • Instructor Guide.pdf 157.06 KB PREVIEW

Lesson 1: Starter activity In this lesson, we're provided with a wooden candle holder and walked through how to create decorative cutouts using parametric modeling.

  • Lesson 1 - Videos.zip 24.46 MB
  • Lesson 1 - Print Guides.zip 417.56 KB
  • Lesson 1 Dataset.zip 1.65 MB
  • Lesson 1 Challenges.zip 121.89 KB

Lesson 2: Introduction to the Fusion 360 UI In this lesson, you learn about the Fusion 360 user interface by first being exposed to it though a lecture followed by a hands-on walkthrough of the complete UI.

  • Lesson 2 video.zip 21.16 MB
  • Lesson 2 - Print guide.zip 326.98 KB
  • Lesson 2 - Challenges.zip 59.98 KB

Lesson 3: Sketch the lamp base In this lesson, you'll learn how to make a parametric sketch and turn that into a revolved solid.

  • Lesson 3 Video.zip 35.46 MB
  • Lesson 3 - Print guide.zip 229.7 KB
  • Lesson 3 - Challenges.zip 116.58 KB

Lesson 4: Model the lamp arm In this lesson, you'll learn how to create a sweep along a path to model the complex shape of the lamp arm.

  • Lesson 4 Video.zip 51.27 MB
  • Lesson 4 - Print guide.zip 267.71 KB
  • Lesson 4 - Challenges.zip 140.63 KB
  • Lesson 4 Dataset.zip 56.21 KB

Lesson 5: Model the lamp shade fittings In this lesson, you'll learn how to create more detailed features using sketches, revolves, and extrudes.

  • Lesson 5 Video.zip 42.66 MB
  • Lesson 5 - Print guide.zip 379.65 KB
  • Lesson 5 - Challenges.zip 135.32 KB
  • Lesson 5 Dataset.zip 117.79 KB

Lesson 6: Sculpt the lamp shade In this lesson, you'll learn how to take a parametric sketch and create a model that can be pushed and pulled to create complex organic geometry.

  • Lesson 6 Video.zip 69.46 MB
  • Lesson 6 - Print Guide.zip 395.87 KB
  • Lesson 6 - Challenges.zip 119.51 KB
  • Lesson 6 Dataset.zip 156.43 KB

Lesson 7: Assemble lamp components In this lesson, you'll learn how to assemble components in Fusion 360 and apply joints.

  • Lesson 7 - Video Part 1-2.zip 67.25 MB
  • Lesson 7 - Video Part 3.zip 69.16 MB
  • Lesson 7 - Print guide.zip 281.58 KB
  • Lesson 7 - Challenges.zip 118.48 KB
  • Lesson 7 Dataset.zip 1.59 MB

Lesson 8: Document the lamp design In this lesson, you'll learn how to create detailed 2D drawings of their design.

  • Lesson 8 Video.zip 8.81 MB
  • Lesson 8 - Print Guide.zip 146.23 KB
  • Lesson 8 -Challenges.zip 104.33 KB
  • Lesson 8 Dataset.zip 1.46 MB

Lesson 9: Create a photo real render In this lesson, you'll learn how to setup and produce a rendered image of their lamp.

  • Lesson 9 Video.zip 18.29 MB
  • Lesson 9 - Print guide.zip 210.56 KB
  • Lesson 9 - Challenges.zip 103.02 KB
  • Lesson 9 Dataset.zip 1.22 MB

Lesson 10: Export for 3D printing In this lesson, you'll learn about exporting and file type details for producing a 3D print.

  • Lesson 10 Video.zip 13.41 MB
  • Lesson 10 - Print guide.zip 96.56 KB
  • Lesson 10 - Challenges.zip 69.3 KB
  • Lesson 10 Dataset.zip 2.26 MB

Lesson 11: Design review and collaboration In this lesson, you'll learn how to collaborate with others while designing in Fusion 360 using cloud collaboration and design review.

  • Lesson 11 Video.zip 22.64 MB
  • Lesson 11 - Print guide.zip 132.3 KB
  • Lesson 11 - Challenges.zip 109.38 KB

Course challenge assignment In this lesson, you gain additional practice by applying your Fusion 360 knowledge and skill to the course challenge assignment.

  • Course Challenge.zip 22.88 KB

Course assessment Test questions - Fusion 360 in 90 Minutes

  • Fusion 360 in 90 Minutes -Course questions.pdf 102.43 KB PREVIEW

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tarun naik's picture

find it interesting as a beginner.

tarun naik
Kritanjay Pratap Singh's picture

Hlo im certified professional in fusion 360 i want to conduct workshop on fusion 360 so i want certificate for workshop how can i conduct it

Kritanjay Pratap Singh
Design Academy's picture

@Kritanjay Pratap Singh The instructor guide contains all the information necessary to conduct a workshop using this learning content. You don't need a certificate to use this content during your workshop.

Design Academy