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'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.
Project resource download
Getting started In this lesson, you discover what you will learn in this course and download the software and resources you need.
Instructor guide Fusion 360 in 90 Minutes - Instructor guide
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 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 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 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 5: Model the lamp shade fittings In this lesson, you'll learn how to create more detailed features using sketches, revolves, and extrudes.
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 7: Assemble lamp components In this lesson, you'll learn how to assemble components in Fusion 360 and apply joints.
Lesson 8: Document the lamp design In this lesson, you'll learn how to create detailed 2D drawings of their design.
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 10: Export for 3D printing In this lesson, you'll learn about exporting and file type details for producing a 3D print.
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.
Course challenge assignment In this lesson, you gain additional practice by applying your Fusion 360 knowledge and skill to the course challenge assignment.
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