Fusion 360 for Engineers
Design functionality, analysis, and manufacturability are core to an engineer-designer. Whether it’s a small part or larger assembly, you'll ask: “Will it work? Will it break? Can I manufacture it?". These questions drive the design process. With Autodesk® Fusion 360™ CAD/CAM, all aspects of the engineering process can be addressed in one cloud-based platform. In this course, you'll work with imported FSAE chassis models, design and simulate mechanical suspension components, and validate motion through the creation of an assembly. You'll learn how to manage and organize bodies and components in your model, create complex geometry, analyze mechanical loads and thermal stresses, and shape optimization based on-load paths. You'll also create detailed engineering drawings, make exploded view animations, and validate mechanical motion with an assembly. After completing this course, you'll have the skills needed to complete all aspects of computer aided engineering.
Thank you to the FSAE HorsePower Hannover team for their contribution of the FSAE car model used in this course.
Project resource download
Getting started In this lesson, we'll discover what you'll learn in this course and download the software and resources you need.
- Course Overview.zip 64.07 MB ▼
- Get the software.zip 85.94 MB ▼
- Course resources - Lesson 1 datasets.zip 96.77 MB ▼
- Course resources - Lesson 2 dataset.zip 52.22 MB ▼
- Course resources - Lesson 5 datasets.zip 1.1 MB ▼
- Course resources - Lesson 6 dataset.zip 28.91 KB ▼
- Course resources - Lesson 8 datasets.zip 58.94 MB ▼
Lesson 1: Model As the design of a car progresses, you'll have to model the remaining components.
Lesson 2: Assemble Assembling components positions them relative to one another and defines the relative motion. In Fusion 360 components are assembled using joints.
Lesson 3: Animation In the Fusion 360 Animation workspace, you create animations of how the design should be operated or assembled.
Lesson 4: Drawing In Fusion 360, you can rapidly specify views, dimensions, and tolerances with associative 2D drawings, which can be updated with just a click if changes were made to the original model downstream.
Lesson 5: Simulation Fusion 360 Ultimate provides 8 types of simulation studies. These include, static and thermal stress.
Lesson 6: Simulation Additional Studies Fusion 360 can use the results from a simulation study to generate the optimal shape of a component based on your input criteria.
Lesson 7: 3D print Prepare your designs for 3D printing by previewing the mesh structure, making pre-print refinements, and automatically creating optimized support structures.
Lesson 8: Challenge assignments Fusion 360 for Engineers challenges
- Challenge Assignments.zip 263.14 KB ▼