Fusion 360: Foundational Concepts

Engineering, Manufacturing
Level
Beginner
Software
Fusion 360
Time
1-5 hours
Before we begin modeling and prototyping our designs, we’ll review several foundational concepts that will help us anticipate necessary modifications to our designs during the engineering and manufacturing phases. By understanding how designs are made and assembled, we can create better designs...

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Before we begin modeling and prototyping our designs, we’ll review several foundational concepts that will help us anticipate necessary modifications to our designs during the engineering and manufacturing phases. By understanding how designs are made and assembled, we can create better designs from the start. In this course, we explore the core concepts behind Fusion 360 CAD/CAM through a series of lectures and hands-on exercises to set you on a path toward success, right from the start.

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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 69.24 MB
  • Get-the-software.zip 85.94 MB
  • Course resources.zip 4.85 MB

Lesson 1: Introduction to Fusion 360 In this lesson, you are introduced to Fusion 360, a cloud based CAD/CAM tool for collaborative product development that combines industrial design, mechanical engineering and machining into one software solution.

  • Lesson 1 video - What is fusion 360.zip 72.9 MB
  • Lesson 1 video - Coming from tinkercad.zip 90.45 MB
  • Lesson 1 video - Coming from solidworks.zip 53.46 MB

Lesson 2: File structure In this lesson, you'll understand where your data is stored and will learn how to set preferences, file import and export, and open and close a file.

  • Lesson 2 video - Where's my data.zip 72.33 MB
  • Lesson 2 video - Open Close Save.zip 33.13 MB
  • Lesson 2 video - Projects.zip 31.85 MB
  • Lesson 2 video - Versions.zip 45.96 MB
  • Lesson 2 video - Fusion team and sharing.zip 51.96 MB
  • Lesson 2 video - Import and export.zip 21.37 MB
  • Lesson 2 video - User preferences.zip 68.49 MB
  • Lesson 2 - Print guides.zip 755.56 KB

Lesson 3: User Interface and navigation In this lesson, we'll learn to interact with the user interface in Fusion 360.

  • Lesson 3 video - UI overview.zip 92.58 MB
  • Lesson 3 video - Toolbars.zip 95.52 MB
  • Lesson 3 video - Marking menu.zip 57.5 MB
  • Lesson 3 video -Toolbox.zip 45.83 MB
  • Lesson 3 video - Display settings.zip 49.28 MB
  • Lesson 3 video - Workspaces.zip 61.46 MB
  • Lesson 3- Print Guides.zip 751.79 KB

Lesson 4: Modeling In this lesson, we'll review bodies and components in the browser, turn capture history on and off and use direct editing to modify a design.

  • Lesson 4 video - Philosophy of fusion 360.zip 93.04 MB
  • Lesson 4 video - Bodies and components Rule1 pt1.zip 62.35 MB
  • Lesson 4 video - Bodies and components Rule1 pt2.zip 65.96 MB
  • Lesson 4 video - Capture history.zip 82.14 MB
  • Lesson 4 video - Direct editing.zip 50.36 MB
  • Lesson 4 - Print guides.zip 436.91 KB

Lesson 5: Collaboration In this lesson, we'll learn to use the Live Review preview to collaborate with other users and use Fusion Team to manage members access to a project.

  • Lesson 5 video - Live review.zip 73.05 MB
  • Lesson 5 video - Fusion team.zip 75.01 MB
  • Lesson 5 video - Invite to remove from project.zip 41.63 MB
  • Lesson 5 - Print guides.zip 197.85 KB

Course challenge assignment Fusion 360: Foundational Concepts challenges

Course assessment Test questions - Fusion 360: Foundational Concepts

  • Course Assessment.pdf 43.65 KB PREVIEW