Fusion 360: Introduction to CAD, CAM, and CAE

Engineering, Manufacturing
Level
Intermediate
Software
Fusion 360
Time
1-5 hours
Unlike any other tool of its kind, Autodesk® Fusion 360™ connects CAD, CAM, and CAE in a single cloud-based platform that works on both Mac and PC. In this course, you'll explore the basics of designing for manufacture, while designing a Formula SAE steering wheel. You'll design, validate through...

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Unlike any other tool of its kind, Autodesk® Fusion 360™ connects CAD, CAM, and CAE in a single cloud-based platform that works on both Mac and PC. In this course, you'll explore the basics of designing for manufacture, while designing a Formula SAE steering wheel. You'll design, validate through simulation, render, animate, program a CNC machine, and create a detailed drawing--all while learning industry skills that span the entire digital manufacturing process. Learn how Fusion 360 connects the entire product development process by using the first 3D design, manufacturing, and engineering tool of its kind. 

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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 67.07 MB
  • Get the software .zip 85.94 MB
  • Course resources updated.zip 65.19 MB

Lesson 1: Sketching When you start a sketch, you should consider the design intent and why it's important.

  • Lesson 1 video - Changing file units.zip 13.12 MB
  • Lesson 1 video - Starting a sketch.zip 61.4 MB
  • Lesson 1 video - Sketching basics sketch palette.zip 75.37 MB
  • Lesson 1 video - Sketching basics geometry creation.zip 47.37 MB
  • Lesson 1 video - Sketching basics geometry creation.zip 47.37 MB
  • Lesson 1 video - Sketching basics adding dimensions.zip 77.8 MB
  • Lesson 1 video - Sketching basics constraints.zip 62.12 MB
  • Lesson 1 video - Sketching basics attached canvas.zip 39.55 MB
  • Lesson 1 video - Applied-sketching.zip 59.45 MB
  • Lesson 1 video - Print guides.zip 952.09 KB

Lesson 2: Modeling Instead of using primitives, sketches can be used as the basis for a 3D model, and extrude can be used to create a solid body.

  • Lesson 2 video - Modeling.zip 76.95 MB
  • Lesson 2 video - Fillet.zip 25.43 MB
  • Lesson 2 video - Patterns.zip 31.41 MB
  • Lesson 2 video - Construct plane.zip 21.34 MB
  • Lesson 2 video - Combine.zip 27.73 MB
  • Lesson 2 - Print guides.zip 347.01 KB

Lesson 3: Sculpt Fusion 360's Sculpt environment allows you to create organic freeform shapes. The shapes can be created using primitives such as box, cylinder, or sphere.

  • Lesson 3 video - Create box primitive.zip 55.63 MB
  • Lesson 3 video - Edit form translate rotate scale.zip 91.92 MB
  • Lesson 3 video - Crease edge.zip 57.81 MB
  • Lesson 3 video - Flatten.zip 46.94 MB
  • Lesson 3 - Print guides.zip 312.65 KB

Lesson 4: Sheet metal In this lesson, you use Fusion 360 to create sheet metal parts based on default and custom rules through the use of sketching and feature tools.

  • Lesson 4 video - Part 1-5.zip 84.45 MB
  • Lesson 4 - Print guides.zip 488.38 KB

Lesson 5: 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 upstream.

  • Lesson 5 video - Create from design.zip 21.83 MB
  • Lesson 5 video - Add views.zip 34.29 MB
  • Lesson 5 video - Add-dimension.zip 32.28 MB
  • Lesson 5 video - Edit title block data.zip 26.49 MB
  • Lesson 5 video - Publish to pdf.zip 24.28 MB
  • Lesson 5 - Print guides.zip 584.07 KB

Lesson 6: Render Create photorealistic renderings with Fusion 360’s local real-time ray-tracing rendering engine or with powerful cloud rendering.

  • Lesson 6 video - Scene setup.zip 54.52 MB
  • Lesson 6 video - Change appearances.zip 67.76 MB
  • Lesson 6 video - In canvas render.zip 77.41 MB
  • Lesson 6 video - Cloud render.zip 43.8 MB
  • Lesson 6 - Print guides.zip 421.31 KB

Lesson 7: Animation In Fusion 360's Animation workspace you create animations of how the design should be operated or assembled.

  • Lesson 7 video - Explode.zip 69.96 MB
  • Lesson 7 video - Appearances.zip 54.78 MB
  • Lesson 7 video - Record view.zip 60.93 MB
  • Lesson 7 video - Publish.zip 61.28 MB
  • Lesson 7 - Print guides.zip 591.5 KB

Lesson 8: Simulation Fusion 360 Ultimate currently provides 8 types of simulation studies. These include, static and thermal stress.

  • Lesson 8 video - Static stress overview.zip 79.94 MB
  • Lesson 8 video - Setting material.zip 45.94 MB
  • Lesson 8 video - Creating a load.zip 25.45 MB
  • Lesson 8 video - Adding a constraint.zip 35.38 MB
  • Lesson 8 video - Automatic contact sets.zip 19.46 MB
  • Lesson 8 video - Mesh settings.zip 82.68 MB
  • Lesson 8 video - Pre-check.zip 29.05 MB
  • Lesson 8 video -Solve.zip 59.22 MB
  • Lesson 8 - Print guides.zip 572.57 KB

Lesson 9: CAM CAM for Fusion 360 includes CNC programming, simulation, and design, In addition, the collaboration and project management tools are available as you work through the design process.

  • Lesson 9 video - Setup.zip 66.58 MB
  • Lesson 9 video - Tool manager.zip 50.42 MB
  • Lesson 9 video - Drilling-toolpath.zip 88.68 MB
  • Lesson 9 video - toolpath.zip 84.08 MB
  • Lesson 9 video - Simulate.zip 98.92 MB
  • Lesson 9 video - Setup-sheets.zip 36.11 MB
  • Lesson 9 video - Post-nc-file.zip 59.64 MB
  • Lesson 9 - Print guides.zip 696.43 KB

Lesson 10: 3D printing Prepare your designs for 3D printing by previewing the mesh structure, making pre-print refinements, and automatically creating optimized support structures.

  • Lesson 10 video - Export to stl.zip 91.71 MB
  • Lesson 10 - Print guides.zip 64.84 KB

Lesson 11: Practice exercises Fusion 360: Introduction to CAD, CAM, and CAE exercises

  • Lesson 11 video - Practice exercises.zip 26.5 MB
  • Lesson 11 - Print guides.zip 361.49 KB

Lesson 12: Course challenge assignment Fusion 360: Introduction to CAD, CAM, and CAE Challenges

  • Course challenge assignments.zip 437.08 KB

Course assessment Test questions - Fusion 360: Introduction to CAD, CAM, and CAE

  • Course Assessment.pdf 42.27 KB PREVIEW