Fusion 360 Simulation: Working with Imported Geometry

Engineering
Level
Beginner
Software
Fusion 360
Time
1-5 hours
In this course, we focus on the Autodesk® Fusion 360™ tools that allow us to import and edit geometry from other CAD applications to prepare it for analysis. Model prep and working with imported geometry is critical to the success of your simulations. Understanding the tools you have at your...

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In this course, we focus on the Autodesk® Fusion 360™ tools that allow us to import and edit geometry from other CAD applications to prepare it for analysis. Model prep and working with imported geometry is critical to the success of your simulations. Understanding the tools you have at your disposal will help you tackle any job.

After completing this course, you'll be able to:

  • Import geometry from other Autodesk and non-native applications.
  • Edit imported geometry.
  • Simplify a model to prepare it for analysis.
  • Control contact types between components in an assembly for analysis.
  • Define the materials of components to be analyzed.
  • Control the mesh properties for simulation.
  • Review common complications with Finite Element Analysis (FEA).

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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 - Imported Geometry.zip 23.95 MB
  • Course Resources - Imported Geometry.zip 4.3 MB

Instructor guide Fusion 360 Simulation: Working with Imported Geometry - Instructor guide

  • Instructor Guide - Imported Geometry.pdf 204.49 KB PREVIEW

Lesson 1: Importing geometry from Autodesk and non-native applications In this lesson, we focus on how to import CAD geometry into Autodesk Fusion 360, and how to validate the coordinate system and units.

  • Lesson 1 video - Import.zip 58.23 MB
  • Print guide - Imported-Geometry-Autodesk-Non-Native.pdf 221.58 KB PREVIEW

Lesson 2: Editing non-native imported geometry In this lesson, we learn what to do with imported or bad geometry.

  • Lesson 2 video - Edit.zip 71.56 MB
  • Print guide - Editing-Non-Native-Imported-Geometry.pdf 166.03 KB PREVIEW

Lesson 3: Contact types for simulation In this lesson, we review contact types and how they replicate the mechanical behavior of an assembly for analysis.

  • Lesson 3 video - Contacts.zip 77.07 MB
  • Lesson 3 video - Contact types for simulation.zip 20.63 MB
  • Print guide - Contact-Types-for-Simulation.pdf 245.34 KB PREVIEW

Lesson 4: Defining materials and properties In this lesson, we learn the importance of accessing and how to create a custom material in the Fusion 360 materials library to ensure the mechanical properties are properly captured in the design.

  • Lesson 4 video - Materials.zip 92.38 MB
  • Print guide - Defining-Materials-and-Properties.pdf 214.46 KB PREVIEW

Lesson 5: Principles of model meshing for simulation In this lesson, we explore model meshing, element types, reasons for locally refining a mesh and stress resolution and its dependency on mesh density.

  • Lesson 5 video - Mesh.zip 95.38 MB
  • Lesson 5 video - principles of model meshing for simulation.zip 78.51 MB
  • Print guide - Principles-of-Model-Meshing.pdf 193.5 KB PREVIEW

Lesson 6: Model simplification for Finite Element Analysis (FEA) In this lesson, wel use simplification to change the features and components in the simulation model.

  • Lesson 6 video - Simplification.zip 95.13 MB
  • Print guide - Model-Simplification-for-FEA.pdf 155.65 KB PREVIEW

Lesson 7: Course challenge Fusion 360 Simulation: Working with Imported Geometry challenge

  • Course challenge.zip 15.15 MB

Course assessment Test questions - Fusion 360 Simulation: Working with Imported Geometry

  • Course_Assessment_Imported_Geometry.pdf 128.26 KB PREVIEW