Generative Design for Industrial Applications

Engineering, Manufacturing
Level
Advanced
Software
Fusion 360
Time
Multi-week
The foundation of engineering design is exploration and iteration. Design is rarely a perfectly linear and straightforward process. In this course, we explore a design for a traditional manufacturing method and use generative design to create the perfect iteration of it. From that point, we'll...

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The foundation of engineering design is exploration and iteration. Design is rarely a perfectly linear and straightforward process. In this course, we explore a design for a traditional manufacturing method and use generative design to create the perfect iteration of it. From that point, we'll reverse engineer the generative design and recreate it for a traditional manufacturing method and explore the option of fabricating the generative version to weigh the pros and cons of each.

After this lesson, you'll be able to: 

  • Describe the reverse engineering design process and workflow in Fusion 360.
  • Summarize the trends that are influencing the design industry.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in more advanced Fusion 360 CAD and generative design skills.

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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.

  • Generative Design - Generative Design for Industrial Applications Overview video.zip 29.85 MB
  • GetTheSoftware-Fusion360.pdf 50.16 KB PREVIEW
  • Generative Design for Industrial Applications Datasets 109.62 MB

Instructor guide Generative Design for Industrial Applications Instructor's guide

  • Generative Design for Industrial Applications IG.pdf 120.28 KB PREVIEW

Working with an Initial Design Take a design and identifying an optimal manufacturing method as well as the addition and creation of features for a specific manufacturing method.

  • Lesson 1: Design for Traditional Manufacturing 129.73 MB
  • Lesson 2: Setting up an initial shape to drive a generative design 284.4 MB
  • Lesson 3: Creating Preserve and Obstacle Geometry 123.54 MB

Defining a Generative Setup and Reviewing Outcomes Overview the final setup of a generative design study, solving it and the creation of a generative design outcome.

  • Lesson 1: Setting up a Generative Design Study 154.5 MB
  • Lesson 2: Working with Outcomes 150.91 MB
  • Lesson 3: Exploring a Design part 1 363.61 MB
  • Lesson 3: Exploring a Design part 2 413.5 MB

Reverse Engineering a Generative Design Using the generative design to make informed decisions about a design path and ultimately creating a new generative inspired design.

  • Lesson 1: Comparing an Original Design to a Generative Design 182.35 MB
  • Lesson 2: Making a Generative Inspired Design 250.64 MB
  • Lesson 3: Static Simulation of a design 70.74 MB

Reviewing and Refining a Design Compare the three simulation study results and capture any pertinent design data that needs to be adjusted for a final design.

  • Lesson 1: Design Changes Based on Simulation Results 96.68 MB
  • Lesson 2: Create Exploded Views and Renders 184.88 MB
  • Lesson 3: Create Detailed Drawings for Manufacturing 293.88 MB
  • Lesson 4: Creating A Simple CAM Program 44.42 MB

Practice exercises Practice exercises to measure skills on the topics covered in this course.

  • Generative Design for Industrial Applications Practice exercises

Course challenge Test your skills and showcase your knowledge by demonstrating your actual skills, expertise, or just see where you stand.

  • Generative Design for Part Consolidation Challenge C3-CC.pdf 174.75 KB PREVIEW
  • C4-Course Challenge.f3d 1.4 MB