Generative Design for Part Consolidation

Engineering, Generative Design, Manufacturing
Level
Advanced
Software
Fusion 360
Time
Multi-week
Designing a product is only part of the process. Now, can that product be manufactured? In many cases the end product is made up of an assembly of different pieces to simplify manufacturing. With generative design and additive manufacturing, we can now take a different approach to the process of...

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Designing a product is only part of the process. Now, can that product be manufactured? In many cases the end product is made up of an assembly of different pieces to simplify manufacturing. With generative design and additive manufacturing, we can now take a different approach to the process of designing and producing complex products by ultimately reducing the number of parts and steps in an assembly while optimizing a design for strength and weight reduction.

After this lesson, you'll be able to: 

  • Inspect a multi-component assembly.
  • Identify manufacturing methods.
  • Practice how to reverse engineer for design intent.
  • Create a Generative Design Outcome
  • Revise a design for production.

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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 Part Consolidation Overview video.zip 38.37 MB
  • GetTheSoftware-Fusion360.pdf 50.16 KB PREVIEW
  • Generative design for part consolidation datasets.zip 90.76 MB

Instructor guide Generative Design for Part Consolidation Instructor's guide

  • Generative Design for Part Consolidation IG.pdf 125.65 KB PREVIEW

Review and Analyze a Complex Assembly Cover the exploration of a complex design created as an assembly of multiple components to identify improvements and compile information to build a generative design.

  • Lesson 1: Explore a complex assembly
  • Lesson 2: Identify and create preserve geometry
  • Lesson 3: Identify and create obstacle geometry
  • Lesson 4: Cloning a Generative model

Set up a Generative Study Set up an unrestricted generative design study for multiple materials.

  • Lesson 1: Set general generative design parameters
  • Lesson 2: Selecting the critical areas of a design
  • Lesson 3: Building multiple load cases
  • Lesson 4: Reusing Generative Studies

Select and Post Process an Outcome to Finalize a Design Focus on the post process tools needed after a generative outcome is created.

  • Lesson 1: Reviewing and selecting an outcome
  • Lesson 2: Post Process a Specific Outcome
  • Lesson 3: Measure existing features
  • Lesson 4: Review and Markup a Design

Beneficial Knowledge for Working with Generative Designs Cover additional tools that benefit Generative Designs, but don’t apply to every case.

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

  • Generative Design for Part Consolidation 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-CC.pdf 174.54 KB PREVIEW
  • C4-Course Challenge.f3d 1.4 MB

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nice

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