Introduction to 3D Modeling for Manufacturing

Engineering, Manufacturing, Product Design
Level
BeginnerIntermediate
Software
Fusion 360
Time
1-5 hours
*This course was updated on December 2020 to reflect the latest Fusion 360 UI updates. Iterate on your designs by learning the 2D and 3D workflows that help you solve new challenges and deliver stronger projects. Good designers and engineers know how to explore and iterate their designs. Thankfully...

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*This course was updated on December 2020 to reflect the latest Fusion 360 UI updates. 

Iterate on your designs by learning the 2D and 3D workflows that help you solve new challenges and deliver stronger projects. 

Good designers and engineers know how to explore and iterate their designs. Thankfully, computer-aided design (CAD) allows you to do just that—explore and iterate your design until the model suits your needs.  

Take your next step by learning to move seamlessly between 2D sketching to 3D modeling. Uncover key Fusion 360 workspaces, including sketching, parametric modeling, free-form modeling and sculpting, and direct and assembly modeling. Get the skills needed to use CAD from the start, applying its full capabilities when exploring and changing your designs. Explore and apply various 3D modeling techniques that bring it all together, by learning how to create technical drawings for production. 

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

  • Understand the parametric CAD workflow. 
  • Identify interface aspects of Fusion 360. 
  • Create designs with mechanical motion. 
  • Manipulate appearances and physical materials. 
  • Create detailed drawings. 

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Getting started In this lesson, you'll discover what you'll learn in this course and download the software and resources you need.

  • Course overview
  • Course datasets
  • Step-by-step guides

Instructor guide Introduction to 3D modeling - Instructor Guide

  • Instructor's guide - Introduction to 3D Modeling for Manufacturing

A quick overview of 2D and 3D modeling in Fusion 360 Get to know the Fusion 360 interface. Learn how to set up a new project and upload the first file in Fusion 360.

  • Lesson 1 videos

A simple exercise: Modeling from 2D sketches to a 3D CAD model Learn how to create a simple 3D CAD model and a technical drawing in Fusion 360.

  • Lesson 2 videos

Overview the types of modeling and workspaces in Fusion 360 Explore the various workspaces in Fusion 360 and identify tool access and functionality in each.

  • Lesson 3 videos

Parametric modeling in Fusion 360: Sketching Create robust and fully-defined sketches in Fusion 360. Then practice more advanced techniques, including attached canvases, splines, and sketch projections.

  • Lesson 4 videos
  • Practice exercises
  • Challenge exercises

Parametric modeling in Fusion 360: From 2D to 3D Learn how to create a reciprocating saw trigger based on the sketch created in the previous lesson.

  • Lesson 5 videos
  • Practice exercises
  • Challenge exercises

Freeform modeling and sculpting Use Attached Canvas and form tools in Fusion 360 to create the organic shape of a reciprocating saw.

  • Lesson 6 videos
  • Practice exercises
  • Challenge exercises

Direct modeling Learn to use direct modeling and direct editing tools in Fusion 360.

  • Lesson 7 videos
  • Practice exercises
  • Challenge exercises

Assembly modeling Use Fusion 360 assembly modeling tools and features to create and drive mechanical motion on a reciprocating saw.

  • Lesson 8 videos
  • Challenge exercises

Technical drawing and documentation in Fusion 360 Learn how to create technical drawings with GD&T annotations in Fusion 360.

  • Lesson 9 videos
  • Challenge exercise

Course challenge exercise Measure the skills on the topics covered in this course.

  • Exercises

Course test Test questions for Introduction to 3D Modeling for Manufacturing

  • Test questions

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