Introduction to Generative Design

Engineering, Generative Design, Manufacturing
Level
Advanced
Software
Fusion 360
Time
1-5 hours
In this course, we’ll set up, generate, and explore generative design outcomes and post process generative designs. Generative design is a new workflow that generates high-performing design alternatives with optimized geometry that's often times far removed from a traditional design. We’ll explore...

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In this course, we’ll set up, generate, and explore generative design outcomes and post process generative designs. Generative design is a new workflow that generates high-performing design alternatives with optimized geometry that's often times far removed from a traditional design. We’ll explore the basics of Autodesk® Fusion 360™ assemblies and geometry creation with a focus on obstacle geometry. We'll set up a generative design study and develop knowledge of advanced T-spline tools to post process a generative output. With the rapid expansion of various types of manufacturing—from additive, subtractive, and even hybrid approaches—the generative design workflow will give you the power to explore every avenue of a design.

After completing this course, you'll be able to

  • Explain generative design technology.
  • Create basic assemblies. 
  • Utilize generative design.
  • Explore generative design outcomes.
  • Finalize advanced designs.
  • Edit sculpted bodies using T-splines. 

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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.

  • ADSK 2019-02 Intro to GenerativeV01.mp4_.zip 71.82 MB
  • Generative design Fusion 360.pdf 102.54 KB PREVIEW
  • UI Update Video.zip 17.41 MB

Instructor guide Intro to generative design instructor guide

  • Intro to Generative Design using Fusion 360 - Instructor Guide.pdf 291.8 KB PREVIEW
  • Introduction to Generative Design using Fusion 360 - Instructor Guide.mp4_.zip 22.12 MB

Lesson 1: Generative design overview In this lesson, we’ll preview generative design software and explore how to make the most of generative design with a shift of mindset.

  • Intro to Generative Design.mp4_.zip 50.37 MB
  • Lesson 1 video - Part 2-3.zip 99.07 MB
  • Lesson 1 - step by step.zip 454.95 KB

Lesson 2: Assemblies in Fusion 360 In this lesson, we’ll learn about the difference between bodies and components, the creation of assemblies, and the application of joints to replicate real world motion.

  • Lesson 2 datasets.zip 57.91 MB
  • L2-01 - Bodies Vs Components_1.mp4_.zip 40.13 MB
  • L2-02 - The Creation Of Components_1.mp4_.zip 45.91 MB
  • L2-03 - Building A Shock Lower_1.mp4_.zip 99.02 MB
  • L2-04 - Building A Shock Upper_1_1_1.mp4_.zip 93.45 MB
  • L2-05 - Building A Shock Spring_1.mp4_.zip 30.77 MB
  • L2-06 - Application Of Assembly Joints_1_1.mp4_.zip 95.18 MB
  • Lesson 2 step by steps.zip 1.53 MB
  • Lesson 2 Challenges.zip 425.72 KB

Lesson 3: Generative design preserve and obstacle geometry In this lesson, we’ll learn about the mindset needed to setup a generative study.

  • Lesson 3 resources.zip 96.05 MB
  • L3-01 - Preserve Geometry.mp4_.zip 39.25 MB
  • L3-02 - Create Obstacle Geometry for Motor Mounts.mp4_.zip 88.59 MB
  • L3-03 - Create Obstacle Geometry For The Gas Tank And Motor.mp4_.zip 99.09 MB
  • Lesson 3 step by steps.zip 1.18 MB
  • Lesson 3 Challenges.zip 613.18 KB
  • Lesson Challenge - Speedo Preserve.f3d.zip 75.39 MB
  • Lesson Challenge - Mirror Bracket.f3d.zip 75.62 MB

Lesson 4: Generative design study setup In this lesson, we’ll complete a generative setup by applying loads and constraints, design criteria, and setting materials for the motorcycle frame model.

  • Lesson 4 resources.zip 91.18 MB
  • L4-01 - Generative Design Loads And Constraints_1.mp4_.zip 83.41 MB
  • L4-02 - Set Generative Design Objectives.mp4_.zip 73.57 MB
  • L4-03 - Understanding Manufacturing Methods.mp4_.zip 70.55 MB
  • L4-04 - Solve A Generative Study.mp4_.zip 78.76 MB
  • L4-05 - Explore Generative Outcomes_1.mp4_.zip 52.67 MB
  • L4-06 - Explore manufacturing outcomes_1.mp4_.zip 62.1 MB
  • L4-07 - Create A 3d Design From A Generative Outcome.mp4_.zip 36.11 MB
  • Lesson 4 challenges.zip 402.05 KB
  • L4-Challenge-solutions.zip 32.76 MB
  • Lesson 4 Step by steps.zip 1.78 MB

Lesson 5: Post process a generative outcome In this lesson, we’ll work with the created generative motorcycle frame model using T-spline modeling techniques as well as traditional CAD features to ensure the final model is ready for production.

  • Lesson 5 resources.zip 62.8 MB
  • L5-01 - Review A Generative Model.mp4_.zip 95.57 MB
  • L5-02 - Edit A Generative Model.mp4_.zip 88.36 MB
  • L5-03 - Set Up A Simulation Study.mp4_.zip 37.53 MB
  • L5-04 - Analyze Simulation Results.mp4_.zip 87.75 MB
  • Lesson 5 step by steps.zip 1.19 MB
  • Lesson 5 challenges.zip 492.33 KB
  • L5-Challenge-solutions.zip 41.2 MB

Bonus lesson: Basics of T-splines This bonus lesson provides additional information covering the basics of creating and working with T-spline bodies.

  • Lesson 6 datasets.zip 13.95 MB
  • L6-01 - Creating A Box Primitive.mp4_.zip 70.64 MB
  • L6-02 - Edit A Form.mp4_.zip 42.59 MB
  • L6-03 - Convert A Form.mp4_.zip 51.24 MB
  • Lesson 6 challenges.zip 419.18 KB
  • Lesson. 6 step by steps.zip 498.63 KB

Lesson 7: Course challenge Demonstrate your knowledge and skills by completing the course challenge.

  • Course Challenge dataset.zip 77.62 MB
  • Intro to Generative Design_Course Challenge.pdf 229.7 KB PREVIEW

Lesson 8: Course assessment Test your skills and showcase your knowledge by demonstrating your actual skills, expertise, or just see where you stand.

  • Introduction to Generative Design using Fusion 360 - Test Questions.pdf 107.88 KB PREVIEW

Reviews

Ricardo Del Rio's picture

yes aggre

Ricardo Del Rio
Ricardo Del Rio's picture

yes aggre

Ricardo Del Rio
Sai Bharat Donthamsetti's picture

unable to download the assets

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@Sai Bharat Donthamsetti - It seems the files are working on our end. Can you tell us which files are you having issues with? Is it all files in the course?

You can email us at designacademy@autodesk.com if you would like further assistance.

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Sara Macob's picture

nice

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Nice Assets

Sunday Nwoye
Clebson Vasconcelos Pinheiro's picture

Parabéns pelo curso, estou gostando de participar, me dedico dia dia para aprender