Introduction to Generative Design for Manufacturing

Engineering, Generative Design, Manufacturing
Level
Advanced
Software
Fusion 360
Time
1-5 hours
Generative design is a new workflow that generates high-performing design alternatives with optimized geometry that is often far removed from a traditional design. Learn how to set up, generate, and explore design outcomes and post-process generative designs. Explore the basics of Fusion 360...

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Generative design is a new workflow that generates high-performing design alternatives with optimized geometry that is often far removed from a traditional design. Learn how to set up, generate, and explore design outcomes and post-process generative designs. Explore the basics of Fusion 360 assemblies and geometry creation, with a focus on obstacle geometry. Set up a generative design study and learn 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 gives 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.
  • Use 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.

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

Instructor guide Intro to generative design for manufacturing instructor's guide

  • Instructor's guide

Generative design overview Make the most of the generative design mindset.

  • Lesson 1 videos

Assemblies in Fusion 360 Understand the difference between bodies and components, how to create assemblies, and how to apply joints to replicate real-world motion.

  • Lesson 2 videos
  • Practice exercises
  • Challenge exercises

Generative design preserve and obstacle geometry Set up a generative study by creating preserve and obstacle regions while developing a motorcycle frame and its associated mounting points.

  • Lesson 3 videos
  • Practice exercises
  • Challenge exercises

Generative design study setup Complete a generative setup by applying loads and constraints, design objectives, and setting materials for the motorcycle frame model.

  • Lesson 4 videos
  • Practice exercises
  • Challenge exercises

Post process a generative outcome Further develop your generative motorcycle frame by using t-spline modeling techniques and traditional CAD features to ensure the final model is ready for production.

  • Lesson 5 videos
  • Practice exercises
  • Challenge exercises

Bonus: Basics of t-splines setup Create and work with t-spline bodies, an essential pillar of generative design.

  • Bonus lesson videos
  • Practice exercises
  • Challenge exercises

Course challenge exercise Demonstrate your knowledge and skills by completing the course challenge.

  • Course challenge exercise
  • Course challenge dataset

Final test Ready to test your knowledge? Pass this required test with a score of 75% or more.

  • Course assessments

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Ricardo Del Rio's picture

yes aggre

Ricardo Del Rio
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yes aggre

Ricardo Del Rio
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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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nice

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Nice Assets

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