Introduction to Generative Design

Engineering, 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

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