Modeling and Design for Mechanical Engineers

Engineering, Manufacturing
Level
Intermediate
Software
Fusion 360
Time
Multi-week
There are many considerations that play a part in engineering a new product. Regardless of what that product is, there are fundamentals such as form, fit, and function when it comes to digital modeling. In this course, we lay the foundation to create any design and dive deep into topics about the...

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There are many considerations that play a part in engineering a new product. Regardless of what that product is, there are fundamentals such as form, fit, and function when it comes to digital modeling. In this course, we lay the foundation to create any design and dive deep into topics about the control of the design. From assembly joints and joint limits to complex shapes using forms, rest assured that your design will be rock solid.

After completing this course you'll be able to: 

  • Create and drive a mechanical gear assembly.
  • Create and modify a form-based design.
  • Use design tools for molded parts.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the setup and creation of a design.

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These assets can be used for all the difficulty levels found below.

  • Course-datasets-Modeling-desing-ME.zip 27.63 MB

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

  • Course 2 Overview_1.mp4_.zip 45.84 MB
  • Course-datasets-Modeling-desing-ME.zip 27.63 MB
  • Modeling-design-ME-Step-by-Step-guides.zip 15.84 MB
  • GetTheSoftware-Fusion360.pdf 50.16 KB PREVIEW

Instructor guide Modeling and Design for Mechanical Engineers Instructor guide

  • Modeling and Design for ME - Instructor-guide.pdf 153.76 KB PREVIEW

The Basics of Modeling Cover the control and creation of sketches, construction geometry, and conversion into solid bodies.

  • Course 2 Week 1 video-Overview_.zip 10.12 MB
  • Basics of modeling -Practice and Challenge.zip 31.9 MB
  • Lesson 1: Creating the basis of a design 291.37 MB
  • Lesson 2: Converting detailed sketches into detailed designs 412.84 MB
  • Lesson 3: Designing a basic sheet metal part 64.38 MB

The Basics of Assemblies The creation, organization, and management of assemblies of components in Fusion 360.

  • Course 2 Week 2 Overview_video.zip 20.77 MB
  • Basics of Assemblies - Practice and Challenge.zip 65.52 MB
  • Lesson 1: The basic assembly structure 154.94 MB
  • Lesson 2: Design use and reuse 304.79 MB
  • Lesson 3: Mechanical motion in a digital design 414.77 MB
  • Lesson 4: Assembly visualization and organization 104.47 MB

Exploring Design Tools for Production This lesson focus on the tools used to produce production-ready molded parts.

  • Course 2 Week 3 Overview_video.zip 9.65 MB
  • Design tools - Practice and challenge.zip 76.72 MB
  • Lesson 1: Features for molded parts 301.21 MB
  • Lesson 2: Holes and threads 109.46 MB
  • Lesson 3: Creating mirrors and patterns 107.78 MB
  • Lesson 4: Surface creation for solid manipulation 131.76 MB

Creating complex designs with form tools Explore the basics of form creation and manipulation as well as advanced control and creation of designs with forms.

  • Course 2 Week 4 Overview_video.zip 14.24 MB
  • Complex designs - Practice and Challenge.zip 36.72 MB
  • Lesson : Creating a basic form 175.28 MB
  • Lesson 2: Form manipulation 436.89 MB

Course challenge Challenge assignments are ungraded and provide you an opportunity to demonstrate your skills and innovate your own solution.

  • Modeling-Design-Course-Challenge.pdf 176.2 KB PREVIEW