Product Design in Fusion 360

Engineering, Product Design
Fusion 360
Design a product starting from first sketches to complex forms, assemblies, and CNC machining.

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Design a product from concept to manufacturing

Ever wonder how to develop your idea with an easy to use yet powerful and flexible CAD package? Very often it takes a long time to get the hang of a tool and become productive. Fusion 360 and this course will help you to quickly develop high quality projects.


Design differently

Fusion 360 is a cloud-based CAD/CAM tool that combines organic shapes modelling, mechanical design, and manufacturing in one comprehensive package. In this course you will learn how to sculpt your idea, then move to parts and assembly modeling, and, as a final step, create drawings, renderings and prepare for manufacturing on a CNC machine or a 3D printer.  You can also view translated versions of this course on YouTube in SpanishPolishFrench, and German.


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Introduction In this first lecture you will learn how to create a project and upload data.

Product Design datasets Download these datasets to get started with the project.

  • Product Designs datasets 1_updated 63.21 MB
  • Product Designs datasets 2_updated 68.12 MB

Sketching In this section you will create 2D sketches, define constraints, and create the first 3D part.

  • 02-1_Sketch.pdf 329.5 KB PREVIEW
  • 02-2_Sketch.pdf 436.22 KB PREVIEW
  • Sketch lessons.pdf 172.66 KB PREVIEW
  • 02 Sketching Part - 1.mp4 20.15 MB PREVIEW
  • 02 Sketching Part - 2.mp4 135.59 MB PREVIEW

Sculpting In this section you will work with free forms, modify and fine-tune t-splines.

  • 03-1_Sculpt.pdf 801.31 KB PREVIEW
  • 03-2_Sculpt.pdf 432.94 KB PREVIEW
  • 03-3_Sculpt.pdf 201.1 KB PREVIEW
  • 03-4_Sculpt.pdf 657.49 KB PREVIEW
  • 03 Dataset 608.53 KB
  • 03 Sculpting Part - 1.mp4 27.91 MB PREVIEW
  • 03 Sculpting Part - 2.mp4 8.17 MB PREVIEW
  • 03 Sculpting Part - 3.mp4 11.01 MB PREVIEW
  • 03 Sculpting Part - 4.mp4 47.92 MB PREVIEW

Solid modeling In this section you will create solid models based on 2D sketches and sculpted bodies.

  • 04-1_Model.pdf 602.99 KB PREVIEW
  • 04-2_Model.pdf 1.1 MB PREVIEW
  • 04 Dataset 810.83 KB
  • 04 Model Part - 1.mp4 71.17 MB PREVIEW
  • 04 Model Part - 2.mp4 165.26 MB PREVIEW

Manage and collaborate In this section you will learn how to manage and collaborate remotely with your team via the cloud and mobile.

  • 05 Manage_and_collaborate.pdf 1.68 MB PREVIEW
  • 05 Dataset 24.91 MB
  • Fusion Learn Collaborate.mp4 138.51 MB PREVIEW
  • Fusion QT Live Review.mp4 80.75 MB PREVIEW

Assembly design This week you will create assemblies, define joints, perform a motion study, and apply top-down design principles.

  • 06-1 Dataset Working with 11.55 MB
  • 06-2 Dataset Moving and 5.11 MB
  • 06-3 Dataset Rigid 11.14 MB
  • 06-4 Dataset 5.09 MB
  • 06-5 Dataset As Built 9.56 MB
  • 06-6 Dataset Contact 9.56 MB
  • 06-7 Dataset Motion 9.58 MB
  • 06-8 Dataset Top Down 9.67 MB
  • 06-1_Assemblies_components.pdf 364.25 KB PREVIEW
  • 06-2_Assemblies_MoveAndAlign.pdf 135.14 KB PREVIEW
  • 06-3_Assemblies_Rigid.pdf 184.79 KB PREVIEW
  • 06-4_Assemblies_joints.pdf 336.08 KB PREVIEW
  • 06-1 working with components.mp4 32.18 MB PREVIEW
  • 06-2 moving and aligning.mp4 6.94 MB PREVIEW
  • 06-3 rigid group.mp4 3.52 MB PREVIEW
  • 06-4 joints.mp4 26.31 MB PREVIEW
  • 06-5 as built joints.mp4 12.94 MB PREVIEW
  • 06-6 contact sets.mp4 11.62 MB PREVIEW
  • 06-7 motion study.mp4 5.8 MB PREVIEW
  • 06-8 top down design.mp4 84.12 MB PREVIEW
  • 06-5_Assemblies_as_built_joints.pdf 289.81 KB PREVIEW
  • 06-6_Assemblies_contact_sets.pdf 234.2 KB PREVIEW
  • 06-7_Assemblies_motion_study.pdf 194.49 KB PREVIEW
  • 06-8_Assemblies_top_down_design.pdf 339.29 KB PREVIEW

Rendering This week you will learn how to set materials, add decals, setup environments, and render locally and in the cloud.

  • 07 Dataset 11.31 MB
  • 07 Render.pdf 1.08 MB PREVIEW
  • 07 render part 1.mp4 119.07 MB PREVIEW
  • 07 render part 2.mp4 113.24 MB PREVIEW

Animation You will learn how to create an animation and exploded view of a model.

  • Animate Designs lessons.pdf 56.53 KB PREVIEW
  • Animation introduction.mp4 4.42 MB PREVIEW
  • Animation explode a model.mp4 10.15 MB PREVIEW

Drawing creation This week you will learn how to create drawings, place views, and add annotations.

  • 08 Dataset 6.57 MB
  • 08 Drawings.pdf 868.63 KB PREVIEW
  • 08 drawings.mp4 52.76 MB PREVIEW

Simulation and Fabrication You will learn how simulation can help you validate and optimize your design.

  • Simulation lessons.pdf 57.19 KB PREVIEW
  • Fusion Product Tour_Simulate.mp4 93.01 MB PREVIEW
  • Fusion Simulation Feature page update.mp4 79.91 MB PREVIEW

CAM This week you will learn the basics of CAM as well as implement 2 job setups in Fusion 360.

  • 09 Dataset CAM for 393.67 KB
  • 09 CAM.pdf 2.75 MB PREVIEW
  • 09 cam setup.mp4 85.56 MB PREVIEW
  • 09 cam setup2.mp4 47.72 MB PREVIEW


Chandramauli Dwivedi's picture

Autodesk.., i love this site . it is very useful . i cant dream to learn designing without it . a lot of thanks

Chandramauli Dwivedi
T. Jefri Hatta Mukhtar's picture

this site is very very usefull, i will start today, start from zero. Thank you very much

T. Jefri Hatta Mukhtar
David Seguin's picture

the document link in introduction go to a 404 page.

please can you update the link?

David Seguin
Tony Malo's picture

Hello, is there a different link for us to download this
I keep getting access denied.

Tony Malo
Morten Stenbaek's picture

I am also getting an 'Unauthorized' error on the link for the assets. Can you please provide another, or give access?

Morten Stenbaek
Cho Taehyung's picture

this site is very very useful! I am so happy!

Cho Taehyung
sanjay shaw's picture

i love this

sanjay shaw
Hakan Atas's picture link gives me an 'Unauthorized' error.

How can I download assets?

Hakan Atas
Nicholas Franson's picture

I have the same error as a few of the people before me - receiving an unauthorized error for the assets link in the intro. Any progress on that front?

Nicholas Franson
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@Hakan Atas and @Nicholas Franson: Please be sure you are logged into Design Academy when you click these links. If you still can't download the assets, please email and we will email you the assets. Thank you.

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Anthony Suggs's picture

Having problems downloading the assets. Can you email them to me.

Anthony Suggs
Marko Marko's picture

I am also getting an 'Unauthorized' error on the link for the assets. I am signed in everywhere. Can you please provide another, or give access? I already send you a message. Thanks

Marko Marko
Abd Razak's picture

love it. learn on my own. slowly but sure will improve after few months

Abd Razak
Caleb Dulock's picture

Could not download the assets. Could you please email them to me? or provide a new link?

Caleb Dulock
Rushikesh Thakkar's picture

Hi, same problem here, not able to download the zipped files. When I open the link it shows "you don't have permission to access the page". Please help. Thanks

Rushikesh Thakkar
Abhishek Choudhary's picture

hi I am 8 sem btech student . when I learn solidworks then my teachers does not give any assembly drawings . but now I have drawings by fusion 360.

Abhishek Choudhary
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Bala Krishna's picture

thank you a lot for giving this

Bala Krishna
Adam Harris's picture

Very Helpful Resource, Doing a great job!!

Adam Harris
Adam Harris's picture

Very Helpful Resource, Doing a great job!!

Adam Harris
shiak rakib's picture

This site is amazing to learn CAD/CAM, i love this so much!

shiak rakib
Vicki Nelson's picture

how do i add student logins

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for multiple students in my class

Vicki Nelson
Tan Chwee Leong's picture

I have login into the Autodesk Design Academy account but unable to go into this link.

Please advice.

Tan Chwee Leong
Meet Patel's picture

such a brief information on fusion!!!! great job guys.

Meet Patel
Rouchi Spam's picture

useless video as we dont have access to the files!

Rouchi Spam
Isabella Rieble's picture

Why is there no option given to download the whole data set as one download instead of having to do it one at a time. A real waste of time.

Isabella Rieble
Miroslav Myasnyankin's picture

Autodesk, you the best and I hope you will improve your product!

Miroslav Myasnyankin
Moeketsi Ndayi's picture

I am an Engineering Student, and Autodesk made my work more easier as a drawing lover. I am very grateful for the better knowledge and skills Autodesk has provided me with. Thank you once more Autodesk

Moeketsi Ndayi
Elena Kealoha's picture

I cant get access to the files? Anyone have better luck?

Elena Kealoha
Belmon Day's picture

Thank You!, For this site made available for students, who don't understand how to use FUSION 360...

Belmon Day
Sreenivas Padmaputra's picture

Thank you, for all the tutorials. They are very useful. :-)

Sreenivas Padmaputra
Sreenivas Padmaputra's picture

Thank you, for all the tutorials. They are very useful. :-)

Sreenivas Padmaputra