Product Design in Fusion 360

Engineering, Product Design
Level
BeginnerIntermediate
Software
Fusion 360
Time
Multi-week
Design a product starting from first sketches to complex forms, assemblies, and CNC machining.

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Dataset
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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.

  • 01 Introduction.mp4 10.48 MB PREVIEW
  • 01 Introduction.pdf 589.9 KB PREVIEW
  • Installation and Subscription.pdf 171.35 KB PREVIEW

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

  • Product Designs datasets 1_updated 2.18.zip 63.21 MB
  • Product Designs datasets 2_updated 2.18.zip 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 Sculpt.zip 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 Model.zip 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 Manage.zip 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 Components.zip 11.55 MB
  • 06-2 Dataset Moving and Aligning.zip 5.11 MB
  • 06-3 Dataset Rigid Group.zip 11.14 MB
  • 06-4 Dataset Joints.zip 5.09 MB
  • 06-5 Dataset As Built Joints.zip 9.56 MB
  • 06-6 Dataset Contact Sets.zip 9.56 MB
  • 06-7 Dataset Motion Study.zip 9.58 MB
  • 06-8 Dataset Top Down Design.zip 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 Render.zip 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 Drawings.zip 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 Fusion.zip 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

Reviews

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.
http://help.autodesk.com/view/NINVFUS/ENU/?guid=GUID-F11CE532-C60F-4410-...

please can you update the link?

David Seguin
Tony Malo's picture

Hello, is there a different link for us to download this
https://myhub.autodesk360.com/ue29c9141/shares/public/SH7f1edQT22b515c76...
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?
Thanks

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

https://academy.autodesk.com/curriculum/product-design-fusion-360?destin... 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
Design Academy's picture

@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 designacademy@autodesk.com and we will email you the assets. Thank you.

Design Academy
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
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