Projects for your classroom

These industry inspired projects provide you with all the learning resources you'll need to teach 3D modeling, whether you're starting a new design program, preparing students for certification, or looking to augment your curriculum.

Filter by software or by industry, and then select from the list of available projects below. Be sure to log in to your Design Academy account so you can download the assets. If you're not yet a member, consider joining today. It's free!

Looking for more distance learning resources for manufacturing and mechanical engineering? Check out these resources we’ve compiled for educators. 

Manufacturing

Introduction to CAD, CAM, and Practical CNC Machining

This course introduces you to the foundational knowledge in computer-aided design, manufacture, and the practical use of CNC machines. In...
Engineering, Manufacturing

Multi-Axis CNC Toolpaths

Computer Numerical Controlled machines, or CNC for short, can have a nearly endless number of options. Most machines today control...
Engineering, Manufacturing

Creating Toolpaths for a CNC Lathe

CNC machines come in an almost endless array of configurations for various applications. So far, we have only talked about...
Engineering, Manufacturing

3-Axis Machining with Fusion 360

As our machining geometry gets more complicated, Autodesk® Fusion 360™ is up to the task! With a host of standard...
Engineering, Generative Design, Manufacturing

Generative Design for Part Consolidation

Designing a product is only part of the process. Now, can that product be manufactured? In many cases the end...
Engineering, Generative Design, Manufacturing

Generative Design for Industrial Applications

The foundation of engineering design is exploration and iteration. Design is rarely a perfectly linear and straightforward process. In this...
Engineering, Generative Design, Manufacturing

Generative Design for Performance and Weight Reduction

There are many considerations and factors that play a part in designing a new product. Cost is usually a big...
Engineering, Generative Design, Manufacturing

Generative Design for Additive Manufacturing

This course introduces you to one of the more common applications of generative design: Additive Manufacturing or 3D printing as...
Engineering, Manufacturing

CAM and Design Manufacturing for Mechanical Engineers

With design for manufacturing, our design process focused on the design over its cost, but always keeping in mind how...
Engineering, Manufacturing

Simulation Analysis for Mechanical Engineers

The foundation of engineering design is often coupled with validation. Simulation is a great tool that allows engineers to test,...
Engineering, Manufacturing

Modeling and Design for Mechanical Engineers

There are many considerations that play a part in engineering a new product. Regardless of what that product is, there...
Engineering, Manufacturing

Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Design and Manufacturing

Design for manufacturing is the process of designing parts, components, or products with the understanding surrounding design requirements for a...
Engineering, Generative Design, Manufacturing

Introduction to Generative Design

In this course, we’ll set up, generate, and explore generative design outcomes and post process generative designs. Generative design is...
Engineering, Maker, Manufacturing, Product Design

Airgineers: Micro Drone Design with Fusion 360

Autodesk® Fusion 360™ is intended for those age 13 and above. Autodesk® Tinkercad™ may be used by children under 13 with parental consent.
Engineering

Principles of Sustainable Design

The principles of sustainable design are integral to all stages of the design and build process and can drive innovation,...
Engineering

Autodesk CFD Simulation: Fluid Flow

In this course, we explore the theory, numerical methods, and modeling techniques used to analyze fluid flow problems. We'll present...
Engineering

Fusion 360 Simulation: Thermal Analysis

In this course, we learn about the distribution, transfer, and stress on parts caused by heat. Autodesk® Fusion 360™ allows...
Engineering

Fusion 360 Simulation: Non-linear Material Analysis

In this course, we explore the Autodesk® Fusion 360™ tools available for analyzing non-linear materials. A non-linear material is one...
Engineering

Fusion 360 Simulation: Linear Material Analysis

In this course, we learn the science behind the Autodesk® Fusion 360™ simulation toolset used to analyze components made with...
Engineering

Fusion 360 Simulation: Working with Imported Geometry

In this course, we focus on the Autodesk® Fusion 360™ tools that allow us to import and edit geometry from...