Distance learning resources for manufacturing and engineering

When in-person learning isn’t possible, Autodesk Design Academy is here to support educators with free distance learning opportunities. We’ve compiled the following resources, including courses and curricula, to help educators support students remotely.
 

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Teach manufacturing

Take part in your student’s progress with the following distance learning materials for machining and manufacturing.

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Teach mechanical engineering

These mechanical engineering resources will broaden your students' skillset to help them be successful today and tomorrow.

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Teach the basics with Fusion 360

Get set up with Fusion 360's cloud-based tools to engage your students in a collaborative, virtual classroom environment.

Teach CAD/CAM from home

Take part in your student’s progress with the following distance learning materials for machining and manufacturing. Each course can be integrated into the classroom either as a curriculum through your own learning management system (LMS) or as a self-paced course where students can learn at their own speed. Access video lectures, challenge assignments, and assessments to help you teach from home.
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Introduction to CAD, CAM, and Practical CNC Machining

This content introduces your students to the foundational knowledge in computer-aided design, manufacture, and the practical use of CNC machines. You have two options to access this content: download the resources to bring into your own LMS or share it with your students to learn at their own pace.

 

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3-Axis Machining with Fusion 360

This content explores how to rough and finish geometry that requires tool motion in X, Y, and Z simultaneously, learning how to finish even the finest of details. You have two options to access this content: download the resources to bring into your own LMS or share it with your students to learn at their own pace.

 

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Fusion 360: Introduction to CAD/CAM

This content walks students through on-the-job skills needed for precision machining, while preparing for the NIMS Level 1 CAM Standard credential. You have two options to access this content: download the resources to bring into your own LMS or share it with your students to learn at their own pace.

 

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Teach mechanical engineering students from home

These mechanical engineering resources will broaden your students' skillset to help them be successful today and tomorrow. Each course can be integrated into the classroom either as a curriculum through your own learning management system (LMS) or as a self-paced course where students can learn at their own speed. Access video lectures, challenge assignments, and assessments to help you teach from home.

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Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Design and Manufacturing

This content explores the design for manufacture workflow and shows how to validate models and create the G-code, the programming language that tells CNC machines how to move. You have two options to access this content: download the resources to bring into your own LMS or share it with your students to learn at their own pace.

 

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Modeling and Design for Mechanical Engineers

This content lays the foundation to create any design and dive deep into topics about the control of the design. From assembly joints to complex shapes using forms, students' designs will be rock solid. You have two options to access this content: download the resources to bring into your own LMS or share it with your students to learn at their own pace.

 

 

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Simulation Analysis for Mechanical Engineers

This content explores the usage of static stress simulation, shape optimization, thermal and other mechanical simulation types to better understand how we can apply these tools to everyday design problems. You have two options to access this content: download the resources to bring into your own LMS or share it with your students to learn at their own pace.

 

 

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Generative Design for Additive Manufacturing

This content introduces one of the more common applications of generative design: Additive Manufacturing or 3D printing, as it’s also known. You have two options to access this content: download the resources to bring into your own LMS or share it with your students to learn at their own pace.
 

 

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Get your students started with the basics

Start with the following tools and resources to make distance learning possible. Get set up with Fusion 360's cloud-based tools to engage your students in a collaborative, virtual classroom environment.

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Be sure to download Fusion 360, a cloud-based 3D CAD/CAM/CAE software with collaboration tools that help in any virtual classroom environment.

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Getting setup in Fusion 360 is quick and easy so that you can move swiftly into designing and making.

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With expanded Fusion 360 capabilities, like role permissions at team and project levels, Fusion Team is a collaboration tool that can help facilitate distance learning. Learn more about how to get started using Fusion Team for Academia.

Looking for more distance learning resources?

We've got you covered. Our distance learning resources are available in two formats to let you download curricula or point your students to self-paced courses where they can learn at their own speed.

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Download resources for your virtual classroom

We offer instructional videos, assignments, step-by-step guides, datasets, and more—all available for download. Then you can add those resources to your own learning management system (LMS).

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Point students to self-paced courses

Let your students work at their own speed while they keep track of their own progress online. They'll even earn a certificate of completion at the end of a course to celebrate their success!

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