Fusion 360 Simulation Course Series

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Apply the principles of simulation

Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer-Aided-Engineering (CAE) software tools are essential components of the modern engineer’s design process. These tools, which are commonly referred to as Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), improve productivity and increase the ability to solve complex problems. Simulation is a prominent feature of Autodesk® Fusion 360™ and a major component of a mechanical engineering degree program. This course series shows you how to use Fusion 360 and companion Autodesk technologies to apply the principles of simulation.

Each course includes lessons that address the theory, numerical methods, and application of engineering concepts using Fusion 360 software that can be used by learners or educators to understand the foundations of simulation.

What can I do to prepare for this course series?

Get started with a short project

Let's get started! In this short activity, we'll use Fusion 360 to solve a simulation study and view the simulation results. We'll open a Lift point assembly that has an analysis study already prepared, run the analysis study, review the results, and learn the basics of managing the display of the results. 

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Learn the basics in Fusion 360: Foundational Concepts

New to Fusion 360? In this course, we'll explore core concepts behind Fusion 360 CAD/CAM through a series of lectures and hands on exercises to set you on a path toward success, right from the start.

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Explore the process of designing for manufacture

Learn how Fusion 360 connects the entire product development process by using the first 3D design, manufacturing, and engineering tool of its kind--all while learning industry skills that span the entire digital manufacturing process.

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What will I be able to do after this course series?

Import.

Import non-Fusion 360 data and prepare it for analysis.

Examine.

Examine models composed of linear and non-linear materials with static loads.

Test.

Test mechanisms to see the effects of their actuation on the individual components.

Prepare.

Prepare and execute studies of steady and unsteady fluid flow scenarios.

Analyze.

Analyze the effects of heat transfer and stress on mechanical components.

Develop.

Develop knowledge and skills in conducting simulation analysis as part of a mechanical engineering workflow.

Which courses are included in the series?

Are there additional courses I can take to practice simulation?

Introduction to CAD and CAE using Fusion 360

Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) software tools are essential to the engineering design, analysis, and manufacturing process. This course teaches fundamental CAD and CAE skills through a series of lectures and exercises using Autodesk Fusion 360.

Introduction to CAD for Engineers

Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) software tools are essential to the engineering design, analysis, and manufacturing process. This course teaches fundamental CAD and CAE skills through a series of lectures and exercises using Autodesk Fusion 360.

CAD and Digital Manufacturing Specialization

Today’s dominant technology trends—cloud computing, mobile technology, social connection, and collaboration. Learn the foundations of product innovation and digital manufacturing while developing your technical skills within Autodesk® Fusion 360™.