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Fusion 360 takes your ideas and makes them real
Fusion 360 helps students and educators prepare for the future of design. It's the first 3D CAD, CAM, and CAE tool of its kind, connecting your entire product development process into one cloud-based platform. Download the software today, then turn your ideas into reality.
Who uses Fusion 360?
Mandeep uses Fusion 360 to prepare for his dream job
Autodesk Student Expert Mandeep Singh uses Fusion 360 to prepare for his dream job of working for an automobile company. Hear why Mandeep chooses Fusion 360 as the software for his design process.
Rochester Institute of Technology uses Fusion 360 in industrial design class projects
Rochester Institute of Technology incorporates Autodesk Fusion 360 in industrial design class projects to encourage form exploration as well as cross-discipline collaboration.
Students at Harvey Mudd use Fusion 360 to create a water contamination solution
Students at Harvey Mudd College use Fusion 360 to create a water spout to address the problem of cross contamination at the point of use in household water containers.
Where can I find video tutorials to learn the basics?
Get started with quick reference training videos
Brand new to Fusion 360? If looking for foundational concepts explaining software features and skills, be sure to check out Getting Started with Fusion 360. This resource provides you with training videos on specific Fusion 360 skills and vocabulary that will help you get started with the software.
Where can I attend a live training in Fusion 360?
Design Now Webinars
Get up and running with Fusion 360 by joining a Design Now Webinar. These webinars introduce students to Fusion 360 with presentations centered around real-world concepts, skills, and projects. Prepare for academic and career success by registering for a live session or watching a recording.
Are there free online courses I can take in Fusion 360 (CAD, CAE, CAM)?
Fusion 360: Foundational Concepts
Before we begin modeling and prototyping our designs, we’ll review several foundational concepts that will help us anticipate necessary modifications to our designs, during the...
Introduction to 3D Modeling
Good designers and engineers know how to explore and iterate their designs. Thankfully, computer aided design (CAD) allows you to do just that—explore and iterate your design—...
Fusion 360: Introduction to CAD, CAM, and CAE
Unlike any other tool of its kind, Autodesk Fusion 360 connects CAD, CAM, and CAE in a single cloud-based platform that works on both Mac and PC. In this course, you will...
Introduction to CAD: Learn Fusion 360 in 90 minutes
Are you new to CAD or Fusion 360? If so, this short course is perfect for you. Learn the basics of parametric modeling, freeform design, assembly creation, rendering, 3D...
Principles of Design Thinking
Design thinking is a problem-solving framework that is transforming fields from entertainment to international development. In this beginner-level course, you will practice...
Fusion 360: Design and Customize a VEX EDR Clawbot
Learning robotics is a great way to learn CAD and engineering principles. Using the VEX EDR kit, this course takes you through the assembly of a clawbot robot using Autodesk...
What if I'm ready to show off my skills?
Challenge yourself with a competition
Earn recognition from industry pros through Autodesk Design for Industry challenges. These competitions challenge you to design a project in Fusion 360 based around an industry theme like home & office, automotive, or audio technology. Take your skills to the next level in support of your future career and share your designs with industry professionals.
And when you’re ready, get certified.
Become an Autodesk Certified User
Career and technical education programs across the United States equip students with marketable 2D and 3D design skills by teaching them to use state-of-the-art Autodesk® design software. Autodesk Certified User certification confirms students have the skills necessary to continue their design careers--whether they attend college, enter the workforce, or work toward additional levels of industry certification after graduation.
Where can educators get started? What are some resources for the classroom?
Learn about the future 3D printing and manufacturing
Steven Schain is the postproduction supervisor for all CADLearning products from 4D Technologies. He discusses how 3D printing has revolutionized design and manufacturing in his lecture 3D Printing--Examining the Reality and Possibilities. His expertise shows how 3D printing technology can impact the jobs and lives of designers and engineers in today's world.
Discover how design education is incorporated into the classroom
Ryan Ball is head of Design Technology at Garden International School in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In this educator highlight, he talks about how he integrates Fusion 360, design education, and innovation into his classroom.
Teachers: How to Launch Your First Maker Program
After working hand-in-hand with educators, like you, who want to launch a Maker Program but “just don’t know where to start”, we’ve developed this free and easy-to-use guide. It's packed with fun activities, tons of projects, professional development resources, and tips and tricks.
Get inspired by the ways 3D design is applied in real life
Luis Cordova is a postdoctoral research fellow at Stanford University. He is a professional dentist with the passion for improving oral health around the world. Using Fusion 360, he's created a functional device to improve oral health around the world.
Explore how design slams bring industry to the classroom
Design slams introduce you to the design process and create an environment in which students look at problems differently, pursuing solutions based on quick, instinctual decisions. Learn how to host your own design slam using Fusion 360 and challenge yourself, your students, or your peers.
How can Fusion 360 prepare students for the real world?
The Autodesk Design for Home & Office Challenge concluded with designs from students around the world. The winner was Autodesk Student Expert Cole Snapp, who designed a workspace draft table that wowed a jury of industry professionals. The compeition was a part of the Design for Industry challenge series, which is designed to prepare students for future careers.
Coalesse, a sponsor of the Design for Home and Office Challenge, creates office furnishings with the ultimate goal of maximizing collaboration in the workplace. They use Fusion 360 to communicate their design ideas with their teammates across the company.
What are some additional resources for the classroom?
Have your students practice with a project
In this project, students will learn the Fusion 360 skills that product designers like Karim Rashid use every day at work: researching target audience needs, sketching 3D models, applying ergonomic design principles for comfort, and presenting a scale-model chair prototype that fits in your hand.
How can you introduce students to 3D modeling if they aren’t ready for Fusion 360?
Learn how others are using Fusion 360
Additive manufacturing is a professional manufacturing technology: If you can’t produce a 3D model, you can’t hope to print a 3D product. So it’s about time that industrial additive manufacturing has its day (or year).
Italian designer Sabrina Facchetti is a jewlery designer leveraging the power of 3D printing in her designs. She now teaches KiraKira students how to approach 3D modeling in Tinkercad and Fusion 360.
French design firm Le FabShophas sought to solve these 3D printing problems by streamlining design and manufacturing processes in the cloud across three separate offices in the land commonly known as “the hexagon.
Learn how the BioLite HomeStove couples the benefits of off-grid electricity with the long-term benefits of improving health and curbing climate change. Designed using Autodesk Fusion 360, Inventor, and CFD, this stove saves lives and produced energy for those with little access to electricity.
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