Top free online courses to learn Autodesk Fusion 360
If you haven’t heard, students and educators can access Autodesk software for free*. That’s right—students and educators have free access to software like Fusion 360. As a bonus, students can also unlock their creativity through free access to project-based learning, courses, and lectures in 3D design. We do this because it’s our goal to prepare students for a new career or develop industry skills. We also know that this benefits educators by providing resources that align with their curriculum goals.
We’re continuously creating new learning content, but here’s a list of what we currently have available for Fusion 360—our integrated CAD/CAM software. Whether you're a beginner looking to get started or an expert who wants to explore the latest trends, we have some great, free online courses to get you going.
Where can students and educators get started in Fusion 360?
Before you dive into our full range of online courses, be sure to check out Getting Started with Fusion 360. This resource provides you with training modules on specific Fusion 360 skills that will help you get started with the software.
Design Academy is also a great resource for you to explore, learn, and get started with Fusion 360. While our courses are available for beginner through advanced users, we also offer the most project-based learning content on Fusion 360.
- Fusion 360: Foundational Conepts
This is the first course in our Fusion 360 Mastery Series where we explore the core concepts behind Fusion 360's CAD/CAM through a series of lectures and hands on exercises. Once you've taken the Foundational Concepts course, learn about Fusion 360's integrated workflows in Fusion 360: Introduction to CAD, CAM, and CAE.
- Introduction to CAD: Learn Fusion 360 in 90 Minutes
This may be the fastest way to get started with Fusion 360. This short course includes everything a new students would need, whether they are new to CAD or using parametric CAD software already.
- Introduction to CAD for Engineers
Students develop their skills through hands on lessons designing a kick scooter. This course introduces students to the core features in Fusion 360, a 3D cloud based CAD/CAM program, that supports engineers in their design process.
- Introduction to CAD for Product Designers
Jump into the fundamentals of product design by designing a teakettle inspired by the iconic Alessi MJ33 teakettle design by Michael Graves.
- Product Design in Fusion 360: Innovative Packaging
This course introduces you to product packaging design and sustainable design principles using Fusion 360 CAD/CAM software.
- Product Design in Fusion 360: Form & Ergonomics
Explore the impact of design decisions on the mass manufacture of a modular, on-ear headphone product.
Use design thinking principles to design a clean drinking water solution for emerging economies.
Are your students ready to boost their skills?
These courses offer a great way to take your skills to the next level, while applying the core principles of design to innovative products, processes, and real-world solutions.
- Product Design: Autodesk Fusion 360 from Idea to Prototype
Use the principles of design thinking to bring your students product ideas from concept to reality. Students can enroll in this course on Udemy or Design Academy.
- Product Design: User Centered Design
This course introduces you to the user-centered design process, a process typically used in product and industrial design. Students use Fusion 360 as the 3D CAD/CAM tool to model a lunchbox based on user needs. This course is offered on Udemy and Design Academy
- Introduction to Design for Innovation Using Fusion 360
In this course, students can practice applying design thinking principles to design a clean drinking water solution for emerging economies. You’ll find this course on Udemy and Design Academy.
Want to keep up with trends?
These lectures on Autodesk University give students the chance to hear from industry leaders in the design space. With these courses, students can dive into the tools and principles that enable them to explore and build smarter designs that respond to the world around them.
- 3D Printing and Prototype Development with Fusion 360
Students hear from two Autodesk CADLearning experts who explain how 3D printing has revolutionized the design and manufacturing production workflow.
- Fusion 360 Assemblies—Master Class
This comprehensive class covers the setup of projects, design methodology best practices, theory on why and how tools work, and how to best apply these concepts to real-world design problems.
- Introducing an End-to-End Workflow for Additive Design and Manufacturing
Challenge your students by asking them to think about the processes and challenges involved in additive design and manufacturing in this online lecture.