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Getting Started for Absolute Beginners

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Getting Started in Fusion 360

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  • Authors: Matt Perez

Whether a student or professional, it’s important to build strong foundational concepts before making your first design. This course explores the core concepts of Fusion 360 CAD/CAM through a series of lectures and exercises in under two hours.

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Introduction to 3D Modeling

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  • Authors: Jamie Billing

This beginner level CAD course focuses on easing the transition from 2D to 3D design. Whether you’re a designer, engineer, machinist, maker, artist, or just plain curious, this course helps you take your first steps towards professional 3D modeling.

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Fusion 360 for Designers | Part 1

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  • Authors: Matt Perez

For designers, rapid prototyping is essential to communicating design form and function. In this course, you design a 2-piece carbon fiber Formula SAE car body, turning your 2D concepts into complex 3D models to quickly produce a 3D printed prototype

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Fusion 360 for Designers | Part 2

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  • Authors: Matt Perez

Part 2 of this course will focus on the the Sculpt environment. We'll modify the design so that is closely matches an imported reference and attached canvas. Then, we'll explore inspection tools that allow you to review and modify the form.

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Fusion 360 for Designers | Part 3

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  • Authors: Matt Perez

Part 3 of this course explores the Patch and Render workspaces. We’ll trim and stitch surfaces to make a single surface or solid body. Then, we’ll use the Render workspace to apply appearances and decals, and create a cloud render of the car design.

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Fusion 360 for Designers | Part 4

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  • Authors: Matt Perez

In part 4 of this course, we’ll generate a realistic rendering of the car design in the Render workspace. Finally, we’ll Insert a mesh file into a new design and prep for 3D printing or importing into animation software.

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Fusion 360 for Engineers | Part 1

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  • Authors: Matt Perez

With Autodesk Fusion 360 CAD/CAM, all aspects of the engineering process can be addressed in one platform. We’ll work with imported FSAE chassis models, design and simulate mechanical suspension components, and validate motion via an assembly.

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Fusion 360 for Engineers | Part 2

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  • Authors: Matt Perez

In part 2 of this course, we’ll explore assemblies, animations, and drawings. In Fusion 360, components are assembled using joints. Once assembled, you can use the Animation workspace to create animations of how the design should be operated.

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Fusion 360 for Engineers | Part 3

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  • Authors: Matt Perez

Part 3 of this course continues with simulation studies and preparing your model for 3D printing.

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Transitioning from another CAD System

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Administration and Fusion Team

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  • Authors: Shayne Prichard, Jamie Scherer, Aaron Magnin, Bryce Heventhal, Matt Perez

In this course you will learn everything an Administrator needs to know about managing users and setting up projects in the Fusion Team environment.

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User Interface

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  • Authors: Bryce Heventhal, Aaron Magnin, Rob Cohee

In this course we will cover the basics of the Fusion 360 User Interface.

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Fusion 360 Browser

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  • Authors: Bryce Heventhal

Learn how to design a component in Fusion 360...entirely in a web browser!

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Foundational Concepts

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  • Authors: Bryce Heventhal, Aaron Magnin

Before you begin, understanding the foundational philosophy behind Fusion 360 is essential. Here are 5 key concepts you will want to understand before diving deep into Fusion 360.

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Mechanical Assemblies

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Mechanical Assemblies Fundamentals

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  • Authors: Brad Tallis, Joel Palioca, Jamie Scherer, Shayne Prichard, Aaron Magnin

This course covers the Fundamentals for building Mechanical Assemblies in Fusion 360. Tutorials cover Creating Components, Importing Geometry, Assemblies & Joints, Drawings, and Much more

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Advanced Part Modeling Techniques

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  • Authors: Brad Tallis, Aaron Magnin

In this course, you’ll learn how to use more advanced modeling techniques to create a frame guide component to be used in a CNC router design.

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Direct Modeling

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  • Authors: Brad Tallis

In this course you will learn Direct Modeling concepts and use-cases and how to edit existing geometry from other CAD systems.

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Sheet Metal

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  • Authors: Brad Tallis

Learn the foundational concepts of Sheet Metal in Fusion 360. See how to create a Sheet Metal component, use rules to redefine the sheet metal part, and take it to drawings or CAM for manufacturing.

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Product Design and Development

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Conceptual Modeling Fundamentals

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  • Authors: Jamie Scherer, Michael Sagan, Aaron Magnin, Bryce Heventhal

In this course you will learn the basics of the sculpt workspace to create conceptual tSpline models in Fusion.

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Principles of Digital Prototyping

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  • Authors: Michael Sagan

In this course you'll learn advanced principles of Digital Prototyping at each of the various steps of Product Design and Development.

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Designing with a Mesh

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  • Authors: Jamie Scherer, Aaron Magnin

In this course we will cover the many uses of the Mesh Workspace as a part of the design process.

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Additive Manufacturing

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  • Authors: Aaron Magnin

In this course, we’ll take an example model from simulation results, to additively manufactured and optimized part. We’ll include the use of Fusion 360, Print Studio, and Netfabb, to introduce advanced additive techniques for further optimization.

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Test, Validate and Explore Alternatives

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Test, Validate and Explore Alternatives

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  • Authors: Jamie Scherer, Aaron Magnin

In this course you will learn how to use the Simulation workspace to set up a study, analyze results, and explore design alternatives in Fusion 360.

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Getting Started with Simulation

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  • Authors: Joe Stefanelli, Michael Lebsack, Todd Alford

In this course we will cover an overview of all of the Simulation Study types in Fusion 360 and Fusion 360 Ultimate.

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Creating Toolpaths and Programs (CAM)

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Fundamentals of Milling

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  • Authors: Marti Deans, Lars Christensen

In this course, you'll learn the basics of 2D and 3D milling in Fusion 360 CAM from starting out with tool libraries to posting the code for the machine.

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Positional Multi-Axis

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  • Authors: Marti Deans

In this course, you'll learn the fundamental concepts behind and workflow to create 3 + 2 toolpaths using Fusion 360.

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Mastering WCS Probing

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  • Authors: Tim Paul

In this course you will learn the power of WCS probing to reduce setup time while accurately locating the stock in the machine.

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Generative Design

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Understanding Generative Design

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  • Authors: Alicja Dyna-Okapa, Monika Kos-Widlak, Ilona Michalska

In this course learn how to simultaneously generate multiple CAD-ready solutions based on real-world manufacturing constraints and performance requirements using Generative Design Technology in Fusion 360.

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