Foundational Concepts

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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Design Intent, Top Down vs Bottom Up, and RULE #1

Design forethought will make those inevitable design changes easier. That’s why its important to understand and address how your designs are both made, and assembled.

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Data Management

Understanding how you can best use the cloud based data behind Fusion 360 is critical to your success. Watch this video to build a strong understanding of these concepts.

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Timeline

In this lesson, we’ll introduce preferences all new users should know about and show you how to switch workspaces, before spending the majority of the time explaining how to use the timeline and browser effectively.

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7 mins 32 seconds

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Modeling Techniques

They key to efficient design is using the right tool for the task at hand. Fusion 360 has no shortage of tools, which are introduced and compared in this video.

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Components

In this video, we’ll bring the concepts above --and many others-- together in the design of a simple bracket. Methods shown in this video will give you an enormous head start, and is highly recommended by senior advisors in the Fusion 360 community.

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8 mins 32 seconds

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