This beginner-level CAD course focuses on the transition from 2D to 3D design. Whether you’re a designer, engineer, machinist, maker, artist, or just curious, this course helps you take your first steps towards professional 3D modeling.
Rapid prototyping is essential for communicating design form and function. In this course, you will design a 2-piece carbon fiber Formula SAE car body. You will turn your 2D concepts into complex 3D models and quickly produce a 3D printed prototype.
Part 2 of this course focuses on 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 for reviewing and modifying the form.
Part 3 of this course explores the Patch and Render workspaces. We will trim and stitch surfaces to make a single surface or solid body. We will then apply appearances and decals and create a cloud render of the design.
In part 4, we will generate a realistic rendering of the car design in the Render workspace. We will insert a mesh file into a new design and prepare the model either for 3D printing or importing into animation software.
Autodesk Fusion 360 addresses all aspects of the engineering process in one platform. In this course, we will work with imported FSAE chassis models, design and simulate mechanical suspension components, and validate motion in an assembly.
In Fusion 360, components are assembled with joints. In part 2 of this course, we will explore assemblies, animations, and drawings. Once assembled, we will animate the design with the Animation workspace.
This tutorial covers the fundamentals for building mechanical assemblies in Fusion 360. Learn how to create components, import geometry, work with assemblies and joints, create drawings, and much more.
Learn the foundational concepts of the Sheet Metal workspace 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.
Very few designs are a single component. This course focuses on the Fusion 360 tools that enable you to assemble components into complete designs while maintaining the special and functional relationships between components.
In this lecture, we progress an example model from simulation results to an additively manufactured and optimized part. We use Fusion 360, Print Studio, and Netfabb to introduce advanced additive techniques for further optimization.
This course explores the Fusion 360 tools for analyzing nonlinear materials. We'll show how to assess the performance of a plastic buckle during assembly to ensure its material properties are capable of withstanding applied loads and deformation.
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is a powerful tool for understanding the behavior of fluids within engineering systems. In this course, we explore the theory and modeling techniques for simulating fluid flow and heat transfer using Autodesk CFD.