Introduction to Generative Design

Generative design is a new workflow that generates high-performing design alternatives with optimized geometry that are often times far removed from a traditional design.

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Lesson 1: Course overview

In this lesson, we cover generative design in Fusion 360 and how it can benefit you, as well as review the course objectives.

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1 min 43 seconds

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Lesson 2: Introduction to generative design

In this lesson, we review generative design technology, and how it's changing the way designers and engineers explore solutions.

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0 mins 49 seconds

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Lesson 3: Generative design mindset

In this lesson, we review the generative design process, and how a shift in the design mindset is needed to properly set up a generative study.

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3 mins 2 seconds

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Lesson 4: Shape optimization vs generative design

In this lesson, we explore the differences between topology optimization and generative design technology.

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5 mins 21 seconds

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Lesson 5: Bodies vs Components

In this lesson, we review bodies and components and how they affect the assembly structure by identifying various aspects of the Fusion 360 interface, such as component color cycling.

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9 mins 11 seconds

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Lesson 6: The creation of components

In this lesson, we explore the various ways to create and convert components in Fusion 360, as well as tips about Browser structure and management.

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10 mins 14 seconds

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Lesson 7: Building a shock lower

In this lesson, we explore the creation of components to form a simple mechanical assembly. We create a portion of a motorcycle suspension to complete the mechanical motion.

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8 mins 57 seconds

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Lesson 8: Building a shock upper

In this lesson, we continue exploring how components form a simple mechanical assembly by creating a rear shock by modeling the upper portion.

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11 mins 4 seconds

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Lesson 9: Building a shock spring

In this lesson, we continue exploring how components form a simple mechanical assembly by creating a portion of a motorcycle suspension to complete the mechanical motion.

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3 mins 52 seconds

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Lesson 10: Application of assembly joints

In this lesson, we apply assembly joints to replicate real-world motion.

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7 mins 59 seconds

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Lesson 11: Preserve geometry

In this lesson, we review how to prepare a generative study, create preserve and obstacle regions, and develop a motorcycle frame and its associated mounting points.

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3 mins 23 seconds

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Lesson 12: Create obstacle geometry for motor mounts

In this lesson, we conceptualize and create geometry to be avoided during a generative design. This obstacle geometry lets Fusion 360 know exactly where it can’t build.

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8 mins 55 seconds

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Lesson 13: Create obstacle geometry for the gas tank and motor

In this lesson, we continue identifying geometry to be avoided during a generative design. This obstacle geometry lets Fusion 360 know exactly where it can’t build.

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10 mins 40 seconds

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Lesson 14: Generative design loads and constraints

In this lesson, we apply loads and constraints to the generative design study. These loads and constraints indicate where real work forces will be applied.

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6 mins 54 seconds

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Lesson 15: Set generative design objectives

In this lesson, we review the options during a generative design setup to determine what calculations are converging.

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4 mins 25 seconds

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Lesson 16: Understanding manufacturing methods

In this lesson, we explore manufacturing options in more detail to understand what drives an outcome.

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3 mins 36 seconds

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Lesson 17: Solve a generative study

In this lesson, we define final study parameters, set study resolution, and solve a generative design study.

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3 mins 44 seconds

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Lesson 18: Explore generative outcomes

In this lesson, we explore converged generative results using result tools to decide on a model to convert into a design. Understanding the results tools can drastically affect the CAD model.

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8 mins 15 seconds

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Lesson 19: Explore manufacturing outcomes

In this lesson, we explore a model solved for multiple manufacturing methods and discuss how manufacturing options affect a generative outcome.

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10 mins 9 seconds

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Lesson 20: Create a 3D design from a generative outcome

In this lesson, we create a 3D design from one of the generative outcome iterations.

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1 min 19 seconds

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Lesson 21: Review a generative model

In this lesson, we explore the geometry from the generative design study to plan potential changes.

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6 mins 19 seconds

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Lesson 22: Edit a generative model

In this lesson, we manipulate a form to control transitions between preserve geometry and a sculpted body.

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6 mins 54 seconds

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Lesson 23: Set up a simulation study

In this lesson, we evaluate the generated outcome frame in a static simulation by setting up a simulation study.

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3 mins 17 seconds

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Lesson 24: Analyze simulation results

In this lesson, we perform a basic simulation on the final model to confirm it meets or exceeds all the performance requirements.

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7 mins 57 seconds

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Bonus Lesson 1: Basic of T-splines - Creating a box primitive

This bonus lesson provides additional information covering the basics of creating and working with T-spline bodies. In this lesson, we create a box form.

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4 mins 18 seconds

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Bonus Lesson 2: Basic of T-splines - Edit a form

This bonus lesson provides additional information covering the basics of creating and working with T-spline bodies. In this lesson, we explore ways to modify a T-spline body by editing, subdividing, and adding symmetry.

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5 mins 46 seconds

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Bonus Lesson 3: Basic of T-splines - Convert a form

This bonus lesson provides additional information covering the basics of creating and working with T-spline bodies. In this lesson, we finish a form and explore the resulting body in the design.

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4 mins 12 seconds

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