Autodesk Fusion 360: Foundational Concepts
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Autodesk Fusion 360: Foundational Concepts

Explore the core concepts behind Fusion 360 CAD/CAM so that you can create better designs right from the start.
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1,146 students enrolled
Last updated 9/2017
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Price: Free
Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 7 Articles
  • 19 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Explain and demonstration Fusion 360 foundational concepts.
  • Understand the Fusion 360 file structure for setting preferences, file import and export, and opening and closing a files.
  • Navigate the Fusion 360 user interface and its components, including the Application Bar, Toolbar, ViewCube, and Timeline.
  • Use Fusion 360's parametric modeling and direct editing tools to review bodies and components and modify designs.
  • Understand the key components of Fusion 360's collaboration tools, including Live Review and project management.
  • Take part in challenge assignments to put the skills you learned into practice.
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Requirements
  • No prior knowledge of Fusion 360 is required. Fusion 360 will run on a PC or a Mac-based computer. A three button scroll-wheel mouse is recommended. Access to the internet while using Fusion 360 will be necessary to save files and perform cloud renderings.
  • Download and install Fusion 360.
Description

Before we begin modeling and prototyping our designs, we’ll review several foundational concepts that will help us anticipate necessary modifications to our designs, during the engineering and manufacturing phases. By understanding how designs are both made and assembled, we can create better designs from the start.

In under two hours, this course explores the core concepts behind Autodesk Fusion 360 CAD/CAM through a series of lectures and hands on exercises to set you on a path toward success.

This course is designed for those who are new to CAD, or those who are familiar with CAD products such as Tinkercad and Solidworks, but are new to Fusion 360.

After completing this course, students will:

  • Explain and demonstrate Fusion 360 foundational concepts.
  • Understand the Fusion 360 file structure for setting preferences, file import and export, and opening and closing files.
  • Navigate the Fusion 360 user interface and its components, including the Application Bar, Toolbar, ViewCube, and Timeline.
  • Use Fusion 360's parametric modeling and direct editing tools to review bodies and components, and modify designs.
  • Understand the key components of Fusion 360's collaboration tools, including Live Review and project management features.
  • Take part in challenge assignments to put the skills you learn into practice.

Contents and Overview

This course consists of nine lessons that include lectures and hands-on exercises introducing foundational concepts of Fusion 360. Each lesson includes comprehensive lecture presentations and project exercises that include step-by-step video instruction and software datasets, as well as checkpoint quizzes and a final course assessment.

The Fusion 360: Foundational Concepts course starts with lectures that introduce Fusion 360, a cloud based CAD/CAM tool for collaborative product development that combines industrial design, mechanical engineering and machining into one software solution. Whether you are coming to Fusion 360 from Tinkercad, Solidworks, or another CAD package, this series of lectures will guide you through the first steps of learning Fusion 360.

Next, you are introduced to Fusion 360 file structure, starting with data housing, then progressing to file and project management tools, and some of Fusion’s collaboration features. After learning the basics of the file structure and user interface, additional lectures guide you through an introduction to Fusion’s sketch-based parametric modeling and direct editing tools. These tools keep modeling references and links based on how parts are modeled, when features are added, and how they are related to other faces/features. The course then introduces Fusion 360’s collaboration tools such as Live Review and A360 Team. These collaboration features that allow for easy project review, keeping track of versions, and viewing the work of others through a live activity feed.

After you’ve completed the series of lectures, you can take part in three challenge assignments that put the skills you’ve learned into practice. Upon completing this course, you will have obtained knowledge and skills in Fusion 360 CAD/CAM to set you on the path to success in your design process. 

Who is the target audience?
  • Beginning students who are interested in learning CAD for designing, mechanical engineering, or machining.
  • All levels of students who are familiar with CAD through products like Tinkercad or Solidworks, but are new to Fusion 360.
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33 Lectures
01:55:05
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Getting started
3 Lectures 01:46

After viewing this course introduction, you will be able to:

  • Explain the course overview and learning objectives.
Course overview
00:50

After completing this lesson, you will be able to: 

  • Download and install Fusion 360.

To download Fusion 360 with a free educational license, click the download link from the course menu on the left.

Get the software
00:52

Course resources
00:04
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Introduction to Fusion 360
3 Lectures 13:22

After completing this lecture, you will be able to:

  • Describe Fusion 360 CAD/CAM software.
What is Fusion 360?
01:50

After completing this lecture, you will be able to:

  • Explain key differences in design workflow to Fusion 360 from Tinkercad.
Coming to Fusion 360 from Tinkercad
04:48

After completing this lecture, you will be able to:

  • Explain key differences in design workflow to Fusion 360 from Solidworks.
Coming to Fusion 360 from Solidworks
06:44

Checkpoint quiz
2 questions
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File structure
7 Lectures 38:01

After completing this lecture, you will be able to:

  • Understand how Fusion 360 stores your data.
Where's my data?
03:49

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Upload a file to a cloud project.
  • Save a file to a project.
  • Close a file.

Read the attached PDF guide for step-by-step instructions. 

Open/Close/Save
04:04

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Create a new project.
  • Create a folder in a project.

Read the attached PDF guide for step-by-step instructions. 

Projects
03:39

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Capture component position.
  • Save a new version.
  • Open multiple versions.

Read the attached PDF guide for step-by-step instructions. 

Versions
06:29

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Open a project in Fusion team.
  • View a design in Fusion team.
  • Share a link to a design

Read the attached PDF guide for step-by-step instructions. 

Fusion Team and Sharing
07:26

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Import and IGES file.
  • Turn on capture history.
  • Navigate to another workspace.

Read the attached PDF guide for step-by-step instructions. 

Import and Export
06:11

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Change user preference settings.
  • Turn on preview functionality.

Read the attached PDF guide for step-by-step instructions. 

User Preferences
06:23

Checkpoint quiz
6 questions
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User interface and navigation
6 Lectures 26:21

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Change the visual style of the interface.
  • Change camera settings.
  • Use the ViewCube to orient view.

Read the attached PDF guide for step-by-step instructions. 

UI overview
02:31

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Customize the Toolbar.

Read the attached PDF guide for step-by-step instructions. 

Toolbars
08:09

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Access the marking menu.

Read the attached PDF guide for step-by-step instructions. 

Marking menu
04:22

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Access the toolbox.
  • Customize the toolbox.

Read the attached PDF guide for step-by-step instructions. 

Toolbox
03:31

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Change the visual style of the interface.
  • Change camera settings.
  • Use the ViewCube to orient view.

Read the attached PDF guide for step-by-step instructions. 

Display settings
03:56

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Navigate through Workspaces.

Read the attached PDF guide for step-by-step instructions. 

Workspaces
03:52

Checkpoint quiz
5 questions
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Modeling
5 Lectures 27:27

After completing this lecture, you will be able to:

  • Review the modeling workflow in Fusion 360.
Modeling
03:05

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Use the Extrude tool.
  • Create an empty component.

Read the attached PDF guide for step-by-step instructions. 

Bodies and components | Part 1
09:01

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Use the Extrude tool.
  • Create an empty component.
Bodies and components | Part 2
05:33

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Use the Press Pull tool.
  • Turn Design History on and off.

Read the attached PDF guide for step-by-step instructions. 

Capturing history
05:22

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Use the Move/Copy tool.
  • Use the Delete tool.

Read the attached PDF guide for step-by-step instructions. 

Direct editing
04:26

Checkpoint quiz
3 questions
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Collaboration
3 Lectures 07:22

After completing this lecture, you will be able to:

  • Review the Live Review session collaboration tool
Live Review
01:08

After completing this lecture, you will be able to:

  • Review the Fusion Team collaboration tool.
A360 / Fusion Team
01:08

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Invite a user to a project.
  • Remove a user to a project.

Read the attached PDF guide for step-by-step instructions. 

Invite and remove from a project
05:06

Checkpoint quiz
1 question
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Challenge assignments
3 Lectures 00:34
Challenge 1
00:13

Challenge 2
00:10

Challenge 3
00:10
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Course assessment
0 Lectures 00:00
Course assessment
15 questions
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Next steps
3 Lectures 00:14
Share your work
00:04

Design for Industry
00:04

Give us feedback
00:05
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