Fusion 360: Create a slide and pop mechanism
What you'll learn
- Design simple parts and gears easily using the Model Workspace.
- Use the Assemble toolbox to make advanced mechanical assemblies.
- Design complex assemblies using Top-Down design approach.
- Use Motion Studies to understand how mechanisms behave.
- Create parts in reference to other parts using in context sketches.
- Learn about the basics of mechanism design and how to put complex mechanisms together
- Understand not only how to create each part but also why is each part designed in the way it is.
- Previous knowledge with any CAD software would be of great help.
- Fusion 360 installed and ready to use.
- Passion towards mechanism design and mechanical machinery.
In this course you will learn about Fusion 360 and how to design complex mechanical assemblies.
After the quick introduction to Fusion 360, section 1 explains step by step how to design slide-n-pop mechanism. The mechanism is used to hide an iPad Pro underneath the surface of a desk or a wall. When the arm rotates, the iPad pops up and the cover slides back. Behind this interesting motion are many parts that are designed to work together to carry out this motion properly. Through the lessons a great focus in given to explain the concept behind each part's design and why it's made the way it is. Throughout the course, you will learn about Fusion 360 power when it comes to assembly modeling. You will gain experience with top-down design using Fusion 360. Further, you will become very comfortable using Fusion 360 for any kind of design work later. This course is comprehensive and cuts through all the important modules in Fusion 360. By the end of the course, you will learn all the basics that you need to approach any mechanical design project in Fusion 360.
Section 1 starts from the ground up; modelling the frame and stationary gear, and moving up step by step to model the cover. You will watch how the mechanism is built step by step while observing the thinking methodology behind the structure of the model. All the modelling done is kept realistic and true to nature by using fasteners, proper sketches, chamfers and well selected materials. You will be getting a front seat to an inside look at how the professional do it.
If you're not familiar with Fusion 360, Section 3 will give you a brief introduction to Fusion. I'll explain the reasons that makes Fusion very special among other CAD softwares. This section includes an introduction to the UI, Data management concepts in Fusion and the special model structure. After that Rule#1 will be introduced and the methodology of the modelling will explained.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who wants to learn how to design cool mechanisms
I'm a mechanical design engineer with 6 years of experience working with various CAD softwares. I have diverse experience designing mechanical systems in different industries. Mechanism Design is my key area of interest and expertise. I am also a self-taught web-developer. I work with React and Typescript on a daily basis.
I love teaching what I know and helping people. I'm very passionate about cool mechanisms. I am also passionate about software and programming. Frontend in particular. I prefer quality over quantity. I promote deep understanding through explaining why things are made the way they are.