Fusion 360 For Hobbyists and Woodworkers
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Fusion 360 For Hobbyists and Woodworkers

Learn by doing! Follow along as Mike teaches you to 3D model five projects from start to finish using Fusion 360.
4.4 (1,861 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
7,920 students enrolled
Created by Michael Moyer
Last updated 4/2020
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This course includes
  • 9 hours on-demand video
  • 16 articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn to model your woodworking projects in a 3D environment.
  • Virtually prototype your ideas.
  • Create plans and technical drawings from your designs.
  • Create digital design files for 3D printing and CNC machining.
Requirements
  • You should be able to use a PC at a beginner level.
Description

This course is designed to teach Fusion 360 in the way that I learn best - with start to finish project tutorials. As a self-taught 3D modeler, I found it difficult and frustrating to understand a tool or process without having any context for when it might be used.

In "Fusion 360 For Hobbyists and Woodworkers" we model five different projects using only the tools necessary for that model. Each project gets progressively more difficult as you build on your newly acquired skills.

Why Learn CAD as a Hobbyist or Woodworker?

  • Use CAD to save time, money and materials.
  • Work from your own plans.
  • "Virtually prototype" your ideas before building them.
  • Design projects for CNC and 3D printing.

Why FUSION 360?

  • Parametric modeling.
  • Design history timeline.
  • Joints and contact sets.
  • CAD and CAM in one.
  • It's FREE!

What TOPICS Are Covered in This Course?

  • 95% in the "Model" workspace.
  • 3D model woodworking and 3D printing/CNC projects.
  • Create plans and technical drawings.
  • Apply materials and appearances to your design.
  • Add functionality to your ideas.
Who this course is for:
  • Woodworkers and hobbyists to want to 3D model their projects before building them in the shop.
  • People who want to design projects for 3D printing and CNC machines.
Course content
Expand all 74 lectures 08:56:01
+ Getting Started
8 lectures 41:19

Autodesk updates Fusion 360 regularly.  Here's a look at the new user interface. 

Preview 05:27
Basic Navigation (Updated 2020)
10:17
Introduction to Lauren
00:57
Lauren’s Beginner Tips
03:20
Switching From Sketchup to Fusion 360
07:02
Pan and Orbit Without Scroll Wheel
02:27

This "Basic Navigation" is the original version uploaded when the course was created.  You can feel free to watch this version or the updated video with the new user interface. 

Preview 09:20
+ Project #1 Wooden Candle Holder
7 lectures 47:56
Wooden Candle Holder (Updated 2020)
19:28
Project #1 Overview
00:14
Lauren’s Thoughts on the Wooden Candle Holder
02:23
Shop Time - Build The Wooden Candle Holder
01:20
Project #1 Resources
00:06

NOTE:  The latest version of Fusion 360 now includes the "sketch constraint" option as a default.  You can ignore my instruction at 5:40 where we turn it on in the preferences menu.  

Wooden Candle Holder - Sketch The Shape (LEGACY VERSION)
12:30
Wooden Candle Holder - Extrude The Parts (LEGACY VERSION)
11:54
+ Project #2 Battery Organizer
7 lectures 01:07:27
Project #2 Overview
00:26
Shortcuts and Hotkeys in Fusion 360
08:55
Battery Organizer - Create The Holder
20:00
Battery Organizer - Create The Dispenser
20:00
Battery Organizer - Finish the Scoop
13:30
Lauren’s Thoughts on the Battery Organizer
04:29
Project #2 Resources
00:06
+ Project #3 TV Tray Table
9 lectures 01:07:38
Project #3 Overview
00:19
TY Tray Table - Top and Supports
20:00
TV Tray Table - Dowel and Slot
16:01
Introduction to Joints
09:13
TV Tray Table - Make it Function
12:50
Lauren's Thoughts on the TV Tray
00:54
Project/Include Operation
06:52

NOTE: If you're having issues with your TV Tray Table legs being "locked" in place after adding your joints, it's because the holes for your dowels are not perfectly lined up. Please see the quick screencast in the resources for the solution.

Lauren’s Thoughts on the Project/Include Operation
01:23
Project #3 Resources
00:06
+ Project # 4 Miter Saw Cabinet
12 lectures 02:20:22
Project #4 Overview
00:18
Miter Saw Cabinet - Cabinet and Shelf
20:00
Miter Saw Cabinet - Expansion Wings
20:00
Miter Saw Cabinet - Adding Joints
20:00
Miter Saw Cabinet - Joint Limits
06:12
Lauren’s Thoughts on the Miter Saw Cabinet
04:03
Creating Plans and Technical Drawings - Intro and Cover Page
20:00
Creating Plans and Technical Drawings - Parts List and Diagram
20:00
Creating Plans and Technical Drawings - Wing and Cabinet Assembly
20:00
Creating Plans and Technical Drawings - Exporting To PDF
03:26
Shop Time - Building the Miter Saw Cabinet
06:16
Project #4 Resources
00:06
+ Project #5 Dust Collection Blast Gate
9 lectures 01:13:15
Project #5 Overview
00:19
Construction Planes
11:16
Dust Collection Blast Gates - Base and Top
20:00
Dust Collection Blast Gates - Ports and Gates
20:00
Dust Collection Blast Gates - Finger Holds and Joints
10:40
Lauren’s Thoughts on the Dust Collection Blast Gates
01:00
Basic 3D Printing Workflow
05:07
Shop Time - Printing and Installing the Blast Gates
04:47
Project #5 Resources
00:06
+ Make It Look Good!
4 lectures 21:48
Section Overview
00:19
Appearance and Physical Materials
16:45
Importing Logos and Vector Files
04:37
Resources
00:06
+ Fixing Mistakes
6 lectures 31:07
Section Overview
00:11
Changes to size, shape, and dimension.
06:05
Splitting and combining objects in your project.
09:23
Red and yellow warnings in your design history.
06:54
Suppress vs. Remove vs. Delete
08:27
Resources
00:06
+ Advanced Tips
8 lectures 39:24
Section Overview
00:14
Motion Links
13:33
Rectangular and Circular Patterns
08:11
Revolve vs. Sweep Tool
05:06
The Spline Tool
02:31
The Loft Tool
06:17
Press Pull vs. Extrude
03:25
Resources
00:06