Using Fusion 360 as the 3D CAD/CAM tool to design a kick scooter, you will learn the core software features that support engineers in their design process. You’ll explore the engineering process, a series of steps used by engineers to create functional products, parts, and assemblies. From design concept to modeling and prototyping, simulation, documentation, and manufacturing, Fusion 360 provides engineers with the tools for engineering innovation.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
This course contains over 11 lessons outlining the workflow phases and over 1 hour of step-by-step video based instruction and print guide. It’s designed for anyone with any engineering background who wishes to learn how to incorporate the design process and Autodesk Fusion 360 software tools needed for engineering innovation. Not interested in creating a kick scooter? No worries. The skills taught in this course can be applied to any product design.
The course starts with an overview summarizing the course benefits and the project design goal. Next, the Fusion 360 introduction walks you through downloading the software, navigating the user interface, and key features of the software. A quick practice exercise has you apply these skills by creating and rendering a simple shape in Fusion 360.
The design process starts by observing and documenting user needs and interaction. This is an essential step in developing and finalizing the design criteria for the project. You’ll discover how computer aided design (CAD) is used throughout the engineering design process to conceptualize, model, simulate, and manufacture everything from individual industrial parts to large machine assemblies and more.
Using Fusion 360 sketching and modeling tools, you’ll design your kick scooter parts by creating a parametric sketch then using constraints and dimensions to capture the design intent. You then sculpt your parts using T-spline technology to to rapidly explore forms by simply pressing and pulling on subdivided surfaces.
After modeling and sculpting your design, you assemble the parts of your kick scooter and complete a simulation on your design for safety, stress, and deflection on the lever when the user is opening the clamp.
You finish the design process by documenting design and product instructions and by leveraging the cloud to create a photo-realistic render of your design for presentation. Finally, you access the Fusion 360 CAM environment to create setups and 2D toolpaths to machine the steering clamp.
By the end of this course, you will have obtained the skills needed to practice the mechanical engineering design process to take a design idea from concept to prototyping and manufacturing using Fusion 360.
Computer aided design (CAD) has moved beyond just drafting. This course introduces you to the core features in Fusion 360, a 3D cloud based CAD/CAM program, that supports the engineers in their design process. From design concept to modeling and prototyping, simulation, documentation, and manufacturing, Fusion 360 provides engineers with the tools needs for engineering innovation. In this course, you develop your skills through hands on lessons designing a kick scooter. Step-by-step video instruction and print instruction are provided. Let's get started.
The course is designed to facilitate learning at your own pace, culminating with a quiz and next steps. It is structured as a series of eleven sections, each with one to eleven lectures. The eleven sections included are:
Section 1: Getting started
Section 2: The mechanical engineering design process
Section 3: Model your part design
Section 4: Sculpt using T-Spline technology
Section 5: Assemble components
Section 6: Simulation for design testing
Section 7: Document the design
Section 8: Create the rendered images
Section 9: Animate the assembly
Section 10: Make a 3D print
Section 11: Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM)
Get started with Introduction to CAD for Engineers. In this lesson, you get started using Autodesk Fusion 360, a cloud-based 3D CAD/CAM solution. Watch the software tutorial to learn how to navigate the user interface and model a simple project using a box, fillets, and a drilled hole.
In this lesson, you explore the engineering process, a series of steps used by engineers to create functional products, parts, and assemblies.
Watch the software tutorial to learn how to create the body, add fillets and chamfers, and save the file.
Watch the software tutorial to learn how create the body, add a thread, add a chamfer, and save the file.
Watch the software tutorial to learn how create a polygon feature, create the main body, add a chamfer and fillets, add a beveled edge using a sketch, and add a threaded hole.
Watch the software tutorial to learn how create a coil, modify the coil, and save a file.
Watch this software tutorial to learn how to create the body, create a slot in the body, create the outside profile of the body, add chamfers and fillets, add a counterbore hole, and add a threaded hole.
Watch the software tutorial to learn how create the body, create side cut-outs, add fillets and a hole, mirror features, model the profile, and add fillets and a hole.
Watch the software tutorial to learn how create the body, create the slot in the body, create the outside body profile, create the hole, add fillets and chamfers, and add a cut-out for the screw.
Watch the software tutorial to learn how create the body, and add chamfers and threads.
Watch the software tutorial to learn how model the base and upper body, add a thread and chamfer, add a serrated surface, and a fillet and chamfer.
Watch the software tutorial to learn how create the body, add a chamfer, and a threaded hole.
Watch the software tutorial to learn how to create the free form body, add symmetry to form, edit the width and curvature of the form, modify the appearance of the deck, and apply a decal.
Watch the software tutorial to learn how attach a canvas as a reference image, create and edit the free form body, insert edges, add a hole for the handlebar and spilt the body and add an appearance.
Watch the software tutorial to learn how to create components from bodies, create a rigid group and add an as-built joint.
Watch the software tutorial to learn how to assemble the kick scooter in Fusion 360.
Watch the software tutorial to create orthographic and isometric technical drawings using Fusion 360.
A picture is worth a thousand words. In Fusion 360, you can create a photo-realistic render of your design quickly and easily to help communicate your ideas. Watch the software tutorial to learn how to create photorealistic 3D renders using Fusion 360. You also apply different appearances and save the rendered images.
Watch the software to learn how to create an exploded isometric and publish the animation.
Watch the software tutorial to learn how to export your design as an STL file using Fusion 360.
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