Introduction to Fusion 360: Design a Lamp in an Hour
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Introduction to Fusion 360: Design a Lamp in an Hour

Learn Autodesk Fusion 360 in an hour. This short class introduces you to Fusion 360 through the design of a table lamp.
4.5 (36 ratings)
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1,418 students enrolled
Last updated 4/2017
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 7 Articles
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Navigate the Autodesk Fusion 360 interface.
  • Perform foundational skills, such as creating new bodies using solid and free form models.
  • Create drawings of parts, including projected views and annotations towards the design of a table lamp.
  • Render the design of a lamp shade and stand.
  • Export table lamp parts for 3D printing.
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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 to also perform cloud renderings.
Description

Learn Fusion 360 in under an hour. This short class includes everything you need, whether you are new to CAD or using parametric CAD software already. We'll introduce you to valuable tools that can be used to learn and teach Autodesk Fusion 360 essentials, with a scaffolded learning experience to develop and apply your skills to a real world design challenge inspired by the Louis Kalff "Krähenfuss" table lamp. The class includes step-by-step video instruction, a print (PDF) guide, and quiz.

After completing this course, you will have a basic understanding of editing 3D models using Autodesk Fusion 360 to quickly produce a desk lamp, using a range of tools. You will also be able to output documentation from the model and add dimensions.

Who is the target audience?
  • Beginning students who are interested in learning CAD for product design.
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Getting started
2 Lectures 01:53

This short class includes everything you need, whether you are new to CAD or using parametric CAD software already. We'll introduce you to valuable tools that can be used to learn and teach Autodesk Fusion 360 essentials, with a scaffolded learning experience to develop and apply your skills to a real world design challenge inspired by the Louis Kalff "Krähenfuss" table lamp. The class includes step-by-step video instruction, a print (PDF) guide, and quiz. 

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 fourteen sections, each with a single lecture or quiz. The sections included are:

Section 1: Course introduction

Section 2: Introduction to Fusion 360 User Interface

Section 3: Import a sketch to start your design 

Section 4: Model the lamp shade

Section 5: Model the lamp arm

Section 6: Sculpt the lamp base

Section 7: Create & assemble lamp components

Section 8: Document the lamp design

Section 9: Create a photo real render

Section 10: Export for 3D printing

Section 11: Design review & collaboration

Section 12: Quiz

Section 13: Next steps

Section 14: Additional resources


Course introduction
01:39

Fusion 360 new project setup
00:14
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Introduction to Fusion 360 User Interface
1 Lecture 04:50

This lesson walks you through the the key areas of the Fusion 360 user interface. You explore the Fusion user interface and get hands-on practice using core features to create a box.

Intro to Fusion 360 UI
04:50
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Import a sketch to start your design
1 Lecture 04:28

Sketches are the starting point for most designs. In this lesson, you learn how to start a new design and  import a sketch profile of the lampshade into Fusion 360 to quickly start your design process.

Sketch the lamp
04:28
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Model the lamp shade
1 Lecture 03:17

Working with the imported sketch from the previous lesson, you easily create a solid model of the lamp shade in Fusion 360, creating a solid model and modifying the material and color.

Model the lamp shade
03:17
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Model the lamp arm
1 Lecture 05:50

Using the Sweep command, you create a solid model of the lamp arm, adding a thread to the end of the arm and modifying the material and appearance of the arm.

Model the lamp arm
05:50
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Sculpt the lamp base
1 Lecture 07:33

Fusion 360 supports freeform modeling using T-Spines. You apply push pull modeling techniques to form the sculpted model of the lamp base. 

Sculpt the lamp base
07:33
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Create & assemble lamp components
1 Lecture 04:57

Using a top down (multi-body) design approach, you create and assemble lamp components, focusing on assembly joints.  

Create & assemble lamp components
04:57
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Document the lamp design
1 Lecture 03:41

Technical drawings are essential to visually communicating how a design functions or is to be constructed.  In this lesson, you learn how to create a new drawing, create orthographic and isometric views of the lamp and add dimensions and text.

Document
03:41
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Create a photo real render
1 Lecture 03:31

A picture is worth a thousand words. Photo real 3D renders allow you to speed concept approvals, identify problems, and sell your design idea. Using the Fusion 360 Render workspace, you learn how to create a photorealistic render of your lamp using cloud rendering. 

Render the lamp design
03:31
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Export for 3D printing
1 Lecture 02:34

Exporting your design for fabrication  is simple. This lesson will walk you through the export options in Fusion and how to export the lamp stand in the STL format.

Export to STL file
02:34
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