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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fusion 360 supports freeform modeling using T-Spines. You apply push pull modeling techniques to form the sculpted model of the lamp base.
Using a top down (multi-body) design approach, you create and assemble lamp components, focusing on assembly joints.
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.
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.
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.
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