Creating a model and a prototype is an essential practice for all product designers. It allows a designer to explore if a design meets desired outcomes. It’s an opportunity to refine and test design alternatives taking a look at form, function, and materials.
In this project, you develop a concept design for athletic shoes. Following the industrial design modeling and prototyping process, you identify user needs, and develop, refine, test, and export your design to a 3D printer using Autodesk Fusion 360.
Autodesk Fusion 360 is a cloud-based CAD/CAM tool for collaborative product development. Fusion 360 enables exploration and iteration on product ideas and collaboration within a distributed product development team. It combines organic shapes modeling, mechanical design, and manufacturing in one comprehensive package.
Concepts covered in this course are
In just 6 lessons and 30 minutes of step-by-step video based instruction, you will be on your way to mastering Fusion 360 while designing your own athletic shoes. No prior experience using CAD is required. This course offers project based learning for anyone who wishes to learn how to use Autodesk Fusion 360 software to create a model and prototype of their design idea. It’s not about the shoes but about learning the design process and CAD skills needed to design and visualize your own design innovations.
This course starts with a course overview summarizing the course benefits and the project design goal, creating athletic shoes. Next, the Fusion 360 introduction walks you through downloading the software and 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 the software.
Using Fusion 360 sketching and modeling tools, you apply both parametric and freeform modeling techniques to create your prototype. The design process starts with importing a hand sketch to jump start the modeling process in Fusion 360. Lessons in sustainability help you establish earth-friendly design practices. Materials choices and the whole product lifecycle make a big impact on mass production and the environment.
You finish by leveraging Fusion 360 state-of-the-art cloud based rendering features to create photo-realistic renders of your design.
By the end of this course, you will have developed the Fusion 360 CAD skills needed to apply CAD in the modeling and prototyping process for product design and you will created your own athletic shoes. Give existing shoe brands a run for their money and get started today!
Learn how to create innovative, attractive, and functional designs. In this class, you'll follow a concept-development process used widely by product and industrial designers. You'll learn how to integrate tools for identifying relevant user needs, develop various potential design concepts, and refine a final solution—all within Fusion 360. Additional tools for visualization such as rendering and 3D printing will allow you to test your concepts and improve them as necessary.
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 four sections, each with one to nine lectures. The sections included are:
Section 1: Getting started
Section 2: Shoe project
Section 3: Quiz
Section 4: Next Steps
In this lesson, explore the Fusion 360 user interface and cloud-based collaboration features. You'll also get hands-on practice using core software features to design and render a simple shape.
In this lesson, you get acquainted with the product and industrial design process, from identifying user needs, to ideation, concept development, testing and refinement, and implementation.
In this lesson, create a new design and import the sketch you created as background canvas. Create a T-Spline primitive body and turn it into the basic shape of the shoe. Also save the file as a new project.
Watch this video to learn about green material selection.
Watch this video to learn about environmental properties of materials.
Watch this video to learn about physical properties of materials.
Learn to create additional parts. Make copies of the shoe's upper body as a base and turn them into additional parts. Further refine these parts into heel and toe supports, lace ribbed structure, and outer sole. You will also convert bodies into components and export the model for 3D printing.
Watch this video to learn about friction and reducing energy loss in design.
Use the timeline to edit existing bodies, sketches, and other components of your model. Fusion 360 will update the components of the model based on your edits.
A360 allows you to collaborate and share your design with everyone from collaborators to open audiences. You can share models, datasets, attachments, and many other assets that are needed for your designs. You can also upload projects to the Autodesk Gallery and share them with external communities.
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