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In today's modern machine shop floor, having proficiency in cloud-based 3D design software, specifically Fusion 360, has become a crucial and necessary skill for 3D mechanical design. As a result, being proficient in Fusion 360 is now a required skill set for individuals working in this industry.

This course offers a comprehensive learning experience that covers the basics of 3D modeling with Fusion 360, as well as advanced techniques for more experienced users. It focuses on practical knowledge, instructions, and applying Autodesk Fusion 360 to the digital manufacturing process. In addition, through a series of assignments and assessments, it prepares students for the Autodesk Certified Associate for CAD in Mechanical Design certification exam.

This course is designed to be accessible to beginners, as it does not require any previous 3D CAD experience. However, the course also offers challenges and opportunities for advanced 3D CAD professionals to enhance their skills. Therefore, the course caters to both beginners and experienced professionals, providing a jumpstart for those new to 3D CAD and a challenge for those seeking to expand their knowledge.

Course Highlights:

  • Introduction to Fusion 360
  • 3D component modeling
  • 3D assembly modeling and management
  • Think in 3D - motion
  • Shop Floor project
  • Fusion Additive – introduction to 3D printing
  • Self-Paced tutorials preparation for certification exam

Course Benefits:

  • Create 3D Design components and implement the parametric 3D CAD workflow
  • Implement 2D and 3D sketch tools for the creation of Solids, Surfaces and Assemblies
  • Bring assemblies to life with mechanical motion
  • Create and modify basic form bodies
  • Collaborate in the cloud and use direct modeling tools
  • Create a detailed drawing
  • Be prepared to take the Autodesk Certified Associate in CAD for Mechanical Design certification exam

About the Certifying Exam

Students will be able to take the pre-certification exam for the Autodesk Certified Associate in CAD for Mechanical Design as a preparation to the certification.
After the drop deadline, students will receive a student version of Fusion 360 software and ReverseEngineering for Fusion add-in keys at a value of $100. The licenses fees are non-refundable.
Additional Course Information

Course Typically Offered: Summer and Winter, online

Prerequisites: Windows 11 knowledge, basic Microsoft Word and Power Point, Adobe PDF, basic Algebra. Self-motivated.

Hardware Requirements: Please click on the System Requirements for Fusion 360 link to see the hardware requirements.

Next steps: Upon completion of this class, consider enrolling in other courses in the Additive Manufacturing Certificate.

More information: Contact to learn more about Additive Manufacturing and course offerings.

Course Number: MAE-40045
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Additive Manufacturing