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Learners taking this Course are
  • UI/UX Designers
  • Designers
  • Engineers
  • Technical Solutions Engineers
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Advanced Level

Approx. 17 hours to complete

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Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

4 hours to complete

Conceptual Design

21 videos (Total 139 min), 7 readings, 2 quizzes
21 videos
Get the software50s
Fusion 360 user interface update overview4m
Drone overview4m
Design Criteria: Design Specifications7m
Design Criteria: Component Selection | Part 19m
Design Criteria: Component Selection | Part 215m
Design Criteria: Component Selection | Part 313m
Design Criteria: Component Selection | Part 411m
Design Criteria: Component location11m
Creating battery keep-out sketches10m
Starting a complex part8m
Creating a top down view sketch13m
Detailing a top down view sketch10m
Completing a top down view sketch10m
Practice exercise 1 video introduction25s
Practice exercise 1 solution1m
Practice exercise 2 video introduction22s
Practice exercise 2 solution38s
Practice exercise 3 video instructions39s
Practice exercise 3 solution1m
7 readings
Conceptual Design resources2m
About the discussion forum10m
Online learning communities and social media10m
Practice exercise 1 instructions10m
Practice exercise 2 instructions10m
Practice exercise 3 instructions10m
Week 1 challenge exercise10m
2 practice exercises
Pre-course questions10m
Week 1 quiz10m
3 hours to complete

2D Sketches to 3D Solid Model

19 videos (Total 94 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
19 videos
Starting quadcopter solid creation6m
Creating prop protection surface8m
Creating prop protection solid10m
Finish prop protection solid5m
Creating motor mounts8m
Inserting motors and props8m
Smoothing body reliefs5m
Removing unwanted mass9m
Finalizing main body design7m
Generative design feature setup9m
Generative design feature path creation5m
Generative design feature trim surface3m
Practice exercise 1 video instructions30s
Practice exercise 1 solution49s
Practice exercise 2 video instructions31s
Practice exercise 2 solution1m
Practice exercise 3 video instructions30s
Practice exercise 3 solution59s
5 readings
2D to 3D Solid Model resources2m
Practice exercise 1 instructions10m
Practice exercise 2 instructions10m
Practice exercise 3 instructions10m
Week 2 challenge exercise10m
1 practice exercise
Week 2 quiz10m
2 hours to complete

Generative Wing Design

12 videos (Total 42 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
12 videos
Generative design feature creation7m
Generative design feature blend5m
Generative design combine8m
Generative design adjustments5m
Measuring physical properties5m
Practice exercise 1 video instructions22s
Practice exercise 1 solution3m
Practice exercise 2 video instructions33s
Practice exercise 2 solution2m
Practice exercise 3 video instructions18s
Practice exercise 3 solution2m
5 readings
Generative Wing Design resources2m
Practice exercise 1 instructions10m
Practice exercise 2 instructions10m
Practice exercise 3 instructions10m
Week 3 challenge assignment10m
1 practice exercise
Week 3 quiz10m
4 hours to complete

Photorealistic renderings

13 videos (Total 36 min), 8 readings, 3 quizzes
13 videos
Setting up a rendering scene5m
Applying visual appearances5m
Adding decals to a model3m
Controlling the texture of a model4m
Creating a realistic model7m
Creating a turntable animation5m
Practice exercise 1 video instructions28s
Practice exercise 1 solution50s
Practice exercise 2 video instructions24s
Practice exercise 2 solution1m
Practice exercise 3 video instructions28s
Practice exercise 3 solution46s
8 readings
Photorealistic Renderings resources2m
Practice exercise 1 instructions10m
Practice exercise 2 instructions10m
Practice exercise 3 instructions10m
Week 4 challenge exercise10m
Challenge 110m
Challenge 210m
Challenge 310m
2 practice exercises
Week 4 quiz10m
Course assessment20m
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Top reviews from 3D Model Creation with Autodesk Fusion 360

By SCAug 11th 2018

The course was handled really well. Myriad features of fusion 360 were explored in the methodical fashion. Course videos were clear and left no room for doubt.

By ESMay 17th 2019

I did not find any problems understanding the tutorials. I loved the fact that the project was about a drone too.

About Autodesk

Today's challenges will be solved by tomorrow's designers. That's why Autodesk gives students, educators, and educational institutions free access to our design software, creativity apps, and learning resources. A market leader for more than 30 years, Autodesk offers the broadest and deepest portfolio of products in the design world. Autodesk helps people imagine, design and create a better world. Everyone—from design professionals, engineers and architects to digital artists, students and hobbyists—uses Autodesk software to unlock their creativity and solve important challenges....

About the CAD and Digital Manufacturing Specialization

The future of making is here, bringing with it radical changes in the way things are designed, made, and used. And it’s disrupting every industry. With the right knowledge and tools, this disruption is your opportunity—whether you're an entrepreneur, designer, or engineer. Today’s dominant technology trends—cloud computing, mobile technology, social connection, and collaboration—are driving businesses and consumers alike to explore profoundly different ways to design, make, and use things. This kind of industry transformation has happened before, but the pace of change is now much faster. In today’s competitive landscape, anyone can be an innovator—and it’s all about who innovates first. Through this specialization, you will learn the foundations of product innovation and digital manufacturing while developing your technical skills within Autodesk® Fusion 360™. Plus, by completing this Specialization, you’ll unlock an Autodesk Credential as further recognition of your success! The Autodesk Credential comes with a digital badge and certificate, which you can add to your resume and share on social media platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Sharing your Autodesk Credential can signal to hiring managers that you’ve got the right skills for the job and you’re up on the latest industry trends like digital manufacturing....
CAD and Digital Manufacturing

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • Visit this page to learn how to download Fusion 360 and to learn about the Autodesk Education license terms.


  • Fusion 360 is available for free to all users as a 30-day trial version. A free, 1-year startup license is also available for hobbyists, enthusiasts, makers, and emerging businesses that make less than $100k in revenue per year. After one year, you can reselect the startup entitlement or transition to a commercial entitlement.

    Professionals earning more than $100k annually can purchase a Fusion 360 subscription as an annual or monthly license. For more information, visit the Fusion 360 subscribe page: https://www.autodesk.com/products/fusion-360/subscribe?plc=F360B&term=1-YEAR&support=ADVANCED&quantity=1

  • Fusion 360 is both MAC and PC compatible. System requirements can be found here: https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/fusion-360/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/System-requirements-for-Autodesk-Fusion-360.html

  • Installation support for Fusion 360 can be found in the Autodesk Knowledge Network: https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/fusion-360/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/How-does-Fusion-360-get-installed.html

  • The Autodesk Fusion 360 gallery is a great resource for design inspiration. With Fusion 360, file sharing is easy. Follow the instructions for sharing a file in Fusion 360 and share your design in the gallery.

    Instructions: https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/fusion-360/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/How-to-share-a-Fusion-360-design.html

    Gallery: https://gallery.autodesk.com/fusion360/projects#filters=%5B%5D&sort=popularityDescending

  • The Autodesk Certified User program offers students an opportunity to validate their Fusion 360 skills to prepare for professional careers in design and engineering. The certification exam is offered through 14,000 Certiport Testing Centers, and is available to students, educators, and professionals. To learn more about the Autodesk Certified user certification, visit www.certiport.com/acu.

  • Autodesk offers several programs that provide opportunities for developing your Fusion 360 skills. Earn recognition from industry pros through Autodesk Design for Industry challenges. The Design for Industry challenges are offered several times per year and are a great way to apply your software and design skills and develop your portfolio. For more information, visit https://academy.autodesk.com/design-for-industry.

    If you are ready to learn new skills, build important relationships, and gain practical experience, then it’s time to embark on your path to becoming an Autodesk Student Expert. Start by entering the Student Expert Orientation: https://academy.autodesk.com/student-expert-network.

  • Yes, you do have the option to audit the courses in this specialization. Please note you must audit each course individually.

    When you audit a course: • You'll be able to see most of the course materials for free, but you won't be able to submit assignments or get grades for your work. • You won't be able to submit assignments for feedback or a grade. • You won't get a Course or Specialization Certificate.

    Visit the Coursera Help Center to learn more about auditing a course: https://learner.coursera.help/hc/en-us/articles/209818613

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