About this Course
4.5
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53 reviews
This course will demonstrate how to use 3D printing software to create digital designs that can be turned into physical objects. It will also demonstrate how 3D scanners work to turn physical objects into digital designs. This course is hands-on in nature and will provide step-by-step instructions to guide you through two popular 3D modeling programs, Tinkercad and Fusion 360. Learners who complete this course will be able to use 3D software to design a wide variety of objects for both personal and professional use. In addition, learners who enroll in the course certificate will receive extended free access to Fusion 360 (provided by Autodesk). Please copy/paste the following links to your browser's search bar to view the requirements for each of the following software elements used in this course: Sketchbook: https://support.sketchbook.com/hc/en-us/articles/209671938-SketchBook-Desktop-System-Requirements Tinkercad: https://support.tinkercad.com/hc/en-us/articles/205849108-What-are-Tinkercad-s-Browser-and-Platform-requirements- Autodesk Fusion 360: https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/fusion-360/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/System-requirements-for-Autodesk-Fusion-360.html Sketchfab: https://help.sketchfab.com/hc/en-us/articles/203059088-Compatibility 123D Catch: Same as Tinkercad...
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Approx. 22 hours to complete
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Suggested: 4 hours/week

Approx. 22 hours to complete
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English

Subtitles: English, Russian

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Section
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1 hour to complete

Course Orientation

You will become familiar with the course, your classmates, and our learning environment. The orientation will also help you obtain the technical skills required for the course....
Reading
1 video (Total 3 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
Reading5 readings
Syllabus10m
About the Discussion Forums10m
Glossary10m
Updating Your Profile10m
Social Media10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Orientation Quiz18m
Clock
3 hours to complete

Module 1: Design Sketching for 3D Printing

Design starts with capturing our ideas and a great starting point is to draw. In this module, you will learn how to draw and communicate your ideas. This will set you up with the foundation to express yourself in three dimensions in the subsequent modules. ...
Reading
3 videos (Total 42 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video3 videos
Why We Sketch16m
Sketchbook Basics22m
Reading1 reading
Module 1 Overview10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 112m

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Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

Module 2: Tinkercad

Let’s move from expressing our ideas in two dimensions (sketching) to expressing them in three dimensions. You will learn how to use Tinkercad, which is a great software for beginners, before we learn more advanced modeling software (Fusion 360) in module 3....
Reading
1 video (Total 2 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video1 video
Reading1 reading
Module 2 Overview10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz12m

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Section
Clock
4 hours to complete

Module 3: Fusion 360 Basics

From TinkerCAD, we are moving on to Fusion 360. This is a very powerful tool to turn your ideas into reality. You will learn the Basic user interface, to make sure you understand how to move in a 3D environment. You will learn how to build some primitive shapes and some sketch based shapes....
Reading
9 videos (Total 69 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video9 videos
Navigating the User Interface11m
Managing Files in Data Panel and A3603m
Working with Primitives8m
Sketch-Based Construction9m
Additional Help with Sketch-based Tools6m
Using Bodies and Components2m
Creating Bodies 114m
Creating Bodies 212m
Reading1 reading
Module 3 Overview10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz30m

4

Section
Clock
3 hours to complete

Module 4: Fusion 360 Advanced

From the basics, we move on to some advaned concepts. You will learn about the sculpt tool in Fusion 360. The sculpt tool gives you a lot of power, and allows everyone to build complex forms with a short learning curve....
Reading
7 videos (Total 56 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video7 videos
Using the Sculpt Tool 115m
Using the Sculpt Tool 28m
Using the Sculpt Tool 35m
Using the Sculpt Tool 46m
Why to Render1m
How to Render15m
Reading1 reading
Module 4 Overview10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz10m
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Top Reviews

By DSMar 23rd 2018

This is the best course I have made on this year. This course give to you a chance to create objects from reality or just using your imagination. Enjoy this course, guys. Thank you for all.

By PKMar 31st 2017

Excellent course , i finally learned how to use Fusion 360 and make something that can be 3D printed , i also learned about 3D scanning techniques .\n\nenjoy this course , best of luck :)

Instructor

Jeffrey Smith

Education Manager
Autodesk

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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 purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, 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.

  • Please select the following links to copy and paste into your browser's search bar to view the technological requirements for each of the following software elements used in this course:

    Sketchbook: https://support.sketchbook.com/hc/en-us/articles/209671938-SketchBook-Desktop-System-Requirements

    Tinkercad: https://support.tinkercad.com/hc/en-us/articles/205849108-What-are-Tinkercad-s-Browser-and-Platform-requirements-

    Autodesk Fusion 360: https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/fusion-360/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/System-requirements-for-Autodesk-Fusion-360.html

    Sketchfab: https://help.sketchfab.com/hc/en-us/articles/203059088-Compatibility

    123D Catch: Same as Tinkercad

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