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Approx. 23 hours to complete

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What you will learn

  • Inspect a multicomponent assembly.

  • Identify manufacturing methods based on part inspection.

  • Create detailed drawings for manufacturing.

  • Practice creating toolpaths for manufacture.

Skills you will gain

Computer-Aided Design (CAD)Computer-Aided ManufacturingDesign for manufacturingCAMMechanical Engineering

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

5 hours to complete

Drafting for Manufacture

5 hours to complete
22 videos (Total 96 min), 7 readings, 2 quizzes
22 videos
Get the software2m
Week 1 overview41s
Create a detail drawing from design9m
Creating views on a detailed drawing6m
Adding centerlines and center marks to views4m
Adding dimensions7m
Using text notes5m
Adding symbols to identify datums and surface finish9m
Exporting to a PDF2m
Creating a drawing from an assembly4m
Creating a drawing from an animation3m
Adding a parts list table6m
Modifying part numbers and descriptions3m
Creating a custom title block9m
Creating a multiple sheet drawing template11m
Practice exercise 1 overview15s
Practice exercise 1 solution2m
Practice exercise 2 overview19s
Practice exercise 2 solution3m
Practice exercise 3 overview17s
Practice exercise 3 solution2m
7 readings
Drafting for Manufacture5m
About the discussion forum10m
Online learning communities and social media5m
Practice exercise 1 instructions30m
Practice exercise 2 instructions30m
Practice exercise 3 instructions30m
Week 1 challenge exercise1h 30m
2 practice exercises
Pre-course quiz5m
Week 1 quiz10m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Design for Manufacture

4 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 69 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
14 videos
Reviewing a design for 3 axis CNC milling8m
Making design changes to simplify the manufacturing process8m
Adding non-critical features to aid in manufacturing5m
Designing fixtures9m
Designing soft jaws11m
Modifying soft jaws7m
Creating a file that is ready to manufacture8m
Practice exercise 1 overview21s
Practice exercise 1 solution2m
Practice exercise 2 overview17s
Practice exercise 2 solution2m
Practice exercise 3 overview16s
Practice exercise 3 solution2m
5 readings
Design for Manufacture resources5m
Practice exercise 1 instructions30m
Practice exercise 2 instructions30m
Practice exercise 3 instructions30m
Week 2 challenge exercise1h 30m
1 practice exercise
Week 2 quiz10m
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

Setting up a CNC Milling program

5 hours to complete
22 videos (Total 113 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
22 videos
Creating a tool library on the cloud2m
Populating a tool library and adjusting tool parameters11m
Creating a custom tool3m
Creating a milling setup6m
Creating a facing toolpath4m
Creating a 2D contour toolpath8m
Create a drilling toolpath4m
Create a tapping toolpath3m
Create a second setup9m
Creating an adaptive clearing toolpath5m
Finish mill a part10m
Finish drill a part5m
Simulating toolpaths9m
Exporting G code6m
Creating a setup sheet7m
Practice exercise 1 overview19s
Practice exercise 1 solution3m
Practice exercise 2 overview17s
Practice exercise 2 solution5m
Practice exercise 3 overview20s
Practice exercise 3 solution1m
5 readings
Setting up a CNC Milling program resources5m
Practice exercise 1 instructions30m
Practice exercise 2 instructions30m
Practice exercise 3 instructions30m
Week 3 challenge exercise1h 30m
1 practice exercise
Week 3 quiz10m
Week
4

Week 4

8 hours to complete

Machining complex geometry

8 hours to complete
21 videos (Total 113 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
21 videos
Identifying how to hold a complex part7m
Creating a milling setup using a machine configuration14m
Roughing and clearing a part10m
Finishing details on a part.9m
Updating a tool list1m
Using a 3D parallel toolpath9m
Semi-finish a part9m
Using a 3D ramp toolpath6m
Using a 3D pencil toolpath3m
Comparing spiral, radial and scallop toolpaths13m
Creating toolpath patterns4m
Understanding work offsets5m
Create and export an NC program3m
CAM expressions and default settings4m
Practice exercise 1 overview15s
Practice exercise 1 solution3m
Practice exercise 2 overview18s
Practice exercise 2 solution2m
Practice exercise 3 overview20s
Practice exercise 3 solution1m
5 readings
Machining complex geometry resources5m
Practice exercise 1 instructions30m
Practice exercise 2 instructions30m
Practice exercise 3 instructions30m
Week 4 challenge exercise1h 30m
2 practice exercises
Week 4 quiz10m
Course assessment40m

About the Autodesk CAD/CAM/CAE for Mechanical Engineering Specialization

The demand placed on today’s engineers goes above and beyond the job description. Products have become complex and engineers are more frequently asked to leave specialized roles and to take on a wide variety of tasks that are beyond their traditional responsibilities. These tasks are centered on form, fit, and function. Engineers need to factor in broader concerns such as cost, procurement, sustainability, manufacturability, and serviceability. Their role has moved away from an individual responsibility to working as part of a collaborative engineering team, executing tradeoffs with both engineering and business stakeholders to meet project goals. These trends have forced today’s engineers to broaden their skillset to be successful. Engineers today are required to be on the cutting edge of design innovation. This means not only understanding engineering principles that govern the title and role, but also perfecting the toolsets needed to design and develop products. Through this specialization, you’ll learn the foundations of applying computer aided design (CAD), computer aided engineering (CAE), and manufacturing principles while developing your technical skills within Autodesk Fusion 360....
Autodesk CAD/CAM/CAE for Mechanical Engineering

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