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Approx. 26 hours to complete

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Subtitles: English

What you will learn

  • Explain the CAD design process as applied to generative design.

  • Summarize the mindset for generative design.

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in more advanced Fusion 360 CAD workflows.

Skills you will gain

Manufacturing Process ManagementComputer-Aided Design (CAD)Autodesk Fusion 360Mechanical EngineeringGenerative Design

Shareable Certificate

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Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

You’ll need a paid subscription to Autodesk® Fusion 360™ to complete these assignments. Review your access or payment options before enrolling.

Approx. 26 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

7 hours to complete

What is Generative Design?

7 hours to complete
23 videos (Total 118 min), 9 readings, 2 quizzes
23 videos
Get the software2m
Fusion UI update4m
Week 1 overview47s
What is Generative Design46s
Comparing Shape Optimization to Generative Design5m
The Fusion 360 User Interface9m
The basics of sketching12m
Creating solid bodies from sketches11m
Understanding Bodies and Components11m
How to collaborate and comment on designs10m
Reviewing a traditional design8m
Creating Obstacle Geometry for Walls4m
Creating Obstacle Geometry for Shelf and Hardware12m
Changing the appearance of a component or body3m
How to identify preserve regions3m
Creating preserve regions for the hardware6m
Practice exercise 1 video instructions23s
Practice exercise 1 solution1m
Practice exercise 2 video instructions21s
Practice exercise 2 solution3m
Practice exercise 3 video instructions19s
Practice exercise 3 solution2m
9 readings
Customer story5m
Get the software10m
What is Generative Design resources2m
About the discussion forum5m
Online learning communities and social media10m
Practice exercise 1 instructions30m
Practice exercise 2 instructions30m
Practice exercise 3 instructions30m
Week 1 Challenge exercise2h
2 practice exercises
Pre-course questions10m
Week 1 quiz10m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Defining a Generative Setup

5 hours to complete
19 videos (Total 64 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
19 videos
Generative Design workspace overview9m
Generative Design Study Settings1m
Selecting Study Materials2m
Defining Generative Objectives2m
Using the Edit Model Workspace to mirror geometry4m
Defining Obstacle Regions2m
Defining Preserve Regions1m
Setting up the first load case9m
Picking a manufacturing method6m
Using the Previewer5m
Solving a Generative Study2m
Viewing a Generative Outcome Live4m
Practice exercise 1 video instructions22s
Practice exercise 1 solution3m
Practice exercise 2 video instructions22s
Practice exercise 2 solution2m
Practice exercise 3 video instructions19s
Practice exercise 3 solution1m
5 readings
Defining a Generative Setup resources2m
Practice exercise 1 instructions30m
Practice exercise 2 instructions30m
Practice exercise 3 instructions30m
Week 2 Challenge exercise2h
1 practice exercise
Week 2 quiz10m
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

Working with Generative Design Outcomes

5 hours to complete
16 videos (Total 53 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
16 videos
Learning the Explore User Interface3m
Options when viewing Outcomes8m
Selecting an Outcome Iteration5m
Creating a 3D Design3m
Viewing and editing a design2m
Creating a distributed design3m
Viewing an Export Mesh Design4m
Invite a user to collaborate2m
Create a share link4m
Practice exercise 1 video instructions21s
Practice exercise 1 solution6m
Practice exercise 2 video instructions18s
Practice exercise 2 solution2m
Practice exercise 3 video instructions20s
Practice exercise 3 solution3m
5 readings
Working with Generative Design Outcomes resources2m
Practice exercise 1 instructions30m
Practice exercise 2 instructions30m
Practice exercise 3 instructions30m
Week 3 Challenge exercise2h
1 practice exercise
Week 3 quiz10m
Week
4

Week 4

10 hours to complete

Post Process a Generative Design for Additive Manufacturing

10 hours to complete
19 videos (Total 80 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
19 videos
Creating a box primitive4m
Using Edit Form8m
Creasing and Uncreasing edges4m
Freeze and Unfreeze3m
Additional form tools4m
Exploring a design timeline3m
Unfreezing and editing geometry5m
Manipulating a form with erase and fill7m
Manually patching a form body12m
Changing the display of a form body6m
Adding design comments for manufacturing4m
Exporting an STL3m
Practice exercise 1 video instructions18s
Practice exercise 1 solution2m
Practice exercise 2 video instructions20s
Practice exercise 2 solution3m
Practice exercise 3 video instructions21s
Practice exercise 3 solution2m
5 readings
Post Process a Generative Design for Additive Manufacturing resources2m
Practice exercise 1 instructions30m
Practice exercise 2 instructions30m
Practice exercise 3 instructions30m
Week 4 Challenge exercise2h
2 practice exercises
Week 4 quiz10m
Course assessment30m

About the Autodesk Generative Design for Manufacturing Specialization

Quickly generate high-performing design alternatives—many that you’d never think of on your own—from a single idea. With generative design, there is no single solution. Instead, there are multiple great solutions. You choose the design that best fits your needs. Generative design is a design exploration process. Designers or engineers input design goals into the generative design software, along with parameters such as performance or spatial requirements, materials, manufacturing methods, and cost constraints. The software explores all the possible permutations of a solution, quickly generating design alternatives. It tests and learns from each iteration what works and what doesn’t. Through this specialization, you’ll learn the foundations of product innovation and generative design while developing your skills in Autodesk® Fusion 360™. Plus, by completing this Specialization, you’ll unlock an additional 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 generative design. You’ll need a paid subscription to Fusion 360 to complete the assignments in this course. Be sure to review your access or payment options before enrolling....
Autodesk Generative Design for Manufacturing

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  • You’ll need a paid subscription to Autodesk® Fusion 360™ to complete all the required assignments in this course. Be sure to review your access or payment options before enrolling

  • The Fusion 360 generative design workspace is available to commercial subscribers and select schools at this time. Learn more on the Autodesk Knowledge Network.

    If you have another type of license, consider enrolling in another Autodesk Specialization on Coursera. CAD and Digital Manufacturing CAD/CAM for Manufacturing

  • Professionals can purchase an annual or monthly commercial subscription to Fusion 360. For more information, visit the Fusion 360 subscribe page.

    Fusion 360 is also available for free to all users as a 30-day trial.

  • Yes! You'll earn a Course Certificate from Coursera and Autodesk upon completing this course, including all graded assignments.

    If you'd like to earn additional recognition from Autodesk, consider enrolling in Autodesk's Generative Design for Manufacturing Specialization. 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.

  • Generative design is a design exploration process. Designers or engineers input design goals into the generative design software, along with parameters such as performance or spatial requirements, materials, manufacturing methods, and cost constraints. The software explores all the possible permutations of a solution, quickly generating design alternatives. It tests and learns from each iteration what works and what doesn’t. Learn more about generative design.

  • This course is designed for mechanical engineering professionals working in the manufacturing industry who want to learn about generative design. Design Engineers who want to understand the manufacturing workflow from design to manufacturing using generative design technology would also benefit from this course.

    This course can also be taken by engineers and designers currently using topology optimization and are interested in learning more about generative design technology in Autodesk Fusion 360.

  • Fusion 360 is both Mac and PC compatible. System requirements can be found here.

  • Installation support for Fusion 360 can be found in the Autodesk Knowledge Network.

  • 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.

    Gallery.

  • 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.

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