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Intermediate Level

You'll need to use all Autodesk® Fusion 360™ features for this course. Be sure to review your access or payment options before enrolling.

Approx. 27 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

What you will learn

  • Describe the reverse engineering design process and workflow in Fusion 360.

  • Summarize the trends that are influencing the design industry.

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

Skills you will gain

Computer-Aided Design (CAD)Autodesk Fusion 360Mechanical EngineeringManufacturing ProcessesGenerative Design

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online

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Flexible deadlines

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Intermediate Level

You'll need to use all Autodesk® Fusion 360™ features for this course. Be sure to review your access or payment options before enrolling.

Approx. 27 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

6 hours to complete

Working with an Initial Design

6 hours to complete
19 videos (Total 91 min), 9 readings, 2 quizzes
19 videos
Get the software2m
Week 1 overview28s
Identify critical design functions and features8m
Inspect visual and physical properties10m
Component Setup9m
Basic Sketch Creation12m
Basic Feature Creation10m
Adding Mounting Holes6m
Identifying attachment and avoidance geometry5m
Design workspace vs Edit Model workspace6m
Selecting preserve regions2m
Creating obstacle regions4m
Practice exercise 1 video instructions21s
Practice exercise 1 solution2m
Practice exercise 2 video instructions23s
Practice exercise 2 solution3m
Practice exercise 3 video instructions20s
Practice exercise 3 solution3m
9 readings
Customer story5m
Get the software10m
Working with an Initial Design resources2m
About the discussion forum10m
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

6 hours to complete

Defining a Generative Setup and Reviewing Outcomes

6 hours to complete
22 videos (Total 122 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
22 videos
General Generative Design Study Settings2m
Using the connector obstacle tool7m
Defining Moment Loads and Constraints6m
Picking a manufacturing method and materials6m
Previewing and Solving a Generative Study3m
Viewing and Filtering Multiple Outcomes10m
Explore Stress Distribution6m
Create a 3D Design4m
Exploring the timeline and feature history6m
Using erase and fill4m
Manually removing form geometry10m
Exploring additional form modifications11m
Rebuilding part of a form body12m
Finalizing form body modifications12m
Measure Mass Properties3m
Practice exercise 1 video instructions19s
Practice exercise 1 solution2m
Practice exercise 2 video instructions20s
Practice exercise 2 solutions2m
Practice exercise 3 video instructions18s
Practice exercise 3 solutions2m
5 readings
Defining a Generative Setup and Reviewing Outcomes resources2m
Practice exercise 1 instructions30m
Practice exercise 2 instructions30m
Practice exercise 3 instructions30m
Week 2 challenge exercise2h
1 practice exercise
Week 2 quiz5m
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

Reverse Engineering a Generative Design

5 hours to complete
16 videos (Total 84 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
16 videos
Identify existing and optimal geometry4m
Set up a Static Simulation on the Generative Design9m
Set up a Static Simulation on the Original Design10m
Planning for a manufacturing method4m
Creating the base of a design9m
Creating a cut on a sheet metal part7m
Finalizing the I-beam structure10m
Setting up a static stress simulation3m
Reviewing simulation results5m
Practice exercise 1 video instructions20s
Practice exercise 1 solution1m
Practice exercise 2 video instructions17s
Practice exercise 2 solution6m
Practice exercise 3 video instructions20s
Practice exercise 3 solution7m
5 readings
Reverse Engineering a Generative Design resources2m
Practice exercise 1 instructions30m
Practice exercise 2 instructions30m
Practice exercise 3 instructions30m
Week 3 challenge exercise2h
1 practice exercise
Week 3 quiz5m
Week
4

Week 4

10 hours to complete

Reviewing and Refining a Design

10 hours to complete
21 videos (Total 107 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
21 videos
Modify sheet metal parameters4m
Validate new simulation results7m
Set up a distributed design4m
Create a share link5m
Setting up a render4m
Producing renderings5m
Creating an exploded view animation9m
Create a single image drawing10m
Creating an exploded view drawing6m
Creating sheet metal flat patterns11m
Creating sheet metal flat pattern drawings11m
Adding dimensions and notes5m
Sharing detailed drawings3m
Create a simple cam program7m
Practice exercise 1 video instructions20s
Practice exercise 1 solution2m
Practice exercise 2 video instructions16s
Practice exercise 2 solution2m
Practice exercise 3 video instructions19s
Practice exercise 3 solution2m
5 readings
Reviewing and Refining a Design 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

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.

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  • Yes, Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project. Learn more.

  • Yes, you’ll need to use all Autodesk® Fusion 360™ features for this course, including the generative design workspace and Autodesk cloud credits. The generative design workspace is only available to our professional subscription at this time. Be sure to review your access or payment options before enrolling

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

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

  • The generative design workspace is only available to our professional subscription at this time.

    If you're a student, consider enrolling in another Autodesk Specialization on Coursera.

    CAD and Digital Manufacturing.

    CAD/CAM for Manufacturing.

  • 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 the Specialization, you’ll unlock a credential from Autodesk as an added recognition of your success! This achievement includes a digital badge and certificate, which you can add to your resume or share it on social media platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

  • 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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