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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

  • Inspect a multi-component assembly.

  • Identify manufacturing methods.

  • Practice how to reverse engineer for design intent.

  • Create a Generative Design Outcome.

Skills you will gain

AutodeskComputer-Aided Design (CAD)Mechanical EngineeringGenerative DesignManufacturing Engineer
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Advanced 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

Review and Analyze a Complex Assembly

6 hours to complete
19 videos (Total 70 min), 9 readings, 2 quizzes
19 videos
Get the software2m
Week 1 overview27s
Open and explore a design8m
Create design comments6m
Isolating critical areas in the edit model workspace4m
Creating new components inside edit model7m
Copying and moving bodies and components3m
Changing the color of a body or component2m
Creating an obstacle for moving geometry4m
Create obstacles using the connector obstacle tool9m
Cloning and creating generative models6m
Editing an obstacle region5m
Practice exercise 1 video instructions20s
Practice exercise 1 solution2m
Practice exercise 2 video instructions17s
Practice exercise 2 solution2m
Practice exercise 3 video instruction18s
Practice exercise 3 solution1m
9 readings
Customer story5m
Get the software10m
Review and Analyze a Complex Assembly 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 questions30m
Week 1 quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Set up a Generative Study

5 hours to complete
20 videos (Total 64 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
20 videos
Adjust Generative Study Resolution2m
Select Generative Design materials5m
Selecting a manufacturing method6m
Setting generative objectives2m
Selecting preserve regions to keep1m
Selecting obstacles to avoid1m
Set a designs structural constraints2m
Create real world loading conditions3m
Cloning load cases8m
Create a fully defined generative study8m
Solve a Generative Study to create multiple outcomes4m
Cloning a generative model to copy a study6m
Cloning a study3m
Practice exercise 1 video instructions17s
Practice exercise 1 solution57s
Practice exercise 2 video instructions17s
Practice exercise 2 solution50s
Practice exercise 3 video instructions19s
Practice exercise 3 solution3m
5 readings
Set up a Generative Study resources2m
Practice exercise 1 instructions30m
Practice exercise 2 instructions30m
Practice exercise 3 instructions30m
Week 2 challenge exercise2h
1 practice exercise
Week 2 quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

Select and Post Process an Outcome to Finalize a Design

5 hours to complete
18 videos (Total 80 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
18 videos
Viewing and filtering outcomes10m
Identifying potential outcomes11m
Selecting a final outcome for a design10m
Creating a 3D design from an iteration3m
Review a created design3m
Edit existing geometry with direct modeling4m
Adding a Generative Outcome to an Assembly4m
Measure and inspect geometry5m
Add comments to a design4m
View designs on the web4m
Use A360 Markup tools4m
Practice exercise 1 video instructions19s
Practice exercise 1 solution2m
Practice exercise 2 video instructions17s
Practice exercise 2 solution2m
Practice exercise 3 video instructions19s
Practice exercise 3 solution5m
5 readings
Select and Post Process an Outcome to Finalize a Design resources2m
Practice exercise 1 instructions30m
Practice exercise 2 instructions30m
Practice exercise 3 instructions30m
Week 3 challenge exercise2h
1 practice exercise
Week 3 quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

10 hours to complete

Beneficial Knowledge for Working with Generative Designs

10 hours to complete
20 videos (Total 68 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
20 videos
Setting up a buckling simulation4m
Reviewing a failed simulation solve3m
Reviewing a buckling simulation3m
Setting up a modal frequency simulation2m
Reviewing a modal frequency simulation7m
Setting up a thermal stress simulation5m
Reviewing a thermal stress simulation3m
Mesh Manipulation of a lifting bracket6m
Mesh display options4m
Exporting a mesh file2m
Setting up a 2-axis generative manufacturing method2m
Reviewing generative outcomes for 2-axis cutting3m
Exploring exported 2-axis and unrestricted designs10m
Practice exercise 1 video instructions17s
Practice exercise 1 solution1m
Practice exercise 2 video instructions16s
Practice exercise 2 solution1m
Practice exercise 3 video instructions17s
Practice exercise 3 solution2m
5 readings
Beneficial Knowledge for Working with Generative Designs resources2m
Practice exercise 1 instructions30m
Practice exercise 2 instructions30m
Practice exercise 3 instructions30m
Week 4 challenge exercise2h
2 practice exercises
Week 4 quiz30m
Course assessment30m

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

    CAD and Digital Manufacturing.

    CAD/CAM for Manufacturing.

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    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.

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  • 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.

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    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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