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Approx. 12 hours to complete
Subtitles: English


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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course


Week 1

4 hours to complete

Waterjet Program

4 hours to complete
21 videos (Total 77 min), 7 readings, 2 quizzes
21 videos
Get the software50s
Fusion 360 user interface update overview4m
Week 1 overview30s
Starting an FPV drone chassis design6m
FPV drone chassis layout6m
Creating the base solid of a drone chassis8m
Sketching the mass removal areas5m
Mass removal from chassis9m
Filleting sharp corners3m
Creating a 2D cutting CAM setup3m
Defining a waterjet cutting toolpath9m
Simulating a waterjet cut4m
Outputting a numerical control file2m
Updating a parametric design2m
Practice exercise 1 video introduction28s
Practice exercise 1 solution2m
Practice exercise 2 video introduction32s
Practice exercise 2 solution1m
Practice exercise 3 video introduction29s
Practice exercise 3 solution1m
7 readings
Waterjet program resources10m
About discussion forum10m
Online learning communities and social media10m
Practice exercise 110m
Practice exercise 2 instructions10m
Practice exercise 3 instructions10m
Week 1 challenge exercise10m
2 practice exercises
Pre-course questions30m
Week 1 quiz30m

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Propeller Program

2 hours to complete
17 videos (Total 55 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
17 videos
Creation of a CNC mill setup3m
Creating 2D toolpaths6m
Creating a drill and tap toolpath6m
Simulating a CNC program2m
Removing large material with adaptive toolpaths5m
Machining fine details with a 3D pencil toolpath5m
Creating multi-axis toolpaths4m
Tracing a complex edge with multi-axis contour3m
Machining a propeller blade with multi-axis flow4m
Update a CAM program with model changes2m
Practice exercise 1 video introduction30s
Practice exercise 1 solution2m
Practice exercise 2 video introduction33s
Practice exercise 2 solution1m
Practice exercise 3 video introduction28s
Practice exercise 3 solution2m
5 readings
Propeller program resources10m
Practice exercise 1 instructions10m
Practice exercise 2 instructions10m
Practice exercise 3 instructions10m
Week 2 challenge exercise10m
1 practice exercise
Week 2 quiz30m

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Quadcopter Assembly

2 hours to complete
15 videos (Total 46 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
15 videos
Component tray54s
Flight Controllers2m
Power distribution boards3m
Controllers and receivers1m
Electronic speed controller2m
Motors and propellers3m
Video transmission and remote viewing4m
Tools and supplies2m
Assembly of the motors and camera2m
Populating the component tray10m
Connect the motors and the video TX module4m
Securing wires and installing propellers3m
Installing the battery and power up test2m
5 readings
Quadcopter Assembly resources10m
Practice exercise 110m
Practice exercise 210m
Practice exercise 310m
Week 3 challenge exercise10m
1 practice exercise
Week 3 quiz30m

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Setup and Test Flights

4 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 44 min), 8 readings, 3 quizzes
7 videos
LibrePilot overview5m
Running the vehicle setup wizard10m
Running the transmitter setup wizard4m
Setting up the camera tilt servo8m
Test flight7m
Test flight recap6m
8 readings
Setup and test flights resources10m
Practice exercise 110m
Practice exercise 210m
Practice exercise 310m
Week 4 challenge exercise10m
Challenge 110m
Challenge 210m
Challenge 310m
2 practice exercises
Week 4 quiz30m
Course assessment30m



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About the CAD and Digital Manufacturing Specialization

The future of making is here, bringing with it radical changes in the way things are designed, made, and used. And it’s disrupting every industry. With the right knowledge and tools, this disruption is your opportunity—whether you're an entrepreneur, designer, or engineer. Today’s dominant technology trends—cloud computing, mobile technology, social connection, and collaboration—are driving businesses and consumers alike to explore profoundly different ways to design, make, and use things. This kind of industry transformation has happened before, but the pace of change is now much faster. In today’s competitive landscape, anyone can be an innovator—and it’s all about who innovates first. Through this specialization, you will learn the foundations of product innovation and digital manufacturing while developing your technical skills within Autodesk® Fusion 360™. Plus, 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 like digital manufacturing....
CAD and Digital Manufacturing

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  • Visit this page to learn how to download Fusion 360 and to learn about the Autodesk Education license terms.


  • Fusion 360 is available for free to all users as a 30-day trial version. A free, 1-year startup license is also available for hobbyists, enthusiasts, makers, and emerging businesses that make less than $100k in revenue per year. After one year, you can reselect the startup entitlement or transition to a commercial entitlement.

    Professionals earning more than $100k annually can purchase a Fusion 360 subscription as an annual or monthly license. For more information, visit the Fusion 360 subscribe page: https://www.autodesk.com/products/fusion-360/subscribe?plc=F360B&term=1-YEAR&support=ADVANCED&quantity=1

  • Fusion 360 is both Mac and PC compatible. System requirements can be found here: https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/fusion-360/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/System-requirements-for-Autodesk-Fusion-360.html

  • Installation support for Fusion 360 can be found in the Autodesk Knowledge Network: https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/fusion-360/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/How-does-Fusion-360-get-installed.html

  • 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: https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/fusion-360/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/How-to-share-a-Fusion-360-design.html

    Gallery: https://gallery.autodesk.com/fusion360/projects#filters=%5B%5D&sort=popularityDescending

  • 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.

  • Autodesk offers several programs that provide opportunities for developing your Fusion 360 skills. Earn recognition from industry pros through Autodesk Design for Industry challenges. The Design for Industry challenges are offered several times per year and are a great way to apply your software and design skills and develop your portfolio. For more information, visit https://academy.autodesk.com/design-for-industry.

    If you are ready to learn new skills, build important relationships, and gain practical experience, then it’s time to embark on your path to becoming an Autodesk Student Expert. Start by entering the Student Expert Orientation: https://academy.autodesk.com/student-expert-network.

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