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Approx. 17 hours to complete
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What you will learn

  • Explain the design to manufacturing process used to take a digital model to a physical part through CNC programming.

  • Summarize the toolset available in Fusion 360.

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in Fusion 360 applying design and manufacturing workflows to take digital parts to physical prototypes.

Skills you will gain

AutodeskManufacturing Process ManagementEngineeringFusion 360Mechanical Engineering
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English
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

The future of manufacturing and innovation

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 28 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Get the software2m
Week 1 overview33s
Trends in manufacturing9m
Introduction to digital manufacturing3m
Mechanical engineering career skills11m
3 readings
The future of manufacturing and innovation resources1m
About the discussion forum5m
Online learning communities and social media5m
1 practice exercise
Pre-course questions5m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Fusion 360 Foundational Concepts

5 hours to complete
21 videos (Total 106 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
21 videos
What is Fusion 360?2m
Explain key differences in design workflow from Tinkercad to Fusion 3608m
Explain key differences in design workflow from Solidworks to Fusion 3608m
Where’s my data? Understand how Fusion 360 stores your data4m
Create a new project and create a folder in a project4m
Learn how to open, close and save a file5m
Accessing and Customizing Tools9m
Understanding Bodies and Components10m
Capture Design History5m
Invite and remove collaborators from a project5m
View admin settings and set a default hub12m
Cache, download archive and restore a fusion 360 project8m
Share and manage design links5m
Copy and move designs from one folder to another8m
Practice exercise 1 overview22s
Practice exercise 1 solution1m
Practice exercise 2 overview18s
Practice exercise 2 solution1m
Practice exercise 3 overview18s
Practice exercise 3 solution1m
5 readings
Fusion 360 Foundational Concepts resources5m
Practice exercise 1 instructions30m
Practice exercise 2 instructions30m
Practice exercise 3 instructions30m
Week 2 challenge exercise1h 30m
1 practice exercise
Week 2 quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

Introduction to CAD Modeling

5 hours to complete
22 videos (Total 69 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
22 videos
Create a basic sketch6m
Fully define a complex sketch8m
Create and shell a drafted part2m
Create a Revolve3m
Apply fillets to a model1m
Create a feature pattern4m
Saving an STL file for 3D printing5m
Apply an as-built joint2m
Drive and animate a joint3m
Edit a joint limit2m
Explode a component5m
Create a rendering4m
Create a detailed drawing from an animation2m
Add a parts table3m
Add drawing dimensions2m
Practice exercise 1 overview20s
Practice exercise 1 solution4m
Practice exercise 2 overview17s
Practice exercise 2 solution3m
Practice exercise 3 overview18s
Practice exercise 3 solution1m
5 readings
Introduction to CAD Modeling resources5m
Practice exercise 1 instructions30m
Practice exercise 2 instructions30m
Practice exercise 3 instructions30m
Week 3 challenge exercise1h 30m
1 practice exercise
Week 3 quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

6 hours to complete

Introduction to CAM and CAE

6 hours to complete
18 videos (Total 46 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
18 videos
Define a new tool3m
Create a facing toolpath3m
Create a contour toolpath3m
Simulate a program1m
Export an NC file3m
Use Simplify to remove bodies4m
Select a Simulation Material2m
Activate Automatic Contacts1m
Solve and Review a simulation5m
Add load conditions2m
Clone a simulation model4m
Practice exercise 1 overview23s
Practice exercise 1 solution3m
Practice exercise 2 overview21s
Practice exercise 2 solution1m
Practice exercise 3 overview18s
Practice exercise 3 solution1m
5 readings
Introduction to CAM and CAE resources5m
Practice exercise 1 instructions30m
Practice exercise 2 instructions30m
Practice exercise 3 instructions30m
Week 4 challenge exercise1h 30m
2 practice exercises
Week 4 quiz4m
Course final assessment30m

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

  • 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 CAD/CAM/CAE for Mechanical Engineering.

  • 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.

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  • 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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