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Beginner Level

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Hours to complete

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Suggested: 4 weeks of study...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Skills you will gain

Computer-Aided Design (CAD)Mechanical DesignManufacturing ProcessesSustainable Design
Specialization
100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

The future of manufacturing and innovation

The manufacturing industry is changing rapidly with the development of new manufacturing processes and the use of computer algorithms to drive innovation. This week explores trends such as generative design, machine learning and additive manufacturing. Industry experts introduce these trends and provide you with insight and enterprise examples of how they are being used today. ...
Reading
7 videos (Total 30 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video7 videos
Get the software1m
Week overviewm
Trends in manufacturing lecture9m
Introduction to digital manufacturing3m
CAD/CAM overview lecture6m
Manufacturing processes7m
Reading3 readings
Future of manufacturing and innovation resources30m
About the discussion forum5m
Online learning communities and social media5m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Pre-course questions10m
Week 1 quiz10m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Design Innovation Practices

Whether you are looking to improve an existing design or preparing for a sustainable design challenge for the first time, this course prepares product designers and engineers to take a quick step forward to integrating the principles of sustainability into their design process. If you are new to design or an experienced designer, this week prepares you with knowledge of sustainable design practices and how they can be applied across the digital manufacturing process help you look at things in a new way. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total 27 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Sustainable design overview10m
Whole Systems Lifecycle6m
Lightweighting3m
Green Materials1m
Product Lifetime4m
Reading2 readings
Sustainability Workshop resources10m
Sustainability Workshop challenge assignment45m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 2 quiz10m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Foundational Concepts

Build a foundational understanding of how Autodesk® Fusion 360™ can be used to design differently before starting your first model. This week introduces foundational concepts behind Fusion 360 and offers insight into how it compares with other technologies. You will also be guided on how to install the software and develop new software skills so you get started with a solid understanding of how designs are made and assembled in Fusion 360. ...
Reading
25 videos (Total 104 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video25 videos
What is Fusion 360?3m
Explain key differences in design workflow to Fusion 360 from Tinkercad2m
Explain key differences in design workflow to Fusion 360 from Solidworks5m
Where's my data? Understand how Fusion 360 stores your data.2m
Learn how to open, close, and save a file.4m
Create a new project and create a folder in a project.3m
Create versions of a design5m
Use Fusion Team for design sharing6m
Import and export project files5m
Manage your user preferences4m
Review the User Interface4m
Customize the Toolbar7m
Access the marking menu4m
Access and customize the toolbox2m
Adjust display settings3m
Navigate through Workspaces2m
Modeling workflow overview4m
Understanding rule #1: Bodies and components9m
Understanding rule #1: Bodies and components (continued)6m
Capture design history4m
Apply direct editing4m
Review the Live Review Session collaboration tool1m
Review the Fusion Team collaboration tool1m
Invite and remove collaborators from a project3m
Reading4 readings
Foundational concepts resources10m
Challenge assignment 110m
Challenge assignment 210m
Challenge assignment 310m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 3 quiz10m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

CAD Admininstration

Cloud collaboration has made working together simultaneous and immediate. With Autodesk® Fusion 360™, you can take advantage of the cloud features make project sharing and review easier than ever before regardless of where you are or your role in the design process. This course guides you through how to manage personal and team hubs, calendars and more to best manage your project’s design process and assets....
Reading
17 videos (Total 49 min), 6 readings, 3 quizzes
Video17 videos
Personal hub5m
Team hub5m
Migrate files from a Personal Hub to a Team Hub6m
View Admin settings and set a default hub4m
Deactivate a team member4m
Change a team member role4m
Review calendar events and starting project discussions1m
Creating a meeting1m
Start a project discussion2m
Download, archive and restore a Fusion 360 project file3m
Share and manage design links2m
Copy a design from one folder to another2m
Move a design from one folder to another1m
Practice exercise 1 solutionm
Practice exercise 2 solutionm
Practice exercise 3 solutionm
Reading6 readings
Practice exercise 1 instructions10m
Practice exercise 2 instructions10m
Practice exercise 3 instructions10m
Challenge assignment 110m
Challenge assignment 210m
Challenge assignment 310m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Week 4 quiz10m
Introduction to Digital Manufacturing course assessment20m
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Top Reviews

By OSSep 17th 2018

The course is perfect for starters with limited or no knowledge about digital design, engineering and manufacturing . It lays out pretty good doundations and great overview of Fusion 360.

By SPNov 12th 2018

This course is very helpful and I understood so many things about fusion 360. All my concepts are clear and I can use fusion 360 software without any doubt.

About Autodesk

Today's challenges will be solved by tomorrow's designers. That's why Autodesk gives students, educators, and educational institutions free access to our design software, creativity apps, and learning resources. A market leader for more than 30 years, Autodesk offers the broadest and deepest portfolio of products in the design world. Autodesk helps people imagine, design and create a better world. Everyone—from design professionals, engineers and architects to digital artists, students and hobbyists—uses Autodesk software to unlock their creativity and solve important challenges....

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™....
CAD and Digital 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.

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

    http://www.autodesk.com/products/fusion-360/students-teachers-educators?mktvar002=702476&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=other&utm_campaign=amer-edu-aex-fy18-fusion-360-acquisition&utm_id=702476&rid=

  • 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.

  • Yes, you do have the option to audit the courses in this specialization. Please note you must audit each course individually.

    When you audit a course: • You'll be able to see most of the course materials for free, but you won't be able to submit assignments or get grades for your work. • You won't be able to submit assignments for feedback or a grade. • You won't get a Course or Specialization Certificate.

    Visit the Coursera Help Center to learn more about auditing a course: https://learner.coursera.help/hc/en-us/articles/209818613

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