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Fusion Introduction to Intermediate 5 week Evening Course

Fusion Introduction to Intermediate 5 week Evening Course


Introduction to Autodesk Fusion Course Overview

Autodesk Fusion fundamentals 

  • Feature-based modelling
  • Parametric features
  • Managing assembled designs 
  • Design documentation

Getting Started

  • Understanding workspaces
  • Understanding projects

The Autodesk Fusion interface

  • Ribbon, BROWSER, accessing commands

Design navigation and display

  • Design navigation
  • ViewCube
  • Named views
  • Design display
  • Geometry selection
  • Environment and effects 

Managing your designs and project data

  • Importing and exporting data
  • Using A360 and Fusion to manage data
  • Version management

Create your first feature with quick shapes

  • Design units and origin
  • Quick shape creation


Introduction to sketching

  • Starting a new sketch
  • Creating sketch objects
  • Turning sketches into 3D objects

Sketch Entities

  • Line, spline, points


  • Circle, arcs


  • Dynamic input
  • Sketch dimensions and constraints
  • Extruding and revolving a sketch

Additional entity types

  • Polygons, Ellipse
  • Slot
  • Tangent arch using a line
  • Tangent line between circles or arcs
  • Fillets
  • Construction entities 

Editing tools

  • Trim, Extend, Mirror
  • Centre dimensions
  • Radius or diameter dimensions
  • Angular dimensions
  • Over-constrained sketches
  • Additional dimension tools
  • Sketched secondary features
  • Using existing geometry to project new geometry

3D modelling
The different modelling options available

Solid modelling

  • Direct modelling and history modelling


Parametric modelling

  • Changing aspects of your model that automatically update


Part libraries and content

  • Accessing standard parts
  • Importing parts data into a design


Feature duplication tools

  • Mirroring geometry
  • Patterning features
  • Rectangular and circular patterns
  • Pattern on path


Pick and place features

  • Fillets, chamfers, holes
  • Editing pick and place features


Construction features

  • Construction planes, axes and points
  • Equations and parameters


Additional features

  • Thread
  • Press pull


  • Approach 1: traditional distributed design
  • Approach 2: Top-down (multi-body)

Visualizations, rendered images and animations

  • Materials and appearances
  • Decals
  • Environments 
  • Rendering
  • Animations
  • Exploding assemblies


  • Creating 2D drawings from a model
  • Add dimensions, balloons and annotations
  • Creating a Bill of Materials (BOM)

Importing CAD data

  • Importing other file types - documents, images, specifications

What: Hands-on practical course. Work on your projects and portfolio.

When: 5 week evening course - One class per week with practice in-between.

Time: 6:45pm - 9:30pm

Location: Learn from your home or office with online screen sharing.

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