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Introduction to CAD Design using Fusion 360

This is course is aimed people who are new to design and CAD (Computer Aided Design), for engineering or for 3D printing.

How is a phone created? How is a car created ? Have you ever wondered how all the things around were created? In general it starts from an idea, to a sketch, a design, manufacture, and then retail. What most people don't usually see is the creative stage of design, that's where the magic happens. If you are one of those people who are fascinated by the creative and technical art of design then this course is for you!

This is course is aimed people who are new to design and CAD (Computer Aided Design), people who want to know to design CAD models for engineering or for 3D printing. In this beginner course you will learn the fundamentals of CAD using one of the best free modeling software available right now which is AutoDesk Fusion 360. People with CAD skills can become Mechanical engineers, Civil engineers, Architects, Draftsman and many other exciting careers depending on what you are interested in.

The course is very short and uses a real example of designing a robot, at the end of the course you can also use the files to 3D print the robot and buy the components to make it.

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What are the requirements?

  • PC With Windows or Mac
  • Internet Connection
  • You need to download Autodesk Fusion 360 (Instructions of installation will be given in the course)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand what is CAD design is
  • Learn how to create basic sketches using polygons and other shapes
  • Learn how to 3D solid model using extrude feature and how to remove material
  • Learn how to model in context
  • Learn how to create joints for different components
  • Learn how to create sub-assemblies
  • How to use standard parts such as bolts and nuts
  • How to import and use external files such as STL from the internent
  • How to add text to your model


Your Instructor


Nick Ndhlovu
Nick Ndhlovu

Hi, my name is Nick I work full time as Junior Design Engineer but I also have a passion for teaching.

I started in 2015 while studying engineering creating courses for students and since then over hundreds of students have signed up for my courses which I provide for free.

I have years of experience in teaching as a tutor at my university and enjoy teaching programming, CAD design, and robotics (check out my other courses). In enjoying teaching I also work with this topics on a daily basis so I have experience in these subjects. My blog Nick Inspires is where I share tutorials about design, programming, robotics and my opinions about life in general, be sure to check it out.

I've always believed that for any person to be successful in life they need to be well educated and that does not necessarily mean possessing a degree or diploma but rather self education. I am so grateful for technology such as this because now everyone has an opportunity to learn exactly what they what at their own convenience.

I live in Joburg, a beautiful city in South Africa. When I am not working, I love being with my family and friends,travelling, giving motivational talks, building robots and reading books are my favorite hobbies. I hope you find the course helpful and share it with others.

Let's connect :)

Linkedin: Nick Ndhlovu

Twitter: @nickndhlovu


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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