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
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
StartIntroduction to CAD Design-Getting started (3:54)
StartIntroduction to CAD Design-Lesson 2 ( Extruding cuts, creating a pattern, adding fillets) (12:22)
StartIntroduction to CAD Design-Lesson 3 : (Constructing planes, a mirror of components) (8:15)
StartIntroduction to CAD Design-Lesson 4 ( Modeling in context) (5:35)
StartIntroduction to CAD Design-Lesson 5 ( Creating joints) (6:23)
StartIntroduction to CAD Design-Lesson 6 ( Creating sub-assemblies, creating a ball,) (10:42)
StartIntroduction to CAD Design-Lesson 7 ( Using catalogs, standard parts, bolts and nuts, joints) (14:53)
StartIntroduction to CAD Design-Lesson 8 (Importing files, standard parts from the internet) (11:16)
StartIntroduction to CAD Design-Lesson 9 ( Extruding text, offset sketches ) (9:24)
StartIntroduction to CAD Design-Lesson 10 ( Appearances) (7:55)