This course is designed to teach Autodesk Fusion 360® in the way that I learn best - with start to finish project tutorials. As a self-taught 3D modeler, I found it difficult and frustrating to understand a tool or process without having any context for when it might be used.
In "Fusion 360 For Hobbyists and Woodworkers" we model five different projects using only the tools necessary for that model. Each project gets progressively more difficult as you build on your newly acquired skills.
Why Learn CAD as a Hobbyist or Woodworker?
- Use CAD to save time, money and materials.
- Work from your own plans.
- "Virtually prototype" your ideas before building them.
- Design projects for CNC and 3D printing.
Why FUSION 360?
- Parametric modeling.
- Design history timeline.
- Joints and contact sets.
- CAD and CAM in one.
- It's FREE!
What TOPICS Are Covered in This Course?
- 95% in the "Model" workspace.
- 3D model woodworking and 3D printing/CNC projects.
- Create plans and technical drawings.
- Apply materials and appearances to your design.
- Add functionality to your ideas.
If you'd like to get a feel for what the course videos look like, scroll down to the curriculum and watch one labeled "FREE." You'll need to create an account, but there is no obligation to purchase the course. If it looks like a good fit, proceed with purchasing the course! If you don't like it, we'll refund 100% of your purchase price.
How Long Can I Access the Course?
The purchase price includes unlimited access to the course for as long as you'd like.
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NOTE: Updated User Interface
Downloading and Registering Fusion 360 - FREE for Personal Use
Basic Navigation (Updated 2020)
Introduction to Lauren
Lauren's Beginner Tips
Switching From Sketchup to Fusion 360
Pan and Orbit Without a Scroll Wheel
More Options for Mac Users (Magic Mouse/Track Pad)
Basic Navigation (LEGACY VERSION)
Project #1 - Wooden Candle Holder
Project #2 - Battery Organizer
Project #3 - TV Tray Table
Project #4 - Miter Saw Cabinet
Project #5 - Dust Collection Blast Gate
Make It Look Good!
Advanced Tools, Tips and Tricks
Bonus Project #6 "Stupid Strong" DIY CNC Machine
How long before the bonus project is posted?
PART 1 - Modeling the Linear Rail Guides
PART 2 - Ball Screws, Nut, and Coupler
PART 3 - Stepper Motors and Limit Switches
PART 4 - Threads and Appearances
PART 5 - Assembling the Frame
PART 6 - Assembling the Drive System
PART 7 - Mounting Holes in the Frame
PART 8 - Z Axis Frame