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Autodesk Fusion 360 Essentials


The Autodesk® Fusion 360™ Essentials course provides you with an understanding of the parametric design philosophy using the Autodesk® Fusion 360™ software. Through a hands-on, practice-intensive curriculum, you will learn the key skills and knowledge required to design models using the Autodesk Fusion 360 software. Enhanced with videos, this learning guide will also assist you in preparing for the Autodesk Fusion 360 Certified User exam.


  • Pricing & Payment Options

  • Duration

    • Full Time: 2 Days (08:30 - 16:00)
    • Online: Course access for 12 Months
  • Course Prerequisites

    As an introductory book, no prior knowledge of any 3D modeling or CAD software is required. However, students do need to be experienced with the Windows operating system and a background in drafting of 3D parts is recommended.

Our Delivery Methods

Our innovative "myWay” learning methodology is built around the students individual learning requirement, allowing each student to learn in a style that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule.

Instructor-Led Classes

Reach your full potential through our “myWay Instructor-Led” classes combined with interactive lessons, supporting video content, practical assignments and in field experience, done during the traditional 08:00 – 16:00 working day.

Online Mentored Learning

Do a course at your pace via our “myWay Online Mentored Learning”, combining self-study with supported interactive online video lectures, an online course mentor, extra resources, questionnaires and more, all supported via out Online Student Portal.

Part Time Mentored Learning

Designed for the working professional, our part time programmes provides you with the flexibility and benefit of our myWay Blended Learning with at home exercises/assignments and mentored or in-class lectures at a manageable schedule and pace.

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What is Autodesk Fusion?

Meet 3ds Fusion 2017 and its new features, offering modeling, animation, rendering, and workflow improvements that will help users to work more efficiently and creatively than ever before.

Important Notes

  • Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.
  • The CAD Corporation retains the right to change this calendar without any notification.
  • Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of the proof of payment or an official company purchase order for the full amount of the training.
  • For full day courses The CAD Corporation will supply you with the relevant training material. A desktop computer to use for the training (where applicable), tea/coffee and a full lunch for full day InClass training hosted at The CAD Corporation only. Catering is not included for OnSite training and laptop is available for hire at an additional cost if required.
  • Cancellation or rescheduling requests must be in writing and reach us via fax or email at least 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. Full course fees may be retained for no shows or requests within 5 working days prior to commencement.
  • Although we go to great lengths to ensure that all training proceeds as scheduled, The CAD Corporation reserves the right to cancel or postpone dates if we require to do so and undertake to inform clients in writing and telephonically of these changes.
  • The CAD Corporation suggests clients wait until a week prior to course commencement that a course has been confirmed to go ahead as scheduled before booking flight and accommodation. The CAD Corporation is NOT responsible for cost associated with cancellation of classes such as flight and accommodation for clients.

Introduction to Autodesk Fusion 360

  • Autodesk Fusion 360 Fundamentals
  • Getting Started
  • The Autodesk Fusion 360 Interface
  • Design Navigation & Display


Creating the First Feature with Quick Shapes

  • Design Units and Origin
  • Quick Shape Creation


 Creating Sketched Geometry

  • Introduction to the Sketching Workflow
  • Sketch Entities
  • Dimensioning
  • Sketch Constraints
  • Extruding a Sketch
  • Revolving a Sketch


 Additional Sketching Tools

  • Additional Entity Types
  • Editing Tools
  • Additional Dimension Tools
  • Moving and Copying
  • Rectangular Sketch Patterns
  • Circular Sketch Patterns


 Sketched Secondary Features

  • Sketched Secondary Features
  • Using Existing Geometry



Pick and Place Features

  • Fillets
  • Chamfers
  • Holes
  • Editing Pick and Place Features


 Construction Features

  • Construction Planes
  • Construction Axes
  • Construction Points


 Equations and Parameters

  • Equations
  • Parameters


 Additional Features and Operations

  • Draft
  • Shell
  • Rib
  • Split Face
  • Scale
  • Thread
  • Press Pull


 Design and Display Manipulation

  • Reordering Features
  • Inserting Features
  • Suppressing Features
  • Measure and Section Analysis
  • Direct Modelling


 Single Path Sweeps

  • Sweeps


 Loft Features

  • Lofts


 Feature Duplication Tools

  • Mirroring Geometry
  • Patterning Features


 Distributed Design

  • Assembly Design Methods
  • Distributed Design
  • Joint Origins
  • Assigning Joints


 Component Design Tools

  • Rigid Groups
  • Interference Detection
  • Miscellaneous Joint Tools


 Multi-Body Design

  • Multi-Body Design
  • Multi-Body Design Tools
  • Components
  • As-Built Joints


 Sculpting Geometry

  • Introduction to the Sculpt Environment
  • Surface Quick Shapes
  • Creating Sketched T-Spline Surfaces
  • Creating Faces & Filling Holes


 Editing Sculpted Geometry

  • Editing Form Geometry
  • Deleting Entities
  • Working with Edges
  • Working with Faces
  • Working with Points
  • Controlling Symmetry
  • Thickening Geometry


 Drawing Basics

  • Creating a New Drawing
  • Additional Drawing Views
  • Exploded Views
  • Manipulating Drawings


 Detailing Drawings

  • Dimensions
  • Other Annotations
  • Parts List and Balloons
  • Annotation and Dimension Settings
  • Drawing Output


 Static Analysis Using the Simulation Environment

  • Introduction to the Simulation Environment
  • Setting up a Structural Static Analysis
  • Setting up the Mesh
  • Solving a Design Study
  • Visualizing the Results
  • Campus
    Start Date
    End Date
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  • 14 December 2020
    15 December 2020
    Full Time

Online Training Booking Form

By completing the below online booking, a booking confirmation will be sent out and an invoice will be generated. A place will be reserved on this course and you are expected to attend. If you require a quote first please contact The CAD Corporation offices and speak to a sales consultant.

Autodesk Fusion 360 Essentials

  1. By booking for this course, an invoice will be generated and you will be liable for the payment of this invoice. If you require a quote, please contact The CAD Corporation Offices.
  2. After the generation of the invoice a training confirmation will be emailed using the details provided above.
  3. The CAD Corporation retains the rights to change this calendar without any notification.
  4. Tea/coffee and a light lunch will be provided.
  5. All university students will receive a 10% discount for cash payments.
  6. The minimum notice of cancellation is 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. If you fail to do so the full amount is payable.
  7. Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.

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