Associate | ~6 hr.

CAD for Mechanical Design Associate Certification Prep

Course | Certification prep
Prove you're on the right track to certification with self-paced lessons and a practice test. This certification prep course reviews the core skills covered on the Autodesk Certified Associate for CAD in Mechanical Design using Fusion 360 exam.


Get essential skills for engineering and drafting careers, using CAD in Fusion 360. Explore the skills covered in the Autodesk Certified Associate in CAD for Mechanical Design certification exam. Follow along with lessons, datasets, and exercises to practice and review the exam topics on your own. You can also test your knowledge by taking a practice test to prepare for the certification exam. It’s all about practice and preparation.

After completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand the parametric CAD workflow.
  • Identify interface aspects of Fusion 360.
  • Create parametric designs with mechanical motion.
  • Create and modify basic form bodies.
  • Use direct modeling tools.
  • Create a detailed drawing.

Course modules

~10 min.
Getting started

Getting started

~20 min.
See where you stand

See where you stand

~1 hr. 20 min.
Project setup

Learn about the creation and organization or projects and folders in Fusion 360.

~2 hr.
Component modeling

Learn about the creation and control of sketches, features, and construction geometry in Fusion 360. Create solid foundation to your designs by creating sketch entities, applying dimensions and constraints, and modifying sketches.

~1 hr. 40 min.
3D assembly modeling and management

Learn to make an assembled design by creating and controlling components in Fusion 360. Use assemble tools to create motion between components.

~1 hr. 25 min.
Technical detailed drawing creation

Expand your skillset and create a basic technical drawing learning the various elements that are needed. Learn the various elements to create a basic technical drawing.

~1 hr. 30 min.
Course challenge exercise

Course challenge exercise

~45 min.
Practice test

Practice test

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