Expert | ~9 hr. 12 min.

Generative Design for Manufacturing Expert 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 Expert in Generative for Manufacturing using Fusion 360 exam.
Last updated: May 8, 2023

Review and test your knowledge in model prep, Generative Design model space setup, Generative Outcome review and post processing of generative designs.  Through a series of videos, we will review each of the exam objectives found on the certification.  After the course test your knowledge with practice and challenge exercises and a sample certification.

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

  • Use Edit Model to prepare a generative design study.
  • Set up the generative design space.
  • Apply loads and constraints to preserve regions.
  • Define manufacturing methods and study objectives.
  • Review and filter generative outcomes.
  • Use form and mesh tools to post process a generative design.
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Course modules

~10 min.
Getting started
Course Module

Discover what you'll learn in this course and download the software and resources you need. 

~10 min.
About the certification
Course Module

Learn more about how to prepare for the  CAD for Mechanical Design  Associate Certification exam.

~20 min.
See where you stand
Course Module

See where you stand

~1 hr. 50 min.
Required modeling knowledge
Course Module

Learn about the required supporting knowledge for generative designs. 

~2 hr. 20 min.
Generative design model preparation
Course Module

Explore the edit model workspace and prepare an assembly for a generative design study.

~2 hr. 40 min.
Generative study setup
Course Module

Create a generative design study by defining all parameters required to preview and solve a study and create outcomes.

~2 hr. 35 min.
Generative study solve and outcomes
Course Module

Solve a generative design study and use the explorer to review, compare, and select a generative outcome for conversion.

~2 hr.
Course challenge exercise
Course Module

Take the challenge exercise to measure your skills on the topics covered in this course. 

~45 min.
Practice test
Course Module

Practice test

Instructor resources

Resources for teaching in the classroom.

Teaching this course to students in the classroom?
Use this instructor guide to incorporate this course into your lesson plans. You can also send your students directly to the course as self-guided learning. They can learn at their own pace, track their own progress, and earn a certificate of completion when they get 75% or more on the final test.

Want to create custom learning playlists to share with your students?

Share modules and courses using Lists. Once you create a List, share the URL with your students and they can sign into their Autodesk Account to access.

  • To create a List, select [+] ‘Add to list’.
  • To share a list with others, set the list visibility to Public and share the link.


The contents of this course have been updated as of April 2023.
April 2023 updates include:
  • New sample test questions and test taking tips. 
  • Updated videos to reflect the latest user interface.  
  • Updated practice and challenge exercises.
  • New instructor guide to help educators and instructors teach this content in classroom.
  • New practice test aligned to the certification exam objectives.
  • Modules are now standalone, so you can pick and choose individual modules to add to your Playlist and share with others.

Related learning

  • Fusion 360
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Generative Design for Manufacturing Applications
Course | Skill builder
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  • Fusion 360
Expert | ~10 hr.
Introduction to Generative Design for Manufacturing
Course | Skill builder
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Learning pathways:

Generative Design for Manufacturing Learning PathwayCAM for Multi-Axis MillingSimulation for Static Stress AnalysisCAM for 3 Axis Milling

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