Professional | ~14 hr.

Introduction to Modeling and Design for Manufacturing

Course | Skill builder
Create models that can withstand inevitable complexities throughout the design for manufacturing process.


Explore mechanical assemblies from the bottom up. The design for manufacturing process helps you build robust designs that can withstand ongoing changes. Learn best practices that’ll keep control of your designs from sketch all the way to production.

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

  • Create and drive a mechanical gear assembly.
  • Create and modify a form-based design.
  • Use design tools for molded parts.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the setup and creation of a design.

Course modules

~10 min.
Getting started

Getting started

~2 hr.
The basics of modeling

Understanding how to define and reuse sketch elements is a critical step in defining geometry that can be easily updated later to accomodate design changes.

~3 hr.
The basics of assemblies

Learn about the creation, organization, and management of assemblies and components in Fusion 360. 

~3 hr. 20 min.
Exploring design tools for production

Learn the tools used to produce production-ready molded parts.

~2 hr. 40 min.
Creating complex designs with form tools

Explore the basics of form creation and manipulation as well as advanced control and creation of designs with forms.

~1 hr. 30 min.
Course challenge

Course challenge

~45 min.
Final test

Final test

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