Fusion 360 Design for Manufacturing Learning Pathway

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About the learning pathway

Designed to prepare learners for early-career roles in machining using CNC lathes.

  • Two comprehensive courses

    Industry-aligned learning content teaches CNC lathe skills at a flexible-pace.

  • Engaging machining projects

    Five projects that challenge learners and include resources for easy implementation.

  • Helpful instructor resources

    Time-saving resources and guides are included for teaching in a classroom setting.

  • Prepares learners to be certified

    A certification prep course helps learners approach the exam with confidence.


Our courses are validated by industry experts, so you can integrate the latest, most in-demand CNC lathe programming technologies into your skill set.

  • Creating Toolpaths for a CNC Lathe

    Learn how to identify a lathe coordinate system and create lathe-specific toolpaths.

    Associate | 7 hours to complete

  • CAM Strategies for Turning

    Prepare, program, and validate toolpaths for a 2-axis lathe.

    Associate | 5 hours to complete


Engaging and easy-to-implement machining projects designed for the classroom.

Prepare for the certification exam

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 by the Autodesk Certified Professional in AutoCAD for Design and Drafting certification exam.

Explore the certification

Ready to become an Autodesk Certified Professional in AutoCAD for Design and Drafting? Get complete information about this certification, find answers to common questions, and schedule your appointment.

Learning Pathway FAQs

Find answers to common questions about Learning Pathways, courses, software requirements and more.

We recommend that you have Fusion 360 installed on your computer to take advantage of the material presented in these courses.

Fusion 360 system requirements and installation support are available on the Autodesk Knowledge Network

Skill-builder and certification prep courses increase your knowledge, confidence, and abilities in CAM for Turning. Get the skills you need to advance your career and prepare for the Autodesk Certified Associate in CAM for Turning exam. Course overview pages detail the specific skills you will learn in each course.

Most questions can be resolved in our Support & Policies FAQ.

Create your own customized playlists of Autodesk courses and modules and share them with others.
To create your own playlists:

  • Click the plus '+' (Add to list) at the top of any course/applicable module to create a new list or add to an existing list. Lists will be available under the "My lists" tab in "My Dashboard".

To share a playlist with others:

  • Set the list visibility to Public and share the playlist link.

Instructors can create curated playlists to share learning content with your students. Additionally, you can download and share course documents including model files, instruction sheets, data forms and more.