• Fusion

Course 2 - Haas and Fusion - CAD, CAM, and Part Programming

Course overview

In this course, you'll learn the basics of CAD modelling, process planning to machine a single operation, tool library setup in Fusion, creating toolpaths to completely machine the first side of a part, and finally setting up, running, and inspecting the part on a CNC mill.

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

  • Create basic 3D models in CAD.
  • Review a CAD model and drawing.
  • Create a process plan to machine a part.
  • Set up a tool library in Fusion.
  • Create toolpaths to machine a part.
  • Create an NC program and setup sheet.
  • Load and proof a program on a CNC mill.
  • Run a CNC program.
  • Inspect a part after machining.
Get Fusion datasets and more from course downloads
Learners will find the Fusion files, drawings, blueprints, exercises, and step-by-step guides to accompany all course contents.
  • 3 Fusion files
  • 4 drawing files
  • 1 Haas tooling list
  • 1 Haas Tip of the Day list
  • 2 sets of machining best practices
  • 1 process plan
  • 16 step-by-step guides
  • 7 practice exercises
  • 6 challenge exercises, including a final course challenge

Course downloads

These downloadable resources will be used to complete modules in this course:

Teaching supplements

All instructor resources can be downloaded from the "Download teaching supplements" section. 

Instructor guide

Teach this course in the classroom. We've summarized the core Fusion skills in this course so you can familiarize yourself before delivering this content in the classroom. Download the instructor guide as a teaching resource, and work through the course and modules yourself to prepare for classroom, delivery. Additionally, download resources like software files, drawings, exercises, lectures, and more found throughout the course. 

Machining best practices

Machining best practices supports you in the CNC machining of the model engine rod soft jaw.  Review the process plan and cutting data for general guidelines to support you in this project. The sample setup sheet provides information about how the part was machined.  Post machining, inspect your part while reviewing the supplied detailed drawing, and populate the inspection report to verify acceptable part tolerances. The machining best practices includes a process plan, cutting data, setup sheet, and inspection reports.


Lecture slides serve as supplementary resources, encompassing instructor lectures, handouts, and quiz materials, specifically designed to offer additional support and reinforce course topics.

Fusion step-by-step guides and slides

Step-by-step print guides are available for your students as accompanying instruction to the Autodesk Fusion video instruction. Step-by-step guides are also available as presentation slides to support classroom instruction.

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

Choose this course and other courses or modules offered by Autodesk to share with your students 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' in the banner.
  • To share a list with others, set the list visibility to Public and share the link.

Download teaching supplements:


This course includes several updates for April 2024.

Updates include:  

  • A new practice exercise with a video solution and a separate dataset identifying drawing tolerance issues.
  • A new practice exercise with a video solution and a separate dataset analyzing toolpath selections based on geometry issues.
  • An updated instructor guide to help educators and instructors teach this content in the classroom.
  • New Haas instruction video covering the inspection of OP2.
  • Updated list of Haas Tip of the Day video resources.
  • Reorganized course downloads for easier access to Fusion files and resources.
  • Reorganized teaching supplements.
  • Revised course duration: ~17.5 hours.

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