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Intermediate Fusion 360 - Parametric Modeling

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The Intermediate Fusion 360 - Parametric Modeling class begins to touch on Parametric Design in Fusion 360. This class is a step-by-step project, in which we will design a small lamp using user parameters and other parametric design elements. We will discuss key elements of parametric design in Fusion 360, including which tools and features can be used with user parameters, and look at advanced sketching and timeline workflows.

We will use the model workspace to build most of the components using sketch-based modeling using user parameters. We will also explore the sculpt workspace to create the lampshade, and use the timeline to influence our parametric modeling.

Create your Autodesk Account and Download Fusion 360

There are three very easy steps. Create an Autodesk account, or sign in if you already have an account. Register your education account with a one-click registration, then download Fusion 360 and start designing! Click the file called "Fusion 360 Client Downloaded.exe" to continue with the download. Fusion 360 will then auto-launch once the setup is complete.

Go to this page to register your Autodesk account and download Fusion 360. If your Fusion 360 is on a 30 day trial, go to this page for instructions on how to activate a Student or Enthusiast 3-year license.

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Intermediate Fusion 360 - Parametric Modeling

The Intermediate Fusion 360 - Parametric Modeling class covers sketch-based modeling and T-Spline modeling - and will use user parameters and other parametric modeling techniques. This is a great class if you are interested in learning how to create a project using parametric modeling. This class will look at many parametric features, including advanced sketching, timeline manipulation, and user parameters.

You will begin this class by downloading the datasets (project files), which are in a ZIP file. VDCI recommends that you create a folder for your class and name the folder Intermediate F360. Extract the contents of the ZIP file into this folder. Then start watching the videos. For this class, we encourage that you follow along with the files provided, or try and use your own file throughout the videos.

It is our goal, after you complete all of the Fusion 360 classes (all of which should be available by late Spring 2020) that you will become proficient with Fusion 360, and that you will take, and pass the Autodesk Fusion 360 Certified User exam.


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Project Videos

02-Base - Part 1
03-Base - Part 2
04-Lower & Upper Arms
05-Lampshade Arm
07-Insert Linked Components - Part 1
08-Insert Linked Components - Part 2
09-T-Spline Modeling
10-Updating Joints - User Parameters
11-Lampshade Modeling
12-Lampshade Fasteners
14-Plug & Switch
15-Power Cord Holes
16-Cord Sketch - Part 1
17-Cord Sketch - Part 2
18-Cord Sketch - Part 3
19-Cord Sweep
20-Capture Position