CAD103: Learning Autodesk Fusion 360
CAD, or computer-aided design, is often used to create mechanical objects. If you’re a designer, drafter, architect, or engineer, chances are you may already be familiar with CAD. This type of software can be useful in all sorts of fields, from industrial design, mechanical design, architecture, and in fields such as aerospace engineering and astronautics. A CAD model can contain data like material properties and dimensions, as well as tolerances and manufacturing process specific information, making it a powerful tool in a designer's arsenal.
Fusion 360 is a cloud-based 3D CAD program, unique among CAD software in its ability to store the entire history of the model, including all the changes. Whether you’re a professional in the design industry, a hobbyist just picking up 3D CAD drafting, or a handy person looking to fix a broken appliance in your house, Fusion 360 is a great tool for taking your designs from concept to reality. Fusion’s simple user interface and cloud based platform lets you explore design ideas quickly collaborate efficiently, and easily prepare your models for prototyping.