Fusion 360 for Makers

You’ll be able to confidently turn your ideas into functional and flexible 3D models. We use easy-to follow examples that translate to real-world woodworking, 3d printing, and CNC projects.

Take the Time to Save Time

As makers, our time is the most valuable tool we have. By investing in yourself and learning Fusion 360, you can save time by creating detailed projects before picking up a single tool. 

Modeling a project in Fusion 360 allows you to:
  • pre-visualize building plans
  • eliminate wasted materials
  • make 1-click changes to complex projects
  • send custom jobs to a host of automated machines
  • create amazingly rendered images for pre-approval
  • share your work with fellow collaborators
With Fusion 360's parametric modeling approach to design, you can easily adjust your build even after you've finished designing it—like adding room for more people at a dining room table by changing one number. This all-in-one program helps you create flexible and accurate 3D models of your projects, saving you time and money in the shop. Take the time to save time.

From the Ground Up

This one-on-one course starts with the basics, providing comprehensive knowledge of Fusion 360's major features that are useful for makers. By the end you will also have a fully completed parametric project that we build together.

It’s A Lot, We Know

Fusion 360 is incredibly powerful and can be overwhelming. We will clearly walk through the tools, concepts, and methods that most commonly apply to makers—from miters and dados to 3D printing and CAM. 

Visualize Your Ideas

We walk through taking your finished model, applying realistic materials and lighting, and rendering it in an environment. This is incredibly useful for visualizing your work ahead of time.

Plan for Motion

We will cover the process of adding joints and motion constraints to your project, which can give you a great idea of how your model works before you build it.

Quick. Concise.

Spending days on a training course may not feel like the best use of time. We’ve designed this course to walk you through the entire process in just under 4 hours of watch time so you can learn what you need and get back to building.
Following along with a video in real time and pausing along the way can sometimes slow down the learning process. You’re welcome to pause when needed, but these short chapters were meant to quickly lead you through an entire concept and allow you to test and reinforce your knowledge between steps.

No-Risk Money Back Guarantee

We hope that you try the course and that it's helpful and empowering to you and your workflow, but if not—no problem. If you aren't happy with the course you can request a refund any time.

What's included?

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Contents

Message From Bob
Personal Message From Bob
3 mins
Chapter 1: Getting Started
Getting Fusion 360
3 mins
The Benefits of Fusion 360
7 mins
Accessing Your Work
4 mins
Chapter 1: Getting Started: Quiz
Chapter 2: Designing in 3D
Designing in 3D: Principles, Intent and Change
4 mins
Chapter 2: Designing in 3D: Quiz
Chapter 3: Setting Up Your Workspace
Work Environments
2 mins
Don't Get Overwhelmed
1 min
Customizing the UI
2 mins
Browser Tree
4 mins
Moving Around the Work Space
3 mins
The Timeline
1 min
User Preferences
2 mins
Your Stored Models
1 min
Chapter 3: Setting Up Your Workspace: Quiz
Chapter 4: Sketching for Success
Intro to Sketching
2 mins
Saving & Retrieving Projects
2 mins
Setting User Parameters
5 mins
Creating a Component
2 mins
Component Color Swatch
1 min
Creating a New Sketch
2 mins
Sketching Tools: Part 1
2 mins
Constraints
1 min
Sketching Tools: Part 2
2 mins
Your First Sketch - Shelf Bounds
3 mins
Projecting
3 mins
Sketching Shelves and Toe Kick
6 mins
Patterning Tools
5 mins
Construction Planes
2 mins
Chapter 4: Sketching for Success: Quiz
Chapter 5: Solid 3D Objects
Our Project's Design Intent
2 mins
Sketches to Bodies: Top Panel
4 mins
Sketches to Bodies: Side Panels
2 mins
Sketches to Bodies: Shelves
3 mins
Sketches to Bodies: Toe Kick
4 mins
The Combine Tool
3 mins
Miter Joints
2 mins
Round Over Edges
2 mins
Sketches to Bodies: Back Panel
4 mins
Chapter 5: Solid 3D Objects: Quiz
Chapter 6: Other Ways to Make Bodies
Time to Save
1 min
The Loft Tool
2 mins
The Sweep Tool
2 mins
The Revolve Tool
2 mins
Primitive Shapes
2 mins
Adding Threads
2 mins
Section Analysis
2 mins
The Hole Tool
2 mins
Chapter 6: Other Ways to Make Bodies: Quiz
Chapter 7: Making It Look Real!
Appearances
7 mins
Adding Decals
2 mins
Modeling with a Canvas
3 mins
Working with SVG Files
2 mins
Adding Joints and Moving Elements
5 mins
Managing Joints with Contact Sets
3 mins
Designing for Tolerance
3 mins
Tolerance Tester for 3D Printing
295 KB
Tolerance Tester for Laser Cutting
16.9 KB
Chapter 7: Making It Look Real!: Quiz
Chapter 8: The Power of Parameters
Making Changes to Your Model
4 mins
Practical Parameters
3 mins
Chapter 8: The Power of Parameters: Quiz
Chapter 9: Show It Off to Others!
Rendering
8 mins
Animation
4 mins
Model Drawings
6 mins
Shareable Links
2 mins
Chapter 9: Show It Off to Others!: Quiz
Chapter 10: 3D Printing
Saving for 3D Printing
3 mins
Modifying STL Files
4 mins
Slicing with Fusion
5 mins
Chapter 10: 3D Printing: Quiz
Chapter 11: Computer-Aided Machining (CAM)
Building Your Tool Library
6 mins
Stock Setup
5 mins
Cutpath Menus Walkthrough
9 mins
Post Processing
3 mins
Chapter 11: Computer-Aided Machining (CAM): Quiz
Chapter 12: Overview of Advanced Features in Fusion
Form Modeling
8 mins
Surface Modeling
5 mins
Sheet Metal Folding
6 mins
Scripts, Add-Ins, and App Store
2 mins
Chapter 12: Overview of Advanced Features in Fusion: Quiz
BONUS: More Quick Tips
Miscellaneous Tips
11 mins
More Resources and THANK YOU!
Extra Resources
2 mins
THANK YOU!
1 min
BONUS: Model Walkthrough - Queen Sized Bed
Queen Bed Model Walkthrough
29 mins
Live Webinars!
Modeling the Podcast Studio Table Webinar!
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Hi, I'm Bob

My name is Bob Clagett and I like to make stuff. All kinds of stuff. I do my best to take ideas and turn them into reality, with the hope that you’ll be inspired to do the same.  Using Fusion 360 allows me to quickly get started, easily visualize as I go, and quickly adjust measurements as things change. My hope is that this course will give you the toolset and understanding to confidently use Fusion 360 to bring your ideas to life.