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CAD Learning Modules - Fusion 360

Essential tutorials to start with CAD using Autodesk Fusion 360
CAD Module

For this learning module, you will need:

  • A computer that can run Fusion 360
  • Autodesk Fusion 360 software
  • Autodesk Fusion 360 account
  • (Highly recommended) A computer mouse
  • (Optional) A computer cat.

Getting Started


Setup Guide

Getting Started

Fusion 360 is a cloud-based 3D CAD/CAM tool for product development that combines industrial and mechanical design, collaboration, and machining in a single package. All tutorials are made by Autodesk and were curated by the UNSW Makerspace Team on this module for educational purposes.

To save your progress and designs, log in into your Autodesk account when following these tutorials.

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To download and get started on Fusion 360, follow this link to create your Autodesk account and download the software onto your computer.

If you are a current student or an educator, you can have free access to Fusion360 if you use your University email address!

If you want to learn more about Fusion 360, here is the complete product guide.

Module 1


Introduction to CAD with Fusion 360

To make the most of the learning experience we highly recommended following all tutorials listed in the Autodesk Self-paced learning tab.

The videos included in this list are from the beginner level. For other levels and specific tutorials, please visit the Fusion 360 Courses Page


Module 1.1 - User Interface Overview


Module 1.3 - Setting and Preferences


Module 1.2 - Cloud Based CAD - Open, Close, Export, Upload and Save Data


Module 1.4 - Adjust Display Settings

Module 2


Modelling with Fusion 360 (Beginner Level)


Module 2.1 - Using the Toolbox


Module 2.3 - Bodies and Components Part 1


Module 2.5 - Creating a New Component for Assemblies


Module 2.2 - Direct Editing


Module 2.4 - Bodies and Components Part 2


Module 2.6 - Editing Non-Native Imported Geometry

Other Resources


Resources to enhance your CAD skills using Fusion 360


Converting from Solidworks?

Use this set of video tutorials to convert your Solidwork CAD habits to Fusion360

Want to get more efficient?

Download this cheat sheet for keyboard shortcuts!

Also check this out for a list of every single shortcut in Fusion 360!

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