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Course Number:
CADD 155
Course Title:
Fusion 360 Fundamentals
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Course Description

Introduces Autodesk's Fusion 360 cross platform cloud-based CAD tool for product development, and industrial and mechanical design. Includes instruction for parametric part and assembly modeling, model sculpting, and 2D drawing creation. Prerequisites: (MTH 58 or MTH 60) and (RD 90 or IRW 90 or ESOL 260) or department permission. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Create three-dimensional solid models and assemblies incorporating multiple solid models using Fusion 360 model and sculpt environments. 
  2. Create mechanical designs based on functional requirements.  
  3. Utilize Fusion 360 drawing and render environments to apply industry standards in the development of technical mechanical drawings and presentations.
  4. Import and utilize digital design data from various digital formats and incorporate these into the Fusion 360 environment for subsequent design changes and preparation for fabrication.
  5. Apply data management, revision control, and design collaboration tools for creation of solid models and assemblies.   

Course Activities and Design

  • Ability to create 3D solid models and 2D drawings from technical data such as sketches and mechanical drawings.

  • Completion of at least two design projects using CAD. Project must require several 3D models and an assembly. Students shall provide a fully documented 2D mechanical drawing package that meets design input requirements and industry standards.  

  • Given a set of disparate data from various CAD systems, incorporate the data into an assembly and use as reference geometry for a new or iterative design.

  • Demonstrate ability to seamlessly switch between the Model and Sculpt environment.

  • Using the integrated data management environment, demonstrate the ability to share digital data and make revisions based on input from other users. Demonstrate use of revision control data management to roll back or forward different stages of a design model. Demonstrate the ability to share and maintain non-CAD related design data, including project notes, specifications, etc.     

  • Participation and contribution to class discussions, activities and objective assignments.

  • Taking all scheduled examinations.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

The following must be assessed in a proctored timed setting (allowing student access to online help and technical data):

  • Given a fully dimensioned mechanical drawing (orthographic or isometric views) of an object, create an accurate 3D solid model.

  • Assemble multiple 3D solid models into a model assembly. Use correct assembly  constraints/mates to fully constrain the assembly.  

  • Create a multiview orthographic mechanical drawing with dimensions on a standard drawing format.  

  • Create a 3D solid model design using reference geometry from another CAD source. The model design should meet requirements outlined (such as matching hole patterns, part outlines, meet size and space constraints, etc).

  • Create a CAD portfolio showing renderings of projects that is suitable for presentation to various outside audiences (customers, employers, colleagues).  

Assessment must include evaluation of the student’s ability to arrive at correct conclusions/solutions using industry standard practices.  Additionally, each student must be assessed on their ability to use critical thinking and problem solving to obtain appropriate conclusions.  

At least two of the following additional measures must also be used

  • Take-home examinations

  • Graded homework

  • Quizzes

  • Projects

  • In-class activities

  • Portfolios

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)


  • 3D Solid modeling

  • Critical thinking and problem solving

  • Mechanical drafting and design


  • Generating 3D bodies and model options

  • Feature modeling (chamfer, fillet, holes, cuts, etc …)

  • Modeling with objects (revolution, sweep, loft, scaling, extrusion…)

  • Working with parameter driven objects

  • Recognition of different structure of surfaces and bodies

  • Working with and basic knowledge of Bezier curves and B-spline curves

  • Use of trimming, mirror, patterning and splitting techniques

  • Use of different coordinate systems (Cartesian, polar, auxiliary coordinate systems)

  • Data Management

  • Using Adaptive Behavior

  • Basic Drafting Options

  • Creating and Using Design Elements

  • Assembly-Centric Applications

  • Presentation and rendering of Parts and Assemblies