2D CAD AND CAM CLASS

2D CAD and CAM Class
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2D CAD AND CAM CLASS

10 Lessons

2,192 Enrolled

Beginner Level

Fusion 360 is a powerful cloud-based design and manufacturing tool that connects your entire product development process in one software package. You can design, iterate, test, and fabricate, all while collaborating with anyone in the world.

In this class, you will learn the fundamentals of CAD (Computer Aided Design) and CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) in Fusion 360. After following step-by-step instructions to model a simple shape--a push stick for a table saw--you will learn how to create toolpaths to machine it on a CNC router.

This class is not currently accepting new enrollments. The Classes feature will be retiring soon, but class content will remain accessible.

Class Author:Julie Kumar

Julie Kumar is the CNC Lead at Autodesk's Pier 9. She guides new CNC users through a unique training program called the CNC Learning Path, in which new users are introduced to CNC concepts, CAM programming, and CNC machining through a series of classes, skill checks, and hands-on exercises. She also teaches machine operation for cutting-edge CNC equipment, including the Haas Mill, DMS 5-axis router, and Matsuura 5-axis Mill. Her background is in sculpture and installation art, so she brings a unique, interdisciplinary approach to the world of programming and subtractive manufacturing.

Lessons

Introduction to CAD and CAM for Beginners

Lesson 1: Introduction to CAD and CAM for Beginners

Learn more about who this class is for, and how to get started.

Introduction to CAD and CAM for Beginners

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Creating Sketches

Lesson 2: Creating Sketches

Create sketches to begin the modeling process.

Creating Sketches

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More Sketching and Editing Techniques

Lesson 3: More Sketching and Editing Techniques

Learn how to create dimensions and edit your sketches.

More Sketching and Editing Techniques

More Sketching and Editing Techniques Started

Constraints and Extruding

Lesson 4: Constraints and Extruding

Turn your sketches in models.

Constraints and Extruding

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Advanced Constraints

Lesson 5: Advanced Constraints

Learn about advanced ways of using constraints.

Advanced Constraints

Advanced Constraints Started

CAM: Setup

Lesson 6: CAM: Setup

Begin the CAM process by defining your stock, placing your Work Coordinate System, and placing your model inside your stock.

CAM: Setup

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2D Pocket Toolpaths

Lesson 7: 2D Pocket Toolpaths

Learn how to create pocket toolpaths inside flat areas bounded by contours.

2D Pocket Toolpaths

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Drilling

Lesson 8: Drilling

Create drilling toolpaths for inside corners.

Drilling

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2D Contour Toolpaths

Lesson 9: 2D Contour Toolpaths

Learn how to create contour toolpaths to machine the outside profile of the shape.

2D Contour Toolpaths

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Post Process

Lesson 10: Post Process

Turn your toolpaths into G-code that the CNC machine can read.

Post Process

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Now that you have the skills, what are you waiting for?
Get out there and make something!