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Generative Design for Part Consolidation

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Designing a product is only part of the process. Now, can that product be manufactured? In many cases the end product is made up of an assembly of different pieces to simplify manufacturing. With generative design and additive manufacturing, we can now take a different approach to the process of designing and producing complex products by ultimately reducing the number of parts and steps in an assembly while optimizing a design for strength and weight reduction. You’ll need a paid subscription to Fusion 360 to complete the assignments in this course. Be sure to review your access or payment options before enrolling: Want to take your learning to the next level? Complete the Autodesk Generative Design for Manufacturing Specialization, and you’ll unlock an additional Autodesk Credential as further recognition of your success! The Autodesk Credential comes with a digital badge and certificate, which you can add to your resume and share on social media platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Sharing your Autodesk Credential can signal to hiring managers that you’ve got the right skills for the job and you’re up on the latest industry trends like generative design. Enroll in the Specialization here: Looking for Autodesk Fusion 360 certification prep courses? Check out additional learning resources to help you uplevel your skills:


  • Review and Analyze a Complex Assembly
    • In Week 1, we’ll cover the exploration of a complex design created as an assembly of multiple components to identify improvements and compile information to build a generative design.
  • Set up a Generative Study
    • In Week 2, we’ll talk about setting up an unrestricted generative design study for multiple materials.
  • Select and Post Process an Outcome to Finalize a Design
    • In Week 3, we’ll focus on the post process tools needed after a generative outcome is created. We focus on the tools and features needed to clean up a design to ultimately get it ready for production.
  • Beneficial Knowledge for Working with Generative Designs
    • In Week 4, we’ll cover additional tools that benefit Generative Designs, but don’t apply to every case. We have covered a lot of information utilizing different workflows and use cases for Generative Design. Now we're going to focus additional energy to explore validation tools and some additional post processing tips.

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