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Fusion 360: Design for Mechatronics

via LinkedIn Learning


Learn how to use Fusion 360 to generate mechatronics designs, including components such as enclosures and casings, motors, and wiring.

Fusion 360 is a world-leading mechanical design software. But it also has an overlooked toolset for mechanical–electrical (mechatronic) design. This course teaches engineers and designers how to create simple mechatronic projects and documentation using Fusion 360. Instructor Justin Flett recaps the basics of the software, showing how to generate simple mechanical parts for a robot. He then reviews the advanced tools for plastics and casting design—Draft, Shell, and Rib—commonly used for mechatronics enclosures and casings. He shows how to incorporate components, plus motors and fasteners, into an assembly and how to route wires and cables. Finally, Justin explains how to generate final output, including exploded views and drawing, STEP, and PDF files for use in manufacturing.


  • Mechatronics design with Fusion 360
  • What you should know
1. Getting Started
  • Designing the base component
  • Adding holes and fillets
  • Designing Link1
  • Adding holes to Link1
  • Extrude with Draft: Designing Link2
  • Designing Link3
  • Designing Link4
  • Designing Link5
  • Designing Link6
2. Tools for Plastics and Casting Design
  • Draft analysis
  • Using shell commands
  • Using web and construction planes
  • Using Ribs and Section views
3. Mechatronics Assembly
  • Starting the assembly
  • Importing and inserting motors
  • Fastening hardware
  • Wire routing
4. Final Outputs
  • Creating an exploded view
  • Creating a drawing file
  • Creating a bill of materials
  • PDF and STEP file exports
  • Next steps

Taught by

Justin Flett

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