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Migrating from AutoCAD to Fusion 360

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Explore the key elements of Autodesk Fusion 360 that every experienced AutoCAD user needs to know before moving their work to Fusion 360.

AutoCAD users who are migrating to Fusion 360 will encounter tools, terminology, and workflows that may differ from what they're used to. Although both are Autodesk products, AutoCAD and Fusion 360 are dissimilar in several ways. This course explores the key elements of Fusion 360 that every experienced AutoCAD user needs to know before moving their work to Fusion 360. Instructor Jomarc Baquiran helps to prepare you to make the switch by going over similarities and differences between AutoCAD and Fusion 360, how to model and assemble 3D components, how to create 2D drawings, and more.


  • Welcome
  • Using the exercise files
1. Getting Started
  • Similarities and differences between AutoCAD and Fusion 360
  • Collaborating in Fusion Team and A360
  • Fusion 360 file types
  • The user interface
  • Navigating in a model
2. Constraints and 3D Part Modeling
  • Sketch mode/environment
  • Sketch constraints: Horizontal, vertical, and collinear
  • Sketch constraints: Coincident, concentric, and midpoint
  • Sketch constraints: Parallel, perpendicular, and tangent
  • Sketch constraints: Equal, symmetry, fix, and curvature
  • Sketch profiles and fully constrained
  • Design intent
  • Create tools: Sketch-based extrude and revolve
  • Create tools: Sketch-based loft and sweep
  • Create tools: Sketch rib and web
  • Modify tools: Press pull
  • Modify tools: Chamfer and fillet
  • Modify tools: Draft and shell
  • Modify tools: Combine
  • Modify tools: Replace face, split face, and split body
3. Assemble Parts and Components in Fusion 360
  • Creating components
  • Inserting a component into an assembly
  • The joint origin
  • Joint motion types: Rigid, cylindrical, and joint
  • Joint motion types: Pin-slot, slider, and ball
  • Joint motion types: Planar
4. Creating 2D Drawings in Fusion 360
  • Before creating a new drawing
  • Drawing views
  • Geometry annotations
  • Dimensions and text
  • Exploded assembly drawing
  • Applying appearance
  • Scene settings
5. Working with AutoCAD Files
  • Importing with 2D AutoCAD file
  • Importing an AutoCAD 3D file
  • Applying joints to components
  • Completing the assembly
  • Exporting a drawing to DWG
  • Importing and exporting DXF
  • Next steps

Taught by

Jomarc Baquiran

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