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Fusion 360 3D Design

A beginner CAD course for a multitude of applications

No Prerequisites


In Person Course


Course Dates

Fusion 360 3d Design
Jan 29 - March 25 (off for Pres Day)
12:00pm - 1:00pm
16 Sessions


  • User interface

  • Sketch tools

  • Solid modeling features

  • Hotkeys

  • Boolean Operations for use in mold design

  • Formulas

  • Assemblies

  • Creating Joints (Assembling Parts)

  • Design optimization techniques

  • Design for manufacturing (DFM) considerations

  • Computer Aid Manufacturing (CAM) software

  • Creating Toolpaths

  • Exporting g-code

  • Workholding strategies for CNC machining

This comprehensive course is designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of 3D engineering design software and modern manufacturing techniques.

We emphasizes the practical applications of Fusion 360, such as 3d printing, CNC machining, and laser cutting. Always focused on "how" you can functionally use software like this in your daily life.

Section View

Mill Vise model made in the level 2 3d printing course

Mill Vise

The software being free for students and reasonably priced for others makes it an ideal choice for hobbyists and small businesses.

Mill Vise printed and assembled

This practical approach bridging the gap between 3D design and machining, giving students a strong understanding of the entire production process.

Mount for Camera-LED array

Camera and Lighting mount for Radio Controlled Robotics course

Camera-LED array

This skill set allows you to focus on your end goal rather than a software struggle.

Camera and Lighting mount printed and installed

Course Overview

design for CNC Z Axis
CNC Z Axis

CAD software is the cornerstone of modern manufacturing, robotics, and numerous other industries. Whether it's designing electronic circuits using software like KiCad or creating physical objects, CAD plays a pivotal role in the modern fabrication workflow.

Being able to conceptualize and iterate designs quickly is an obvious benefit when working toward your perfect finished product.

Vertical linear motion assembly for a CNC machine

Assembly machined and installed

Becoming comfortable with CAD will empower you to innovate, be it in the world of electronics, robotics, or any other field that demands precision, ingenuity, and the ability to turn ideas into reality.

Course Dates

Fusion 360 3d Design

Jan 29 - March 25 (off for Pres Day)


12:00pm - 1:00pm

16 Sessions

Click here to get notified of upcoming classes


You can register by phone between 9am and 4pm PDT

Important - You will need a CTCLink ID number in order for us to help you over the phone or in person. You can follow the steps below to get one.

Fill out an application to Edmonds College:

Online Admissions Application

A few notes for your application:
Enroll as: "First Year"
Program: "Professional Technical"
Term: "_____" (Season plus year, such as: Spring 2023)
Degree or Certificate: "Undecided - Professional Technical"

Once you have received your CTC Link ID number please let us know and we can get you registered for your class.

Registering Online

Washington State colleges are now using CTCLink for all student services.

  • Follow the link below - login in or create an account

  • Go to "Student Homepage"

  • Choose "Manage Classes"

  • "Class Search and Enroll"

  • Choose Edmonds College and the quater (Control + F to search page)

  • Search for class name or number (Class Number will get you to where you want faster)

Online Registration Login Page - CTCLInk

NOTE - All our classes fall under "Special Topics: Manufacturing".

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