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Resources to Help You Teach Fusion 360

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dan.banach
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Resources to Help You Teach Fusion 360

  1. Installing and running Fusion 360
    1. Educator’s guide to onboarding and offboarding students
    2. Fusion 360 single user install process and browser access
    3. Fusion 360 lab install process
    4. Working with Fusion Team and Folder-Level Projects
    5. Online / Browser access to Fusion 360 FAQ

  2. Installation and licensing
    1. Questions can be posted to the Installation & Licensing forum
  3. Renew annual access to your Autodesk Education Plan
  4. Learning resources
    1. New Aug. '23
      1. Classroom projects
        • Design a Moon Lander (plus educator notes)
        • Design a Drone for 3D printing (plus educator notes)
        • CAM 2.5 Milling
      2. Curriculum (scroll to middle of the page)
    2. Fusion 360 self-paced product training
    3. Transitioning to Fusion 360 videos
    4. Fusion 360 YouTube Channel
  5. Product support
    1. Open a support case or chat with an agent
      1. On the top-tight corner of the screen click Sign in and then enter your Autodesk ID.
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      2. In the middle of the screen click Education and trial support.
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      3. For the topic, select Software for students, teachers and schools.
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      4. Select the desired topic.
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      5. Depending upon the selected topic, you can add a description for your issue and then click See options. 
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      6. On the next screen you can click on the option to:
        1. Live chat.
        2. Create a case.
        3. Self-service options.
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    2. Student support
      1. Student forum
      2. Autodesk Fusion 360 student Discord channel


Dan Banach
Sr. Technical Manager & Community Manager

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Message 2 of 23
sarah.james330
in reply to: dan.banach

Needed this post 3 weeks ago but very grateful I found it now. Should maybe be linked to the educators sign up page, as a newbie, not an easy process. Still trying to get kids started let alone understand basics.
Message 3 of 23
cearnestPZADN
in reply to: dan.banach

Thanks for these! 

Message 4 of 23
sangerasong
in reply to: dan.banach

I'm using the "Learn Fusion 360 in 90 minutes" tutorial where you follow along and create a tumbler. I'm at the stage where you "Use existing geometry to create a design" - basically you're creating the lid from the profile of the tumbler. For the life of me I can't get an extrude as shown in the video. The instructor selects the inside edge to make this lid (this makes sense as you want the extrude to match the inside diameter of the tumbler) while in the extrude dialog box Fusion won't let me select edges, only faces. (note; I've tried selecting edges while not trying to extrude with success, so I don't believe I am doing anything wrong here.
Please help. Is there a setting or an update that has changed the functionality of the extrude tool that only allows face selections? Below is the image of where I'm stuck. I can extrude a face, not an edge 😞

Extrude and edge.PNG
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Message 5 of 23
sangerasong
in reply to: sangerasong

Also there is an error in the quiz at the end. Here's a screenshot. The answer that is indicated as correct, isn't available to choose from.

Mistake in the final quiz.PNG

Message 6 of 23
kellings
in reply to: sangerasong

Hi @sangerasong Any chance you can attach your file where you are having the issue? I haven't done the tutorial you talk about so I'm not familiar with the steps. Typically when you start a sketch and click a model face as your sketch plane, the edges are automatically projected into your sketch and you can extrude them. The things I would look at in your file would be to see if you selected the correct plane for extruding the body. It is also possible that you have autoproject entities on active sketch plane shut off, in which case you would need to project those edges manually. That might be something for you to try. Edit your sketch, go to the create menu and then choose project/include and then project. Next click on the edge you want to extrude. 

 

If you are still stuck, if possible, post the file and I'll see if I can figure it out for you. 

Kevin Ellingson
Technical Specialist

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Message 7 of 23
kellings
in reply to: sangerasong

Hi @sangerasong Another potential thought on this one. It may be that you don't have the right selection filter enabled. On the right-side of the toolbar click on Select > Selection Priority > Select Edge Priority. as shown in the image below. 

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Kevin Ellingson
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Message 8 of 23
dan.banach
in reply to: sangerasong

@sangerasong 

Thanks for alerting us about the issue. I passed this information to the team and they'll look into it.

Thanks,

-Dan



Dan Banach
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Message 9 of 23
sangerasong
in reply to: kellings

I'm not projecting from a sketch Kevin. In the video (I'll post it soon) we are asked to create an extrusion from existing geometry. You'll see in the video, before I choose extrude, I can select edges and face without a problem. It's not until I use the extrude feature that I cannot select an edge. I also can see in the selection priority, that I cannot select edges -- again this only happens when I use the extrude feature and I'm not sure why it's greyed out.
Message 10 of 23
sangerasong
in reply to: kellings

Thanks Kevin I tried that. See my response above.
Message 11 of 23
sangerasong
in reply to: sangerasong

@kellings Here is the problem in action! See the attached video.

Message 12 of 23
brian_bobbitt
in reply to: sangerasong

Sorry about the trouble my friend. There are a couple of options that can serve you well. You can click "New Component" and name it "Lid". Then you can click the Sketch Icon and select the top face of the gasket. At that point, the sketch grid will appear on top of the gasket. You could click "Finish Sketch" and then choose extrude. You will be able to click either the inner or outer edge of the gasket.

 

An alternative, is to repeat the same steps, but when in sketch mode, choose "P" for Project or click Create>Project/Include>Project. Next, you would click the inner circle of the gasket and choose finish sketch. You can then extrude the -1" as well.

Message 13 of 23
sangerasong
in reply to: brian_bobbitt

Hi Brian,
Thanks for the workaround. I did eventually get to this solution on my own but my problem still is: I haven't been able to "extrude from geometry" like the tutorial asks us. If I'm doing something wrong, I want to learn how to fix that, if the Autodesk tutorial is wrong, it should be fixed.
Message 14 of 23
brian_bobbitt
in reply to: sangerasong

I think one of the issues is that you are taking the overall assembly and adding components to it that are technically already there. For example, you already have a lid here, but have turned the visibility off. If you were to check the "eye" icon next to the original lid or gasket, those components would be visible.  Ideally, you would use the modular parts that accompany the particular module. Those should be in the course resources download.

Message 15 of 23
kellings
in reply to: brian_bobbitt

@sangerasong I'm going to work the tutorial this morning, so that way I can give you a definitive answer as to where the issue might be. As far as I am aware, geometry faces are the only things that are available to be extruded in this way without a sketch. Geometry edges are not. 

Give me a bit to complete the tutorial and I'll report back with what I find. 

 

Thanks,
Kevin

Kevin Ellingson
Technical Specialist

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Message 16 of 23
sangerasong
in reply to: kellings

Thank you!! It shouldn't take you more than 90 mins 😂
Message 17 of 23
kellings
in reply to: kellings

@sangerasong Can you link me to the exact video you were following? I don't see the part you were talking about when I run the tutorial I found. 

 

Thanks,

Kevin

Kevin Ellingson
Technical Specialist

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Message 18 of 23
sangerasong
in reply to: brian_bobbitt

@brian_bobbitt I appreciate your insights. Those lids and gasket are there because I completed the tutorial successfully using that workaround you and I figured out. However, my students won't come to that conclusion if they are following that tutorial. That's my big concern.
Message 19 of 23
sangerasong
in reply to: kellings

Message 20 of 23
brian_bobbitt
in reply to: sangerasong

I see your point. It looks like I edited out the portion of adding a sketch and projecting the inner circle to make the extrusion. I'll get that added tonight. Thanks for reaching out.

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