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Design a Parametric Standing Desk in Fusion 360

Design a Parametric Standing Desk in Fusion 360

What You'll Learn

Beginner and Intermediate Fusion 360 Concepts for Woodworkers

  • Dynamic 3D Models - update user parameters as your requirements change

  • Joints and Assemblies - assemble parts with design intent in mind

  • Design Workflow - learn a core design workflow and Fusion 360 best practices

  • Sketch Considerations - fully-define sketches to ensure they're adaptable

  • Top-Down Modeling - create new parts and assemble them all in the same design file

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Course Introduction

    • Course Overview

    • What You Should Know

    • Understanding the Design Requirements

  • 2

    Sketching the Laptop Stand Parts

    • Sketching the First Side Panel (Part 1 of 2)

    • Sketching the First Side Panel (Part 2 of 2)

    • Extruding and Filleting the Side Panel

    • Designing the Keyboard Tray Slots

    • Creating Slots for the Support Bars

    • Mirroring the Side Panel

    • Designing the Support Bar

    • Quiz 1: Parametric Sketching

  • 3

    Assembling the Laptop Stand

    • Using Joints to Position the Support

    • Subtracting the Excess Material

    • Copying the Second Support Bar

    • Designing the Front Laptop Support

    • Adding Joints to the Laptop Support

    • Designing the Keyboard Tray

    • Positioning the Keyboard Tray with Joints

    • Quiz 2: Parametric Modeling

  • 4

    Course Conclusion

    • Next Steps

  • 5

    Review this Course

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2023 Fusion 360 User Interface

All tutorials in this course are recorded with Fusion 360's latest user interface.

Fusion 360 2021 User Interface

Meet Your Instructor!

Kevin Kennedy

Product Designer and CAD Instructor

With more than 12 years of CAD experience, Kevin has brought products to market with notable companies such as Amazon, Nikon, Sony, and Oracle, to name a few.

As an early adopter of Fusion 360, he quickly became recognized as an Autodesk Expert Elite member. He continues to contribute to the future of Fusion 360 by working closely with the product team. Many know him for his Fusion 360 tutorials on YouTube, which have 4 million+ views.

His courses at The PDO Academy combine cognitive science with years of design and CAD experience, resulting in concepts that stick. With students ranging from 8 to 80 years old, he's making CAD education accessible to all backgrounds.

As a hobbyist woodworker, he enjoys designing and building custom furniture. With Fusion 360, Shaper Origin, and other digital fabrication tools, you'll find him pushing the boundaries of what it means to be a modern woodworker.

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With step-by-step tutorials, quizzes, and discussions - my lessons have helped hundreds of students become equipped with the knowledge to create their own designs in Fusion 360.

I'm confident you're going to love this course and find it to be a valuable investment in yourself. If for any reason you're not satisfied, simply reach out within 7 days for a full refund.

Dedicated to your learning,
Kevin Kennedy

P.S. Learning any new software package can be daunting - Fusion 360 is no different. To help you learn Fusion 360, I've incorporated cognitive science and other learning methods into this course. You'll also find the course sections to be broken into bite-sized lessons, making it easy to continue where you left off.


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