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Fusion 360: Designing Custom Cookie Cutters

for Hobbyists and Creatives looking to 3D print their own unique designs!

Design custom 3D printable cookie cutters in Fusion 360

About This Course

Fusion 360 is an intuitive 3D Modeling package where you can create your own unique designs for 3D Printing. By the end of this course, you'll know how to create your own Custom Cookie Cutter. 

With this new skill, you’ll be able to create custom Cookie Cutters for your personal use, selling at craft fairs, or selling on popular online marketplaces, such as Etsy!

By the end of this class, you’ll have built two different Cookie Cutters in Autodesk Fusion 360. Fusion 360 is a free 3D modeling software that lets you digitally create your custom designs in three dimensions. Your 3D model can then be 3D printed.

I’ll cover how to turn 2D-sketches into three-dimensional objects, using Fusion 360’s extrude command. Along the way, you’ll also learn some Fusion 360 tips and tricks that will set yourself up for a successful 3D print. This course requires no previous experience working in Fusion 360.

This Course Is For You If...

  • you want to create a custom cookie cutter

  • you have access to a 3D printer (or plan on having a company print it) 

  • you're a creative person

  • you like creating unique designs

  • you want to learn Fusion 360's core features

  • you're brand new to Fusion 360

What You'll Learn

  • Core Features - learn some core features used to turn 2D sketches into 3D objects

  • Best Practices - I'll walk you through several different workflows and considerations

  • Create Designs from SVG files - import existing SVG geometry and turn them into cookie cutters!

  • Export as STL - export your final designs for 3D printing software

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Course Curriculum

  • 1

    1. Course Overview

    • Course Overview & Goals

    • Pre-Course Survey (required)

  • 2

    2. Getting Started with Fusion 360

    • Downloading Fusion 360 for Personal Use (free license)

    • Navigating Fusion 360's User Interface

    • Quiz: Getting Started with Fusion 360

  • 3

    3. Create Your First Cookie Cutter!

    • Starting Your Custom Design

    • Sketching Your Custom Design

    • Extruding Your Custom Design

    • Creating a Flat Top and Rounding Edges

    • Sharpening the Cookie Cutter

  • 4

    4. Create a Second Cookie Cutter and Test It!

    • Importing SVG Files for Complex Designs

    • Testing your Design

  • 5

    5. Create a Cookie Embosser

    • Create a Cookie Embosser

  • 6

    6. Exporting for 3D Printing

    • Exporting for 3D Printing

    • Conclusion & Congrats!

  • 7

    BONUS: Create a Cookie Cutter of Your Face

    • Project Overview

    • Converting the Photo to a Stencil

    • Sketching the Cookie Cutter Outline

    • Extruding and Creating the Details

    • Finishing the Details with Splines

    • Adding a Ledge to the Cookie Cutter

    • Save as STL and Print Results

  • 8

    Review this Course

    • Please Write a Course Review

2023 Fusion 360 User Interface

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

Design 3D Printable Cookie Cutters in Fusion 360

Frequently Asked Questions

  • I’m a complete beginner to Fusion 360. Is this course right for me?

    Yes! This course assumes that you have no prior Fusion 360 experience. You’ll start by learning basic 2D sketching and Fusion 360's core features. Each lesson is step-by-step, meaning you can follow along and practice the concepts at the same time.

  • Why is Fusion 360 good for 3D Printing Cookie Cutters?

    Fusion 360 is a parametric modeling program. That means you can design 3D printable objects to precise dimensions, unlike mesh programs, such as Blender or Maya. Fusion 360 also offers a free Personal Use license - making it perfect for woodworking hobbyists on a limited budget. Instructions on signing up and downloading are included in the course.

  • What is the Return Policy?

    If you’re not satisfied with the course catalog then simply contact us within 7 days and we'll give you a full refund.

  • What if I have no interest in cookie cutters and just want to learn Fusion 360?

    By enrolling in the PDO Academy, you'll also gain access to our entire Fusion 360 catalog. We have Fusion 360 content for Woodworking, 3D Printing, and more!

  • Is the course live or pre-recorded?

    The course lessons are pre-recorded and on-demand. This means you can watch them at your convenience. You can rewatch them as much as you want or need. You can also speed up or slow down the video playback to suit your learning style. Kevin will be answering discussion forum posts to answer any questions you have about course projects and lessons.

What Students Are Saying

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ivelisse serrano

interesante hasta el momento

interesante hasta el momento

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5 star rating

Amazing Course

Gary Amaral

I followed the videos to a T and now I am able to create something in F360 in minutes!! Thank you

I followed the videos to a T and now I am able to create something in F360 in minutes!! Thank you

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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 3D Printing evangelist, he enjoys designing and building custom parts, prototyping inventions, and more.

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100% Satisfaction Guarantee

This course is the most comprehensive guide to learning Fusion 360 for 3D printing custom cookie cutters. With step-by-step tutorials, my lessons have helped hundreds of students become equipped with the knowledge to create their own designs.

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.

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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