This series of videos is meant to serve as an introduction to the basics of computer-aided design using Autodesk Fusion 360. Fusion 360 was selected as the primary CAD software for the makerspace because of relatively low system requirements, free student licenses, and support across Windows and MacOS.


To install Fusion 360, follow this link, and create an account, if you do not already have one. Once you are logged in, download the Fusion 360 installer, and run it on your computer. After installation is complete, launch the application and log in with your Autodesk credentials. You may be asked to create a team when starting the application for the first time: if prompted, simply create a team called "Personal", and follow the prompts to continue.

Basic 2D Tools

This video will cover the basics of 2D drawing, including how to draw, mirror, and constrain simple geometry. Topics include:

  • Rectangles
  • Circles
  • Polygons
  • Mirroring lines
  • Basic Constraints

Basic 3D Tools

Planes, Lines, and Points

Advanced 2D Tools

Advanced 3D Tools

Tutorial Exercise