Fusion 360 - Designing with Components

Learn to use components while designing an led lamp that switches on and off.

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What Will I Learn?

  • Design a 3D printable led tea light that turns on and off.
  • Feel comfortable tackling multi-part designs by effectively using components and other design tools in Fusion 360.
  • Take a design from concept to working prototype.

Course Description

This course is an excellent sequel to the Designing For 3D Printing with Fusion 360 course by Vladimir Mariano. We learn how to tackle a multi-part design by taking advantage of using components and other powerful design tools in Fusion 360. We will design an LED tea light that functions as a mechanical switch and can be used to light up our other 3d prints. It's an excellent example of using 3d printing for practical and functional designs.

At the end of this course you will have gained the design skills and confidence to take a multi-part design from concept to 3d printed prototype.

We will cover many sketching and modeling concepts and also go through some best practices when designing for 3d printing such tolerances needed for a snug fit when assembling two or more parts.

I will guide you through easy to follow step by step instructions as we create a rewarding model.


  • A basic knowledge of Autodesk Fusion 360 is recommended prior to taking this course but not required.
  • See Introduction to Fusion 360 course by Vladimir Mariano if you are a complete beginner.

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone looking to learn how to design for 3D printing or looking to expand their knowledge and improve their skills.
  • Great for students, teachers, hobbyists, inventors, artists, and makers.

Your Instructor

Vladimir has taught thousands of students how to create their own 3D models in Fusion 360 through his online courses, he also teaches the same material at the college level.

Vladimir currently runs two makerspaces. A community makerspace that he co-founded, and a college makerspace where he teaches students how to design with Fusion 360 and how to turn those designs into real objects through 3D printing, laser cutting, and cnc milling.

His work has been featured by Adafruit, Thingiverse, Hackaday, Makezine, Instructables, and Autodesk.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

"His first course taught me how to use 3D CAD in an evening. This course fills in some of the details about how to build a complex assembly that requires some precision. We also get to see his workflow which is important for understanding any CAD program.

So much Technical excellence. Details like wall thickness are discussed both in printing and design.

This is a well laid out courses. While this is a higher level course that builds on his previous course, he does not introduce concepts where he expects you to have that level of expertise already."

- John Horanzy

" Competent, nice, the right pace! I like it!"

- Ingo Hoffmann

"Amazing!! Loved it! This was my second course from Vladimir; now I am ready to take the third. I also hope he is working on advance level courses because I am certainly looking forward to taking those as well."

- Akbar Pirani

" Great course. Instructor very knowledgeable."

- Bill Brozas

"Again a great tutorial from Vladimir Mariano.

Good to learn the use of diffrent components in a single design, the use of constraints is also good explained. I can recommend Vladimir’s courses to everybody!"

- Tom Impens

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