Fusion 360 Simulations, Modal Analysis and Event Simulations

Fusion 360 Simulations, Modal Analysis and Event Simulations


  • You should have access to a computer, preferably with Fusion 360 installed

  • You should have a basic understanding of 3D design or CAD


This course teaches students how to analyze their designs in fusion 360 for vibration, resonance, impact and shocks. It starts out by explaining the basics of resonance and modal frequencies analysis and then digs deeper into the theory. Any design subject to vibrations or shocks will benefit from running these simulations whether it’s a rocket or a car’s headlight. This course includes:

  1. Necessary background information to understand why we run a Modal Frequencies Analysis
  2. The basic theory and math behind Natural frequencies (Modal Frequencies)
  3. Setup and Interpretation of Impact Simulations using Fusion 360 Event Simulations
  4. Links to downloadable CAD and simulation files in Fusion 360
  5. Detailed design and analysis examples with correlation back to our original formulas
  6. Links to related knowledge from the software provider of Fusion 360

Learning Modal Frequencies simulations in fusion 360 will help students in numerous areas including but not limited to:

  • Creating Robust and Reliable Designs
  • Improved job prospects and increased earning potential
  • Reduced mechanical failures during prototyping and manufacturing phases
  • A deeper understanding of the mechanical behavior of parts and assemblies

Most Simulation courses in the marketplace are limited to teaching how to click through the software menus, while this course teaches the “why” behind menu selections. It also covers the math behind the analysis without going into numbing details. Students will have a more thorough understanding of how to virtually test their mechanical designs to ensure their products will be successful.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone that wants to learn how to simulate designs with Fusion 360 or similar FEA package
  • Product Designers
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Engineers
  • Designers