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I am trying to make stencils of Japanese Kanji characters with my 3D Printer.

I am very new to Autodesk Fusion360 so I am running into some barriers:

  1. I am having trouble sketching a rectangle and then a text character and extruding them separately. If I extrude one they both disappear. Therefore I have to sketch one, then extrude, then create the next sketch object. How can I create both sketches and select different ones to extrude?

  2. I am having this basic problem where my stencil has parts that are disconnected (see example below). I've tried sketching lines and thin rectangles to connect the pieces but they both didn't work. I once again can't extrude after it's created.

How can I connect the pieces after extruding? How can I connect them inside a text object?

Example Kanji Stencil

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As I see it, for a stencil you want the brown part with the white part(s) cut out.

This is easily doable. You can do this one sketch at a time, extrude it, and cut it out of the brown part.

To connect the inner brown parts to the rest of the brown, you'll need to cut a thin rectangle in the white character so that the inner brown pieces are connected to the outer brown pieces.

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  • $\begingroup$ I actually exploded the text and then created rectangles very similar to what you suggested. I just learned how to make different sketches without them affecting each other, so next time that would be a smart move thank you! $\endgroup$ Apr 20 '18 at 17:06
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To answer your question about the disappearing sketch check out this answer: forums.autodesk.com - sketch disappears after creating body

The default behavior in fusion is that sketches are hidden after the first time they are used in an operation such as an extrude. You can just unhide the sketch by expanding the sketches group in the tree and clicking the light bulb.

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  • $\begingroup$ yes I just learned how to do this! I also exploded the text and drew on them! Thank you! $\endgroup$ Apr 20 '18 at 17:06
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May I suggest an alternative? Create your characters in a document editor (such as Word or OpenOffice), using a very large font size. Save the characters to an image file. Go to one of many converter sites, such as embossify or sculpteo, and let them make a 3-D model of your character.

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