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Emboss STL from SVG

I'm new to Fusion 360 (have basic experience with modeling software) and really struggling with what I thought would be a simple task. I'm trying to remix this STL to emboss it with this SVG. Steps I'...
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How can I create a mold for an atypical shape for 3D printing using Fusion 360?

I have an STL file of a bone, and I want to create a mold to fill in with bone cement for a drilling exercise. However, a midline cut through the mold doesn't work as the bone is atypically shaped. I ...
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How to fill a void within a body?

Starting from this sketch: I've revolved and extruded it to result in the body shown: This is destined to be printed, so I need to fill in the cavity of the stick-y-out-y bit. I can use Surface->...
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How to add a multi-color flush logo to a flat surface?

I've been banging my head against the desk for two days so it's time to ask for help. This is the second thing I've ever tried to design in Fusion 360, so very much a newbie. I'm trying to make some ...
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Does one has to take into consideration the nozzle diameter while designing something that will be 3D printed?

I am really new to 3D printing. I started with downloaded stuff about 2 months ago and now I am starting to do my own "easy" things. While looking at tutorials I heard one of them talking ...
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How to move body to origin using center of body?

I have a few bodies and I want to move them together so that the center of it is moved to the origin. I don't think the bodies when selected together have the correct center I'd want as I don't think ...
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3DF Zephyr -> Fusion 360 set mesh dimensions

I have managed to successfully scan an object with 3DF Zephyr Free, and have exported the mesh to a .obj file (only filetype supported). Once I have inserted the mesh in Fusion 360, how do I set the ...
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Can I split a shell body using a cone as the splitting surface?

I'm trying to model a "mushroom-like" object. I created the stem and the top part and shelled them to a body with 5mm walls. I also need to split the top part into two parts which I will ...
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Design Considerations for Large Overhangs

When designing for 3d FDM printing, I'm wondering what is best practice for items with large overhangs which cannot have (or would be fairly impractical) support structures. Consider my following ...
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How to horizontally align sketches in fusion360?

I'm working in fusion360. I have 5 circle sketches that I need to all line up in a vertical line. I tried setting constraints, but they were just putting the circles in the exact same x y positions. I ...
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Convert model to "skeleton / prototype" model for quick real world "Proof of Concept"

Does anyone know of a method, app, technique to "dumb down", if you will, larger models to do a quick initial print to check that it fits the real world proof of concept that it was designed ...
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Fusion 360 + Snapmaker original for printing

Total beginner, not a single print yet Snapmaker original I saw a couple of tutorials telling one to design whatever needs printing on Fusion 360 and then export it to STL, import on Luban1), and ...
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Can Fusion 360 optimize topology using only struts and triangles?

I want to make a light titanium part which will be very visible and 3D printed. Can I force Fusion to use only struts like this? I realize it will limit the performance but in this application ...
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What does the Fusion360 client app do?

I have a beginner question: Tinkercad is a fully cloud based and the STL files are/can be stored locally on our computer (STL files are not stored in the cloud). Fusion 360 is also fully cloud-based. ...
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3mf circles are printing as polygons

When I'm using a .3mf file from Fusion 360 the circles are coming out as polygonal shapes that are very easy to see. When using a .stl file from Fusion 360 the circles are near perfect the polygons ...
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How to stop Fusion 360 from creating a new version on STL export

Everytime I export to STL in Fusion 360, a new Version (V1, V2, V3, V4, ...) of the file is created. But I would really like to use that feature to mark bigger changes instead of creating a new ...
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Are Fusion 360 drawings sufficient to design and enforce tolerance in a hole of a solid?

I uploaded a 3D object for this project to Fusion 360 and printed it out straightforward: Yet its middle hole is too small for the stepper motor (Nema 17 Stepper-M) I am using so I wanted to increase ...
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Fusion 360 Design Best Practices Question (Am I on the right track?)

So I've designed a few components in Fusion 360, but I'm kinda new to CAD. I did the tutorials AutoDesk have on YouTube, modelled an Arduino enclosure, a shampoo bottle, a lamp shade, etc. but what I'...
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Constrain by surface area in Fusion 360

I'm trying to create a sketch that is constrained by surface area. In my model I have a relatively irregular, flat area that I would like to constrain by area so that it never exceeds a certain number....
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Will I still be able to export my Fusion 360 models to other CAD packages after Autodesk's recent license changes come into effect?

On 16 September 2020, Autodesk announced changes in the way that Fusion 360 can be used for non-commercial use with their Personal license. As a hobbyist, most of these changes will not affect me very ...
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Sending a 3D model from Fusion 360 to Ultimaker Cura for printing fails

How do I 3D print to Ultimaker Cura from Fusion 360? (from: File > 3D Print) I added Cura to the 3D print list, but whenever I click OK, the application does not open.
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How to add a proper fillet to corner of a cuboid in Fusion 360?

I am a total beginner to Fusion 360. I need to add a fillet. Look at the picture to get better idea.
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Measuring the legs of the triangle instead of the hypotenuse in Fusion 360 sketch

When creating a sketch in Fusion 360, when drawing lines at an angle, it shows the length of the line:
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.STEP/.F3D to .SCAD file?

I work with Fusion360 for designing lots of things. Recently I learned how to work with parameters that I can easily modify all at once, allowing to pretty much make easily customizable pieces. Now, ...
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Creating a two part label for storage boxes

I want to create two piece labels for storage containers. The main piece would be the “badge” which would have text cut out of it (e.g. “Paint”, “Electrical” etc.). The second piece would be a ...
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Does having more curvier corners help warping more then smaller curves

I was experimenting with building an enclosure using fusion 360. I was wondering if a part with rounded corners of a larger radius would warp less than smaller ones? Also, any recommendation on ...
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Help needed to design 3D printer part

I am attempting to build a 3D printer using the Bear Upgrade for guidance. However, I want to modify some of the parts. I am basing the modified parts on the original designs. I would like to ...
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In Fusion360, how do I align components according to their a midplane?

In Fusion360, how do I align components according to their a midplane? I have 2 complex objects. They have no midpoint defined (is that even possible). How do I align them according to their mid ...
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How can I become a certified Fusion 360 user?

I heard about the certification program from autodesk website. How can I prepare and write this certification exam as a student? I already started using fusion 360 about a month.
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Export Revit file for Fusion 360 3D Print

I have a 3D printer hooked up with Fusion 360. I have a 3D drawing in Revit. What format should I export to in order get from Revit to Fusion 360?
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Rectangular pattern constraint is lost when applying a fillet to the sketch object [closed]

I'm working on a model in Fusion 360 that has part of the 2d sketch duplicated with the "Rectangular Pattern" tool. If I try resizing the original object, the duplicates update as expected. If, ...
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Must I start over if I change a dimension in Fusion 360

As a newbie, I have done some Fusion 360 tutorials and recognize I made a mistake in the initial dimensions. Aside from starting the entire sketch over again, can I just modify the (beginning) ...
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What is the correct way to export SVG in order to convert to STL?

I made a simple logo using Inkscape, after saving as an svg file, but when I export that file into Fusion 360 something strange happened. Multiple times I convert some images (png, svg) to svg file. ...
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Trouble with sizing in Fusion 360

I had imported a .stl file into Fusion 360- from Blender, but I couldn't size it to my required dimensions. Then I tried to make an object in Fusion. It works but ...
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Print initial layer only on outside of print

I am using Ultimaker Cura to print what are essentially cookie cutters - a thin wall that is a silhouette of the shape. I would like to have a broader surface for the top. In Ultimaker Cura, I set it ...
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how to split a 40" model into 5 parts to print seperate

I currently have a model in fusion 360 of cylinders with the largest being 40" diameter in a specific pattern as seen below. My printer is a Ender-3x with the build plate dimensions of 8.7" x 8.7" x 9....
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CURA doesn't want print bridges

I made a model for my 3D clock. Model has few vertical holes so I made one layer thick bridge for every hole. In Fusion 360 everything looks fine, but CURA (version 3.6.0) doesn't want to print those ...
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Print box bigger than the printer bed

I am trying to make a box that is 420 mm wide by 86 mm tall by 100 mm long, I wonder if there is a good technique to design, cut, print and fit all parts together to be safe and hard.
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Reinforce screw holes

I made some 3D printed supports for tools, using screws to fix it to the wall, some of them broken because of the screw forces. Is there a way to reinforce only the screw holes where it will have more ...
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How to align sketch with the x-axis

I have this sketch which I have accidantly rotated by some arbitary angle. I need the dotted line to be parallel with the x-axis and the small, left hand side to be flush with the y-axis. I've tried ...
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What is the point of diminishing returns on the STL refinement level in Fusion 360 on an Ender 3?

When exporting an STL from Fusion 360, one must select an STL refinement level to use for calculating the maximum triangle count. For FDM printing (0.05mm and above layer heights), where is the ...
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In Fusion 360 how do I select an entire 3D object, not just its sides or faces?

I'd like to mirror a triangular prism I made. However, whenever I select it I am only able to select the faces or sides. Is there a way to select the whole 3D object to move or mirror it?
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