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I don't know that this can be definitively answered for a specific printer and all arbitrary designs. The refinement level basically determines how smooth a curved surface will turn out. The STL file format can only express an object in terms of triangular-shaped surfaces, so Fusion 360 will need to approximate a curved surface by breaking it up into ...

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Welcome to SE.3DP! First off, F360 isn't the best with STL files. If you're having trouble with constraints and dimensions, I would suggest watching this Maker's Muse video first: How to use Constraints! CAD for Newbies with Fusion 360. Second, Fusion360 is very tricky with importing STL's. My steps below should help. In the lower right-hand corner, at ...

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Nomenclature help A Layer is everything that is printed between the print head moving upwards. Layer height is how tall each line is. It is in Quality. A Wall is made up from lines put down next to each other. line width is how thick a 1-perimeter-strong wall is in the XY-plane. It should never be smaller than the Nozzle Diameter. It is in Quality. ...

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Selecting the body in the browser will select the entire body. Clicking on the body in the viewer will only get you faces or edges. A long click (click and hold) on the model will give you options on what to select. You can choose a face or body under "Depth" or choose a body or feature under "Parents."

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Most of my answer is based off of what Autodesk has said and this video from Maker's Muse, which explains this topic in much more detail. In summary, Autodesk is planning on restricting your ability to export any parametric file formats like .STEP or .IGES, leaving no useful CAD-specific files available for users with personal licenses. I would recommend ...

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Item 1) The holes are not round. Why??? Two things about this. First, the print is upside down. The holes are not round to accommodate the fact you cannot print a round hole unsupported. If you try to print the circle unsupported, when you get to the top portion, it will sag until the print catches up to it. By that time, the circle is flat at the top and ...

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The problem lies in Fusion 360. If you export using file export as .3mf then the refinement (poly count) is set to low. Thus it creates a low-quality circle. If you export through the mesh tab, select 32d print and make sure the refinement is high then it exports a nice-looking perfect circle.

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There are several ways to lock items together. Designed in position When you design the parts from the base up, you should lock the very first sketch to the origin in some way or another. Fusion shows this by making any "well defined" line as black in contrast to blue, like shown here: Using Components Once you have bodies, you can pretty much move them ...

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In Revit Use STL Exporter 2019 to customize and export your Revit model to an STL file. Click Add-in tab -> STL Exporter panel -> STL Exporter. On the General tab, specify your STL file options. On the Categories tab, specify which element categories will export to the STL file. Click Save to create the STL file. In Fusion 360 Click on a valid project ...

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Yes, there is a "select" tool in the toolbar next to "make". You can use select filters to select components, bodies and faces.

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Not sure if this will solve your issue directly for you but when I save a STL/3MF from F360 I don't use the File/Export in 360. Instead I just right click the body in the browser tree and save the STL/3MF directly from that menu. Select "save as mesh" This does not add any version number, and also the usage of cloud processing is not required so it'...

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In the top left of your workspace (still inside the editor) you will have a dropdown, in that dropdown there is a folder called bodies, open that and select the body you want. You can then move the selected body.

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You can test different print settings. Trying to visualize, but I believe you can increase the perimeter lines, since there is a hole, this will increase the resistance in that area. Or try to change the orientation with which the part will be printed

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It's rather simple: Start to edit the sketch with this line via a right-click edit sketch click the line you want to force horizontal on the right menu, the lower menu has "align horitontal/vertical", click it DONE To find the button I mean, a picture with the right tool next to the red mark: Hint: in the case of your item, I suggest to use the blue ...

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STL file size should not matter these days as far as the memory and storage sizes are concerned. These are generally large enough (unless you have very large and complicated STL files of large dimensions), so saving an STL in low or high resolution should usually be a matter of megabytes. However, the higher the resolution the more processor calculation time ...

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In some CAD packages, this is exactly what I would expect. Models are constructed by applying operations in a specific order. The fillet is a separate operation, and is not part of the base rectangle. The base rectangle is defined. You pattern the base rectangle. You define a fillet using the base rectangle as the reference. The fillet affects only that ...

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Start with registering at their website and go from there. There is a PDF of a list of things you have to have mastery in: SKETCHING Sketch Creation Create Dimensions Constraint selection and creation Edit a sketch Project Edges Edit a Sketch DRAWING Creating a Drawing View, Base, Projected, Section, Detail Add ...

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Even though OpenSCAD can import a variety of formats, the file structure will not be accepted by Thingiverse in the manner presented by the OP. OpenSCAD is a text-based description language. One creates parameters assigned to specific aspects of a model and implements those parameters to create the desired shapes/components by typing in a text editor. The ...

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There are probably many ways to do this, this method describes how I do this. First you need to fillet the top, then you chamfer the edges. Create a lid: Fillet the corner edges: Chamfer the lid edges:

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After some testing, Fusion does have a category to put in an Area parameter [edit -> Parameters ->] for Area that takes measurements in acres and circular mil but no useful measurements such as square centimeters or square inch. One circular mil is defined as a circle with a radius of 1/1000 inch, or 0.0254 mm, for an area of $5.067×10^{−4}\text{ mm}^2$...

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In OpenSCAD, apply the offset transformation to inset the letter outlines before extruding them. However you may find it works better to fill the sunken letter shapes with nail polish then remove the overflow with acetone; see my question & answer https://3dprinting.stackexchange.com/a/10872/11157.

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Besides offsetting the clearances you want into models, you can and should also calibrate your printer to compensate for included holes - because often inner holes are solved to be smaller than actually designed out of necessity. However, the option can also be used to fix problems that stem from the slicing and printing itself, and thus offers to fix some ...

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Yes, you can use Fusion 360 via the browser without downloading. You just need Autodesk account. Here is the link. However, if your computer was too slow for desktop app, you might also have problems via the browser.

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Ok, let's go down the main two ways to a part, and in practice you usually use both to design for 3D printing. Only for machining, you try to keep to the cutting method only. Cutting Method Building Method Cutting Method You start with a piece of "stock". A cube or cylinder created by extruding the simple shape. Now you go and create profiles ...

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If you use the private license: there was supposed to be a cutoff date. As long as you use the "private" license, you will get some restrictions. Originally, including the lock off of .step and similar files as well as limiting you to 10 active projects. This means, that you will need to deactivate some to make room for new ones, but unless you ...

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For this, use a construction line: draw the approximate line press x to go into the construction-line mode pres l for the line tool Draw a line from the end to the base constrict it orthogonal to the base, turning it into the height press d to go into defining distance mode click on the dotted line type in the height press x again to get back to normal ...

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Fusion 360 can be easily used to alter the design. It has a button under Construction > Edit > Push/Pull . Using this tool allows to select one or more surfaces and shift them all outside or inside as needed. An alternative would be to include the size difference in design. By selecting a line or loop and then pressing O opens a menu that easily ...

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If you enabled the history, you can easily go back in time and change the dimension in the sketch and then go back where you were. It would be even more elegant if you do not use fixed valued dimensions in the sketch, you can use parameters you define yourself and assign them to certain dimensions to create parametric designs. These values can be changed at ...

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It seems you use Fusion 360. So I will answer for that, based on Autodesk Help: Make the SVG You need to design your SVG to be just the outlines of your logo. That you can easily do in Inkscape by setting the fill to transparent. Then you need to define a size before exporting it properly. Import the SVG Insert Menu Insert SVG Select the plane you want ...

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Considering the simplicity of your sample design - i.e. basically only two different Z-levels, easily distinguished by color - I'd recommend one of the online image-to-3D model converters. Here are two I've used now and then. You may have to save your image as png or jpg instead of svg. selva3d and 3dp.rocks

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