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What is the point of diminishing returns on the STL refinement level in Fusion 360 on an Ender 3?

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 ...
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CURA doesn't want print bridges

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 ...
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Trouble with sizing in Fusion 360

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 ...
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3mf circles are printing as polygons

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 ...
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Design Considerations for Large Overhangs

When constructing a model intended to be 3D printed, your approach is sound. Overhangs and the required supports can be a severe problem and I believe your assessment is accurate. The complexity of ...
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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?

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 ...
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In Fusion 360 how do I select an entire 3D object, not just its sides or faces?

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 ...
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Help needed to design 3D printer part

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 ...
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In Fusion360, how do I align components according to their a midplane?

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 ...
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How can I become a certified Fusion 360 user?

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 ...
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Export Revit file for Fusion 360 3D Print

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 ...
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In Fusion 360 how do I select an entire 3D object, not just its sides or faces?

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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How to stop Fusion 360 from creating a new version on STL export

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/...
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What does the Fusion360 client app do?

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 ...
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Convert model to "skeleton / prototype" model for quick real world "Proof of Concept"

There are techniques to remove material from an exiting model to create less dense models (like in a skeleton). One such a technique is applying Voronoi tessellation (also known as a Voronoi ...
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How to fill a void within a body?

Simplify the order of operations Sometimes, it is way easier to do the order of operations in a different order: First, create the thickness of the body. Only then then subtract the rotation profile ...
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How can I create a mold for an atypical shape for 3D printing using Fusion 360?

I would like to thank @hfcandrew and @MagWeb for their in-depth explanations: Creating a two part mold from organic mesh (bone sample) Meshmixer: Newbie questions Quoting from the original forum ...
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In Fusion 360 how do I select an entire 3D object, not just its sides or faces?

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 ...
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Rectangular pattern constraint is lost when applying a fillet to the sketch object

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 ...
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Reinforce screw holes

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 ...
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How to align sketch with the x-axis

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 ...
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What is the point of diminishing returns on the STL refinement level in Fusion 360 on an Ender 3?

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 ...
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How to add a proper fillet to corner of a cuboid in Fusion 360?

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...
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.STEP/.F3D to .SCAD file?

Actually there's a solution, albeit not directly from within openscad. I've just found this: https://github.com/agordon/openscad-step-reader/tree/master You will need to install or build yourself ...
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.STEP/.F3D to .SCAD file?

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 ...
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Creating a two part label for storage boxes

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 ...
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Constrain by surface area in Fusion 360

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 ...
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Are Fusion 360 drawings sufficient to design and enforce tolerance in a hole of a solid?

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 ...
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Fusion 360 + Snapmaker original for printing

One way to completely avoid Luban is to use OctoPrint, and the OctoPrint plugin for Fusion 360. Loading the G-code from the USB flash drive can lead to weird behavior, where the Z-axis gets a bit ...
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Design Considerations for Large Overhangs

While slicing into slabs and the use of alignment pins is a perfectly viable solution, including the alignment features organically into a single print can make assembly faster. In this case, the ...
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