After years of watching and helping other model with parametric design tools, I have collected a list of best practices. These apply to if you are new to Fusion or a CAD veteran moving from another design tool.
Schedule Mac OS updates for night time off hours
Recent api scripts now on Github
Use pyenv to install and manage python versions on your Mac.
Tips on Fusion 360 Performance To get timely help with performance questions Please post to Fusion 360 support forum (Not Facebook Please). The Fusion support forum is here: https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/fusion-360-support/bd-p/962 When posting, describe your issue as specific as you can. Please note if the
Open fdmtest_v4 and print the geometry using “standard” settings. What this geometry does test: * Dimensional accuracy (backlash optional) * Negative feature resolution * Positive feature resolution/fine flow control * Basic overhang capabilities * Basic bridging capabilities * XY ringing * Z-axis alignment What this geometry does not test: * Warp/adhesion * Overhang capabilities over a
Parameter Basics Fusion 360 can do quite a lot with values you enter to control size of your features and designs. It is worth noting that these tips apply to timeline designs only. To learn more read here about the differences between Direct and Timeline design types. Parameters are created
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Using the right click menu in Fusion 360 brings up a context menu. This menu is divided into two sections. At the bottom is a classic context menu. At the top is a radial menu called a marking menu. We will focus on the marking menu and ways to use
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Timeline or Parametric Designs Fusion 360 offers designers multiple ways to model. Think of this like there are multiple ways to carve a statue. You can chisel and hammer it out of stone, you can sculpt it from clay or you can chainsaw carve it from wood. Each method and
Settings for 3D Documents/Workspaces Fusion 360 can work In a variety of different units and even mixed units. To change units in a open document: * Go to the browser and scroll to the top. * Hover over the "Units: mm" browser node. An edit icon will appear at the end
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