Working through Udemy: Designing 3D Printing with Fusion 360

In our Making Data Tangible class, our teacher suggested the Udemy: Designing for 3D course to help us have a foundational understanding of Fusion 360 for the kinds of projects we’ll develop in class.

I’m currently working through ‘Section 3: Designs’. The general process for building is to create a 2d sketch first and then extrude into a 3d model.

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Design Exercise: Tweezers V1

The first 3d printable design is a pair of tweezers. Helpful points/tools covered:

  • always save the design first before building, that way it will autosave throughout
  • choose the plane that you want to work on
    • ex: X, Y plane (green – red)
  • L = Line / T = trim / D = sketch dimension
  1. Start with building a rectangle
  2. 3 pt arc (will snap into places that create a perfect fit)
  3. Trim tool (t)
  4. Offset ( – or + )
  5. Extend tool (predictive tool)
  6. Perpendicular constraint (when adding lines)
  7. Sketch dimensions
  8. Constraints (horizontal / vertical line)
  9. Adding Fillets


Applying a design pass from to initial U shape





Adding Fillets

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