In short, I don’t recommend learning Fusion 360 through a book. I understand that there are many learning styles, and some people prefer reading. With that said, software tutorial books come with a slew of issues.
To import files in Fusion 360 most users will use the “upload” workflow that is located in the data panel. The problem is that the Upload method assumes all unitless files (.stl or .obj) are made with centimeters. Instead, you should always use the Insert Mesh feature when you need to place a mesh file into your current design.
Fusion 360 is also very lightweight in terms of computer usage and size. Below you will find the minimum computer requirements needed to run Fusion 360.
Autodesk offers a 100% free Fusion 360 license to Students and Hobbyists. Students should use the Education license. Hobbyists, on the other hand, should be using the Personal Use license. Learn how to sign up for a free Personal Use license.
1. Disable Automatic Sketch Constraints Many Fusion 360 users get frustrated with the creation of automatic sketch constraints. Fusion 360 will create sketch constraints automatically based on the sketch grid and spatial relationships. Sometimes they’re handy and sometimes they’re just flat out annoying. Unfortunately, there is currently not an option within the preferences that can […]
Fusion 360 is the first 3D CAD, CAM, and CAE tool of its kind. It’s built for the modern designer, maker, or engineer, and best of all it works on PC, Mac, and mobile devices. Hearing how advanced Fusion 360 is may have you thinking that it’s way out of your budget. But, did you […]