Learn about creating drawing views.
- [Instructor] Generating 2D drawing views is critical for many people. It is also an area that doesn't necessarily receive the full attention of users who are not from an engineering background. The process for creating a 2D drawing in Fusion 360 is to begin with a 3D model. From the 3D model, I can move to the workspace pull-down, go to drawing, and select from design. This will bring up the create drawing dialog. If I have multiple components in my assembly, I have the option of deselecting this and choosing an individual part.
I choose whether or not I want to create a new drawing or add it to an existing one and to choose whether or not I want to select a custom template. I choose my standard and my units. I'll click OK and this will cause Fusion to create a new drawing, insert a border, and a title block, and present me with the preview of my drawing view. In the drawing view dialog on the right, I can choose a different orientation, though front is what I want.
I can also choose a different drawing scale. For now, I'll choose one to one. I'll select the position on my initial view, right click, and select OK to generate the drawing view. Taking a closer look, I see that I have standard geometry, standard line work, and a hidden line to represent some hidden geometry. I'll zoom back out and use the projected view tool to place additional drawing views. One to the left, one below, and an isometric view.
Clicking to place their previews and then clicking OK to generate the view. If I want to modify a view, I just simply double click it. I can change the visualization style and if I wanted to, I could even change the scale even being able to enter a customs scale. Drawing views can also be relocated. If I click on the view and select the center icon, I can drag it into another location. Projected views can also be relocated.
Grabbing this bottom view, I can move it down, but I can only move it directly down, maintaining the orthographic projection plane. If I move the base view, any projected view will follow in its proper location. There are other types of view that can be generated in Fusion 360 as well. For example, a section view can be created. I'll select the parent view, roughen its location, and define the section line.
Then, I can position the section view. It will automatically add the hatch pattern and give me the proper detail. However, this view might be a little small. So I can create a detail view as well. I'll select the parent view for the detail, set the location, I can change the scale, but position the detail view in another area of the screen. As with many things, Fusion 360 takes a unique approach to generating the drawing views.
Placing the views is the first step in creating a drawing. Adding the details will complete the drawing and we'll do that next.
- Considerations for becoming certified
- Tips for taking the exam
- Creating a project
- Creating a 2D sketch
- Creating extrude features and revolve features
- Working with direct modeling
- Understanding assembly structure
- Creating drawing views
- Working with advanced modeling tools
- Generating data for 3D printing
- Performing a stress analysis