Fusion 360 takes a different approach to storing designs. This course helps you understand how to access the data sets.
- [Narrator] If you have access to the exercise files for this course, you can download them to the desktop. Fusion 360 uses cloud storage, so downloading the exercise files will be the first step. As part of this lesson we will upload the data into a Fusion 360 project for future lessons. You can also load files individually using the lesson-specific folders if you prefer. If you don't have access to the exercise files, that's okay. I encourage you to still follow along as we go through the course.
Now let's get started. On the desktop I've downloaded the files to the exercise files folder. If I open the folder I see that the files are organized by the lesson. In each one of these lessons there's a begin folder and an end folder where you can access the file that's specific to the lesson. There's also an all files folder that I'll use to upload all of the data into Fusion 360. In Fusion 360, the first thing that I'll do is expand the data panel and create a new project.
I'll give the project a name. Once the project has been created, I'll open it. Inside of the project is an upload button where I can navigate to my exercise files, select all of the files, click open, and they will be uploaded to my project while I work on other things. If I prefer to work on individual files I can go to the file pull down, go to new design from file, navigate to the lesson that I want, and select the file.
Note that when you open a file in this manner, it comes up as untitled. Once this file is open, it's best to save it into the project to keep it for future use. If you upload or save the data to a project you can access these files from any 64-bit Windows or Mac that you install Fusion 360 on and login to.