Learn how to change preferences.
- [Instructor] Fusion 360's interface can be further customized to suit your needs by editing the toolbar and modifying the application preferences. The toolbar of Fusion 360 will display all the various tools categorized by creating sketches or creating features and of course, changing workspaces will give you different toolbars with different options. When the toolbar was designed, assumptions were made on what tools you might use most frequently, however, you can modify what tools are presented in the toolbar by default.
By expanding a toolbar, in this case going under a rectangle, we can see that there's a keyboard shortcut and an X next to the two-point rectangle. This will allow me to remove it from the toolbar. Now an upward arrow appears and if I prefer a three-point rectangle, I can always add that to the toolbar instead. We can also add both of them if we like and to see another way to modify the toolbar, we can grab one that we don't like and simply drag it off into space and let go. It's that easy to make modifications to the toolbar.
To change how Fusion 360 will start new models, we can use the preferences. Under your name, select Preferences and in the Preferences dialogue, we can see a number of different options. The general area will allow us to select what user language we want to use, any graphics information. We can go under Design and select what workspace we want as default when we open other people's data. Under Material, if we frequently work with aluminum, we can change the standard default material to be aluminum or to some other material.
Under Units, we can change the standard units for design, CAM or simulation. And under the Preview section, we can sign up for various previews that are coming down the line. Selecting these previews will give you access to tools early before they're available to the general public in Fusion 360. Setting these preferences will affect new designs as you create them, but designs that you receive from other people or designs that you've created using different preferences, will maintain those values until you change them.
Now with our preferences set, let's turn our attention to function objectives.
- 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