Make Fusion 360 cater to your needs by using preferences.
- [Narrator] Fusion 360 uses preferences to set up the default working conditions that you would like to normally use. The settings used for the exercise files for this course travel with the file so you won't need to change anything to follow along. I do think it's important for you to see where you can make choices for your own, so let's take a couple of minutes to review Fusion 360 user preferences and a couple of working environment options. To access the preferences, go under your name and select the preferences option.
When the preferences dialog opens, you'll see on the left that there are a number of different categories where you can make modifications. On the general tab you can change your model orientation to typically have the top of the model aligned with Y or Z. If you're coming from another system, you can choose the pan, zoom, and orbit shortcuts for your mouse controls to be the same as Alias, Autodesk Inventor, or Solidworks. You can also change the standard orbit type from constrained orbit to free orbit.
If you're coming from Autodesk Inventor, for example, Inventor's default is free orbit. Depending on where you're located, you might want to always have a different type of unit assigned for creating designs, for using CAM, or a simulation. Another option that I suggest you take a close look at or consider is under preview, where you can sign up for technology previews that will allow you to see the future of Fusion 360. When you're done making your changes, select okay and proceed working in Fusion 360.
One other change I'd like to make is taking a look at the display. The model we'll be working on today, which is this control housing cover, was built based on the center of the model. For clarity, I'll go to the grid and stamps fly-out and turn off the layout grid. For now I'll leave snap to grid on and incremental move on. At another point in this course I'll likely turn them both off, but for now we'll leave them on. Another option that you might like to try just to get more comfortable with Fusion 360 is taking a look at the display settings.
Under display settings you can change the visual style of the model. You can change the environment to give it a different look. For clarity I'll stay with photo booth, but please check out some of the options in the display settings area to get more comfortable and feel more at home with Fusion 360. As you've seen here, setting up or even changing your previous preferences is easy.