Join Jomarc Baquiran for an in-depth discussion in this video Similarities and differences between AutoCAD and Fusion 360, part of Migrating from AutoCAD to Fusion 360.
- [Instructor] Hi, everyone. In this video, I will do a quick demonstration of an essential Fusion 360 workflow. To better grasp this concept, let's create a quick model. I'm going to go to Sketch, head to Rectangle, and select Center Rectangle. Notice we are prompted to select a plane or a planar face. Let's select our XZ plane. Left click to select. Let's drop our centerpoint at the origin.
And I give this a value of 100 for the height. Hitting Tab, 100 for the width. And finally, hit Enter. We are done sketching, so we're selecting Stop Sketch. Head to Create and select Extrude. Prompted to select a Profile. Let's select this profile. Grab this arrow up. Give this a height, and to be specific, let's key in 100.
And finally, hit OK. Let's say we have a design update and we wanted to add a detail, so selecting this face, right-click and select Create Sketch, let's grab our Line tool. I'm going to drop our first point out of this corner. Second point at this corner. Double left click. Hitting Escape. Selecting this line and let's turn this line into a construction entity.
Next, heading to Sketch once more and selecting Center Diameter Circle. Let's place our centerpoint at the midpoint of this line, so notice, the triangle indicates that this is the midpoint and let's key in 30 as the diameter of the circle. Hitting Enter. Selecting Stop Sketch. Selecting Extrude once more. Selecting this profile, moving this arrow.
Whenever we are given this red visual, this indicates that we are in the cut operation. Finally, hitting OK. And in order for us to document this model by creating a drawing, let's first save this file. Naming this to Box, hitting Save. Heading to File and selecting New Drawing From Design.
I'm going to leave the defaults and immediately hit OK. Now, we are in the Drawing Workspace and we are prompted to place our base view. Let's accept the default orientation, which is front view. Left click here, and hit OK. From here, I can add dimensions. Selecting this circle.
Dropping our dimension here. Let's quickly save this file. I'm going to leave the default to Box Drawing, hitting Save. And in the future, if we have a design change, let's say that 30 needs to be 40, you need to head back to your 3D model, go to where the sketch is.
I'm going to change this one to 40, hitting Enter. Selecting Stop Sketch. Hitting Save. Hitting OK. And as I go back to our drawing, notice we have a warning indicating that the version was modified. Selecting this icon. Notice that Fusion 360 automatically updated the drawing.
And in this span of four minutes, I've shown you the general workflow in Fusion 360. Step one is to create a sketch. Step two, turn the sketch into 3D, may it be by Revolve, Loft, and most commonly, by Extrude. And if you want to document your 3D model, step three is to head to the Drawing Workspace to document and annotate your 3D model.
Fusion 360 is quick, efficient, and easy to use. It is why a significant number of designers and companies are migrating to Fusion 360. The next video, we will get ourselves organized by discovering how Fusion 360 is powerful in terms of collaboration. See you there.
- Similarities and differences between AutoCAD and Fusion 360
- Collaborating in Fusion Team and A360
- Sketch constraints
- Creating and modifying tools
- Design intent
- Assembling parts and components
- Creating 2D drawings
- Importing AutoCAD files
- Exporting a drawing to DWG