Isocyanates to be exact
Am sitting offshore on weather standby so have plenty of free time on my hands, video below is how i would go about drawing this part in fusion. Hope it helps, tried to not use shortcuts so you can clearly see what commands i use:
- start a sketch
- choose what plane you want it on
- choose rectangle
- Fill in dimension for the one leg of the rectangle
- Use tab to jump to the dimension box of the next leg of the rectangle
- place a circle anywher, don't worry about the dimension
- place another circle
- use the dimension command to dimension the circle diameter and their position on the drawing
- draw two lines making the legs of the slot
- use the tangent command to make the lines tangent to the circle
- finish sketch
- extrude the sketch to desired heigth.
Screen recording of me making the sketch:
Do some youtube tutorials on sketching and sketch constraints as it is the basics of everything in Fusion, once you get a grasp on that the rest will follow.
Any specific filament materials to avoid? A quick google suggests polyurethane based filaments like TPU.
I don’t know from memory but I can find out from the team and let you know
No I think what I am saying is I am going to have to give up on Sketchup but after so many years, it will make unlearning it and learning Fusion instead a bit more tricky.
That sort of video is fantastically useful as an aid to learning. Thanks! I am reassured that at least when you get the hang of it it should be just as quick as Sketchup and the models infinitely more useable.
Its actually way more useful to a raw beginner than a video done by a youtuber thats done loads of tutorials and assumes a great deal without realising it.
I have got the old kindle out so I can watch videos in bed. Although I have videos on my phone and headphones its hard to watch menus etc. I get a lot of time as my wife goes around 10.30 and there is no point me going to sleep before 2 am as she needs assisting to commode 3 times by then. If I stop up I eat and have a beer. If I sleep I get woken and get ratty so I might as well do some learning.
I use Keith Rucker videos. Vintage machinery.org on YouTube. I’m always nodding off towards the end, even in the middle of the day!
I have started watching many many fusion tutorials and they have all lost me. Or started assuming I know something's already.
This one obviously says the same as the others but in a way I understood.
Even the comments by viewers attest to that.
OK that's amazing. I too have been surfing dozens of "beginner" training videos. I learned more in the first ten seconds on this one than all the rest combined!
Why don't you try the official Autodesk tutorials? They even have a section on transitioning from other CAD programs.
I did try those videos, many of them do not refer to the current version of software but the big problem is: beginner day 1, here's a Formula 1 car...
My first project will be a cube with a hole in it. Maybe a simple box with a lid. Not a F1 car. Remembering I just want to be able to think of a thing, sketch it, slice it and print it. pretty sure after the first one or two things will start to get easier but the video @ukracer links to has made sense of the hieroglyphics on the left of the page that every single other tutorial has so far ignored!
Then you didn't persevere with the Autodesk tutorials...they use an F1 car as an example in some of the videos but in the very first video describe the different modelling approaches and go on to explain features of the software etc.
Fusion 360 isn't the type of package where you can just jump in, you have to understand the modelling techniques and which would best suit your application.
Might be the one I need so I can converse with my lad on a common platform!
I did 3 years at college night school on AutoCAD 2000/2000i 20 years ago and it's stood me in great stead.
The lecturer would draw on his pc that would appear on the overhead projector. We'd all then follow/copy on our desktops. That and pages and pages of dictated notes which I still have. Hard going at times but I stuck with it. Funny little things stick in my mind like there's 11 ways to draw an arc! Never thought I'd use them all but I have.
That is true. I gave it/them as much attention as I could at the time but what I really needed at this very early stage (before I even have a printer!) was a sort of overview of the software interface. The biggest hurdle was the interface has changed since many of these videos were made so that "click on the sketch tab" was literally meaningless. You'd have to stop the video, switch to the software and burrow down though a ton of menus and guess which button might take you to a page or mode that looked similar to the one you were supposed to follow in the tutorial.
I am keeping an open mind though and at this stage, I am following ALL of the advice from everyone who is contributing to this thread. As time progresses and I start to become familiar with the overall methodology of the Fusion software I can revisit previous suggestions and the comments become more helpful/meaningful. I should also admit my default position here is to accept every single person contributing here knows a darned site more than I do about how this all works so my "frustrations" regarding whether or not such comments are helpful is really aimed at my own level of ignorance.
So thanks to everyone for all the help, keep it coming, it will stick eventually...
I agree except for the fact I know a darn sight more than you how it works. Lol
I am not knocking any tutorials , so many people use and rave about Lars and I feel he will be most useful when I have cracked the basics of sketching as opposed to drawing boxes and extruding bits and pieces at random .
But this suits me.
wow....its harder than I even thought it was. Just trying to create a rough picture for my head and its gone ape..lol
home view looks ok ish.
Top view looks ok ish
but right and front.....OMG.
back to the drawing board..lol
Haha, yeah, it's quite possible I may even end up having to use the PC you set up for me. Not finalised my workflow yet but I wouldn't be surprised to discover there isn't a Mac slicer that integrates easily with the Ender...
<edit> turns out there is in fact a Mac version of Ultimaker Cura. Thank heaven for small mercies...
How on earth did you manage that?
That sounds like Lars who does the Lars live fusion 360 tube videos .
Me set your PC up for you?? Can't remember that. Lol
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