Introduction: Keychain

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Use Fusion 360 to make your own keychain with a name of your best friend.

This Instructable is suitable for beginners. No basic knowledge of Fusion 360 needed.

Download Fusion 360 here: https://www.autodesk.com/products/fusion-360/overv...

If you like Fusion 360 as much as I do, but need more help, go to Fusion's official help here: http://help.autodesk.com/view/fusion360/ENU/?guid=...

Step 1: Reference Image

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1. Find an image that you're going to use as a reference image. Or draw your own.

Step 2: Sketch a Circle

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  1. Start a New Design.
  2. In the Sketch drop-down select Center Diameter Circle.
  3. Select the XZ plane.
  4. Sketch a circle with the diameter of 50 mm.

Step 3: Insert the Reference Image

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  1. Click Insert.
  2. Click the circle profile.
  3. Click the icon next to the Select Image in the Attached canvas dialog.
  4. Browse to the reference image location.
  5. Insert the image.
  6. Adjust the image using the manipulators.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Click Stop Sketch.

Step 4: Create a Sketch From the Reference Image

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  1. Click Create Sketch.
  2. Select the XZ plane again.
  3. Use the Spline command from the Sketch drop-down to sketch the heart and the paw.
  4. Use the Ellipse command from the Sketch drop-down to sketch the toes.
  5. When done, click Stop Sketch.

Step 5: Extrude the Circle

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  1. In the Create drop-down, select Extrude. Or hit E on your keyboard.
  2. Select the circle profile.
  3. Extrude the circle to 5mm.
  4. Click OK.

Step 6: Make a Cut

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Use the Extrude command to cut out the heart and the paw.

  1. In the Create drop-down, select Extrude. Or hit E on your keyboard.
  2. To select all the profiles you created, either turn your design over using the view cube to display the bottom. Or move your cursor onto the sketch, hold down the left mouse button to bring up the menu and select the profile.
  3. Select all the profiles you created.
  4. Extrude the profiles to 6mm, and make sure the Operation is set to Cut.
  5. Click OK.

Step 7: Sketch a Text

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  1. In the Sketch drop-down select Text.
  2. Select the top face of your design.
  3. Type a name of your best friend. (In my case, two names.)
  4. Select the desired options in the Text dialog.
  5. Adjust the location and position of the text using the manipulators.
  6. Click OK.

Step 8: Extrude the Text

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  1. In the Create drop-down, select Extrude. Or hit E on your keyboard.
  2. Select the text.
  3. Extrude the name (in my case both names) to 1mm.
  4. Click OK.

Step 9: Sketch a Circle

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Make a hole for the key ring.

  1. In the Sketch drop-down select Circle.
  2. Select the top face of your design.
  3. Sketch a circle with the diameter of 5mm near the edge.
  4. Click Stop Sketch.

Step 10: Extrude the Circle

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Use the Extrude command to cut out the circle

  1. In the Create drop-down, select Extrude. Or hit E on your keyboard.
  2. Select the circle profile.
  3. Either drag the manipulator through the design or type in a value of -6mm. Make sure the Operation is set to Cut.
  4. Click OK.

Step 11: Create Another Sketch

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Because we don't want the keychain to break, let's create a little functional decoration.

  1. Click Create Sketch.
  2. Select the XZ plane again.
  3. Sketch a little heart at the bottom of the keychain. You can use some reference image again, or draw the heart yourself. Place the sketch to the location shown in the image.
  4. In the Create drop-down, select Extrude. Or hit E on your keyboard.
  5. Select the heart profile.
  6. Extrude it to 6mm so it goes through the whole design and even 1mm above the design for it to appear. Make sure the Operation is set to Join.
  7. Click OK.

Step 12: Print It Out

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The design is done, so let's print it out.

Step 13: You Can Also Put It on Your Backpack

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Step 14: Finish It With Some Nail Polish

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Comments

jkdagg10 (author)2017-09-27

My first solo Fusion 360 project! Nice, clean instructions. I printed one for each of my daughters to use as a zipper pull on their backpacks!

Awesome, thank you!

stepa.vnuckova (author)2017-09-06

Great idea! and a cool design :-)

Thank you, Stepa :)

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