Getting Started With Autodesk Fusion 360

Introduction: Getting Started With Autodesk Fusion 360

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Recently, I've been playing with Autodesk Fusion 360 to design some 3D parts. Following Autodesk's step-by-step guide, I will design a light lamp. This is part 1 of a 3 part series where I design the base of the lamp. The next two parts will be available soon.

So let's get started.

Step 1: Tools

Autodesk Fusion 360

Step 2: Select Object Type

From the menu bar, select Create->cylinder

Step 3: Select the Plane to Work On

You will see 3 origin planes pop up. Select the bottom plane.

Step 4: Draw the Circle

Then click on the center and drag to a circle.

Step 5: Updating the Dimension

Change the diameter to 350mm and height to 80mm.

Step 6: Default View

Now the cylinder is too big to view, so we will change the view.

On the top- right corner, you will see a house icon. Click on the house icon. Then you will get the default view.

Step 7: Changing the Camera View

Now go to the view and change camera view from 'orthographic' to 'perspective to ortho faces'. This way, you will be able to see the 3D model in a perspective view and 2D model in the ortho view.

Step 8: Preparing for a Tilted Surface

Our goal is to make the surface angel a bit tilted.

Go to 'modify' & select 'draft'.

Step 9: Select Workplane

Then hover over right plane, left click the mouse & hold, select workplane.

Step 10: Select the Face of the Object

Then you will be asked to click the face which is the cylinder face. Click on the cylinder face.

Step 11: Rotate the Surface

Hold the ring and rotate the surface to 15 degree. Then press OK.

Step 12: Round the Edge

Now we have an angled surface. We want to make the edge of the surface rounded. Select ‘Modify>Fillet’.

Step 13: Make the Angel on the Edge

Then click on the top-right edge of the cylinder and bring it down to 20 degree. Press OK.

Step 14: Final Look

Now save the project, give it a name. At the end, it looks like the picture above.

That completes the base design of a lamp.

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Question 2 years ago

hi, thanks for the nice tutorial. Is the 2nd and 3rd part of this available? Thanks.


5 years ago

Thanks for this tutorial. I found it much easier to get started with than Youtube videos, as you can take your time Tod o each step.


6 years ago

I don't see how this is too hard for a beginner. I tried Fusion today for the first time and I thought your tutorial was simple to follow and helpful, so thank you!


6 years ago

For a "Getting Started" article this really assumes the reader knows much more than a beginner. It leaves out details a beginner wouldn't know. For example "Change the diameter to 350mm and height to 80mm." How the hell do you even begin to change the diameter? Or the height. I actually found this article because I couldn't figure out how to set the dimensions of my object. No help here. Move along folks.


7 years ago

This is an Autodesk tutorial?!