Chapter 11. Getting Started with Fusion 360

While Tinkercad and Meshmixer are good, free programs, it’s pretty much guaranteed that the car you drive or the computer you use were not designed with those tools. To create 3D models that can be sent to manufacturers for production, designers need to use more advanced tools such as Autodesk’s Fusion 360. Figure 11-1 shows an example of the complexity of objects that can be created in this program.

Figure 11-1. An electric race car toy that was completely designed in Fusion 360 (modeled by and courtesy of David Barrett of Virginia Tech)

This software enables the creation of complicated models and ...

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