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Thanks for the link Nirvana.

 

Have just completed the 2nd set of the Introduction lectures which was for 3D drawings.

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I played with Fusion this weekend, tried drawing my cannon project. It takes a little getting used to, but it did create a high quality model.

 

Mark

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Nice cannon, Mark.

F360 has a learning curve and in my opinion missing some features, this as I'm used to Sketchup. But F360 has the ability to save for 3d printing,  which Sketchup doesn't have.

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Progress is going slow with the tutorials. From what I have worked through, this is a powerful program and the support is out of this world. Have completed 3/7 tutorials bust with the fourth wish is drawings.

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I have been playing with Fusion 360 off and on, once I discovered that it is indeed free for hobbyists. I need to do some additional drafting for higher decks on my Bellona project, and thought I might use this to learn a new skill at the same time.

 

There is a big learning curve for someone coming from 2-D drafting, but it is very powerful, drawing in 3-D where views do not have to be projected one from the other. Here is the beginning of drawing the boxing on the keel for the Bellona.

 

I haven't figured out how to orient the wood grain in the right direction. In my architecture software, there are separate textures for both horizontal and vertical surfaces in order to align the grain, but I haven't found this yet in Fusion...

 

Mark

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Mark, that doesn't look bad at all.
And I agree with you F360 has a learning curve, but it's fun to work with.

I am working on the America model.

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Hi Wayne

I tried it and it worked! Thanks. Using that method you can choose any axis to align the texture to.

 

The interesting thing about drawing the boxing joint is that I found out how to shape curved surfaces in Fusion. I drew the taper of the keel in plan, and then extruded it down to the keel's thickness. And then I extruded it up above the Top of Keel line to the top of the boxing joint, to provide enough material to include the curved up surface. I then drew a box in elevation above the Top of Keel whose lower edge is the shape of the upper keel surface, extruded it sideways, and then used it to trim the keel. Really easy. I imagine this can be used to shape transoms that curve in both directions, etc.

 

Mark

 

 

 

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