Finding and Fixing Flipped Normals in Rhino3D

While an important aspect of 3d modelling for 3d printing , checking and fixing flipped normals in your 3d model may not be an immediately thing to check out and do. This can result in models that would fail or or would materialized in an unexpected fashion when 3d printed. …

Fusion360 Quick Tip – Using the Shortcut Toolbar

When 3d modelling in Fusion360, it can be quite a pain to have to constantly keep going back up to the toolbar, clicking on a dropdown menu and selecting the tool/function which you would like to use next. Or if you somehow cannot find the tool you need, and end …

Fusion360 Quick Tip – Setting Z to be Upwards Axis

Fusion 360 - Setting Z as Model Orientation

By default, when a a piece modeled in Fusion360 is prepared for 3d printing, you will notice that something designed upright like the piece below: will up it being on its side when you bring it into most slicers, like below. Though this is probably a minor Fusion360 annoyance, there …

Combining Meshes in Fusion360

This quick trick came up with some research into how Autodesk’s Fusion360 can be used to not only do Mesh-Mesh combintations, but also (in a somewhat roundabout way), do a Body-Mesh combination. This strange approach came up through some discussion with few teachers in a workshop lately. The Setup So …

Testing Tolerances for 3D Printing

  When working on more advanced 3d design for printing, it is likely one will end up creating assemblies of parts. For such projects, it’s advantageous to do a small tolerance test to determine the offset required to give the right tolerance/tightness for the project parts which are meant to …