Fusion, software for 3D modeling

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I used fusion 360 for a bit was to much for me to learn in the time I needed to learn CAD so I ended up using Sketchup and TinkerCad. I still have Fusion so hopefully one day soon I can mess with it again. Nice Print there.What Printer you Running? I'm using the First Gen XYZ that I hacked to run better software on. I have done a lot to the Printer replacing the crap bearings for Boca's, Heated Bed upgrade, extruder upgrade the whole nine yards. I run it on Repetier and Slic3r I have complete control of it with that and no more filament cartridges and I can print any filament I want.
 
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I used fusion 360 for a bit was to much for me to learn in the time I needed to learn CAD so I ended up using Sketchup and TinkerCad. I still have Fusion so hopefully one day soon I can mess with it again. Nice Print there.What Printer you Running? I'm using the First Gen XYZ that I hacked to run better software on. I have done a lot to the Printer replacing the crap bearings for Boca's, Heated Bed upgrade, extruder upgrade the whole nine yards. I run it on Repetier and Slic3r I have complete control of it with that and no more filament cartridges and I can print any filament I want.
Hi, Joe! I have not a printer. I use the service Shapeways and I paid to have my model printed.
 
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What I have r been reading, they are the best for price ratio. What's your thoughts Joe?
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Absolutely are the best price ratio. unless you know someone with a printer as that's always the cheapest way. I vapor bath my printed parts to smooth them out and give the surface a nice gloss finish. I believe Shapeways does the same thing because I have seen some nice work from them. unfortunately it doesn't matter what printer you use $200 or $2000 machine they all have print lines from layers to build the part. I take my parts and suspend them over acetone that I put into a glass container. I put that container in a pot of hot water, this causes the acetone to vaporize. those vapors rise to the part hanging about the container and then smooth everything out, once its as smooth as I like I remove it and rinse it under cold water to hault the process. I believe shapeways does the same but on a larger scale. its the only way to smooth a part other then sanding it which rarely ever looks good when done.
 

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playing around with Fusion 360
starting with a set of bulkheads

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then into 3D they were made 1/4 inch thick

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then moving them one by one on to the center profile piece

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then i goofed and placed number 10 in the wrong place now i can not figure out how to just select the bulkhead so i can move it now that it is touching the profile piece the two seem to be linked together.
it will take a little messing around but i will figure it out

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once I do have all the bulkheads in place I can render the drawing

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your looking at the future of the hobby when you have a 3D model showing you how everything will look and how it all goes together
 
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OH YES DAVE, REMEMBER OUR CONVERSATIONS A FEW YEARS AGO, OH YES, question hate to be a PIA, just trying to catch up with things now that there is a delay in the TRIDENT MODEL RELEASE, are you still going to release the BOMB KETCH X SECTION as a kit, just wondering, Don
 
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