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3D Modeling in Fusion 360 : Navigating the Fusion 360 Interface

Navigating the Fusion 360 Interface

image of the Fusion 360 main interface

 

Tool Bar:

This contains a series of drop-down menus that house most of the tools that you will use. The tools under these menus will change depending on what workspace is selected.

image of the Fusion 360 main toolbar for the Solid Design workspace

 

Workspace:

In this drop-down window, you will find different workspaces you can use depending on what type of project you are creating. For 3d modeling, you will most likely be using primarily the Design workspace, but there are also other workspaces for rendering, animation, and more. The interface and options will change depending on what workspace is selected. 

image of the Fusion 360 workspace dropdown selection menu

 

Browser:

All of the components in the scene are displayed in this series of drop-down folders. From here you can select individual components that you would like to modify.

image of the Fusion 360 project file browser

 

Timeline:

The timeline contains all of the major changes that you have made in your project. If you would like to go back and edit one of those changes, select it on the timeline and you will be able to tweak it.

image of the Fusion 360 project timeline

 

Navigation and Display:

These tools let you zoom, pan, and rotate around the scene as well as change some of the display aspects.

image of the Fusion 360 model navigation toolbar

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