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3D Modeling in Fusion 360 : Exporting Your Model

Exporting a File in Fusion 360


The software used for 3D printing in the Studio (3rd Floor, Library) uses .stl files. If you want to create a design in Fusion 360 and print it using the 3D printers at the Studio, you will first need to save the file to the Autodesk Cloud by clicking the save icon on the top toolbar. From there, you will be able to follow the steps below to export your file. 

If you are not planning to export your file as a .stl file, please follow the instructions provided during the export process by Fusion 360.


To export your file in Fusion 360, click the File icon's dropdown menu and choose Export. Image of file toolbar with File drop-down menu circled.


You'll then be able to name your file, choose a file type from a drop-down menu, and choose a save location. Lastly, click the blue Export button to export your file. Depending on the file size and type, this process may take a few minutes. Make sure you set aside some extra time in your day for export time just in case it takes longer than expected.

Image of Fusion 360 Export window showing file name, a drop-down menu to choose file type, and file location selection box.


Congratulations! You've just made and exported your own 3D model in Fusion 360!

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