Design a 3D Slider Heart Pendant in Autodesk Fusion 360 in Six Easy Steps

Dee Brown, Learn. Design. 3D Print.

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10 Videos (36m)
    • HEART PENDANT INTRO

      0:21
    • Designing In 3D Space

      3:56
    • Frequently Used Tools

      11:02
    • Heart Pendant Step One

      2:26
    • Heart Pendant Step Two

      2:10
    • Heart Pendant Step Three

      3:16
    • Heart Pendant Step 4

      1:29
    • Heart Pendant Steps 5 & 6

      2:41
    • Rendering

      7:36
    • Heart Pendant Conclusion

      0:34

About This Class

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Have you ever wanted to learn how to design your own jewelry using CAD/CAM software? This is your opportunity to learn at your own pace. This is a BEGINNER course.  No previous experience is needed.  This is the perfect class to gain exposure to 3D jewelry design and modeling.  

This class uses Autodesk Fusion 360.  This CAD/CAM software is used by professionals but is FREE to students, educators, hobbyist and startups.  If you are a hobbyist or startup you must make less than $100,000 a year to qualify for the FREE version of the software.  Fusion 360 is cloud based.  You can download it here: DOWNLOAD AutoDesk Fusion 360

SIX EASY STEPS:

We start by talking  about designing in a 3D space.

We will then become familiar with frequently used tools for jewelry designing in Fusion 360.

Lesson 1 we setup our workspace with the tools and settings needed for designing and modeling jewelry. We then use the spline tool to start drawing the heart shape for the pendant.

In Lesson 2 we use the mirror tool to finish the heart and we use the press and pull tool to turn the heart into a three dimensional shape.

In Lesson 3 we create the hole for the chain to slide through by using the spline and sweep tools.

In Lesson 4 we use the fillet tool to smooth out the edges of the pendant.

In Lesson 5 & 6 we save to our Fusion 360 cloud account and export the file as a .STL file for 3D printing.

We will look at basic model rendering options in Fusion 360.

After completing this class you will have a solid foundation for creating a slider pendant for 3D printing. 

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Dee Brown

Learn. Design. 3D Print.

I am an independent jewelry designer and freelance 3D modeler. I have turned my love of jewelry into a business of helping others learn how to make jewelry of their own. Whether you are new to jewelry making or a beader or a wire worker, the world of computer aided design can open up even more creative possibilities. Join me as we explore this three dimensional opportunity.

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