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3Delight
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RE: Help Please RE: Printing a Small Rectangular Tube

I've been learning by following Lars Christensen's YouTube videos, I find them easy top follow.

https://www.youtube.com/user/cadcamstuff/videos

This is the one that I started with:

Fusion 360 Tutorial for Absolute Beginners— Part 1

 

Posted : 13/08/2020 2:49 pm
billvitez96
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Help Please RE: Printing a Small Rectangular Tube

Thank you both for your input.

To bobcousins: No, I am far from being a programmer and only learned a little to manipulate code for Arduino and Raspberry Pi robotics code but the "heavy lifting" was done by someone else (all I did was manipulate and message code). Although, your example is elegant and straight forward.

To crawlerin: Thank you for the link. I will try it and give it a chance. It seems that Fusion 360 is the popular choice and I feel my right arm slowly being twisted by the community (gently but with "love").

I do appreciate all help and input. My Prusa Mini is now First Layer Calibrated and perfectly dialed in! I just need to be able to design something to print.

BTW: If anyone is having issues with First Layer Calibration on their Prusa Mini, Prusa's tech support is great (responsive, patient and helpful). I can also help due to what I have learned and deciphered from their tutorials vs. reality (what is not in the tutorials is more important than what is in there).

Best,

Bill

Posted : 13/08/2020 7:52 pm
billvitez96
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Help Please RE: Printing a Small Rectangular Tube

Hi,

For some reason, I did not see 3delight's response until leaving my last post. Thank you for the suggestion and link. It only seems to confirm Fusion 360 is the path to take regardless of the "pain".

Best, Bill

Posted : 13/08/2020 8:02 pm
Yveske
(@yveske)
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RE: Help Please RE: Printing a Small Rectangular Tube

Believe me there is no pain involved only gain...

Everything starts with a sketch on a plane, either the X, Y, Z planes or a face of a previous object, followed by an extrude.
After that the fun begins... You can start add or subtract objects by using combine.

Using your example of a tube, you can take 2 approaches, both start by sketching 2 rectangles inside one another and pressing 'q'.
- Select the surface between the inner and outer rectangle and pull the arrow to extrude or type in a distance (positive or negative)
- Select the whole surface and extrude, make your sketch visible again !!!, press 'q' again and select the inner surface and extrude. This allows you to cut not all the way through or if you extrude in the other direction to add a cube underneath.

Enjoy !!!

Having problems with bed adhesion every morning......
Posted : 14/08/2020 5:32 am
atomleef
(@atomleef)
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RE: Help Please RE: Printing a Small Rectangular Tube

@billvitez96

have you try autodesk's beginner video tutorial ? 
Or may be try Sketch Up

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Posted : 14/08/2020 12:48 pm
Gordon W
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RE: Help Please RE: Printing a Small Rectangular Tube

I also find the Lars Christensen videos very good, I like the approach of using the keystrokes rather than the menus. I've not tried them (yet) but the videos recommended in the unofficial Prusa discord channel are these: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrZ2zKOtC_-DR2ZkMaK3YthYLErPxCnT-  

Posted : 14/08/2020 12:56 pm
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