Fusion 360 – Sheet metal settings and what is available….so far

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The sheet metal rules in Fusion 360 helps control the different sheet metal settings like thickness, bend radius and reliefs.  Fusion 360 comes with a default library of sheetmetal rules.  Steel, Stainless Steel and Aluminium both in metric and imperial values.

The default is steel but you can change it to either one of the other rules or you can create a new rule and make that the default.  

If you know how the rules in Inventor or actually any CAD package works, you will be able to get stuck into this very quickly and become productive.  It does not make provision for having a bend table but watch this space I am sure that the sheetmetal will just keep on getting better and better.

For your bend conditions for Relief shape you have a choice of the following.

  1. Straight
  2. Tear
  3. Round

For your corner conditions for the relief shape you have a choice of the of the following for a 2 bend intersection

  1. Round
  2. Square
  3. Tear
  4. Trim to Bend
  5. Linear Weld
  6. Arc Weld

For your corner conditions for the relief shape you have a choice of the of the following for a 3 bend intersection

  1. No Replacement
  2. Intersection
  3. Full Round
  4. Round with Radius

Even though it is early days I believe Autodesk has done a sterling jb on this.  It has been in beta for a while now and the product to date is top notch.  Keep up the work Autodesk, I really believe that this is going to be a fantastic product at completion.

 

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