By the end of this video, you’ll know how to use Fusion 360 to split up your large STL files for easier 3D-printing.
This tutorial has two main workflows, depending on what type of model you’re working with.
The first workflow I’ll cover is how to split STL mesh files. In other words, a lot of Fusion 360 users import an STL file from Thingiverse and they need to slice the file into smaller pieces so it fits the size of their 3D-printer’s build plate.
For the second workflow, I’ll show you how to split up your model if you built the model directly in Fusion 360, or if you’ve imported a solid body file, such as a STEP file. This method has similar procedures, but we’ll be working in a different workspace.
Be sure to stick around until the very end of this tutorial, as I’ll show you a trick or two that will help you make joints so each 3D printed part fits together firmly.
0:00 - Splitting large STL files in Fusion 360
1:37 - Measuring the model
2:36 - Turning on the Mesh preview
4:50 - Using the plane cut feature
6:39 - Selecting the cut type
7:13 - Selecting the fill type
12:13 - Second method: using the split body tool
14:23 - Moving the newly cut parts
16:51 - Creating a dovetail
23:20 - Copying the joint type: make duplicates
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