Design a Gift Box in Fusion 360
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Design a Gift Box in Fusion 360

Sharpen your Fusion 360 skills while modeling a beautiful gift box that can be 3D printed.
4.7 (52 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
288 students enrolled
Created by Vladimir Mariano
Last updated 11/2019
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • By the end of the course you should feel more confident in your design skills and ability to start creating your own models with Fusion 360.
Requirements
  • Completion of intro course - Fusion 360 for 3D Printing, or basic knowledge of Fusion 360.
Description

Learn to design a gift box that can be 3D printed and given as a gift. It will add an extra personal touch to your next gift. We cover many useful modeling techniques in Fusion 360 including creating patterns, shells, mirrors, user parameters, the spline tool, and many others. Learn how to be more efficient with your sketches by taking advantage of sketch constraints and learning how and when to use them.

This is a project based course that walks you through creating a model that is comprised of several parts resulting in a beautiful gift box that you will love and be proud of. This is an excellent follow-up to the intro course - Fusion 360 for 3D Printing. By the end of the course you should feel more confident in your design skills and ability to start creating your own models with Fusion 360.

We also cover things to consider when designing for 3D printing such as modeling orientation and applying proper offsets to obtain the correct tolerances for that perfect fit when parts need to be assembled after 3D printing. This also includes a brief dive into using slicer software to prepare your model for 3D printing.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone looking to expand their design skills with Fusion 360
Course content
Expand all 28 lectures 01:20:15
+ Getting Started
4 lectures 10:12

Brief intro into what to expect with this Fusion 360 course.

Preview 01:22
Updated User Interface
06:05

Make sure we are both working with millimeters as our units.  Change modeling orientation to z-up plus a few other tweaks to the settings.

Preview 02:14

If using a Mac then just substitute my the Ctrl key for the Cmd key.

Preview 00:31
+ Modeling
16 lectures 49:32

Start with an extruded rectangle and use a line to split the body into a top and bottom.

Preview 03:53

Use the shell command to easily hollow out the bottom portion of the gift box.

Preview 02:34

Use the offset tool extrude the top lid of the gift box and give it a lip.

Offset Lid
04:11

Create sketch to extrude the side ribbon as a new body.

Side Ribbon
03:07

Sketch and extrude tabs on the ribbon that will make it easy to align and assemble after printing.

Ribbon Tabs
04:29

Create a circular pattern of one of the side ribbons in order to get four copies.

Circular Pattern Ribbons
01:35

Apply a boolean operation using the combine - cut tool to cut out the box allowing the tabs to snap in place during assembly.

Make Cuts
01:50

Create a sketch on top of the lid and extrude the top ribbon into a new body.  Use the move/copy tool to create a copy rotated 90 degrees.

Design Top Ribbon
02:04

Use our cutting line to split the ribbon into easily 3D printable parts.

Split Ribbon
02:09

Use the spline tool to make a curvy shape for our bow.

Sketch Bow and Mirror
05:46

Use the modify-cut command to make cuts to our bow in order to allow a perfect fit.

Bow Cuts
03:02

Continue making cuts with the modify - cut tool in a way that allows the parts to all snap fit together.

Cuts Continued
01:59

Define a use parameter to use as our offset value for our tolerance needed for a snug fit.

User Parameters
05:14

Use the circular pattern tool to apply an offset to the cuts on the top lid.

Circular Pattern Ribbons
02:20

Continue with the circular pattern tool in applying our tolerance value to all the openings.

Circular Pattern Continued
02:29

Learn to apply materials to our model.

Apply Materials
02:50
+ Amend Design
3 lectures 09:50

With 3D printing you don't always get it right on the first try.  Sometimes it involves going back to the model and adjusting the fit.

Fix Tolerance
03:51

Fusion 360 is a parametric based modeling software which allows us to easily make changes to our design by modifying the timeline.

Amend Timeline
03:58

Changing the user parameter makes it easy to adjust our tolerance globally instead of modifying each individual feature.

Change User Parameter
02:01
+ Prepare for 3D Printing
5 lectures 10:41

In order to 3D print our file we must first export it as an STL file.

Export as STL Files
01:22

Briefly demonstrate how to prepare our model for 3D printing using Simplify 3D.

Simplify 3D
06:21

Briefly demonstrate how to prepare our model for 3D printing using Makerbot Desktop.

Makerbot Desktop Slicer
02:14

After designing in Fusion 360 and 3D printing, the final step is to assemble our parts into a beautiful gift box.

Assembly
00:25

Congratulations on completing this course!  Make sure to check out my other Fusion 360 courses to continue to develop your design skills.

Congratulations
00:19