Ok guys. I’ve been spending quite a bit of time learning and liking Sketchup. This weekend has been dedicated to learning Fusion 360. So far…not loving this. Why do the tutorials NOT take you step by step through EVERYTHING. They state something BRAND NEW and then leave you hanging. Even Google isn’t really helpful in getting this figured out.
For instance, in the Adding Constraints and Dimensions exercise (http://help.autodesk.com/view/fusion360/ENU/?guid=GUID-C4693F99-1ABD-4D3A-B9EE-092080C0C956), I finally figured out how to get the file needed (another thing not explained), but when you open it up, the pieces are in the “wrong” orientation. They are 90 degrees from your grid!
In step 5, it asks you to do the following:
5. Add three constraints to the scissor blade profile:
Symmetric constraint - the two inner flat edges of the scissor blades. Equal constraint - the bottom of the scissor blade profile and the left side of the rectangular body. Coincident constraint - the center points of these same two arcs.
note the amount of explanation given, only the equal constraint has been explained at all. The other two have not been mentioned yet, and this is the level of explanation they give to allow you to “learn”. Completely not helpful.
When you click the symmetric tool, and then click the two curved surfaces, it won’t make them symmetrical. When you attempt to select the equal sign tool for the two half circles, you can’t select them both. When you do the coincidental tool (who picked THAT name), it won’t let you choose both pieces to match them up.
I’m quickly getting fed up with this tool and wondering how anyone is supposed to learn how to model things in Fusion 360. There are almost NO articles or youtube videos that I’ve found that help with the tutorial lessons so I’m flying nearly blind with terrible instructions trying to learn a program that is supposed to be fantastic. I really want to like it, but right now I simply can’t get around the difficulty of this tool for new beginners.
Is there a better set of tutorials that I can use to learn this tool? ones that are actually helpful?