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January 15, 2015 AT 11:00 am

Layer by Layer: Double Standoffs

In this video tutorial we’re taking a look at double standoffs in Autodesk 123D Design, and why you’d need them.

Similar to enclosures you see everywhere, we’ll take a look at making recessed standoffs for joining two part enclosures together using machine screws. We use this approach in almost all of our DIY projects!

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