This week we’re taking a look at using the sketch dimensions tool in Autodesk Fusion 360 to make a parametric template used for 3d printing circuit board mounts.
We can create a sketch driven design and change the dimensions of the board to dynamically update a solid model.
This works great for circuit boards with symmetrical mounting holes but can also be applied to others. The main take-away here is to use sketch and assign rules and constraints to edges so can make fine tune adjustments and ultimately prototype things faster.
Check out the Layer by Layer playlist on YouTube for more CAD tutorials.
Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!