Hey, guys, welcome back to another video and today. I’m gonna be showing you how you can export your 3d models from fusion 360 as an STL file so that you can import them into a slicer for your 3d printing and it’s really, really straightforward. I’m basically to show you how it works. I’ve got this really simple gear that I’ve modeled up in fusion 360 If you want to know how to model gears, I’m gonna be making a tutorial on that, and there’s an awesome little script in fusion 360 that allows you to do it so subscribe if you’re interested in seeing that video, but for now what I’m going to do is to show you how you can use different components to export for 3d printing. So once you’ve got whatever model you want to print? Basically, the important thing to know is on the browser on the left. You need to make sure that the components are visible and you can do that by toggling the visibility light bulb right next to the component. So you can see as I’m clicking this one. We’re talking the visibility. Make sure that whatever you want. Export is visible and the same goes for whatever you don’t want to export, make it invisible, so say, for example, we wanted to export the big the big gear because these are two separate gears. What we do is hide this gear. And that means when we go to 3d print or export to 3d print, it’ll only export what’s visible, so for now we’re going to make everything visible because we want to export the whole thing and to do that. What we can do is on the menu at the top. There’s this make button. You want to click that and go to your 3d print, and you’ll see another sort of menu pop up on the right. And what this basically does. It gives you a couple of little options that you can configure to export your. STL file Now yours might automatically have this send to 3d print utility ticked. You want to untick that for now? If you plan on using your own slicer, so meshmixer here is basically. Autodesk’s own version of a slicer and you can optimize your 3d models for 3d printing, but honestly, I’m not interested in it, so I’m gonna uncheck that because I’m going to important into proof of slicer so that we can do our own. So basically, we’ve got these few options here. We’ve got preview mesh and while this does its preview the mesh right, so if we click a component, you’ll see that. I don’t do this preview here and you can see exactly how the mesh is created. Now, basically, an STL file is made up of triangles. So if we zoom in really close on the teeth, you can see that it’s just a model of triangles that create this. Huell object. Now that brings me on to the next option, which is refinement and you can see. We’ve got a label above it, which says number of triangles, and in this case, we’ve got 7044 and if we increase this refinement too high, you’ll see that triangle can’t go up and what that basically means is it’s a bit more of a detailed. STL file and for 3d printing, depending on what you’re trying to print what you choose might differ, but typically I stick with medium that that tends to be awesome most of the time. So we’re going to go with that today. But basically what I wanted to show you again was what I was saying. Before where you can select different components, so say, for example. We wanted to just export that a small gear. If we click straight on the small gear, you’ll see they’ll highlight just that component. So this is really useful if you’ve got a huge model in 3d infusion 360 I’d say it’s made up of multiple components. You know, sometimes it’s really good practice to use. Come every time you do a new part. You create a new component so a model can end up having you know 20 30 even 40 plus components, and if you’re going to build something big chances are you’re going to print, print it in smaller parts and then bring it together so it can be useful to know how to export individual components, and that’s all you do to just click the component that you want to export as you can see that would export the big gear and this one would export the small gear, but if we want to export the whole thing, we just click master component if you like, and that will select everything and bear in mind if you want to select the master component, don’t forget you can still hide other opponents and it’ll just leave it out, so if you do have loads of components, you can hide some of them and then still select the master component, But as I said, we’re going to export the whole thing just as a demonstration, so if we if we hit, okay, save the model wherever we like, we’re gonna click. Yes, and we’re gonna open proofs a slicer. I’m just gonna show you how you can import. What we’ve exported straight into slicer? It’s really, really easy as you know. I’ve done tutorials on this. So if you want to see them, make sure you check them out so you can click this. Add button, select the STL file that we exported. Click open and there. Is this lasso simple? It is you can see. This is the model in fusion 360 and we’ve just exported it straight into our slicer, and that’s it really straightforward. This wasn’t gonna be a long tutorial, but I hope you found it useful if you are interested in more sort of fusion 360 stuff, I’m currently putting together a course where it’s going to be aimed at beginners, but if you’re so really serious about 3d modeling and 3d printing, it’s going to be a course that you’re probably interested in, and I’m basically going to go through all the fundamentals of design in CAD models in fusion 360 I haven’t launched the course yet, but I’m going to be doing it in the near future. So if you want to be notified when I do launch the course, there’s a link in the description where you can sign up to my newsletter and I don’t spam you or nothing, so don’t worry about that all. I’ll do is notify you when I launch the course. So go check that out if you’re interested so before you go. I just want to say thank you so much for watching. I really do appreciate all of you that subscribe and watch my videos. 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