Assembly

Open up a new design in Fusion 360.

  • Right click on your legs design on the left side of the screen.
  • Select "Insert into current design".
  • Repeat 3X until you have four legs.

Now let's add the connectors.

  • Insert two of the shorter connectors into the design.
  • Insert one of the long connectors, then rotate it 90 degrees in the X direction.
  • Repeat for the second long connector.
  • Next, choose the "top" view.
  • Drag each component into place.
  • Then choose "front" and adjust the pieces.

Now we'll add the wheels and can.

  • Insert a wheel into the design.
  • Rotate and move the part until it rests on top a leg.
  • Repeat for the other three wheels.
  • It's ok if the wheels don't fit perfectly over the legs, the actual caster wheels are a bit smaller and will fit.
  • Insert the can into the design.
  • Move can until it rests on top of wheels.

And that's it! Our virtual design is compete and we have all we need to get building!

If you want to a nice rendering of the design:

  • Go to "Render" workspace
  • Drag whatever last minute textures you want on the parts of the design.
  • Zoom and pan until you get the right size and angle you want.
  • Change the environment to "field" in "scene settings" to get a brighter effect with the render.
  • Click the play button at the top of the screen.
  • The program will render the image for you. The longer you wait the higher quality the rendering.
  • Once satisfied with the rendering, you can save the image to a folder.

 

Our gorgeous rendering:

Now it's time to get building!

This guide was first published on Jun 27, 2018. It was last updated on Jun 27, 2018. This page (Assembly) was last updated on Apr 23, 2019.