I’ve been using SketchUp for a while now and during the upper Summer Session at my local community college, I’ll be taking a “CAD/CAM” course in their Wood Technology department. The purpose is to make a murphy bed/desk from a set of plans I obtained from a manufacturer (Price $1.99 for the plans).
I’ve already inquired, and the faculty (and the staff of the college’s “Fab Lab”) highly recommend using Fusion360 to model what I intend to create using their tools.
So I started trying to teach myself Fusion360 - taking advantage of their student price (free!) since I am, indeed, a student (right now taking Welding for self improvement)
After a few false starts in Fusion 360, I decided to do a model in SketchUp in order to see how all the parts REALLY fit together. I’ve completed that (mostly):
Double Horizontal.skp (1.1 MB)
Next, I’m trying to import this into Fusion360 - which allows uploads of .skp files. I started the upload almost an hour ago, and the website (myhub.autodesk360.com) is *still showing “This item will be ready for viewing in a few moments and will display as soon as processing is complete.”
It’s not that complicated a model, but it does have nested components (necessary for each setup to show it in both bed and desk positions through nested dynamic components).
Anyone out there have experience with this who can comment/advise?
And a note on the above attached .skp model.
It’s not anywhere close to a finished model, but each piece is accurately placed per the drawings I have. After modeling the outer body, I stopped including every fastener and hole and focused only on correct relative positioning of the pieces and identifying the articulation points. Also - one of the components (Bed/Desk Gap - visible in the “problem 2” tab only) isn’t a part! It’s what I had to do to illustrate what I consider an excessive gap. Note that the three “Problem …” scenes only make sense with the dynamic component in the correct state (Bed or Desk).