Import from fusion 360 has so many errors

NASEnclosure-v1-body.skp (1.0 MB)

I have a model from fusion 360, and after exploding it and running solid inspector, it has this many errors!

What are my options here? Is it even possible to clean up this many errors?

Sure it’s possible to fix them. Might have fewer errors if you change the import units to meters. Might also be easier to model it in SketchUp from the beginning and get a cleaner model altogether.

What was it you exported from F360?

Importing it with metres didn’t make a difference.

I’m not very experienced with sketchup. It would take me forever to create that from the beginning. I was hoping to just make a few minor changes.

I didn’t export it from f360, the original author did.

In what format? It looks like what they modeled wasn’t all that great.

Into skp format. I’m not sure what you’re asking here. AFAIK you just do file->export in f360 and pick skp.

Is there some reason the file is saved as 2015? Your profile says you have 2018. I have 2022.
So which is it you need?

Repaired to what I guess it should be.
NASEnclosure-v1-bodyBox.skp (771.4 KB)

You don’t get an option to pick what version of skp to save when exporting

I didn’t know if you were starting with a .skp file or if it was a .dxf or something else.

The file is awful. It’s too bad the author didn’t supply a better model. Box has you fixed up though.

Looks like @Box has a fix for you but for future reference I have succesfully imported models from Fusion 360, expecially McMaster-Carr hardware, into Sketchup as solid components.
This has worked for single components (nuts, bolts etc) but not so well for more complex items.
I use the following procedure.

  1. In Fusion360, select the part.
  2. Choose Modify->Scale. Type 1000 for the value. Then fit to screen.
  3. Save the design
  4. Export and choose .skp format. Name the file and select local computer directory location.
  5. Open the .skp file in SketchUp and select and verify the part is a solid. Yes, there is a warning its a SketchUp 2015 file.
  6. Select geometry and run soften smooth if you wish.
  7. Select the component, use the scale tool to scale down by .001
  8. Verify its still a solid.
  9. Change component axis if you wish.
  10. Move the component to the SketchUp origin.


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That wouldn’t have helped with this model, it has misaligned geometry in it, simply badly made. I suspect it may have been badly made in sketchup first and imported into fusion then exported again.

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That wouldn’t have helped with this model, it has misaligned geometry in it, simply badly made.

As I prefaced in my post, the procedure is for future reference.There are usually a ton of error messages from Solid Inspector when Fusion360 models are imported to SketchUp. Just as a test, it would be interesting to see if scaling this model in Fusion360 helped at all.

wow. Thanks for all the help and details! AFAIK, the original author created it in sketchup and exported it to skp. I don’t think it was originally created in sketchup.

This hurts my brain. I need more coffee for illogical circles like this.


So I extended the power connector port 20mm at the side near the bottom, but what’s the technique for adding more reinforcements around it back towards the main body.
NASEnclosure-v1-body-fixed.skp (386.7 KB)

Simple thing would be to make the exterior more conical.

You could model a fillet around the base if you really wanted to.

Yours has a bunch of bad geometry preventing this from being consider a solid and printable.
Screenshot - 2_20_2022 , 10_47_16 AM

I’ve been reworking your model in between other things this morning. A few internal details yet to add but it’s a pretty straightforward model to make just in SketchUp.

By the way, is this small passage important for something? What goes through it?

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straightforward is a relative term. I feel like it would take me months to duplicate this model. Impressive work!

That small passage is for wiring to go from the dc input jack to the PCB. I actually wanted to make it a little larger. That’s one of the improvements I wanted to do.

I don’t even know what a fillet is. :slight_smile: I’ll have to look that up too.

The author actually posted the entire f3z file here:

and the project is here: GitHub - mebs/CM4-NAS: Raspberry Pi CM4 based NAS solution board . There’s a lid and base of course.

My goal was to make some minor improvements:
extend the dc port
widen the power cable passage from the dc port
Make the ethernet port more stable. The current design is to epoxy something there, so I want to use some sort of attachable connector like one of these:


I’m not sure which one would be easier to adapt yet.

True but like any tool, you need to learn to use it correctly for it to be effective.

I made the passage 6 mm diameter. I added a bit of material on the inside vertical corner to keep the passage from coming out the corners as it does in the model you’ve been working on.
Screenshot - 2_20_2022 , 11_53_25 AM

The radius in the bottom of this thing is a fillet.
Screenshot - 2_20_2022 , 11_55_39 AM

As for that RJ45 connector, that could be a good option if there’s room for it. Might need to raise the flat on the outside corner to have room for the locking clip.

Screwing around now.


Yes. I would assume I’d need to extend the outside corner for any rj45 connector that screws to the enclosure.

Did you finish the redo?

I was able to do what @zaz1 suggested to get it to import without errors. The scale up and down 1000 worked like a charm.

But I’m having a hard time extending the dc port. It’s like it needs to be a tube within a tube? IE the whole tube that holds the dc jack needs to be 38 mm long with approx 8.5mm radius, but at the open end, I need the hole to be 4mm radius with a 2mm thick wall for the nut to hold the dc jack in place.

I don’t know the technique for doing this.

I didn’t have time to do anything more with it and have since deleted the file. Sorry.

It might be easier to remove the existing hole and the tube off of it and start over with it. If you make sure the box is a solid group or component, you can model the hole as essentially a cylinder (obviously more detailed than just a cylinder) with the tube coming off of it. Then make that a solid component/group and use Subtract from the Solid Tools to subtract that from the box. Something like this.