Learn Fusion 360: Model a Smartphone

In this tutorial, we’ll explain how to make a detailed “fit” model of a smartphone. As everyone’s phone is different, we instead invented a phone, and made up all the dimensions.


Presenting… the Earphone HEX.

You can follow our sketch and dimensions.
Even better, use your own phone – draw a sketch and dimension it, and make that instead.

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Fusion 360 Tutorial – Reverse Engineering IKEA Mirror – Part 5

This is Part 5 of the IKEA Mirror tutorial.

Falling Apart

If you accidentally clicked and dragged any of the components while you were building the mirror, you would have seen something strange.

Without joints, components just fall apart!
If this happens to you, just Undo.
How do we fix this?

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Fusion 360 Tutorial – Reverse Engineering IKEA Mirror – Part 4

This is Part 4 of the IKEA Mirror tutorial.

Now that the basic shapes have been constructed, the next step is to add some textures and improve how the design looks.

Wait, that doesn’t look right…

This step is not just for show; using realistic colours and textures in a design makes it easier to understand, and easier to share.

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Fusion 360 Tutorial – Reverse Engineering IKEA Mirror – Part 3

This is Part 3 of the IKEA Mirror tutorial.

Each of the pieces in this design will be a component.
This follows Fusion 360’s RULE #1: “When in doubt, before doing anything, create a component and make sure it’s activated.”

Components are the best way to organise, connect, isolate and view the different parts of your design.

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Fusion 360 Tutorial – Reverse Engineering IKEA Mirror – Part 2

This is Part 2 of the IKEA Mirror tutorial.

In this part we’ll add the mirror’s handle into the same sketch.

Q: Wait, why are we still sketching? When do we create something solid?
A: It is often better to use one sketch for several features.
It keeps the timeline short and easy to understand.


Big Tip:
The line tool has a secret – you can draw straight lines AND curves with it!

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Fusion 360 Tutorial – Reverse Engineering IKEA Mirror – Part 1

This beginner Fusion 360 tutorial  takes you step by step through drawing, posing, and rendering a real object – an IKEA IKORNNES mirror.
(To work “backwards” from a finished product is called “Reverse Engineering”)

 

I could really see myself owning one of these…

Why?

You will often need to “copy” a physical object back into the digital world:

New designs always need to coexist with other components; hardware, fasteners, electronics, even mobile phones.
(Even if only a box, it helps to have a digital model of what goes inside)
Having those components in your design helps ensure that everything fits and works together.

By following this tutorial, you will;

  • Improve your experience and confidence with Fusion 360.
  • Learn how to make a design with multiple components and joints.
  • Learn some tricks to make using Fusion 360 easier.
  • Be inspired to use some of these techniques in your own designs.BIG BIG TIP: If anything goes wrong, Undo will get you out of trouble!
    (‘Ctrl+Z’ or ‘Command+Z’)

Getting Started

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