Create a Single Body

Create a Single Body

These steps illustrate how to start with an empty Fusion document, and create a single body in a simple design.

These steps illustrate how to start with an empty Fusion document, and create a single body in a simple design. This example uses these Inventor Fusion capabilities:

■ Sketching: Sketch on page 135

■ Feature creation: Features on page 177

Starting point: An empty design

This example begins with an empty design. This is the state when Fusion is first invoked, or when the New icon is clicked. It looks like:

Create a Single BodyStep 1: Create a sketch rectangle click the Rectangle command in the Ribbon

Create a Single Body

Because no sketch is currently active, the first step is to create a new sketch. Select one of the origin work planes. In this example, we select the XY plane:

Create a Single Body

This creates and activates a new sketch, changes the view to look at the new sketch, and invokes the Rectangle command: 

Create a Single Body

Click a first and second point to describe the rectangle:

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As soon as the rectangle is finished, Inventor Fusion recognizes the closed region, and shades it in a yellow color:

Create a Single Body

Invoke the Extrude command. There are several ways to invoke Extrude. For this simple example, choose the Extrude command in the ribbon:

Create a Single Body

Because there is only a single closed region, Fusion automatically selects it. If more than one closed region were available, you would be required to explicitly select which region to use. Extrude shows the following elements:

Create a Single Body

Note that these elements are also present in the ribbon, but are much more convenient to interact with in the graphics area Drag to change the depth of the extrusion.

You may drag over empty space, or directly over the distance manipulator. Dragging produces a preview of the extrusion:  

Create a Single BodyFinish the command. There are a couple of ways to complete the command – starting another command, or clicking OK in the ribbon. In this case, click OK in the ribbon. This creates the body, as well as an Extrude feature in the browser:

Create a Single Body

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