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Project | Design a storage bin using CAD

Use your Fusion CAD skills to design a functional storage bin that can be customized, assembled, and used for many practical purposes.

Module overview

Use your Fusion CAD skills to work on a real-world project and design a 3D model for use within your school or workplace.

In this project, you’ll use your knowledge of sketches, extrusions, and patterns to create the sides of the storage bin box. Use the Combine tool to speed up the creation of interlocking the box parts in an assembly. Use your existing knowledge of sketches and the hole feature to create circular relief cuts at critical locations, allowing adjacent parts to assemble properly.

After completing this project, you’ll be able to:

  • Design a customizable assembly using the top-down modeling approach.
  • Set up and use parameters, dimensions, and geometric constraints to change the model.
  • Create rectangular pattern features.
  • Apply a physical material to a solid and apply an appearance override.
  • Export kerf compensated DXF files for laser cutting or waterjet machines.
  • Create “dog bones” at critical locations, allowing adjacent parts to assembly properly.

Module downloads

These downloadable resources will be used to complete units in this module:

Module outline

  • Design a storage bin using CAD

Teaching supplements

Teaching this project to students in the classroom? 
Use the instructor guide included in the downloads folder to incorporate this project into your lesson plans and use the lecture slides to help facilitate in-class learning. 

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Need to teach the skills covered in this project? 
Send your students to our Introduction to 3D Modeling for Manufacturing self-guided course. They can learn at their own pace, track their own progress, and earn a certificate of completion when they get 75% or more on the final test.

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