Quick Tip: How to Show Dimensions in Autodesk Fusion (2024 Update)

Aaron.Magnin Aaron.Magnin March 20, 2018

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Please view the updated video tutorial here:

In this quick tip tutorial, we answer a question from the Fusion Reddit page regarding how to show and use dimensions while outside of the sketching environment. This incredible capability will enable you to make quick and dynamic changes to designs, like on the chair in the following example:

As mentioned, both of those designs—the Gateway Arch and Grasshopper Chair—come from the same brilliant mind: Eero Saarinen. To learn more about his work, from furniture design to Washington Dulles Airport, see that linked Wikipedia page or this PBS Documentary.

If you pay close attention, there are a couple of other tidbits in the video regarding mid-plane creation (and why it’s important), and zooming to fit.

Many thanks to Will Secor for the model of the Grasshopper Chair. To check it out and download it for yourself, see here.

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