Friday, 25 January 2019

Measure a cross section with Fusion 360

This is a very quick tip about how to measure the area and circumference of a cross section of a model using Fusion 360.

First create an offset plane at the position you want to take a cross section of the model.

Create a new sketch on that plane.


Within the sketch, tick the 'Slice' option in the 'Sketch Palette'.


Use the sketch 'Intersect' option from the 'Project / Include' sub-menu.


Either select individual lines or, I found it easier, to use the 'Object' Filter.
That will create an outline with a filled in area, in the shape of the slice.


Now you can use the 'Inspect' then 'Measure' menu item to get the circumference and the area of the slice.

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