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How to edit large STL files in Fusion 360?

A - answer If you have a STL file with a 3D model e.g. for 3D printing and you need to perform a small or large correction of this model, you can use the CAD application Autodesk Fusion 360.

  • Start a new empty model (project) and invoke the command INSERT > Insert Mesh to import a STL or OBJ file.
  • In Options (the gear icon, bottom-right), choose "Do not capture design history".
  • Use the command MODIFY > Mesh > Mesh to BRep. This tool may report the error message: " This mesh contains a large number of facets. Conversion aborted." In such case, use the tool Decimate in Autodesk ReMake or Edit > Reduce (Shift+r) in Autodesk MeshMixer and simplify your model - decrease the number of surface facets - the maximum number is about 10-13 thousands faces. Then re-read the simplified model.
  • You can then edit the model converted to BRep using the Fusion 360 tools and then export the model back to STL.
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See also:
Tip 11391:Which file formats to use to bring a 3D model into Paint 3D?
Tip 10685:Which Autodesk products support 3D printing?
Tip 10537:Conversion of Mesh to T-Spline fails in Fusion360.
Tip 10329:Easily share your Fusion 360 design.
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