Copying, Moving, and Scaling Our Shape
Now that we have one shape, we want to make a copy of it so that we can learn to use the “Move” tool to align them. So first things first, copying. Open your “MODIFY” drop-down menu, and look for the “Move/Copy” tool.
Next select the shape and look at the box that appeared on the right side of your screen. Click on the box that says “Make a copy,” then using the arrows on your object, move the object.
Doing this makes and moves a copy, not the original object.
Unfortunately in Fusion 360, we do not have an actual “Snap” tool, but we have a little work around that works similarly. To do this little work around, go into the “MODIFY” menu, and select the “Move/Copy” tool. Next, look at the box that appeared on the right side of your screen, and select the move mode to be “Point to Point.”
Next, select a point on your object that you want to be your origin point, and then on your other object, select a point that you want that origin point to be moved to. Finally, press OK and the object will be moved to that point.
Last, but not least, let’s make our object a bit bigger or smaller. To do this, open your “MODIFY” menu and select the “Scale” tool.
Then select the object(s) that you want to scale. If you look at the box that appeared on the right side of your screen, you will see that we can change the type of scaling to be “Uniform” or “Non Uniform.”
For uniform scaling, you can change the “Scale Factor” and it will change the object size.
On the other hand, for “Non Uniform,” you have 3 scaling factors you can change, they are marked by X, Y, and Z Distance.