Mesh to BRep Missing in Fusion 360


You would like to convert a mesh file to a BRep (solid body) in Fusion 360 and cannot find the "Mesh to BRep" option.


Mesh to BRep is no longer a workflow. As of July 2021, you will now use "Convert Mesh" in the new Mesh tools. See our step-by-step tutorial on YouTube.

See the old workflow below:

Mesh to BRep is only available in Direct Modeling Mode.


To enter direct modeling mode, right-click on the Fusion 360 Browser > select "Do Not Capture Design History."

Do not capture design history in Fusion 360


A warning dialog will appear. Click 'continue' to enter direct modeling mode.

Hit continue in the warning message to enter direct modeling mode


The parametric timeline has been removed (pictured below). The modeling environment is now in direct modeling mode.

Parametric timeline gone in Fusion 360


Right-click on the Mesh body in the Fusion 360 Browser > Select Mesh to BRep.

Select mesh to brep in Fusion 360

What is Direct Modeling?

Direct modeling mode empowers you to define and capture geometry quickly, without spending time worrying about features, constraints, and original design intent.

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