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FusionNews for the week of 10/17: A weekly roundup of community + industry news

FusionNews highlights the key things that happened over the past week in the Fusion 360 Community and news from the industry. New posts every Friday.




From the Fusion Team


ANNOUNCEMENT Drawings Staying in Fusion 360 Standard

After our Fusion 360 Ultimate announcement, it became very clear to us that most users would have the need to create basic drawings. We are pleased to share with you that we are keeping 2D drawings in our standard Fusion package at $25/mo.


ANNOUNCEMENT – Thinking about purchasing Fusion 360? Subscribe to Fusion 360 now and you’ll automatically be upgraded for the same price when Fusion 360 Ultimate is released.


TIPCreating Contact Sets and Motion Links in Fusion 360

Check out this quick tip by Sachlene Singh, one of our Fusion 360 Evangelists.


GETTING STARTED New to Fusion 360? Here 3 step-by-step tutorials to help you get up and running.





LIVE EVENTAutodesk 2014 University

Autodesk University is a great opportunity to learn more about the products you use every day, see what is coming in the future and to get to know others like you, who are members of the Autodesk community. Register by October 19th, to get your pass for $1,675 (students and educators – $1,175).


LIVE EVENTHardware Workshop – New York – 2014

Hardware Workshop, a two day event for hardware startups is coming back to New York on October 24th and 25th. Its purpose is simple: Teach important lessons to the next generation of hardware entrepreneurs. Register now!


LIVE EVENT3D Printing or 3D CAD Modeling Workshops at Autodesk Gallery

In the Bay area? Join us on 10/24, 11/7, or 11/14 to learn about 3D printing or 3D CAD modeling technology from HoneyPoint3D or our Autodesk experts, and get a tour the Autodesk Gallery.


Gallery Spotlight

We love to see what are users are designing with Fusion 360! Share your designs with the Fusion community on the Gallery.


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Planetary Gear Reducer by Vinod Rex      Bottle Neck by Vincent Haley           Fairy Necklace by Lei Zhang


News from around the manufacturing innovation space

Apple Stores Will Sell a Smart Lock for Your Front Door

Own an iPhone or iPad? It could soon become the hub for controlling your personal Internet of Things.


3-D Printing Design: Five Tips to Achieve Additive Manufacturability

By breaking away from traditional design constraints, 3-D printing is making companies more efficient and lowering costs.


Meet Blocks, the world’s first modular smartwatch

Phone Blocks is currently working on a modular smartwatch with Samsung and Intel that will allow users to attach different modules.


Tiny Toys That Make the Internet of Things as Easy as Lego

SAMS is another effort to get youngsters interested in coding and electronics.


Google looks to test ultra-high-speed wireless Net technology

Google is seeking permission to test new technology that could mirror the speed of Google Fiber to wireless services.




Your Ideas from the Fusion IdeaStation

We take our user’s ideas very seriously so please share your requests for new features / enhancements on the IdeaStation.

This week we received 10 new ideas. Thanks to everyone for their suggestions!


Combine (merge, subtract, intersect) MESH *.stl files

Accepted idea to have the ability to combine mesh files within Fusion 360.

Product team – “Mesh tools are being worked on and will be showing up in a future release.”


Non-rectangular stock in CAM

Accepted idea to use rounds and extruded sketches to define the stock, as opposed to being limited to rectangles.

Product team – “This is in out next update. We will support, rectangular, and circular stock with absolute or offset sizing and the ability to select a 3D body as you own stock.”



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