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FusionNews for the week of 10/24: 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 – 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.


TIPUser Parameters and Patterns in Fusion 360

Here’s a great tip from Taylor Stein, one of our Fusion 360 Evangelists, showing you how to accelerate your designs with user parameters and patterns


GETTING STARTED New to Fusion 360? We now have 4 step-by-step tutorials to help you get up and running. The latest – an Introduction to CAM and Toolpaths. Let us know if there are other step-by-step tutorials you would like to see!




DESIGN FUN – Pumpkin Challenge

Want to have some fun with Fusion? Design a personalized pumpkin and show off your skills. We have attached a model and some tips to help you get started.


Q & A – Help and Support Answers Summary

Looking for help? Here is the weekly roundup post that covers all of the questions that were asked and solved for the week ending 10/15 from the Help & Support Forum. Check it out – it’s easy to scan and full of good information. Special thanks to all who provided solutions!


User contribution


TUTORIAL – Alias to Fusion Tutorial

Thanks to Claas Kuhnen for this great series of videos showing how an Alias model was transferred into Fusion, edited, and completely rebuilt natively in Fusion. What a great way to show the difference between a surface modeler such as Alias and a solid modeler like Fusion!






LIVE EVENTAutodesk 2014 University

Coming to AU this year? Be sure to sign up for some of our Fusion 360 events. Here’s a taste of what’s in store:


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 take part in our 3D printing or 3D CAD modeling workshops led by HoneyPoint3D or our own Fusion 360 experts.


ONLINE EVENT – Fusion 360 Live Classroom: The Basics

Join us on October 28th at 1:00pm PDT to get introduced to Fusion!


Gallery Spotlight

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


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         Panton Chair by Arturo Velez               Speak with Aliens by Mark Leonard                       Pipe by Peter Böker       


News from around the manufacturing innovation space


Ford’s Upcoming Vehicles Will Automatically Brake to Avoid Collision

In 2015, Ford plans to feature its first vehicle with pre-collision assist technology.


5 Can’t-Miss Apps

Are you on top of your app game? See if you have these 5 must-have apps.


Amazon Fire HDX 7 hits AT&T stores on Thursday

Check out this tablet that sells for $100 with a two-year contract or $50 when purchased with the Fire Phone.


Survey Says: Apple Watch is Most Anticipated Wearable

Based upon data from PricewaterhouseCoopers, the Apple Watch is the next best thing.


Shoplocket Talks with Carl Bass

Shoplocket chats with Carl about the Maker movement, 3D printers, and Autodesk’s transition from a software company into making hardware.


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