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FusionNews for the week of 10/31: 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


ANNOUNCEMENTFusion 360 Model of the Month

Congratulations to James Alday, the winner of the newly created model of the month. Learn more about James and check out his awesome 3D printed “Shredded Skull”.


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.


TIP Faux Sheet Metal Part in Fusion 360

Here’s a great tip on how to work with sheet metal in Fusion.


TIPHow to use self illuminating materials in Fusion 360

Check out this quick tip by Sachlene Singh, one of our Fusion 360 Evangelists on how to light things up!


TIPHow to move a Sketch to a New Plane in Fusion 360

See how to move a sketch to a new plane.


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 10/26 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!






LIVE EVENTAutodesk 2014 University

There is still time to register for AU! While you’re at it, be sure to sign up for some of our Fusion 360 events. Here’s a look at what’s in store:


Intro to Fusion 360 (Lab)

Take a Picture—It’ll Last Longer: Design in Fusion 360 with Help from ReCap 360 (Lab)

Using Fusion 360 and Autodesk 360 for Team Collaboration

Fusion 360 Assemblies, Mechanism, and Machines

Customizing Fusion 360 Using its Programming Interface


ONLINE EVENT – Fusion 360 Live Classroom: Sculpting

Join us on November 4th at 1:00pm PDT to learn how to create geometry using sculpting, see advanced surfacing and more.


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

In the Bay area? Join us on 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.


LIVE EVENTMaker Bayou Kick Off Party

If you are located in or around the New Orleans area, you’ll want to be here! Join our own Curt Chan and Timera Hart, as well as others from the industry for a night full of demo’s, Q & A’s, and most of all fun – November 13th 6-9 pm.


Gallery Spotlight

We love to see what are users are designing with Fusion360! Share your designs with the Fusion community on the Gallery.


AllCrownsWeb.jpg     OarbChair.jpg     FistStem.jpg

               Crowns by David Perry                 OARB Chair by Antonio Paiva                  Fist Stem by Jeff Hooper 



News from around the manufacturing innovation space


Nintendo sleep sensor to take aim at ‘quality of life’

Nintendo reveals a service that would monitors someone’s sleep patterns and provide feedback on how to improve restfulness. revamps the business card with Intro app

Check out this new iPhone app that acts as a digital business card.


Lenovo Wraps Up Deal to Buy Motorola From Google

The acquisition of Motorola Mobility has positioned Lenovo as one of the top global smartphone makers.


Ampy Is A Wearable Spare Battery That Charges As You Move

Check out this battery that captures energy from human movement, turning it into power that can charge any USB-powered device.


Patient’s Jaw Lost to Cancer and Surgery Is Replaced with 3D Printing

Using a CT scan, doctors in Bangalore constructed a 3D printed jaw implant.


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