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FusionNews for the week of 1/15: A weekly roundup of community news

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

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From the Fusion 360 Team 

 

January 13, 2016 Update Is Available

Heads up! We have a new update available for download. This one includes fixes and tool improvements for modeling, graphics, animations, 2D drawings, and CAM.

 

QUICK TIP: Adding Joints Between Two Faces

When assembling components, some designs require components to be centered between two faces. There are many different approaches to this depending on your CAD background. Watch this Quick Tip to see how to create this joint.

 

SunZilla Unfolds a Clean, Portable, Open Source Solar Array

German startup SunZilla has created a clean replacement for diesel power generators by developing a lightweight and silent solar generator.

 

Events

 

LIVE EVENT – NYC CNC Training Class

Join NYC CNC on Jan 16th & 17th for this two day class focused on the operation and use of CAD, CAM and CNC milling machines! Focus will be Fusion 360 CAD & CAM and use of Tormach CNC mills. 

 

Webinar – Mastering Joints

Learn how to create joints in Fusion 360. In this webinar, we will discover why joint’s are in the timeline, what snapshots do, and how to assemble designs with motion. If you are a fan of Top Down Design, this webinar will help you design assemblies with motion.

 

Gallery Spotlights

 

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     Watermask by Alexsandr Stremnev          Stirling Engine by Alexis Benaitier     Ahsoka Tano’s lightsaber by Sergey Kolesnik

 

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

 

 

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We take your suggestions very seriously as they help to shape Fusion 360, so please share your ideas and vote for new features / enhancements you would like to see. Here are a few from this week.

 

Mirror movements problems

When I try to move an element, which has a child (mirrored object) it makes some silly reactions (see video) I pull the object down, and it starts to go up and down…

 

Hydrostatic pressure inputs

It would be really nice if a pressure function load like hydrostatic pressure could be used. Given how similar they are it seems reasonable. I could see it working two ways… 

 

Face Selection for CAM

Add the ability to select faces for operations in the CAM environment. It works very well in HSMWorks. It can also be faster than edge selection when edges are not all planer…

 

Thanks to everyone for their suggestions!

 

Have a story to share? We would love to hear more about you and how you’re using Fusion 360! Shoot me an email at Justin.Hoey@autodesk.com

 

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