FusionNews for the week of 1/16: 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
Get back to basics in the Fusion 360 sculpting environments with this faucet design by Curt Chan, one of our Fusion 360 Technical Evangelists.
ANNOUNCEMENT – Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge
Design an awesome sustainable product using Fusion 360 for your chance to win 4K USD!
If you are in the London area, don’t miss this chance to enter the MyMiniFactory Academy to become a pro in 3D design and 3D printing.
ANNOUNCEMENT – Hackster Announces 3D CAD Initiative With Fusion 360
We’ve partnered with Hackster to help hardware hackers turn their ideas into marketable products.
USER SPOTLIGHT – Safe-T Wind
Today’s most visible wind turbines stand as tall as skyscrapers. Energy utilities must make heavy investments not only to build them, but also to route the electricity they produce from remote locations to the cities that need the energy. But imagine instead a small, safe, inexpensive wind turbine — the size of a large beach ball — that could be installed on most any flat surface. That’s the vision of Charles Valenza, co-founder of Sacramento-based SAFE-T Wind Systems. Read all about it on here on the Design Differently blog!
ONLINE EVENT – Fusion 360 Live Classroom: The Basics
Join us on January 20th at 1:00pm PST and get introduced to Fusion 360. We will walk you through a complete modeling task, sculpting and surfacing modeling strategies and more.
ONLINE EVENT – A New Way to Visualize Your Designs in Fusion 360!
Join us on Tuesday, February 3rd at 1:00 PST to learn how to turn your designs into life with the new Fusion 360
Interactive Rendering Beta.
LIVE EVENTS – Autodesk Fusion 360 – Basics – TechShop Pittsburgh – January 21st at 6:30 pm
Autodesk Fusion 360 – Basics –TechShop San Francisco – January 21st at 5:00pm
Autodesk Fusion 360 – Basics – TechShop San Jose – January 23rd at 6:30pm
If you’re near one of these areas, join us at TechShop to get started in Fusion 360 by learning about direct and parametric modeling, dimensioned sketches, T-spline sculpting, creating assemblies and rendering.
LIVE EVENT – Design Differently with Autodesk Fusion 360
Are you in or around the Eugene, OR area? Join us at Lane Community College on February 18th at 6pm PST to get a hands on test drive of Fusion 360. RSVP to www.COATSKYLE@aol.com
We love to see what users are designing with Fusion360! Share your designs with the Fusion community on the Gallery.
News from around the manufacturing innovation space
Michael Balzer used 3D printing and imaging to help doctors in removing 95% of his wife’s brain tumor.
Check out a few new tools that will help you stay in shape in the coming year.
Hear more about some of the connected-car technology that was unveiled at CES 2015.
Venture capital funding for mobile applications helps end 2014 with a huge influx of money for startups.
Slide the frames on these glasses and they will power up six LED lights that will make it appear the sun is shining regardless of how gloomy it is outside.
Your Ideas from the Fusion IdeaStation
We take your suggestions very seriously so please share your ideas and vote for new features / enhancements on the IdeaStation.
We received 23 new ideas this week! Here are a few of them. Be sure to check them all out and vote for those you would like to see implemented. Thanks to everyone for their suggestions!
Request to have the ability to toggle the dimension visibility on and off while sketching.
Request to have enhanced sweep capabilities by including 2 rails for extruding process.
Request to have the ability to toggle between transparent and opaque instead of show/hide in the right mouse button menu.
Tell us about yourself
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 email@example.com