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FusionNews for the week of 11/7: 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 prior to end of day December 12th and you’ll automatically be upgraded to Fusion 360 Ultimate for the same price.


TIP Import 123D Design Files to Fusion 360

Here’s a great tip from Mike Aubry, one of our Fusion 360 Evangelists, on how to take models created in 123D Design and import and manipulate them in Fusion 360.


TIP – How to optimize settings in Fusion 360 for performance

Check out this great tip on how to improve Fusion performance or stability when dealing with complex designs and/or hardware limitations.


USER STORY – “Your Product Needs to Solve a Problem”: SolePower’s Design Evolution

What if you could create the electricity needed to power your cell phone just by walking around? Learn more about SolePower and their groundbreaking product idea.






LIVE EVENTAutodesk 2014 University

There is still time to register for this year’s Autodesk University, being held December 2nd-4th at the Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas.

While you’re at it, be sure to sign up for some of our Fusion 360 events. We hope to see you there!


Living the Autodesk 360 Life

Fusion 360 Extensibility

CAM for Intermediate and Advanced Users

Fusion 360: Simulation for Designer and Calculators for Fusion 360

Machining Parts in the Cloud: Designing, Testing, and Creating CNC Code


ONLINE EVENT – Fusion 360 Live Classroom: The Basics

Join the team on November 11th at 1:00pm PDT to learn how to get started in Fusion 360.


LIVE EVENTMaker Bayou Kickoff Party

If you are located in or around the New Orleans area, join us for this Maker kickoff party! Meet 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.


LIVE EVENT – MAKE NOLA – Biz District – Kickoff Meetup

Join us on Friday, November 14 at 11:30 am and get introduced to Fusion 360 so you can explore your product ideas faster.


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

In the Bay area? Join us on 11/14 to take part in our 3D printing or 3D CAD modeling workshops led by HoneyPoint3D or our own Fusion 360 experts.


Gallery Spotlight

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


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     Spine Drive BMX Sprocket by Jeff Hooper           ASUS SonicMaster by Alper Yaglioglus                 OARB Stool by Anotonio Paiva          



News from around the manufacturing innovation space


Print my ride! Local Motors builds the world’s first 3D-printed electric car

Check out the Strati EV – a 3D-printed car that you can download and print yourself.


Nestlé is Hiring 1,000 Robot Clerks For Its Japan Stores

In December, Nestle has plans to employ 1,000 robots who will work at outlets that sell coffee capsules and home espresso machines.


Machine Turns Syrupy Coca-Cola Back Into Fresh Drinking Water

Get the story behind “The Real Thing”. How cool!


Wearables Are Totally Failing the People Who Need Them Most

Interesting read regarding how wearable technology tends to ignore the senior citizens, chronically ill, and poor.


New Technology And Big Data Help You Breathe Fresh Air

Learn more about “Breezeometer” and how its helping to address air quality issues.




Your Ideas from the Fusion IdeaStation

Our user’s ideas are taken very seriously and drive the direction of our product. Please share your requests for new features / enhancements on the IdeaStation.


This week we received 19 new ideas. Thanks to everyone for their suggestions!


Control file versions inside Fusion and not web interface

Accepted idea to be able to roll back your previous file versions directly in Fusion 360


Product team – “This is something that we have been discussing internally too because it has come up in user research and it will be in a future update.”


Fusion 360 Learning Guide/ Material

Accepted idea to provide a comprehensive learning guide to help everyone learn Fusion 360.


Product team – “We are actively working on providing a more in-depth learning experience that walks a user through the various workspaces and get them the training they need to go from beginners to experts.”


Tell us about Yourself

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