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FusionNews for the week of 12/19: 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.

 

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From the Fusion Team

 

TIPSData Exchange in Fusion360 – Pt. 1

Learn all you need to know about how to import CAD data, what type of CAD models can be opened and where your models go after you import them.

 

ANNOUCEMENT – Hackster Announces 3D CAD Initiative With Fusion 360

Learn more about how we’ve partnered with Hackster to help hardware hackers turn their ideas into marketable products.

 

ANNOUNCEMENT – TechShop offer for college students

Autodesk is partnering with Techshop to offer part and full-time college students a 3-month TechShop membership and 3 free classes, including “Getting Started with Fusion 360”, for $25. Enter promo code “audeskspc” on the TechShop site under the Promo Code box. Offer expires January 31, 2015.

 

ANNOUNCEMENT – CADENAS’ parts4cad app supports users of Fusion 360 in their designs

This new app gives you access to millions of 3D CAD models. Components can be configured individually and then integrated directly into existing designs in Fusion 360.

 

ONLINE EVENT – Fusion 360 Live Classroom: The Basics

New to Fusion 360? Join us on January 6th at 1:00pm PST to get introduced to the Fusion 360 experience!

 

Gallery Spotlight

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

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          Chair by Amber Locke                                  Vespa by Devis Bandiera                      Coffee Grinder by Jesse Harrington Au    

 

News from around the manufacturing innovation space

 

Wristband notices when you fall asleep and records your TV show

Two teenagers have 3D printed a wristband that senses when you fall asleep and then mimics your TiVO remote.

 

You can now control the Nest thermostat with voice commands

Tell your Nest if you are hot or cold from the comfort of your own couch.

 

A New Self-Tinting Window

Check out this window that can lighten or darken without an external power source.

 

A skull, a flipper and a rocket car: A year in 3D printing

2014 was a big year for the 3D printing industry. Here are some of the great projects from throughout the year.

 

BMW is developing a car that can be parked via smartwatch

In January, at the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas, BMW plans to unveil their next gen i3car.

 

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Your Ideas from the Fusion IdeaStation

We take our user’s ideas very seriously so please share your requests and vote for new features / enhancements on the IdeaStation.

 

We received 32 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!

 

Obvious highlighting in the browser when a component is activated

Request to have more obvious highlighting in the browser for component activation.

 

Animate using joints

Request to have the ability to make animations that demonstrate how a part is supposed to move.

 

Product team – “Great feedback! We are already starting to investigate how to do this, so stay tuned for join support in the animations module in the future. In the meantime, you can manually simulate these kinds of animations in the Animations workspace by using the Transform tools and managing those actions on the timeline.”

 

Create Parameter Name whilst adding a Sketch Dimension

Request to have the ability to create a new name for Parameters when placing a new Sketch Dimension.

 

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 shannon.mcgarry@autodesk.com

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