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FusionNews for the week of 2/13: 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


TIP – Fusion 360 Modeling Best Practices

Here are some great tips for keeping things fast and tidy when working with complex designs.


TIP – Fusion Tips & Tricks – Lofting

Check out this video on how to create lofts.


GETTING STARTED – How to learn Fusion 360 CAM – Basic

Learn how to get started with CAM using this 5 chapter video series.


DESIGN CHALLENGE – Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge

Design a sustainable product using Fusion 360 for your chance to win up to 4K USD!


COMPETITION – The AlphaLab Gear National Hardware Cup

Have a startup idea? Pitch it to the panel of expert judges at your local techshop for your chance to win 50K!


CAST YOUR VOTE – Autodesk 2014 Inventor of the Year

It’s time again for the Autodesk Manufacturing community to select the 2014 Inventor of the Year from among the dozen companies featured as 2014 monthly Autodesk Inventing the Future honorees. Voting has kicked off here.  


The Inventing of the Future honoree with the highest number of votes will receive the Inventor of the Year honor. Voting is under way and closes March 13 at 5 p.m. Pacific time. You can view more details on the honorees in Autodesk’s In the Fold blog here.




ONLINE EVENT – Fusion 360 Live Classroom: Assemblies & Motion

Join us on February 17th at 1:00pm PST to learn how to work with assemblies inside of Fusion 360.


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


Gallery Spotlight

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


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 Sun Dial by Timothy Copeland           Grill by Seema Jaisinghani       Air Compressor by Ratchanon Keawmanee


News from around the manufacturing innovation space


What you need to know about the smart home revolution

How much do you really need to worry about these smart devices when it comes to your privacy?


Watch The New Phorm iPad Mini Case Generate Physical Keys Out Of Thin Air

Just hit a switch on the back of the case and physical keys appear.


Graphene structures created with 3D printing

Researchers in London have created a graphene composite paste that can be 3D printed.


GM Commits to Produce Chevrolet Bolt Electric Car

GM takes the Bolt to production in hopes of challenging the status quo for electric vehicles.


The four main roadblocks holding up self-driving cars

What are the main problems keeping self-driving cars off the road?




Your Ideas from the Fusion IdeaStation


We take your suggestions very seriously so please share your ideas and vote for new features / enhancements to help us share future product updates.

We received 18 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!


Driven Dimensions

Request to be able to toggle a dimension from a parametric driving dimension to a “driven” (reference) dimension.


Show contacts/joints under browser component

Request to be able to easily see what components relate to what joints.


Export Bodies as IGES/STEP

Request to have the ability to export a body for machining or molding quoting.


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

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