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FusionNews for the week of 2/6: 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


WORDS FROM OUR CEO – How and Why We’re Building Fusion

Hear from Carl as he shares how and why we are building Fusion 360.


TIP – Back to Basics Part 2 – Kitchen Faucet Design

Check out a continuation of great tips for getting started with the Sculpt Environment within Fusion 360


TIP – Tips for Large Assembly Management

Here are a few techniques that you can use to manage larger assemblies.


CUSTOMER STORYEngineering Meets Sculpture: Bisteg Brings Aesthetics to Solar Power – Part 1

Meet Jason Stauffer and learn more about Bisteg USA and how they are working unconventionally to make solar energy beautiful.




ANNOUNCEMENT – MegaBots Design Contest This Month! $2500 cash prizes

Help MegaBots build giant fighting robots for the chance to win some cash and have your design featured at the Bay Area MakerFaire.


ANNOUNCEMENT – Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge

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




ONLINE EVENT – Fusion 360 Live Classroom: Assemblies & Motion

Join us on February 17th at 1:00pm PST to learn how to work with a number or parts, link them together and define translation and rotation relative to one another.


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


LIVE EVENT – Hardware Workshop – Boston

Are you a hardware startup going from an idea to successfully shipping your first product? If so, be sure to register for this 2 day workshop on February 26th and 27th.


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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   Fly Reel by Timothy Copeland     Elephant by Ratchanon Keawmanee          Robot Spider by Yolegmma Marquez  


News from around the manufacturing innovation space


3D Printing News: World’s First 3D Printing Car Factory Plus Showroom Coming to the Washington, D.C., Area

Developers at National Harbor in Maryland announced plans to open a facility for Local Motors by year’s end.


New iPhone game uses your heartbeat as the controller

A new app Skip a Beat uses the iPhone’s flash to detect users’ heart rates.


How Generative Design Marries Nature With Technology to Bring Objects to Life

Discover how the future of generative design and a “Community of Things” will bring the objects we make and build to life.


A Swatch smartwatch? The time has come

Swatch will unveil a smartwatch in the next few months that will connect to the internet without having to be charged.


Control your Mac by pointing your finger with ControlAir

Control music and movies without touching your Mac with the new app, ControlAir.




Your Ideas from the Fusion IdeaStation

Your suggestions help to drive the future of Fusion 360, so please share your ideas and vote for new features / enhancements on the IdeaStation.

We received 30 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!


Turn off “snap to object” only

Request to have the ability to turn off any object snapping, but keep the grid snapping turned on.


Identify Open Loops in Sketch Environment

Request to have a quick visual aid that identifies where in the loop the break occurs.


Sketch orientation should default right side up

Request to have the orientation be right side up when clicking on a sketch plane.


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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