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FusionNews for the week of 5/26: A weekly roundup of community + industry news

FusionNews highlights the key things that happened over the past week in the Fusion 360 Community and key news from the industry. New posts every Friday.



Your Ideas from the Fusion IdeaStation:


Locking Surface Geometry in Sculpt Mode

Idea under review to lock edges and vertices in sculpt mode so that they don’t move while adjusting vertices and edges around them.


Allow a quick description for each step (for history-based design paradign)

New idea to allow the user to hover the mouse over each step, allowing you to see the name of the feature and the name of the model


Share your idea, product requests and vote for features that you want to see implemented on IdeaStation



From The Fusion Team:


Bringing a design back to life

Learn more about how Kevin Schneider collaborated with one of our customers to assist on a bad behaving model.


May update overview is up!

Check out the live recorded session from May 27, where the product team walked through the new features in the latest product update.


Register for our 2 new Live Classroom events next week

Fusion 360 Live Classroom: The Basics – June 3rd, 1pm PDT

Fusion 360 Live Classroom: Make it with CAM – June 5th, 1pm PDT


Take part in Oregon Manifest’s Trophy Design Contest

Remember the Oregon Manifest Bike Design Project that we talked about back in March? Use Fusion 360, to design the trophy that we’ll 3D print & present to the winning design firm & bike builder. We’re going to print 3 trophies so you get one too. That’s in addition to some rather public recognition for your winning design!


Gallery Spotlight:



Desktop Magnifier by Gary Butcher



Hammer by Colin Smith



Materials Lab by Roberto Ziche



Industry News:


Launching a hardware startup? The stars are aligned in your favor

There’s been no better time to get into hardware biz, says hardware biz analyst.


Cloud Computing 2020 – Part 1

Learn what the future holds for the cloud and how it will impact businesses operations.


Carl Bass: “The Future of How Things are Made” – Solid Con 2014

Carl Bass is CEO of 3D design and engineering software leader Autodesk. He’ll discuss the new ways small companies are changing manufacturing, and how trends in business and technology are influencing this evolution.
Researchers try to develop 3D printing of body parts

Researchers at the University Medical Centre Utrecht are experimenting using stem cells in 3D bio-printing.



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