FusionNews for the week of 7/18: 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
Q & A – Help and Support Answers Summary
Each week we’re going to do a roundup post on the Fusion 360 Help & Support Forum that covers all of the questions that were asked and solved during that week . Looking for help? Check it out — it’s easy to scan and full of good information. Special thanks to all who provided solutions!
ONLINE EVENT – Fusion 360 Live Classroom: The Basics
Join the team on Tuesday, July 22nd at 1:00pm PDT and get introduced to Fusion 360 as we walk you through a complete modeling task and then integrate solid modeling tasks and visualization techniques into the final model.
LIVE EVENT – 3D Modeling Basics – Using Sculpting Tools
In the Bay area? Learn how to navigate around the Fusion 360 modeling environment on July 23rd at 5:00pm at RockIT CoLabs. Gain confidence in using reference images, measuring and sculpting tools to quickly create custom chess pieces. Receive your favorite piece as a 3D print!
LIVE EVENT – Fusion 360: Connect, learn and show off
In the Portland area? Join us for the first Fusion 360 Meetup at ADX on July 31st at 6pm. Get a tour of the shop, show off your projects, and meet the Fusion team who will be on hand to answer any questions and give you pro tips.
LIVE EVENT – Fusion 360: Grow your knowledge and network
If you are located in the Bay area, join us for our second Fusion 360 Meetup on Thursday, August 21st at 6pm. Get a tour of the Pier 9 workshop and get a live software demo from the Fusion 360 product team.
Is Fusion 360 not running as smoothly as you would like on your machine? In this post, one of our ace product managers shows you how to increase your computer’s performance by tweaking a few simple settings.
Do you have designs you’ve created using Fusion 360? Share them with the Fusion community on the Gallery.
News from around the manufacturing innovation space
E-nable, a community of makers, is attempting to make prosthetics available to kids everywhere for $25-$50.
Meet Jibo, a desktop robot that comes to life and has a personality of its own.
In the future, truck drivers will become transport managers.
Rewalk Robotics manufactures a robotic suit that’s specifically tailored to people with spinal cord injuries.
3 Students at MIT have created a printer that extrudes super-cooled, 3D printed shells of ice cream.
Your Ideas from the Fusion IdeaStation
We have received 15 new ideas in the past week. Thanks to everyone for your requests.
We take our users’ recommendations very seriously, so please share your ideas and product requests and vote for the features you want to see implemented on the IdeaStation. Here are a few of the most popular recent ideas.
Request to remove arrowheads when creating drawing in Fusion 360.
Product team – “Thanks for the feedback, ebobryan1971! As Chris said, we are working hard to improve the drawing capabilities and definitely want to prioritize those features that are currently missing that the community needs the most…please keep them coming!”
Accepted idea to include the most important features of SIM 360 into Fusion.
Product team – “Thanks for the feedback, Pete! We’re working hard on making functionality similar to this a reality, as well as some other simulation options. Stay tuned.”
Request under review to have a cam mate that allows a flat surface to be actuated by an elliptical surface.
Product team – “I agree that we need to do all that we can to make a clear and concise interface. This is a great example of something that can remove some clutter, as well as give users a better understanding of what they are doing to their design. Please keep improvements like this coming!”
Got something for next week’s recap? Email Shannon McGarry at firstname.lastname@example.org.