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FusionNews for the week of 7/24: 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


PRODUCT UPDATE – July Update Preview

A Fusion 360 update is coming on the 25th. Take a look at what to expect.


WHAT’S COMING – Fusion 360 Rendering & Visualization

The team has been hard at work to improve the rendering and visualization capabilities in Fusion 360. Take a look at what’s coming over the next few releases.


TIP – From SOLIDWORKS to Fusion 360: Time-Dependent Mates and Hiding Components

Transitioning from SOLIDWORKS to Fusion 360? Learn more about Assemblies from former SolidWorks user Bryce Heventhal.


TIP – Fusion 360 CAM Tips & Tricks

Check out this video for some quick CAM tips.


LIVE CLASSROOM – Organic Modeling with T Splines

Paul Sohi, Fusion 360 Evangelist jumps into the sculpting environment to show how quickly you can make organic shapes in Fusion 360.


ANNOUCEMENT – Fusion 360 Referral Program

Get a free month of Fusion for every referral you make!







ONLINE EVENT – Get it Made – Prototype to Production in Fusion 360

Join us on July 28th at 1 pm PDT to see how to take your idea to manufacture with the help of Fusion 360.


ONLINE EVENT – Fusion 360 Live Classroom: The Basics

New to Fusion 360? Join us on August 4th at 1 pm PDT to learn everything you need to know to get started.


Gallery Spotlight

We love to see what you are designing with Fusion 360! Share your designs with the Fusion community on the Gallery.


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 Lathe Tail Stock by Dokur Omkar         Standup/Sit Down Desk by Caleb Schimdt        Multi-tool Wrist Brace by Kevin Manan


News from around the manufacturing innovation space


Ten Breakthroughs in the Internet of Things

Raconteur highlights ten top breakthroughs in the internet of things thus far.


Why Drones are Ditching their DIY Roots

Is DIY tinkering giving way to mass-market drone distribution?


3D Printing is Changing the Way We Think

Research indicates that 30% of the top 300 largest global brands are using or evaluating 3D printing.


Hummingbird-Like Robot

This robot flaps its wings like a hummingbird and is being built as a spy for the military.


Earables: The next big thing

Are “earables” going to be hotter than wrist-worn wearable technology?




Your Ideas from the Fusion IdeaStation

We take your suggestions very seriously as they help to shape Fusion 360, so please share your ideas and vote for new

features / enhancements you would like to see.

Here are a few from this week. Thanks to everyone for their suggestions!

Automatically add the version number to the .STL file name that is created

Request to have a version number in the filename when generating a .STL file for printing a 3D part.


Adaptive toolbars

Request to be able to customize toolbar depending on work being done.


Move Command in timeline needs to remember translation values

Request to have the move command remember translation values, specifically move, rotate, and scale.


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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