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FusionNews for the week of 9/26: A weekly roundup of community + industry news

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

 

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From the Fusion Team

 

GETTING STARTED Fusion 360 Learning Guide

Take a look at this 1 page getting started guide to avoid some of the hurdles with traditional learning.  Whether you’re just starting to learn or are looking for a specific topic, this is a great place to start.

 

VIDEOCAM for Fusion 360 Tips n’ Tricks

The focus in this most recent Fusion 360 update showcases our investment in ’simulation’ functionality for CAM; improving visualization with a new ‘position bar’ and Standard Stock Simulation Mode.  Curt Chan shows of these new features here.

 

VIDEOMotion Study Analysis

Sachlene Singh provides us with a quick overview of how you can verify the way your parts are going to move together by applying a motion study.  Learn how to do this for your models in just 5 minutes.

 

Q & A – Help and Support Answers Summary

Looking for help? Here is the weekly roundup post that covers all of the questions that were asked and solved for the week ending 9/21 from the Help & Support Forum. Check it out – it’s easy to scan and full of good information.  Special thanks to all who provided solutions!

 

Events

 

ONLINE EVENT Fusion 360 Live Classroom: The Basics

Join us on Tuesday, September 30 at 1:00pm PDT to learn the basic functionality used to create models in the various environments offered with Fusion 360.  Here you will learn about sketching, sculpting, modeling and rendering your 3D CAD geometry.

 

Live EventGloShow’14

If you’re interested in Clean Tech startups and early stage to growth stage companies, check out the Autodesk supported GloSho’14 event on October 6.

 

Live EventPortland Fusion 360 Meetup

On Thursday, October 2 at 6:30pm PDT we will be teaming up with Portland Community College to host a Fusion 360 Meetup.  Join us for some great networking, hands on training and the best pizza in town.

 

Live EventMIT Enterprise Forum of South Florida

If you have a product idea or are simply curious about the latest technology driving the new product economy, you’ll want to join us on Thursday, October 2.  James Herzing will participate on a panel discussing product innovation and how Fusion 360 is changing how we make amazing products.

 

Gallery Spotlight

Share your Fusion 360 designs with the Fusion community on the Gallery.

 

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Wood Beam Engine by Manuel Vargas        B.Flower Ring by Kingson Lee                 2D artwork into 3D by James Alday

 

News from around the manufacturing innovation space

 

Reversible USB connectors will carry audio and video fro 4k and beyond

Everyone hates showing up to a meeting and needing to figure out how to display their screen.  Learn how easy this is going to be in the not so distant future.

 

3D Printing with Sand Using the Power of the Sun

Someone is harnessing the power of the sun to make a 3D printer that can print objects out of sand.  That is just plain cool.

 

Bending All the Phones: iPhone 6 vs. HTC One M8 vs. Moto X

So it is easy to bend and break these new phones?  Sounds like a great business opportunity to me!

 

The Man on a Quest to Open-Source Cancer Research

This “semi-recreational” programmer is combining chemistry with coding, using open source software techniques to kickstart the world of cancer research.

 

The $5 Lineable Bracelet Tracks Your Kids When They Wander Away

The Lineable, the unfortunately named tracking bracelet for kids, aims to make it easier for parents to keep tabs on their little ones thanks to the magic of beacons.

 

 

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