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FusionNews for the week of 3/18: A weekly roundup of community news


From the Fusion 360 Team


QUICK TIP: Engraving in CAM

Learn how the engrave toolpath can help machine complex text or artistic patterns.


Little Sparrow Takes on Neonatal Jaundice in Africa & the US

Little Sparrow Technologies is creating a low cost, portable phototherapy unit to cure jaundice – a common untreatable ailment for newborns in resource-limited healthcare systems.


Webinar Recording: Working with Drawings

If you weren’t able to make the live session, check out this recording on the ins and outs of the Fusion 360 drawing environment.


Working with STLs, Meshmixer and Fusion 360

Have you ever needed to quickly clean up 3D scan geometry? Wanted to merge two models into one? Ever needed to edit a model that wasn’t in a solid modeling format like STEP, SLDPRT or F3D? If so, check out this video where Mike Aubry gives and extended overview of Meshmixer from the perspective of a Fusion 360 user.





Webinar: Intro to Autodesk Fusion 360: Designing Products for the Circular Economy

Join us on March 22nd at 2pm EDT for an informative, hands-on webinar on using Fusion 360 and get some inspiration for a Cradle to Cradle product design submission! Register here.


Webinar: Fusion 360 Fundamentals Training

Join the Fusion 360 Street Team on March 24th from 11am-3pm EDT to learn how to quickly close the knowledge gap while you start out with Fusion 360. Register here.


Live: Fusion 360 Meetup – Portland

Join us on March 24th at 7pm to learn more about Meshmixer and how it can complement workflows in Fusion 360. Register here.


Live: Fusion 360 for SolidWorks Users Seminar – Seattle

In the Seattle area? Join us to see how easy it is to transition to Fusion 360 on April 5th at 6pm. Register here.


Live: Fusion 360 for SolidWorks Users Seminar – Phoenix

Join us on April 7th at 6pm to see how easy it is to transition to Fusion 360 from our experts who have made the move as well! Register here.



Gallery Spotlights


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Pyrha 6 String Electric by Nikos Natsios V6 Engine by Aman Kozybaev Pandariot by Hector Cepeda-Renovato


Your Ideas from the Fusion 360 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.


On chamfer/fillet size error, snap to greatest error free size value  IdeaStation

When the fillet/chamfer becomes too large, make the value in the dialog box set to the largest possible value that would not result in an error condition.


New free form measurement tool

A great new tool that designers would use often is a free form measurement or ruler tool.


Option for thickness remaining the same when bending T-Splines surface

If I add thickness to T-Splines surface and bend the surface, there is no feature/system to keep the thickness constant.


Thanks to everyone for their suggestions!


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