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FusionNews for the week of 5/13: A weekly roundup of community news

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



From the Fusion 360 Team


May 12th 2016 Update – What’s New

We made some critical fixes to ensure better stability during startup, prevent graphics-related crashes, and to fix the missing tools in your CAM tool library.


Fusion 360 Model of the Month – April

It’s officially a tie! Congratulations to Mark and Alex – the winners of the Model of the Month for April!


QUICK TIP: Rendering Motion Studies

Never send a manager or customer a standard grey CAD animation again. Make motion studies to demonstrate how your design functions and then take it a step further with a rendering of your motion study using cloud resources.


Mayku Brings Manufacturing Right into Your Hands

Set up a mini-production line right on your desk with FormBox – a desktop vacuum former.


5 Reasons I Would Use Simulation in Fusion 360

Josh Mings from SolidSmack takes a look at the simulation functionality in Fusion 360 and offers up his perspective on why you should give it a look as well.





Live: Introduction to Fusion 360 – Prepare for laser cutting and 3D printing

Portland folks! Join us on May 16th at 7 PM to learn how to make a laser cut part in Fusion 360 and then a 3D print. Register here.


Live: Reality Capture & Customized CNCs

Here’s another one for you Portland! Join us on May 17th at 7 PM to learn how to create 3D scans and custom CNC mills. Register here.


Live: Fusion 360 Meetup – BYOP (Bring Your Own Project)

Hey Chicago! Bring your own Fusion 360 project to our next Meetup on May 18th at 7 PM. Register here.


Live: How To Be The NexGen 3D Maker

Join Curt Chan, Technical Evangelist and Tech in Motion on May 19th to get insight into the next generation of makers. Register here.


Online: Fusion 360 Quick Start Virtual Lab

New to Fusion 360? Join us on May 19th at 1 PM EDT to learn how to get up and running quickly. Register here.


Gallery Spotlights


Gramophone by Alexsandr Stremnev

Vehicle Suspension by Swaroop T Gudhal

Modern Shelf by Varun Raj


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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.


Data Panel – Drag & Drop Move

I would like to be able to move documents in the Fusion 360 data panel with drag and drop. Ideally the data panel would allow hierarchical view so it’s easy to move items around.


Improve Offline Data Panel

It would be great to be able to sort by name or modified date. Ideally it would work exactly like the online data panel, except files/folders/projects that aren’t cached would be absent or greyed out.


UI customization

Would it be possible to make the toolbar more customizable?


Thanks to everyone for their suggestions!


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