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FusionNews for the week of 8/5: 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

Fusion Forecast – Sheet Metal

In this week’s Fusion Forecast, the heavily anticipated sheet metal functionality is ripped open. We look to see not only how Fusion 360 implements sheet metal tools, but also expands the possibilities from concept to production.


Quick Tip – Body v Component

Check out this QUICK TIP where we discuss the key difference between a body, and a component in Fusion 360. Good to know for users of all skill levels.


Oru Kayak Uses Better Design to Get More People Paddling

Oru Kayak is revolutionizing the kayak industry with their folding kayaks that are easy to transport and store.


Using Fusion 360 with Python: How to create the seventh Chakra

Learn to design the intricate Chakra using Fusion 360 and Python – a beginner’s view.




Online: Fusion 360 Basics

Are you new to Fusion 360 and/or 3D design? Join us on August 10th at 4 PM EDT to learn the basics. Register here.


Online: 2D CAM Deep Dive

Explore the CAM workspace and focus specifically on 2D machining operations and best practices on August 15th at 1:30 PM EDT. Register here.


Online: Assemblies Deep Dive

Become a master at assemblies in Fusion 360 on August 17th at 1 PM EDT. Register here.


Gallery Spotlights


Robotic Basketball Thrower by Mateusz Tomczak

Research Submarine by Emrah Serdaroglu

Precision Compound Angle Tool Grinder by Dillon Fontaine


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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.


Fusion Needs the Ability to Stop Current Tasks

Allow the user to cancel a current task via a cancel button pressing ESC or what not.


Zoom In On a Sketch after the Edit Sketch Command

Wouldn’t it be perfect if Fusion zoomed in to the sketch after you start the “edit sketch command”? or at least keep the current zoom.


Fix the Driven Dimension “Parametric Use”

It doesn’t really make a lot of sense to have driven dimension, if you can’t use them in the Parametric table.


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