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FusionNews for the week of 10/23: 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


QUICK TIP RECAP – Check out these quick tip videos from the week:

UPDATE – What’s New

See what fixes were included in an update that went live on 10/19.


WEBINAR RECORDING – 3D Printing with Fusion 360

Here’s the webinar recording from earlier this week.




USER STORY – Flair Starting Home Climate Control Revolution with Smart Vents Designed in Fusion 360

Learn more about this connected home climate control that saves customers money.


USER STORY – The Real Life of a Mechanical Engineer: Scott Wertel on Being a Successful Consultant

Meet Scott Wertel and hear about how he runs his consulting firm and uses Fusion 360.


From the Fusion 360 Community


SCREENCAST – Tap-drill Size for Threaded Fasteners

JD Mather shows you how to avoid drilling a hole the same size as the major diameter of a threaded fastener – not leaving any material to “tap” or cut the mating female thread.


TUTORIALS – Alpha Creation for ZBrush using Fusion 360

Sorin Lupu shares a quick way for creating clean hard surface alphas for ZBrush using Fusion 360.




LIVE EVENT – Fusion 360 Meetup – Portland

Portland folks, join us on October 27th at 6:30 pm to do some hands on group modeling with Fusion 360.


LIVE EVENT – Fusion 360 for SolidWorks Users – Portland

The days of expensive, difficult to use and disjoined workflows of legacy CAD tools are a thing of the past. Come see that there is a better way!


LIVE EVENT – Fusion 360 Meetup – Seattle

Seattle Fusion 360 users, join us on October 29th at 6 pm to kick off a new Seattle Meetup group.


ONLINE EVENT – Fusion 360 for Beginners

If you’re new to Fusion 360 this is the webinar for you! Join us on October 3rd at 1 pm PST to get an intro to the interface and learn more about navigation, changing workspaces, sketching, primitive modeling and drawings.



Gallery Spotlights

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


   EspressoMachine.jpg          DriveBox.jpg           GearReduction.jpg

Espresso Machine by Jin-Woo Lee        Linear Drive Unit by Kacper Skawiski       Gear Reduction Assembly by Luis Verastegui




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. Thanks to everyone for their suggestions!


User Parameters – Show Quick Link to User Created Parameters

Request to be able to see a quick scroll of a parameter previously assigned when creating a drawing.


Live Review: Make Section Analysis Visible to All Particpants

Request for participants of a live review session to be have the ability to see the section analysis.


Keyboard Shortcuts to Toggle/Cycle through Variants

Request for each shortcut key to show the variants of each one, cycling through all options.


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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