FusionNews for the week of 11/21: A weekly roundup of community + industry news

by ShannonMcGarry 6 years ago 3 min read

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.




From the Fusion Team


ANNOUNCEMENTNovember Product Update & Fusion 360 Ultimate are here

Check out a complete list of what’s new in the latest release and don’t forget if you purchase Fusion 360 before December 13th 2014, you’ll receive Fusion 360 Ultimate for the same price so long as you are subscribed.


ANNOUNCEMENT – Fusion 360 Class Tracks for Autodesk University 2014

Are you attending AU this year and having a hard time deciding what classes to attend? You’re in luck! Check out these suggested class tracks based upon your skill level and interests.

Also be sure to download the AU Mobile App . Hope to see you there!


TIP Fusion 360 Mold Making Tips

Get some great tips from Taylor Stein, one of our Fusion 360 Evangelists, on simple mold making.



Here’s a list of commands used in the Fusion 360 Drawings Preview.


TIPHow to import Adobe Illustrator files into Fusion

Here’s a quick video tip on how to import SVG files into Fusion


ONLINE EVENT – Fusion 360 Live Classroom: Sculpting

Join us on November 25th at 1:00pm PDT to learn how to create geometry using sculpting, see advanced surfacing and more.


Gallery Spotlight

We love to see what are users are designing with Fusion360! Share your designs with the Fusion community on the Gallery.


FoldingKnife.jpg         FlowerMedallion.jpg         Firelum.jpg

                 Folding Knife by Harald Klein                            Flower Medallion by Mark Leonard                   Serie Element Firelum by Hector Cepeda



News from around the manufacturing innovation space


There’s finally a way to sync your Fitbit data with Apple Health

The new Sync Solver for Fitbit app now allows you to sync your data.


Snapchat lets you transfer money to friends with Snapcash

Snapchat has partnered with Square to introduce Snapcash, that allows you to transfer money on the photo-sharing platform.


Contact lenses with built-in video could be 3D printed

Could contact lenses that can display video and detect health problems one day be created using a 3D printer?


Trunkster: A brainy suitcase with zero zippers

How cool is this? A suitcase with a sliding door and digital scale to avoid overweight luggage fees.


Coin Is Finally Shipping To Early Backers

Coin, a startup that wants to replace all your bank cards with a universal card, is finally shipping its product to some early backers.




Your Ideas from the Fusion IdeaStation

We take our user’s ideas very seriously so please share your requests and vote for new features / enhancements on the IdeaStation.

This week we received 20 new ideas. Thanks to everyone for their suggestions!


2D Drawing tool commands

New idea to expand the 2D drawing tool commands.


Product team – “Thanks so much for the feedback, Gabriele. Our team is working hard to fill out the Drawings feature set and bring it out of Technology Preview – rest assured that all the items on your wish list are on our roadmap so stay tuned in future releases to see these features delivered!


Curvature graph along surfaces not just edges

Accepted idea to have a curvature graph along surfaces.


Product team – “This would be a useful analysis capability and likely would work with a cross-section command where multiple sections could be defined.”


Material Saving

Idea under future consideration to save custom materials independent of a scene.


Product team – “Thanks for the suggestion.  We will be addressing this in a future release. If any other forum members have similar wishes please add your comments here and be sure to vote for the suggestion.”


Tell us about Yourself


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 shannon.mcgarry@autodesk.com


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