FusionNews for the week of 1/16: A weekly roundup of community + industry news

ShannonMcGarry January 16, 2015 4 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


TIP – Back to Basics – Kitchen Faucet Design

Get back to basics in the Fusion 360 sculpting environments with this faucet design by Curt Chan, one of our Fusion 360 Technical Evangelists.


ANNOUNCEMENT – Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge

Design an awesome sustainable product using Fusion 360 for your chance to win 4K USD!


ANNOUNCEMENTMyMiniFactory Academy and Fusion 360 – 3D Design and Printing

If you are in the London area, don’t miss this chance to enter the MyMiniFactory Academy to become a pro in 3D design and 3D printing.


ANNOUNCEMENT – Hackster Announces 3D CAD Initiative With Fusion 360

We’ve partnered with Hackster to help hardware hackers turn their ideas into marketable products.



Today’s most visible wind turbines stand as tall as skyscrapers. Energy utilities must make heavy investments not only to build them, but also to route the electricity they produce from remote locations to the cities that need the energy. But imagine instead a small, safe, inexpensive wind turbine — the size of a large beach ball — that could be installed on most any flat surface. That’s the vision of Charles Valenza, co-founder of Sacramento-based SAFE-T Wind Systems.  Read all about it on here on the Design Differently blog!



ONLINE EVENT – Fusion 360 Live Classroom: The Basics

Join us on January 20th at 1:00pm PST and get introduced to Fusion 360. We will walk you through a complete modeling task, sculpting and surfacing modeling strategies and more.




ONLINE EVENT – A New Way to Visualize Your Designs in Fusion 360!

Join us on Tuesday, February 3rd at 1:00 PST to learn how to turn your designs into life with the new Fusion 360

Interactive Rendering Beta.


LIVE EVENTS – Autodesk Fusion 360 – Basics – TechShop Pittsburgh – January 21st at 6:30 pm

                         Autodesk Fusion 360 – Basics –TechShop San Francisco – January 21st at 5:00pm

                         Autodesk Fusion 360 – Basics – TechShop San Jose – January 23rd at 6:30pm


If you’re near one of these areas, join us at TechShop to get started in Fusion 360 by learning about direct and parametric modeling, dimensioned sketches, T-spline sculpting, creating assemblies and rendering.


LIVE EVENT – Design Differently with Autodesk Fusion 360

Are you in or around the Eugene, OR area? Join us at Lane Community College on February 18th at 6pm PST to get a hands on test drive of Fusion 360. RSVP to www.COATSKYLE@aol.com


Gallery Spotlight

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


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 Food Processor by Jennifer Lin                   Electric RC Car by David Barrett               Wooden Clock by Robby Wellden                              


News from around the manufacturing innovation space


How a man used 3D printing to help treat his wife’s brain tumor

Michael Balzer used 3D printing and imaging to help doctors in removing 95% of his wife’s brain tumor.


The Fitness Gear You Actually Need in 2015

Check out a few new tools that will help you stay in shape in the coming year.

Buckle up: The connected-car revolution is almost here

Hear more about some of the connected-car technology that was unveiled at CES 2015.


Startup funding hit $47B in 2014, surpassing dot-com bubble levels

Venture capital funding for mobile applications helps end 2014 with a huge influx of money for startups.


Reverse sunglasses outfitted with LED lights chase the winter blues away

Slide the frames on these glasses and they will power up six LED lights that will make it appear the sun is shining regardless of how gloomy it is outside.





Your Ideas from the Fusion IdeaStation

We take your suggestions very seriously so please share your ideas and vote for new features / enhancements on the IdeaStation

We received 23 new ideas this week! Here are a few of them. Be sure to check them all out and vote for those you would like to see implemented. Thanks to everyone for their suggestions!


Toggle Dimension visibility during sketching

Request to have the ability to toggle the dimension visibility on and off while sketching.


Sweep 2 Rails

Request to have enhanced sweep capabilities by including 2 rails for extruding process.


Right mouse button menu to make body transparent

Request to have the ability to toggle between transparent and opaque instead of show/hide in the right mouse button menu.


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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