FusionNews for the week of 12/12: A weekly roundup of community + industry news

Shannon McGarry Shannon McGarry December 12, 2014

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


LEARNING CONTENTOnboarding Training

We have recently released step-by-step training modules to familiarize you with the core workflows in Fusion 360. Check them out and let us know what you think.


DEEP DIVEAnimation Workspace

Fusion 360 Ultimate includes a new Animation workspace that gives you a dedicated toolset and environment specifically for generating exploded views and animations.


ANNOUNCEMENT – TechShop offer for college students

Autodesk is partnering with Techshop to offer part and full-time college students a 3-month TechShop membership and 3 free classes, including “Getting Started with Fusion 360”, for $25. Enter promo code audeskspc on the TechShop site under the Promo Code box.


ANNOUNCEMENT – CADENAS’ parts4cad app supports users of Fusion 360 in their designs

This new app gives you access to millions of 3D CAD models. Components can be configured individually and then integrated directly into existing designs in Fusion 360.


TIP Tips for Large Assembly Management

Here are some great techniques you can use to manage larger assemblies.


TIPHow to make a local archive (back-up) file in Fusion 360

Check out how to save a local copy of your Fusion designs.


ONLINE EVENT – Fusion 360 Live Classroom: Assemblies & Motion

Join us on December 16th at 1:00pm PDT to learn how to work with assemblies inside of Fusion 360.


Gallery Spotlight

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


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Murano by Alexandre Humbert           Chair by Yolegmma Marquez       Bracciale by Sergio Degiacomi



News from around the manufacturing innovation space


The Uno Noteband Doesn’t Waste Time With Notifications

When you get a notification from this wearable, it will pump out a text at a few hundred words per minute.


Bionic eye: 3D printing merges contact lens and QLEDs

This contact lens can project beams of coloured light.


A new kind of vibration sensor could give us ‘Spidey sense’

Engineers in South Korea have built a sensor that can detect miniscule vibrations similar to these senses of a spider.


Chromecast’s Guest Mode lets anyone commandeer your TV

Connect this streaming stick to a nearby device and you can cast to your TV from their Android, no WiFi password needed.


US to Get Two New Manufacturing Hubs — Smart Manufacturing and Flexible Hybrid Electronics

The government plans to invest over $290 million in public-private investment for two new Manufacturing Innovation Hub Competitions.





Your Ideas from the Fusion IdeaStation

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

This week we received 12 new ideas. Below are a couple of accepted ideas this week. Thanks to everyone for their suggestions!


Move files between projects

Request to move files between projects.


Product team – “We are building an automated tool to move items and their activity from one project to another.

I’ll update here once I have a better idea when this will be complete. It should be in the next update or two.”


ANSI/ISO Drawings

Request to be able to create drawings that meet ANSI/ISO standards, as well as include features such as tolerancing, ordinate dimensioning and section views.


Product team – “Thanks for the detailed feedback. All of your requests are on our roadmap so stay tuned to see much more functionality added to the Drawings workspace.”


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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