FusionNews for the week of 1/23: A weekly roundup of community + industry news

ShannonMcGarry January 23, 2015 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


TIP – Team Collaboration with A360

Get the most out of the collaborative capabilities of A360 within Fusion 360 with this quick tip on setting up group projects in Fusion 360.


TIP – Work in Offline Mode

Check out this quick tip on to switch over to offline mode when needed.


ANNOUNCEMENT – Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge

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





ANNOUNCEMENT – Hackster 3D CAD Initiative With Fusion 360

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


WEBINAR RECORDING – Fusion 360 Live Classroom – Sculpting

Not able to attend the Sculpting Live Classroom? Here is a live recording where Tanner Reid shows off some of the unique sculpting capabilities of Fusion 360 in this sleek bike seat design.






ONLINE EVENT – Fusion 360 Live Classroom: Make it with CAM

Join us on January 27th at 1:00pm PST to learn how to use CAM for Fusion for your 2-1/2 axis (2.5D) machining needs.




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 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 you are designing with Fusion360! Share your designs with the Fusion community on the Gallery.


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         Earrings by Len Smith                           Ear Buds by Kirill Chepizhko                      Quick-Grisp by Qunxi Huang   


News from around the manufacturing innovation space


How the Home Telephone Sparked the User-Centered Design Revolution

Learn how Harry Dreyfuss invented a concept that we all live with today.


The foldable Solight Solarpuff solar-powered lantern provides off-grid light where there is no electricity

Check out what you get when you cross a solar-powered LED lantern with a foldable pop-up box.


3D printing created this drone, complete with circuitry

This quad-copter drone was printed on Voxel8’s 3D electronics printer.


OK Glass? Wearables march on despite Google’s setback

Google Glass may be no longer, but the wearables market continues to march on.


iPad App Brings Braille Keyboard to Blind Users’ Fingertips

iBrailler sets itself apart by positioning its touch keyboard underneath the user’s fingertips, no matter where they set them on the display.





Your Ideas from the Fusion IdeaStation


We take your suggestions very seriously so please share your ideas and vote for new features / enhancements to help us shape future product updatess.


We received 29 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!


Stay in selected mode in drawings

Request to stay in linear dimension until something else is selected.


Product team – “Thanks, and please let us know of any other situations you find – pain points are something we take very seriously and incorporate into future work and development.”


Add Server value to CAM Task Manager Dialog

Request to have the ability to right click on the Header of the grid and turn on the Server column.


Turn off lights in render mode

Request to have the ability to turn the HDRI IBL off.


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


Header Image courtesy of Mike Zhang


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