FusionNews for the week of 2/12: A weekly roundup of community news

by ShannonMcGarry 5 years ago 2 min read

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 


February 11, 2016 Update – A360 What’s New

In this update, we’ve added several new enhancements to A360. These enhancements will help design teams interact with their Fusion 360 data in a web browser.


QUICK TIP: CAM Component Pattern

Reduce time when programming multiple parts in Fusion 360. The CAM Component Pattern can pattern tool paths to different components in the machine.




Webinar – Surfacing and Sculpting (16 Feb. 2016)

In this live session, you’ll have a chance to learn tips-and-tricks that will help users of all experience levels go to the next level. Fully harness the unique designs that sculpting in Fusion 360 will open up while leveraging best practices, keyboard shortcuts, and advanced techniques. Now you, too, can whip it into shape! Register Now.


Webinar – EAGLE MCAD Integration with Fusion360 (23 Feb. 2016)

In this webinar users will discover how to take their EAGLE designs from the 2D world to the 3D world by taking advantage of EAGLE’s links to IDF to 3D and Fusion 360. Register Now.


Webinar – Getting started with FEA (23 Feb. 2016)

In this webinar, learn how to use Fusion 360 Simulation (Finite Element Analysis) to analyze parts and assemblies. Learn some theory behind Finite Element Analysis and how to apply this theory to predict failure in Fusion 360 designs. Register Now.


Gallery Spotlights

 airpuriferv2-2016-feb-08-08-15-48pm-000-customizedview5898551-3500-3500.jpg  og-2015-oct-29-01-52-57am-000-customizedview51378573-3500-3500 2.jpg  12547333-184582861906387-1754100913-n-3500-3500.jpg

     Air Purifier V2 (window) by Davide Florentino           Otis Governor by Mark Rogers        3d printable Valentines Tealight By James Alday



Your Ideas from the Fusion 360 IdeaStationPicture2.png


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.


Automatically Name STL files

Well, this one is a no brainer! If I have to make 50 STL files for prototyping, I should not have to type the name of each part when creating the STL file.


2D Chamfer – Preserve order option

2D Chamfer – Needs Preserve Order option.  When I have multiple parts on a machine it now appears to order by depth and causes the tool to jump back and forth between parts.


Add PCB as a Material & Appearance

After seeing what you guys managed to do with wood I’d love it if you could make a simple (or complex if you wish) Printed Circuit Board material/appearance.


Thanks to everyone for their suggestions!


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 Justin.Hoey@autodesk.com



Up next