FusionNews for the week of 2/20: A weekly roundup of community + industry news

Shannon McGarry Shannon McGarry February 20, 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 – Walking on Clouds – moving data from Inventor into Fusion 360 via Autodesk 360

Here are great step-by-step instructions on how to transfer data from Inventor 2015 into Fusion 360 via Autodesk 360.


TIP – Fusion 360 Modeling Best Practices

Check out these best practices to keep things quick and tidy when working with complex models.


TIP – How to manually clear the upload dialog in Fusion 360

Learn how to clear the upload dialog if you want to remove any “stalled” uploads.


DESIGN CHALLENGE – Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge

Design a sustainable product using Fusion 360 for your chance to win up to 4K USD! Entries must be submitted by March 15th, 2015.


COMPETITION – The AlphaLab Gear National Hardware Cup

Have a startup idea? Pitch it to the panel of expert judges at your local techshop for your chance to win 50K!


CAST YOUR VOTE – Autodesk 2014 Inventor of the Year

It’s time again for the Autodesk Manufacturing community to select the 2014 Inventor of the Year from among the

dozen companies featured as 2014 monthly Autodesk Inventing the FuturPreviewe honorees. Voting has kicked off here. Please take a few minutes to vote and let us know who you think should receive this award! Voting closes March 13 at 5 p.m.You can view more details on the honorees in Autodesk’s In the Fold blog here.




ONLINE EVENT – Fusion 360 Live Classroom: The Basics

Join us on March 10th at 1:00pm PST to learn how to get started with Fusion 360.


LIVE EVENT – Hardware Workshop – Boston

Are you a hardware startup going from an idea to successfully shipping your first product? If so, be sure to register for this 2 day workshop on February 26th and 27th.


ONLINE EVENT – Fusion 360 API Webinar

Join us on March 25th at 9:00am PST to hear more about the programming capabilities of Fusion, including the new Add-In functionality that is coming.


RECORDED WEBINAR – Interactive Rendering: A New Way to Visualize Your Designs in Fusion 360

If you were unable to attend our Interactive Rendering webinar a few weeks ago, be sure to check out this live recording to see how to bring your designs to life using Fusion.


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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  Coffee Mashin by Vlad Kindysov                       Toy Car by Devis Bandiera                    Guitar by Marvin De Luna


News from around the manufacturing innovation space


6 ways people are using aerial drones for good

Aerial robots are now flying beyond conflict zones. Learn more about how they are being used for good.


Turn your phone into a computer mouse with Remote Mouse

Remote Mouse lets you use your iPhone, Android or Windows Phone as a touchpad to control your onscreen cursor.


Microsoft Launches HoloLens To Take On The Oculus Rift

Check out this virtual reality-style headset that projects digital images on the reality world.


How big companies can innovate

Here from these leaders as to why there’s no reason big players can’t develop the next big thing.


The New Industrial Revolution: can Manufacturing learn a Lesson from Farm-to-Table?

The way we interpret “industrial” is going to change dramatically




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 share future product updates.

We received 18 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!


Add in thickness measurement to help in 3D printing and manufacturing

Request to have a tool that allows you to see places where the thickness is less than a specified measurement.


Export STEP in mm

Request to have the ability to export STEP files in the same units you are working in.


Match TSpline Vertex

Request for the new Match Vertex to have an optional History/Parametric option


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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