FusionNews for the week of 2/26: A weekly roundup of community news

ShannonMcGarry February 26, 2016 3 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 25, 2016 Update – What’s New

This update includes a number of fixes and improvements in modeling, Simulation, 2D drawings, and usability, as well as some brand spanking new tutorials around working with assemblies.


QUICK TIP: Find Internal Volume of Fusion 360 Designs

Internal volumes can be complicated and change drastically with design changes. Watch this quick tip to learn how to find the properties of an enclosed volume in Fusion 360.


Grillo brings earthquake warnings to vulnerable communities

Mexico City-based startup, Grillo, uses Fusion 360 to develop new technologies that provide life-saving warnings to populations that live in seismic-prone areas.




Live: NYC CNC Training Class – (27-28th Feb. 2016)

This two day class will be focused on the operation and use of CAD, CAM and CNC milling machines! Focus will be Fusion 360 CAD & CAM and use of Tormach CNC mills. Register now


Webinar: Working with Imported Models – (1 Mar. 2016)

In this webinar, we will cover the basics of importing files into Fusion 360, what kind of file types Fusion 360 accepts natively, and what file types don’t work. We’ll cover the difference between Mesh and NURB files, and what they mean in Fusion 360, as well as how to take your 3rd-party file formats as a jumping off point to working in Fusion 360!  Register now


Webinar: Fusion 360 Basics – (8 Mar. 2016)

Attend this session to learn the basics in Fusion 360. This is intended for those out there who are completely new users of Fusion 360 and 3D design. After an introduction to the user interface, time will be spent learning how to navigate, change workspaces, sketch, and primitive modeling and drawings will also be covered. Register now


Gallery Spotlights


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Wrench Topology Optimization by Pierre Masson  2-Speed Gearbox by Johannes Gutsmiedl           Speed Reducer by Bartek Szpejda 



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.


Scale in units (mm/inches) and not constrained scale

I would love to have a function (mainly in sketch mode) where I can scale the selected things in a unit of my choice.


CAM Spiral Center Selection 

It would be nice to select the center of a Spiral Tool path like an Entry Point. When you select a sketch circle or Model circle, you get the center point. 


Keep sketch open

I would like an option to keep a sketch open/active until turned off. I draw a sketch which accommodates all sorts of features and it gets turned off after the first action, then I have to go through the tree and turn it back on to continue.



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

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