FusionNews for the week of 2/27: A weekly roundup of community + industry news

Shannon McGarry Shannon McGarry February 27, 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 – Designing an Arduino Uno Enclosure with Fusion 360

Here’s a great un-edited video, where Taylor Stein, one of our Fusion 360 Evangelists, takes you through the complete workflow of designing an Arduino Uno Enclosure.


PRODUCT ROADMAP – Simulation for Fusion 360

Simulation for Fusion is on its way. Learn more about what’s coming soon and let us know what you think.


MARCH UPDATE – Fusion System Architecture Changes Coming in the Next Release – Why and What

Major changes are coming to the Fusion 360 system architecture. Learn about what to expect in the next update.


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!




ONLINE EVENT – Fusion 360 Live Classroom: The Basics

Join us on March 10th at 1:00pm PST to learn what you need to know to get started using Fusion 360.


LIVE EVENT – Hardware Hackathon

Are you near the Toronto area? Register for this 3 day event on March 6, 7, and 8th where you get the opportunity to meet other members of the hardware community, develop cool ideas and hack some hardware!


LIVE EVENT – Hackster.io Hardware Weekend

If you’re in the Portland, OR area be sure to register to attend the Hackster Hardware weekend on March 7th and 8th. Meet others in the hardware community and some members of the Fusion 360 team who will be there as mentors to help you with Fusion.


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 soon.


Gallery Spotlight

We love to see what users are designing with Fusion 360! Share your designs with the Fusion community on the Gallery.


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Hydrophilic bottle by Meo Pourreyron        Military Sensor by Alexander Delargrange          Wooden Modern Times by Hector Cruz


News from around the manufacturing innovation space


MarkForged’s 3D Printed Insoles Make Feet Comfortably Smart with Embedded Electronics

Learn more about how it’s now possible to 3D print with embedded electronics.


Toyota Unveils Fuel-Cell Car Assembly Line

Meet the Toyota Mirai, the first mass market fuel-cell car.


What Will Be the Top Technologies in 2020? Think Everything

Juniper Research has taken an inside look at what they believe will be the hot technologies in 2020 and beyond. What do you think?


Pebble Time breaks original’s Kickstarter record in just 48 hours

Pebble Time raised $1 million in only 49 minutes.


5 affordable 3D printers for designers

Thinking about purchasing a 3D printer? Check out these 5 printers to see what they can do.




Your Ideas from the Fusion IdeaStation

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. Thanks to everyone for their suggestions!


Canvas Copy

Request to be able to copy and paste a canvas once it is calibrated.


Add objects into/out of the group

Request to have the option to add or remove objects from a group without having to delete the group.


Align sketch to bodies

Request to have the ability to align a sketch to a body and vice-versa.


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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