FusionNews for the week of 3/13: A weekly roundup of community + industry news

Shannon McGarry Shannon McGarry March 13, 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


PRODUCT UPDATE – March Update Preview

Check out the new features you will see in the coming update.


COMMUNITY UPDATE – Autodesk Community Ranking

This week we updated the community ranking system. Check it out and see how to outrank everyone else.


COMMUNITY UPDATE – A Better IdeaStation Experience Is Coming Soon

We are currently working on improving the Ideastation user experience. Use these 4 best practices that help to streamline the process of getting your idea into the product.


TIP – How to Optimize Settings in Fusion 360 for Performance

Improve performance or stability with this quick tip.


TIP – Hot Keys & Clicks

Get a comprehensive list of the latest hot keys plus tips on how to navigate the view of the model in the canvas.




ONLINE EVENT – Using A360 to Collaborate in Fusion 360

Join us on March 18th at 11:00am PDT to learn how to use A360 to collaborate with your team.




LIVE EVENT – Hackster.io Hardware Weekend

Come celebrate the Hackster community & hack the future of Hardware at one of these Hackster.io Hardware Weekend events near you.


ONLINE EVENTFusion 360 Live Classroom: Sculpting

Get a deeper look into the Sculpt & Surfacing environments on March 24th at 1:00 PDT.


ONLINE EVENT – Fusion 360 API Webinar

Join us on March 25th at 9:00am PDT 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 you are designing with Fusion 360! Share your designs with the Fusion community on the Gallery.


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          Kinetic Sculpture by Jeremy Hagen                  Bracelet by Alexandre Humbert                 Music Box by Lara Cardoso Goulart       



News from around the manufacturing innovation space


This Weird 3-D Printed Brick Can Cool Your House

Check out this ceramic brick by Emerging Object’s acts as an air cooling system.


The Equil Smartmaker Records Everything You Write

Use this marker on any erasable surface to record your notes to the cloud and convert them to text.


Solar-Powered Plane Takes Off for Round-the-World Flight

Earlier this week, a solar-powered plane took off from Abu Dhabi on an estimated 5 month trip around the world.


3D Printing Sucks: 5 Problems with 3D Printing and How to Fix Them

Discover the five biggest problems with 3D printing and some solutions to make for a better experience according to Autodesk CTO Jeff Kowalski.


Goodyear’s working on an energy-harvesting tire

The BHO3 would convert the heat generated from the friction of movement back into power for the battery.





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.


We received 39 new ideas this week and here are a few of the popular ones. Thanks to everyone for their suggestions!


Protect Project Data

Request to have a project moderato role to prevent a collaborator from deleting parts in a project.


Keep track of modeling time

Request to have Fusion keep track of the time passed when modeling.


Make DWG and SVG Editable

Request to have DWG and SVG data editable in Fusion 360.


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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