FusionNews for the week of 3/20: A weekly roundup of community + industry news

Shannon McGarry Shannon McGarry March 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


WHAT’S COMING– Mesh Workspace Progress Update

Take a look at some cool stuff being built for real time collaboration with multiple devices in Fusion 360.


CUSTOMER STORY – Alteg Systems: Reducing Fuel Use with Fusion 360 and Sim CFD

Alteg is redesigning the way jet engines consume fuel.


DESIGN CHALLENGE – “Give Your Hardware a Home” Design Challenge

Design a customer electronics enclosure with Fusion 360 for your chance to win a 3D printer.


TIP – How to download the materials library

See how to download the entire Autodesk library via the “Manage Materials” dialog.


TIP – Work with longer timelines

Work with longer timelines using the new “Activate” command in the context menu.






LIVE EVENT – Hackster.io Hardware Weekend

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


LIVE EVENT – IDIYA New Orleans MakerSpace Grand Opening

If you’re in the New Orleans area come celebrate with IDIYA and some of the Fusion 360 team on March 26th from 5-9. Also be sure to take advantage of the presale intro rates.


ONLINE EVENTFusion 360 Live Classroom: Sculpting

Get a deeper dive 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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Sterling Engine by Daniel Vandewiele                      Coffee Table by Mike Rother                          Elbow Engine by AJ Mrakuzic


News from around the manufacturing innovation space


5 future-focused tech trends of SXSW Interactive

Check out these 5 interesting and prevalent tech trends from SXSW.


The Next Generation Of Home Robots Will Be So Much More Than Vacuums

Over the last 10 years the capabilities of robots have drastically improved.


TAG Heuer teams up with Intel, Google on smartwatch

TAG has plans to create a mechanical watch embedded with tech features.


3-D Tech and Manufacturing Team Up to Make Bigger, Better Printer

Parker Hannifin is partnering with +MFG to build a 3-D printing platform large enough to print an engine block.


Delphi’s self-driving car is set to take a road trip from San Francisco to NYC

Delphi engineers will take off on March 22 monitoring the car’s operation as it makes its way to NYC.




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.


Thanks to everyone for their suggestions! Here are a few of popular submissions from this week.


Extrude/Emboss text along a cylinder cirfumference

Request to have the ability to extrude/emboss text along the circumference of a cylinder such that each letter is pointing at the cylinder center point.


Boolean subtraction with option to create offset for tolerance fit.

Request to have a workflow where after creating a component, the combine tool would allow for the option of creating an offset of the tool.


Soft save

Request to be able to do a soft save when working in the middle of a version of a design.


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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