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 EVENT – Fusion 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.
We love to see what you are designing with Fusion 360! Share your designs with the Fusion community on the Gallery.
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.
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 email@example.com