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FusionNews for the week of 4/24: A weekly roundup of community + industry news

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 – Use Project Command to Align Sketches

Check out this quick screencast tip to see how to use the project command to align sketches in Fusion.


TIP- How to model bends in Fusion 360

Here’s a great video tip from Keqing showing you how to model bends in a eye glass temple and edit the bend parametrically.


DESIGN CHALLENGE – Karmic Bikes 90 Day Challenge – What have we been up to?

The team is still working hard on the design challenge with Karmic Bikes. Hear more about what we’ve been up to and what’s to come.


NEWS – Rapid Innovation: It’s Time to Embrace the Future

We built Fusion 360 to help you iterate fast-a must today. What are you doing to embrace the future?


CUSTOMER STORY – How Predator Cycling Designs Differently

See how Predator Cycling is using Fusion 360 for complete end-to-end product development




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ONLINE EVENT – Render in the Cloud in Fusion 360

Join us on April 21st at 1pm PDT to learn how to get started with CAM for Fusion 360 for your 2-1/2 axis (2.5D) machining projects.


ONLINE EVENT – Fusion 360 Live Classroom: The Basics

If you’re new to Fusion 360, be sure to join us on Tuesday, May 6th at 1pm PDT to get introduced to the Fusion 360 experience.


LIVE EVENT – Hardware Weekend

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




LIVE EVENT – Alphalab Gear National Hardware Cup Finals

In the Pittsburgh area? Come see the top hardware startups from around the country pitch for the chance to win a $50,000 investment from local VC startbot on May 6th at 6pm! Winners also receive 5 seats to Autodesk Fusion 360 & a free Macbook!


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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   Square Watch by Adam Molnar          Eames Chair by Jon Paul Berti        Desktop Lamp by Satish Pawashe


News from around the manufacturing innovation space


Self-Driving Chevy Blurs Sci-Fi and Reality

Check out Chevy’s futuristic FNR that was revealed at the Shanghai Auto Show.


Drones will deliver mail in Switzerland this summer

Switzerland’s postal service will start using quadcopters to drop off its customers’ parcels during a pilot program this summer.


Atomic Clock Is So Precise It Won’t Lose a Second for 15 Billion Years

The newest strontium clock is the most accurate to date because scientists take the temperature of the environment, accounting for its effects.


The Couchlet Puts Your Power Where Your Posterior Is

The Couchlet is a foldable USB power system that fits between your couch cushions or mattresses.


HTC targets fitness fanatics with its first wearable, the HTC Re Grip

Check out the Re Grip – a fitness tracker, GPS and smartwatch all in one.




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!


Adding Advanced Parameters to Decals

Request to add advanced parameters to decals in order to set material properties.


Sprials in Sketch

Request to be able to draw spirals in sketch, starting at a center point and working out from there.


Ghosting a Body

Request to have a ghost feature in Fusion in order to see through objects.


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

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