FusionNews for the week of 4/3: A weekly roundup of community + industry news

Shannon McGarry Shannon McGarry April 3, 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 – What’s New in CAM for Fusion 360

See what’s new in CAM for Fusion which includes personal libraries for Tools, Post Processors and Templates.


MODEL OF THE MONTH – Congratulations to Rodrigo Mercado Solis

Meet Rodrigo and learn more about his 208 part assembly that has been fully fabricated into the Marble Machine Clock.


RECORDED SESSION – Fusion 360 API Webinar

If you weren’t able to attend the live webinar, here’s a link to the fully recorded session.


TIP – Delete a Feature Permanently or Keep it in the History

Here’s a quick tip on how to improve performance when dealing with large complex models.


TIP – Copy and Paste 

Learn how to quickly and easily copy and paste sketch entities in the latest Fusion update.




ONLINE EVENT – Fusion 360 Live Classroom: The Basics

Join us on April 7th at 1pm PDT to learn how to get started with Fusion 360.


LIVE EVENT – Portland Meetup – What’s Happenin’ with Autodesk Fusion 360

Join us on April 8th at Portland Community College to get your feet wet with design and learn what’s new with Fusion 360.




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.


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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                    Oil Pump by Julio Manaya                   Fireman Nozzle by Cole Smith                  Necklaces by Hector Cepeda


News from around the manufacturing innovation space


How spiders might inspire the 3D-printed industrial revolution

Is the future of 3D printing going beyond only printing something that fits on the bed of the printer?


Google’s new Chomebit dongle will transform your TV into a PC

Turn your TV into a PC with the Chromebit that will be available later this year for under $100.


Wireless charging set for huge growth in next 10 years

According to research from IHS, being required to plug in your electronic devices may be a thing of the past.


What if We Could Design Wearables Right on Our Skin?

Autodesk Research explores the skin as design interface for wearables.


7-year-old girl gets 3D printed ‘robohand’

3D printing is revolutionizing the traditional prosthetics industry.




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 suggestions from this week.


Copy and Paste objects between designs

Request to be able to copy objects (DM) and sketches between designs.


Export to quads

Request to have the ability to generate quad topology for export.


Text/Engraving Reversing

Request to have the sketch text command not only rotate but to mirror as well.


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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