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FusionNews for the week of 5/1: 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 – Rendered Animations from Motion Studies

This 2 minute video will show you how to make a rendered animation of your design from a motion study using Fusion’s cloud based rendering.


TIP- Tips and Shortcuts

Use these tips to streamline your design process.


TIP – How to Navigate Workspaces

Here’s a quick tip on how to access the 4 unique workspaces within Fusion 360.


MODEL OF THE MONTH – Model of the Month-April

Congrats to Karl Payne & his Quad copter design – winner of the Fusion 360 Model of the Month


CUSTOMER STORY – WindPax – Full Concept to Product Design of Portable Wind Turbines – Pt. 2

Check out how Windpax is taking wind power technology from startup to large scale manufacturing using Fusion 360.


INVENTING THE FUTURE RECIPIENT – HoneyPoint3D Teaches 3D Printing Workshops with Help from Fusion 360

Congratulations to HoneyPoint3D for being named the Inventing the Future recipient for April!




ONLINE EVENT – Fusion 360 Live Classroom: The Basics

If you’re new to Fusion 360, be sure to join us on Tuesday, May 5th at 1 pm PDT to get introduced to the Fusion 360 experience.




ONLINE EVENT – Render in the Cloud in Fusion 360

Join us on May 19 at 1pm PDT to learn how to use the new Cloud Rendering Workflow in Fusion 360.


LIVE EVENT – Hardware Weekend – Boston

Come celebrate the Hackster community & hack the future of Hardware at this Hardware Weekend in Boston on May 9th and 10th. When you register, be sure to use the Promo code – HacksterVIP.


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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Wheel Assembly by Skyler Hill              Coupling Desk Model by Greg Courville             Moving Pendant by Kingson Lee     



News from around the manufacturing innovation space


Thinking of Changing Manufacturers? Ask These 4 Questions to Avoid Manufacturing Challenges

Ask yourself these 4 questions to avoid the pitfalls of manufacturing challenges.


Tesla’s $3,000 Powerwall Will Let Households Run Entirely On Solar Energy

This stationary battery that can power a household without requiring the grid.


Light-Emitting Paper Is Cheap and Eco-Friendly

Scientists in Sweden have determined how to make paper glow like a computer display.


This 3D Printed ‘Letter Dress’ is Inspired by Steve Jobs and Alan Key

Check out more about this unique dress that was unveiled at 3D Print Week NY.


What’s new in Windows 10: Everything you need to know

Windows 10 is coming this summer to PCs. Hear more about what they unveiled at the Build Developer conference in SF this week.




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!


Drag and drop and local conversion

Request to have drag and drop compatible cad files as well as local cad translators within Fusion 360.


Interaction with Autodesk family and other frequently used CAD programs

Request to be able to export Fusion designs directly into other CAD programs.


Shapeoko Post Processor

Request to have a post processor for Shapeoko or specific grbl versions instead of just generic versions.


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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