FusionNews for the week of 5/15: A weekly roundup of community + industry news

Shannon McGarry Shannon McGarry May 15, 2015

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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 – Changes to Fusion 360 Features and Pricing

We are simplifying the pricing model for Fusion 360. Soon all functionality previously in Fusion 360 Ultimate will be available in Fusion 360.


TIP – Input Values in Commands

Check out this quick video to learn how to input values into Fusion 360.


TIP – Rule Fillet vs. Fillet

Here’s a great video that gives you a high level overview of the difference between a Rule Fillet and a ‘traditional’ Fillet.


ANNOUCEMENT- The National Hardware Cup Finals: And the winner is…

Congratulations to Curb Energy, winner of the National Hardware Cup as well as all the other winners.


CUSTOMER STORY – FreeWire: Learning from the Market and Building with Fusion 360

FreeWire is using Fusion 360 to design the future – mobile EV chargers that service vehicles no matter where they are parked.






ONLINE EVENT – Render in the Cloud in Fusion 360

Join us on May 19 at 1pm PDT to learn how to render your Fusion 360 models directly to Autodesk’s cloud based rendering



LIVE EVENT – Fusion 360 Meetup – Boston

Join us at Greentown Labs on May 21st at 6pm to get hands on Fusion training, network, hear from some cool companies and enjoy some food and drinks.


LIVE EVENT – Fusion 360 Meetup – Portland

Just us at Lucky Lab on May 21st at 6pm to learn more about Fusion, meet others in the area and have some fun.


LIVE EVENT – Hackster.io Hardware Weekend – Brooklyn, NY

Come celebrate the Hackster community & hack the future of Hardware at this Hackster.io Hardware Weekend in Boston on May 23rd and 24th. When you register, be sure to use the Promo code – HacksterVIP.


LIVE EVENT – An Introduction to 3D modeling in Fusion 360 – New York

Join us on May 30th at 3D Hubs in NY, to learn how to get started in Fusion 360, work on a design and learn how to send your design to print.


Gallery Spotlight

We love to see what you are designing with Fusion 360! Share your designs with the Fusion community on the Gallery.


RobotArm1.jpg       VironiNecklace.jpg       Lathe.jpg

                       Robot by Rohan Kumar                                Vironi Ribbon Necklace  by Ethan Ouimet                       Lathe by Shailash Hari


News from around the manufacturing innnovation space


Google’s Self-Driving Cars Will Hit Public Roads In Mountain View This Summer

Google has announced they will begin testing these vehicles this summer on public roads in Mountain View.


Smartphone Controlled Electric Skateboard 3D Printed at Autodesk’s Pier 9

If you’re in the Bay area, go check this out at Maker Faire on May 16th and 17th.


Artificial Octopus Arm Performs Surgery

Researchers have developed a new surgical device for probing organs.


The New Manufacturing Order: What Big Companies Can Learn From Startups (and Vice Versa)

A startup or entrepreneur can once again compete with the “big guys” to bring innovation to market. What can they learn from each other?


The Future of Work

How does the impact of machines affect employment?




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!


Calculator in measure tool

Request to have a calculator in the Fusion 360 measure tool.


Ability to select axis lines and origin

Request to have the able to use the origin and any axis for reference and coinciding lines.


Improve t-spine object snap functionality

Request to be able to see the direction the vertex moves constrained by the type of coordinate space being used.


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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