FusionNews for the week of 5/22: A weekly roundup of community + industry news

Shannon McGarry Shannon McGarry May 22, 2015

3 min read


From the Fusion Team


PRODUCT UPDATE – The Fusion 360 API and Announcing: “Exact Flat Online Publisher”

We are excited to announce Exact Flat. A 3D to 2D flattening plugin for Fusion 360.


PRODUCT ROADMAP – Branching and Merging in Fusion 360

Branching and Merging is on its way! Giving you freedom to explore and collaborate to produce better designs.


TIP – How to Use Fusion 360’s Interference Detection to Avoid Cutting Into Your Fixtures

Have you ever accidentally milled into your tool fixture? Have you ever been surprised by fun little gauges in your clamps after someone else used them?  Fusion 360 can help prevent this!


TIP – Set your Preferences

Here’s a great tip that outlines all the preferences in Fusion 360 and how to go about setting them.


ANNOUCEMENT- Fusion 360 Referral Program

Get a free month of Fusion for every referral you make!






ONLINE EVENT – Introducing Exact Flat 3D to 2D Flattening for Fusion 360

Join us on May 28th at 10am PDT to learn how Exact Flat can help you create 2D flat patterns of your 3D design.


ONINE EVENT – 3D Printing with Fusion 360

Join us on June 2nd at 1pm PDT learn how to quickly create models with Fusion 360 for dual color 3D printing.


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.


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Toilet by Jim Ginn                           Table by Curtis Hawkins                              Drone by Hector Cepeda


News from around the manufacturing innovation space


Apple Researching Combined 2D/3D Glassless Displays

Apple is investigating a way to provide both 3D and 3D images from the same display.


3D-Printing Electronics: A Faster, More Flexible World of Manufacturing Circuitry-Even in a Dress

Electronics designers can now print electronic devices in one piece and integrate them in any shape and/or place never before thought possible.


These Guys Want to Build a Phone the Size of a Credit Card

Light, a new Kickstarter is a phone with a simple design intended to wean people off their smartphones.


This Compact Drone can be Folded up like Origami and Fits in your Pocket

Check out this drone that can fit in your pocket and self-deploy in half a second.


This Smartwatch Doubles as a Wearable Wireless Storage

The ReVault watch has wireless storage you can access like a private cloud.




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!


Mold Cavity Shrink within Combine Command

Request to add mold cavity shrink (scale) to the resulting subtraction or cut in the combine command.


Sketch Panel to the Ribbon in Fusion 360

Request to add sketch to the ribbon and to expand and organize the content of the sub-menu.


Layers in Sketches

Request for sketches to be comprised of sub-sketches, and to have the ability to define relationships (alignments, positions, dimensions) between objects in each layer.


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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