FusionNews for the week of 5/8: A weekly roundup of community + industry news

Shannon McGarry Shannon McGarry May 8, 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


TIP – Flat-Pack Furniture Design

Here’s a great video on parametric modeling best practices. It also gives you a first-hand look at common mistakes we all make when using Fusion 306.


TIP- How to create a corrugated shape in Fusion 360

If you’re just getting started with Fusion 360, here’s a video tip on how to create a corrugated shape .


UPDATE – IdeaStation 3.0 is out. Let those ideas flow!

IdeaStation 3.0 is on its way in the next few days. See what’s coming.


CUSTOMER STORY – Perry the Inventor Gives Kids “Lots of Ways to Safely Make Mistakes”

Perry the Inventor created the ShapeSHARK with Fusion 360 to inspire children to use their imagination and not be afraid to make mistakes.


CUSTOMER STORY – The Koben from Karmic Bikes is now live on Kickstarter!

Check out the Koben – an electric bike designed in Fusion 360 that lets you ride further and faster.




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ONLINE EVENT – Render in the Cloud in Fusion 360

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


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.


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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Forklift by Tommy Teng          Raspberry Pi Internet Radio by Dave Clarke          Screw Jack by Shreya Ray


News from around the manufacturing innovation space


Why We Still Don’t Have Cheap, Customizable 3-D Printed Shoes For All

3-D printed shoes are still in the experimental phase. Check out what it will take to be able to print what people will actually wear.


Drone use to be expanded in US as authorities allow tests

The FAA is looking to expand drone use to such things as monitoring crops, inspecting train tracks and covering news stories.


Apple is reportedly teaming up with scientists to study your DNA

As part of its ResearchKit platform, Apple is reportedly planning to work with scientists to collect DNA for genetic research.


Tiny Robot Pulls Objects 2,000 Times Its Size

MicroTug weighs no more than a bouncy ball and call pull objects up to 2,000 times its size.


Toyota to Let People 3D Print Custom Parts for Vehicles in Japan with the Open Road Project

In July, Toyota will allow 100 participants to test drive 10 of its i-Road vehicles.




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!


Add move command for objects in render mode

Request to have the ability to rotate objects while in render mode.


Zoom View Within Drawing

Request to be able to create a zoomed window so that sections of a drawing can be magnified.


Automatic origin lines in sketches

Request to be able to turn on the origin in the browser and select the proper axis when mirroring a sketch.


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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