FusionNews for the week of 6/12: A weekly roundup of community + industry news

ShannonMcGarry June 12, 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.




PRODUCT UPDATE – June Product Update Preview

The next Fusion 360 update is on June 20th. Check out the top 5 highlights here.


RESOURCE UPDATE – The Fusion 360 Learning Experience

The UX team is in the midst of improving the overall learning experience. See what’s coming and let us know what else you would like to see.


TIP – How to Design a Cork Screw

Learn how to design a cork screw in this 4 part video tutorial series:


TIP – Working with Nested Sketch Profiles

This quick video will show you how to extrude a nested sketch profile, make the sketch visible, and make a new sketch and project part of the old sketch into it.


CUSTOMER STORY – Flair – A Climate Control Revolution

Check out how Flair vents is keeping you comfortable while saving you money. A win-win!


CUSTOMER STORY – Entogen – Sustainable Food Supply for a Growing World

Entogen is looking to solve global food shortages, and you might be surprised how!


ANNOUCEMENT- Fusion 360 Referral Program

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





Join us on June 16th at 1 pm PDT to learn how to use Fusion’s 3-axis CAM and turn it into a finished part.




LIVE EVENT – Assemblies and Fusion Fun Time

If you’re near one of these areas be sure to join us on June 18th at 6 pm to learn all you need to know about Fusion 360 assemblies, meet others in the community and have some fun!


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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 Stirling Engine by Ben Battleson                     Fountain Pen by Allan Regis                      Speed MKII by Fernando Zetina


News from around the manufacturing innovation space


NASA Tests ’Flying Saucer’ Device for Future Mars Landings

This giant helium balloon, with the largest parachute ever launched from a Hawaii military base and will test technologies for landing on Mars.


This robot will take sick kids on a virtual trip to the zoo

This robot, controlled remotely hopes to take hospital-bound children to see places they are physically unable to visit.


$14,000 Machine Brews Coffee Using Algorithms

BKON is similar to a Keurig, but without the plastic-pod waste.


Stretchy wearable sensors can tell when you’re about to get sunburnt

This device is capable of detecting ultraviolent radiation and dangerous gases.


At Autodesk, Makers Explore how 3-D Printing is Transforming Medicine

Three-dimensional printers are now ubiquitous in the medical industry, and are used for everything from knee implants to prosthetics.




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!


Make it easier to delete and rename files/folders within Fusion

Request to make it easier to delete files and to access different versions within the data panel.


Include delete for input surfaces with boundary fill

Request for boundary fill to have the option to remove all input surfaces.


Align several bodies at once

Request to be able to select numerous bodies on the same plane, align and then select target plane.


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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