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 – June Product Update
You asked and the product team listened! Our new update includes some of the most requested features for Fusion 360: 2D drawings preview for Windows, CAM preview for Mac, an overall improved Fusion experience, and more. Check out Keqing’s post to learn more and get a full list of what’s new in the June update.
EVENT – Fusion 360 New Release Webinar
Join our product team to see the newest enhancements in action: Monday, June 30 at 9am PDT.
EVENT – The Maker Challenge
In celebration of the inaugural White House Maker Faire, Autodesk has partnered with Indiegogo, to launch its first-ever Maker Challenge! Makers can submit their newly created or existing project to the Maker Challenger Partner Page. Qualifying campaigns have a chance to receive product mentorship and development tools. Here’s your chance to boost your project to the next level!
EVENT –Grand Rapids Makers Meetup & Contest
In or around the Grand Rapids, MI area? Join us on Wednesday, July 16th at 6pm for a “Design to MFG with ADSK 360 Products” Meetup. Meet the team, enjoy some good conversation and enter the “Best of Fusion 360” Furniture Contest.
Design your favorite piece of original furniture and share it on the Fusion 360 Gallery. Win and get your design 3Dprinted at our Pier 9 workshop in San Francisco!
EVENT – Register for our Live Classroom event next week
“Fusion 360 Live Classroom: Assembly Training” – July 1st @1pm PDT: Learn more about the steps for assembling components, creating joints, setting joint parameters, and showing motion.
Have designs that you created using Fusion 360? Share with us on the Fusion 360 Gallery.
Joystick by Dmytro Mukhin Robotic Megaphone by Radamés Ajna Galleon ‘Revenge’ 1577 by D MacDonald
News from around the manufacturing innovation space
3D Printed Tactile Books for Blind Children, Created by University of Colorado Assistant Professor
Tom Yeh and team are using a 3D printer to create books for those who are visually impaired, with braille and three dimensional pictures.
Toyota Accelerates Rollout of Fuel-Cells Cars
Toyota announces plans to begin selling its first hydrogen-powered car in less than a year.
This Watch Is Smart, But It’s Not a Smartwatch
The Withings Activité looks nothing like a traditional watch, but has the ability to monitor steps, calories burned, distance traveled and sleeps patterns.
Meet HitchBot: The Robot That’s Going To Try Hitchhiking Across Canada This Summer
HitchBot will attempt to make his way across the entire country, but can he depend on rides from strangers to get there?
10 Most Influential People In Hardware Right Now
Shoplocket highlights 10 tech innovators at the forefront of the digital revolution
Your Ideas from the Fusion IdeaStation
Here are some recent product requests made by other users. Share your ideas and/or product requests, and vote for the features you want to see implemented on the IdeaStation.
Render: Volumetric shader for light sources
Request to have an option to render lights with a volumetric shader.
Sketch editing enhancement
Enhancements requested when going into “Edit Sketch” mode. Do you have any thoughts around this topic? Make sure to comment.
Render: Subsurface scattering
Request approved by the product team: provide an option to render materials, such as ceramics or translucent glass & plastics with the added realism of subsurface scattering.
Got something for next week’s recap? Email Shannon McGarry at firstname.lastname@example.org.