FusionNews for the week of 7/10: A weekly roundup of community + industry news

Shannon McGarry Shannon McGarry July 10, 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


UPDATE – The Fusion 360 Learning Experience Update

Take a look at some of the things we’ve done to make the learning experience better for our community.


TIP – Top 10 Tips for Solidworks Users

Hey Solidworks users! Here are 10 tips to help you get started with Fusion 360.


TIP – Getting Started with Python Scripting and the Fusion API

If you’re new to scripting, check out this informative video by Mike Aubry, Fusion 360 Evangelist.


TIP – Fusion 360 Tool Library

Get started using CAM for Fusion using the Othermill Tool Library.


TIP – 3D Printed Trophies with Fusion 360

See how to leverage the integrated workspaces inside Fusion 360 to create 3D printed trophies.




CUSTOMER STORY – Gaming Throne Brings a New Level of Ergonomic Comfort to Computing

What if the chair you spend all day working in could treat you like royalty?


ANNOUCEMENT- Fusion 360 Referral Program

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




ONLINE EVENT – Organic Modeling with T-Splines

Join us on July 14th at 1 pm PDT to learn how to create organic shapes using Fusion 360’s free form modeling.


ONLINE EVENT – Get it Made – Prototype to Production in Fusion 360

Join us on July 28th at 1 pm PDT to see how to take your idea to manufacture with the help of Fusion 360.


LIVE EVENT – Hands on Rendering & Collaboration with Fusion 360

If you’re new to Fusion or just are looking to learn more from the experts and you’re near one of these locations come join the 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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  Coffee Table by Ahmad Alqattan                           Amati Violin by Alex Mendel                                     Sink by Hector Cepeda


News from around the manufacturing innovation space


Inside Amazon’s robot-human experiment

Get an inside look at one of Amazon’s locations designed around robotic technology.


BMW puts a 40-ton electric truck on the road

This truck will be entirely charged using renewable energy.


Solar-powered ‘Cultivator’ lets you print your own meat at home

This conceptual appliance is intended to provide flavor and nutrition while reducing the costs of meat production.


Unboxing the Hero 4 Session, the smallest GoPro ever

The GoPro Hero 4 measures a mere 1.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 inches and weighs only .16 pounds.


First-ever ‘3-D printed’ bridge planned

A Dutch engineering company has announced plans to build the world’s first 3-D printed bridge across a canal in Amsterdam.




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 Sketch Palette Optional

Request to give the user the ability to hide the sketch palette


Add Direct Edit While Capturing History

Request to be able to rotate, patch, delete, scale & move faces without having to turn off history.


Fixing Design Linking so Design can be linked between Projects

Request to have the ability to link designs between projects.


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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