FusionNews for the week of 7/17: A weekly roundup of community + industry news

Shannon McGarry Shannon McGarry July 17, 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


MOBILE UPDATE – Fusion 360 Mobile – iOS & Android

Download the Fusion 360 mobile app – Now available on the App Store or Google Play.


TIP – How to Best Report Issues and Get Help

Here are the best steps for reporting issues you experience with Fusion 360 to the team.


TIP – How to Use the Max Fillet Script

Try this new script to calculate the max possible filet in Fusion 360.


TIP – Fusion 360 CAM Tips & Tricks

Check out this video for some quick CAM tips.


TIP – Drawing Special Symbols

See how to use special strings of characters for common drawing symbols.


ANNOUCEMENT- Fusion 360 Referral Program

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




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!


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.


ONLINE EVENT – Fusion 360 Live Classroom: The Basics

New to Fusion 360? Join us on August 4th at 1 pm PDT to learn everything you need to know to get started.


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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Webster 4 Stroke Engine by Anthony Taylor                    Cubis by Adam Molnar                          Voronoi Drone by Dante Alvarez


News from around the manufacturing innovation space


Lego-compatible prosthetic arm lets kids build their own hand

Meet Iko – a prosthetic arm that can be fitted with Lego bricks.


Computer chip made of wood works as well as the one in your phone

According to new research, wood based computer chips work just as good as chips commonly used for wireless communications.


Moov unveils a sleeker wearable that tracks your precise motion

The Moov NOW is about the size of a quarter and uses a replaceable battery that lasts up to 6 months.


A Tour of the World’s First Robot-Staffed Hotel

The Henn-na Hotel opening on July 17th is the world’s first hotel entirely staffed by robots.


This startup is making a safer bike helmet, complete with automatic brake lights

Cyclists stay safe with a helmet that includes an automatic break light and a manually operated turn indicator light.




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!

Preselect text in save dialog box

Request to have the text in the dialog box already selected to either overwrite or keep as the default text.


Translation for Construction Planes and Sketches in Parametric Design Mode

Request to be able to move and rotate sketches and construction planes in parametric design mode.


Mirror and Pattern Components

Request to have a component link break if it is linked to a separate file.


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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