FusionNews for the week of 7/31: A weekly roundup of community + industry news

Shannon McGarry Shannon McGarry July 31, 2015

2 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


PRODUCT UPDATE – July Product Update is Available

The July update is available. Take a look at all the new features.


UPDATE – Proto Labs Online Quoting Services are Now Live

Get quotes on prototypes or production ready parts directly within Fusion 360.


TIP – Fusion 360 to SolidWorks Table

If you’re coming from SolidWorks, here’s a comprehensive list of Fusion commands and what they mean in SolidWorks.


GETTING STARTED – Navigate Workspaces

Check out more on the 5 workspaces that are available in Fusion 360.


TIP – How to Use the Max Fillet Script

Try this new script in order to get the max fillet size.


USER SPOTLIGHT- Fusion 360 Model of the Month – July

Congratulations to Elliot Hayward and his modern kitchen design!




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.


ONLINE EVENT – Integrating Fusion 360 into your SOLIDWORKS workflow

Are you using SolidWorks but interested in learning more about Fusion 360? Join us on August 13th at 1 pm PDT to learn how Fusion 360 can integrate into your current design process.


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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          Computer Case by Joe Chen           Bronze Diver by Gilberto Salas                                   Pocket Knife by Jeff Smith   



News from around the manufacturing innovation space


NASA successfully tests shape-changing airplane wings

This new research explores technologies that will reduce drag, structural weight and aircraft noise.


This Korean startup is making wearables for the blind, buts its ambition is much bigger

Dot’s has developed a smartwatch that’s a low-cost education and communication tool for the blind.


The Apple Watch Will Soon Be Available At Best Buy

In August, the apple watch is going to be available in 100 Best Buy stores.


What’s hot in robotics? Four trends to watch

Here are four trends that are having a big effect on the robotics industry worldwide.


3-D Printed prosthecitcs help kid athletes compete

Can 3-D printing make prosthetics cheaper and more efficient?




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!

Back Button in McMaster Part Browser

Request to have a back button and/or navigation bar in the catalog browser.


Reusable and Sketch Based Patterns

Request to be able to reuse an existing pattern.


Have a Beta/Test and a Stable Channel

Request to be able to opt-in to a text group prior to product updates.


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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