FusionNews for the week of 8/1: A weekly roundup of community + industry news

Shannon McGarry Shannon McGarry August 1, 2014

4 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


ONLINE EVENT – Fusion 360 Live Classroom: The Basics

New to Fusion 360? Join the team on Tuesday, August 5 at 1:00pm PDT and get introduced to the Fusion 360 experience! The team will walk you through a complete modeling task that includes creating 2D sketches, sculpting and surfacing modeling strategies, and the integration of solid modeling tasks and visualization techniques into the final model.


ONLINE EVENTCreating Industry Changing Toy Designs (How to be Original and Unpredictable)

Join Simeon Teifel, a toy design maniac, and our own Fusion 360 expert, Garin Gardiner, as they share their insights into industry knowledge and next generation design tools can drive better product design – August 5th at 2:00 pm EST.


LIVE EVENTFusion 360: Grow your knowledge and network

Located in the Bay area? Join us for our second Fusion 360 Meetup on Thursday, August 21st at 6pm. Take a tour of the Pier 9 workshop and get a live software demo from the Fusion 360 product team.


Q & A – Help and Support Answers Summary

Here is the weekly roundup post that covers all of the questions that were asked and solved throughout the past week from the Help & Support Forum. Looking for help? Check it out – it’s easy to scan and full of good information. Special thanks to all who provided solutions!


GETTING STARTED TUTORIAL – Fusion 360: Introduction to Product Design

Are you new to Fusion 360 and prefer a step by step guide? Check out this written training course that will teach you how to navigate, sketch, solid model, sculpt, assemble and render realistic images in Fusion.


TIPS & TRICKS – CAM for Fusion 360 on a Mac

Curt Chan, one of our Fusion 360 Evangelists, provides a few tips for those who are looking to use CAM for Fusion on their Mac.


BLOG – Daniel Pizzata of Modbot: Building Robots and Building a Business

Daniel Pizzata, co-founder of Mobot sits down with us to talk about robots and his hard-won wisdom about how to improve your chances of success as a hardware entrepreneur.


Gallery Spotlight

Have designs you’ve created using Fusion 360? We would love for you to share them with the Fusion community on the Gallery.


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    Chicken Coop by Stephen Preston                     Guitar by Jake Fowler                         XO Handlebar grips by Josh Scheringer


News from around the manufacturing innovation space


Boeing’s 3D Printed 787-9 Dreamliner Wows at Airshow

At this year’s Farnborough Airshow, the UK Prime Minster announced that one of the country’s main investments will be in aerospace research to successfully build fully functional 3D printed airplane parts. The Dreamliner was the highlight of the event with over 30 3D printed parts.


What Could Robots Do at the US Open?

“Tennis ball boy” is a solar powered robot that picks up tennis balls with its velcro tongue.


The Internet of Things gets a big win with these battery-less sensor chips

PsiKick, a startup has developed a low-power sensor chip that is powered by human body heat.


Most Interesting Makerspaces in America

Learn more about 34 shops across the country that know how to inspire makers.


Eone Watch Takes A Unique Approach To Timekeeping

The Eone Bradley, created with vision impaired users in mind, enables wearers to tell time by touch alone.




Your Ideas from the Fusion IdeaStation

We have received 25 new ideas in the past week! Thanks to everyone for your requests.


We take our users recommendations very seriously, so please share your ideas and product requests, and vote for the features you want to see implemented, on the IdeaStation. Here are a few of the most popular recent ideas.


Make an easy option to share a Fusion 360 file for support/forums

Accepted idea to have the ability to attach a file to a forum post


Product team – “This is a great idea! We should be making it as easy as possible to get problems up to the forums for help. I could see this being similar to uploading to the gallery where you can type out your post and provide the necessary links all without leaving the Fusion 360 interface. I’ll push on this one to try and get it moving, what a great way to build the community and improve the experience with the product.”


Add scale and rotate to the sketch tool box

Accepted idea to add a scale and rotate tool for the sketch engine tool box.


Product team – “Thanks for the suggestion. We agree. I have added sketch rotate and sketch scale tasks to our backlog.”


Improve loft with rail interface for edge selections

Accepted request to improve the workflow for defining rails.


Product team – “It’s definitely a valid point:…and in fact it’s something we are working on right now.




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