FusionNews for the week of 8/15: A weekly roundup of community + industry news

Shannon McGarry Shannon McGarry August 15, 2014

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


ONLINE EVENT – Fusion 360 Live Classroom: The Basics

Join the team on Tuesday, August 19 at 1:00pm PDT and get introduced to the Fusion 360 experience! We will walk you through a complete modeling task including creating 2D sketches, outlining the initial shape using sculpt and surfacing modeling strategies, then integrate solid modeling tasks and visualization techniques into the final model.


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. Get a tour of the Pier 9 workshop and get a live software demo from the Fusion 360 product team.


TRAINING – Step by Step Tutorials

New to Fusion 360 and prefer step by step tutorials vs. videos? We have 2 tutorials to help you get started:


Start with an empty design


Start with concept images


TIPS & TRICKS – Assemblies, Joints and Alignment in Fusion 360

Tanner Reid, one of our Technical Product Evangelists, provides some tips and tricks on assemblies and alignment.


Gallery Spotlight

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


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Fan by Toshiaki Isezaki             Ring by Nikolay Morozkin                  Pen Holder by Kingson Lee


News from around the manufacturing innovation space


What the ‘internet of things’ means for product innovation

A new era of product innovation is taking place as more and more products are designed to connect to the “internet of things”.


Meet SaviOne, the autonomous butler robot that prefers tweets over tips

Startup Savioke has created a concierge robot who provides door-to-door service to its hotel patrons.


Researchers Say They Can Charge a Phone With Ambient Sound

A new smartphone prototype can be recharged when everyday noise is converted into electricity.


These Reinvented Running Blades Could Let More Paralympians Into The Olympics

Engineers and designers have created a next-gen technology that comes rather close to mimicking the human running process.


A Photo App That Teaches You to Be More Perceptive

Cucalu is an iPhone game that encourages people to look at their environment with a fresh set of eyes.




Your Ideas from the Fusion IdeaStation


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.


Add Folder command to browser in Timeline

Idea under review to have folders in the browser


Product Team – “I’m always a fan of making the product easier for us to use, especially as people design larger and larger things!”


Offset on rectangle

New idea to offset a center rectangle


Product Team – “I have seen comments for functionality like this a few times now, for rectangles and other geometry. Again, I would like to see more votes, but can vet it out internally. Thanks for the feedback and keep up with the great ideas!”


1:1 without borders + 2D Drawing view export to SVG and DXF

New idea to to have the drawing tools allow you to export a layout as SVG or DXF without the borders


Product team – “There is another way you might get to what you need.

In the 3D Fusion design you export any sketch as DXF. this is a 1:1 export.”



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