FusionNews for the week of 8/22: A weekly roundup of community + industry news

Avatar herzinj August 22, 2014

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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.


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From the Fusion Team


ONLINE EVENT – Fusion 360 Live Classroom: Assembly Training

Join the team on Tuesday, August 26 at 1:00pm PDT and get started on working with assembly creation.  We will go through how different parts of an assembly interact, creating joints, defining range of motion for individual components and running a motion study analysis on an assembly.


ONLINE EVENT – Fusion 360: Product Update Preview

Join the team on Thursday, August 28 at 1:00pm PDT to get a glimpse of what is coming in the next product update for Fusion 360.  Whether you’re interested in seeing the improvements that we have been working on or want to see if the new additions fit your needs, this is the place to do it.


LIVE EVENTFusion 360: Clean Tech Meetup

Located in the Bay area? Join us for Fusion 360 Meetup focused on the Clean Tech industry on Monday, August 25 at 6pm. Get 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 for the week ending 8/17 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!


BLOGSelection Insights for Form Modeling

Paul Deyo, User Experience Designer at Autodesk, helps to explain some of the basic selection capabilities to speed up your T-Spline modeling with the help of a Screencast walkthrough.


TIPS & TRICKS – Combining Sketching and Sculpting

Taylor Stein, Technical Evangelist, shares how to perform a Sweep within the Sculpt environment to achieve some very powerful and time-saving results.


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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 Industrial Workbench by Jeff Hooper         Twisted Vase by James Alday                Robot-35 by Hector Cepeda


News from around the manufacturing innovation space


Oh, This Bracelet? It’s Just My Wearable Device Charger

Don’t just track your life with wearables, charge your devices.


Emergency Responders Are Building a Star Trek-Style Communication Device

OnBeep is developing wearable devices that promise to let groups communicate without ever having to pull out their smartphones.


A Tech Futurist on How Robot-enabled 3D Printing Can Change the World

Is a robot going to take your job? Not if you learn to work with the robots.


Barilla Launches 3D Printed Pasta Contest to Find Their Next Product

Looking for the next big shape in pasta that traditional techniques would not have been able to achieve.


Making the Perfect Lunchbox

What happens when a Mechanical Engineer decides to make the perfect lunch box? I think we know.




Your Ideas from the Fusion IdeaStation

We have received 3 new ideas in the past week. Thanks to everyone for their suggestions!


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.


Define parameters on dimension

Idea under review to have folders in the browser

Product team – “It’s all about eliminating clicks and making the product more intelligent, and this does both!”


Offset parameters propagate through the timeline

New idea to offset a center rectangle


Product team – “I agree completely that this could be made easier, and should be.”


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