FusionNews for the week of 8/28: A weekly roundup of community + industry news

Shannon McGarry Shannon McGarry August 28, 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


UPDATE – Your invitation to a new A360!

Check out the new A360 experience, learn how to test it out and provide feedback to the team.


UPDATE – Fusion 360 September and November Modeling Focus

Here’s a look at the recent modeling improvements made in Fusion 360 & insights into what’s coming.


UPDATE – Fusion 360 IdeaStation Updates

Take a look at the recent improvements we have made to the IdeaStation, let us know what you think and as always keep sharing those ideas!


TIP – New Ways to Access Commands in Fusion 360

Take a few moments to review these new proposed ways to access commands within Fusion 360 and let us know what you think.


TIP – Move a Fusion 360 Distributed Design Across Projects

Here is a detailed description on how to move distributed designs


TIP – Rendering Custom Materials in Fusion 360

Fusion 360 Evangelist, Tanner Reid takes us through editing and applying custom materials from files made in Illustrator.




ONLINE EVENT – CAM Made Easy – Expanding Beyond the Basic 2.5 Axis Envelope

Matthew Nichols will show you different strategies on tackling machining problems leveraging Fusion 360’s API Interface and 3D Toolpath functionality. Manufacturing techniques will be the focus, led by one of Autodesk’s Platinum Resellers in Hagerman & Co.


Gallery Spotlights

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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Neo-Modern Desk by Mike Rother        Electric Guitar Telecaster by Jakub Sobieraj                Washbowl by Matteo Giardino


News from around the manufacturing innovation space


Tencent’s kids smartwatch is both cute and connected

This smartwatch gives kids the ability to send photos to their parents as an extra clue for locating them.


Going Up? Thoth Technology Patents ‘Space Elevator’

A Canadian company hopes build a tower that would allow astronauts to take an elevator part way into orbit.


MIT unveils 3D printing with glass breakthrough

G3DP allows the creation of complex 3D glass structures to be “printed.”


Verison launches Hum, a smart device for our dumb car

Hum gives you the ability to monitor your cars health and to contact roadside assistance.


Apple Watch Not A Flop – Now #2 Wearable, Just Behind Fitbit

Apple now has 20% of the wearables market compared to Fitbit, who is slightly ahead at 24%.




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!

Break all subsequent links & Break all selected links

Request to have the ability to break all subsequent links and links of all selected components.


Browser Tree: Multiple Hole Improvement

Request to be able to group multiple holes to update simultaneously vs. one at a time.


Wood Material Selection

Request to be able to put wood options in the tool setup.


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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