FusionNews for the week of 8/29: A weekly roundup of community + industry news

Shannon McGarry Shannon McGarry August 29, 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 – Evolving a Design Firm’s Workflows (Solving Everyday Design Process Challenges)

Join us on Thursday, September 11 at 2:00pm EST as we explore emerging technologies and techniques to drive better product designs in a timelier manner.


ONLINE EVENT – Fusion 360 Live Classroom: The Basics

Join the team on Tuesday, September 16 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 sculpting and surfacing modeling strategies, and then integrate solid modeling tasks and visualization techniques into the final model.


LIVE EVENTFusion 360 Meetup: Design to Manufacturing with Autodesk Fusion 360

Located in the San Diego area?  Join us on September 17th at 6:30 pm for pizza, beer, great conversations, and see how you can take your idea from concept design to rapid prototyping using Fusion 360.


BLOGWhat’s cooking for the September Update?

The next Fusion 360 update is right around the corner. We have been listening to your feedback and suggestions and are excited about this update as we continue to take further steps in our journey of helping you to build great products and bring teams together with an integrated form, function and fabrication experience.


BLOGEntrepreneur Turns Clockwork into Artwork with Autodesk Fusion 360

Congratulations to Nicholas Manousos for being recognized as the Autodesk Inventing the Future recipient for August! Learn more about Nicholas and how he turns clockwork into artwork.


BLOG – New Data Sharing and Collaboration Preview

Take a look at this video showing you the new and improved data management experience we have been working on as part of the upcoming release.


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 8/24 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!


From our Fusion users


VIDEO – Shapeoko 2 Tutorial

Fusion 360 now supports exporting gcode for Shapeoko. Check out this video where jgilbert20 shows you how to take a 3D design to finished pieces.


VIDEO – Fusion 360 T-Spline

Check out this quick video where user, Danny Jospeh shows new users the power of T-Spline modeling.


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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       Flor de cristal by Hector Cepeda                       Propeller vase by James Alday             Glass table by Ouwadamilola Oderinde


News from around the manufacturing innovation space


Man 3-D Prints Backyard Castle, Plans Two-Story House Next

Andrey Rudenko used cement in a custom 3-D printer to create a small castle in his backyard.


What Are “Nearables” And Why Is Ideo So Excited About Them?

Estimote’s Sticker-sensors help apps “see” their surroundings via motion and temperature sensors that communicate with nearby devices via Bluetooth.


Cool Crowdfunding August 2nd: 10 Projects to Check Out Before They’re Over

Check out this collection of exciting crowdfunding projects


New Technologies Ushering in the Maker Movement

Learn more about how new technology is propelling the maker movement


5 Innovative Wearables That Can Track Your Mood

Track your moods and emotions as well as your movements with a wearable device.





Your Ideas from the Fusion IdeaStation

We have received 15 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.


Color coded fillets when using multiple selections

Idea under review to have each fillet size selection color coded or numbered etc.

Product team – “Creative thinking! I’ve encountered the same situation and it never really crossed my mind to do something about it and this seems like a simple way to do it.”


Associative Assemblies

Idea under future consideration where parts brought into an assembly will allow you to select what version to use (at any time, not just on insert)


Product team – “This is a necessity at some point, and will be tied in with the improvements in associativity / xreffing in the future.  I’m not sure if this will be in the first release of those improvements, but definitely should be in there sooner rather than later.”


Variable radius across multiple edges

New idea to be able to have one variable radius (from A to B) transition smoothly through multiple edges.


Product team – “This can be a bit of a pain to work through!  When you have encountered this, did you think of any options that we would be able to implement to make this easier?  Is it just a ctrl + rc to select everything you want, or is there another way that you would like to see this implemented?  This could be pretty helpful, let me know how you think it would look when implemented.”





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