FusionNews for the week of 8/7: A weekly roundup of community + industry news

Avatar developer August 14, 2015

3 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 – August 11th Update

A new update went live this week addressing many issues reported by our community. Check out what’s new here and simply restart Fusion 360 when you’re ready to run the update.


LIVE CLASSROOM – Organic Modeling with T Splines

Paul Sohi jumps into the sculpting environment to show how quickly you can make organic shapes in Fusion 360.


TIP – Fusion 360 to SolidWorks Table

If you’re coming from SolidWorks here is a list of Fusion 360 commands and what they mean in SolidWorks to help ease your transition.


FEEDBACK REQUESTED – 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.


USER SPOTLIGHT- Voxel8 Wires Up A New Era in 3D Printing Technology

Voxel8 is disrupting the design and manufacture of electronic devices by providing new functional materials with a novel 3D printing platform.




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.


LIVE EVENT – Fusion 360: Freeform Modeling Training

In the Bay area? Join us on 8/24 to learn everything you need to know about the Sculpt environment in Fusion 360.


LIVE EVENT – Fusion 360 Meetup – Portland

Join us on 8/25 to get some tips and tricks from the team, enjoy some brews and show off what you’ve been doing with Fusion 360 to others.



LIVE EVENT – In the Vancouver area? Be sure the check out one of these events!


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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                  3D Printed Glasses by Star Shaw                   Engine by Michael Christensen                    Mountain Bike by Nikhil Pai


News from around the manufacturing innovation space


How additive technology will affect manufacturing

How will 3D printing shifting into additive manufacturing affect design engineers?


How New Factors Affecting Product Design Can Take a Page From the Business of eBooks

See what self-published authors, eBooks, and product design and manufacturing have in common.


Wearables Grow Beyond Fitness Trackers

One in ten adults in the U.S has a device to track their own individual health.


10 Most Funded Robots Ever on Indiegogo

Meet the most successfully funded robots including drones, 3D printers, and more.


3 Supply-Chain Strategies to Eliminate Hardware Startup Risk

If you’re considering a startup be sure to take these strategies into consideration




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!

More Meaningful Error Messages

Request to receive error messages that give some indication why there is an error.


Orbit View Around Selection

Request to have the view orbit around the currently selected entity.


Stop Automatically Turning off Sketch

Request to add an option in preferences to turn off visibility when a sketch is consumed by a feature.


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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