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

Shannon McGarry Shannon McGarry August 8, 2014

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


ONLINE EVENT – Fusion 360 Live Classroom: Form Creation

Join the team on Tuesday, August 12 at 1:00pm PDT and get a deep dive into the Sculpt and Surfacing environments in Fusion 360. Quickly explore designs and creating organic shapes with the T-Splines push-pull commands that are almost like sculpting with clay.


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 receive 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 from the week ending 8/3 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!


BLOG – Fusion 360 Back to Basics

Curt Chan, one of our Fusion 360 Evangelists, explains the different capabilities underneath the Sculpt Command, such as ‘Face’ Creation, Merge Edges, Bridging, and the traditional ‘Extrude’ Command.


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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Chair  by Avihoo Ilan                     Heart Mug/Bowl by Scott Anguish                           Razor by Igor Rybakov


News from around the manufacturing innovation space


10 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Buying a Professional 3D Printer

Review these handy guidelines to help aid your selection of a 3D printer.


Korean dock workers are testing an exoskeleton suit that gives them super human strength

Daewoo has developed a prototype suit that would allow the wearer to lift objects up to 66 pounds.


Robots Will Be Part Of Our Daily Life By 2025 – Good And Bad Sides

Will robots ease our lives or become a tool for automation and oppression?


The Bike Fits In A Backpack, So It’s Super Easy To Bring On Trips

The Kit Bike is small enough to fit in a backpack when disassembled.


5 Tips for Designing Successful Wearable Technology

Find out how emerging wearable devices can emerge as industry leaders in an extremely competitive market.




Your Ideas from the Fusion IdeaStation

We have received 25 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.


Add “rotational” iteration type to extrude and sweep

New idea to allow a rotational iteration in the extrude and sweep tools o that along an axial iteration the face that is iterated upon will also rotate given a certain “twist-rate” or “angle per distance” value.


Product team – ”…If this many people are looking for it, let’s see what we can do about getting it into the software!


Measure multiple lines

New idea to have the measure tool support measuring multiple lines/features at once.


Product team – “I think this should be doable without too much work, with a number of applications where it could be used elsewhere.  Keep em’ coming!”


Supressing construction lines

New request to have the ability to turn construction lines on and off in a drawing.


Product team – “Hi Josh, This seems like a pretty simple request that I would like to see added in as well.  Let’s see if more people vote for this, and I will start circulating with the internal team! Keep the feedback coming, especially for previews like Drawings.”




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