FusionNews for the week of 9/11: A weekly roundup of community + industry news

Shannon McGarry Shannon McGarry September 11, 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 – September Update Preview

The next release is coming soon. Check out the highlights here.


UPDATE – A360: Manage Date & Collaborate with Tools Made for Today’s Engineer

Change the way you work with your team by leveraging the collaboration capabilities of A360 & Fusion 360.




ANNOUNCEMENT – Fusion 360 Fast Track

Are you a currently a SolidWorks user? Get free transition support from the team to help migrate your data and get up and running smoothly.


FUSION FUNTIME – Jobflex Flexible Suitcases

Have some fun with Mike and Keqing as they design a product line of suitcases.


USER SPOTLIGHT – BudBuilt Designs: How a Job Shop uses Fusion 360

Ben Budd, owner of BuddBuilt Designs, shares how Fusion 360 has helped streamline his business, giving him the ability to use Fusion 360 as a full solution, from Design to Fabrication.


USER SPOTLIGHT – MASS Design Goes “Lo-Fab” with Fusion 360 for Boston Biennial Project

See how Fusion 360 helped MASS Design create the Lo-Fab Pavilion, a grid-like structure that can be disassembled and rebuilt for enduring use.




ONLINE EVENT – Shape it Up!

Fully harness the unique designs that sculpting in Fusion 360 will open up while leveraging best practices, keyboard shortcuts, and advanced techniques on September 22nd at 1 pm PDT.


Gallery Spotlights

We love to see what you are designing with Fusion 360! Share your designs with the Fusion community on the Gallery.  


Ukulele.jpg   Car2.jpg  TwoCylinder.jpg

                 Ukulele by Scott Zelman                                   CITO City by Simon Kafmann                           Two Cylinder Steam Engine

                                                                                                                                                                           by Christopher Pyrek


News from around the manufacturing innovation space


3D-printed gold collection aims to transform the jewelry industry

Could digital manufacturing reshape the jewelry industry?


Presenting Design Concepts: How Mechanical Engineers Can Sell Slam-Dunk Ideas

Sell your design concepts with these tips.


The Smart UI Design Behind Apple’s Frictionless 3D Touch

3D Touch, a new feature of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus S senses force and can distinguish between short and long presses.


AT&T adds Jaguar Land Rover to fleet of connected car partnerships

AT&T has begun connecting Range Rovers with cellular radios as of this month.


Elegant solar-powered Shine light delivers 30+ hours of portable energy with just one charge

The Shine, a portable, waterproof device has the potential to bring a reliable power source to anyone, anywhere.




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!


Option for deleting patterned objects when deleting a pattern

Request to have a pop-up window offering the ability to delete all patterned objects when deleting a pattern.


Increment / decrement values by up arrow / down arrow?

Request to have the ability to increase and decrease numeric values with the up and down keys.


Support v-cavers and v-carve toolpaths

Request to have V-carving CAM capabilities.


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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