FusionNews for the week of 9/12: A weekly roundup of community + industry news

Shannon McGarry Shannon McGarry September 12, 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


BLOG – Behind Fusion 360’s new interface and a peek into the future

In our recent Fusion 360 release, we focused heavily on the interface and how you, the user, access and interact with your work. Learn more about what’s new and what’s coming down the road.


BLOGGetting Started with Fusion 360

We now have 3 step-by-step tutorials to help you get up and running with Fusion 360. Check them out!





CUSTOMER STORY – Technical Machine is Cracking Open the Internet of Things

Technical Machine has set out to empower the Internet of Things with a microcontroller that allows web developers to reach out of the web and into the physical world. We’ve partnered with them to design and deliver cases and stands for Tessel.


ONLINE EVENT – Fusion 360 Live Classroom: The Basics

New to Fusion 360? 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 more!


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

Located in or around the San Diego area?  Join us on September 17th at 6:30 pm as Curt Chan, one of our Fusion 360 Evangelists shows you how you can take your idea from concept design to rapid prototyping using Fusion 360.




TIPS & TRICKSTowel hook design – Part 1    Towel hook design – Part 2

In this 2 part series, Taylor Stein, a Fusion 360 Evangelist, shows you how to perform a sweep within the Sculpt environment, as well as tips for commands such as lofts, fillet, and others.


Q & A – Help and Support Answers Summary

Looking for help? Here is the weekly roundup post that covers all of the questions that were asked and solved for the week ending 9/7 from the Help & Support Forum. Check it out – it’s easy to scan and full of good information.  Special thanks to all who provided solutions!


Gallery Spotlight

Share your Fusion 360 designs with the Fusion community on the Gallery.

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Trestle Table by Ronald Russell                 Angry Bird by Devis Bandiera              Desk by Grant Holmberg-Baugher 


News from around the manufacturing innovation space


The Best 10 New Products You Don’t Know About

Check out these fun, cutting-edge products that you may have not heard about.


Wearables After The Apple Watch: Still Not As Disruptive As Smartphones

Replacing the traditional wristwatch isn’t as easy as making it smart. Is Apple doing what is necessary to take wearables mainstream?


First ever 3D-printed vertebra successfully implanted in 12-year-old cancer sufferer

Chinese surgeons implanted a 3D vertebra in a boy suffering from bone cancer that has pores to let the bone grow into it.


On Death and iPods: A Requiem

The days of the single-use device are gone as it’s now all phones and apps.


With Open-Source Hardware, Adafruit Helps Businesses Share and Make Products For Cheap

Open-Source hardware allows creators to build a plethora of items, ranging from laptops to children’s toys.




Your Ideas from the Fusion IdeaStation

We have received 13 new ideas in the past week. Thanks to everyone for their suggestions!


Our user’s recommendations drive our product development, 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.


More advanced drawing module

Idea under future consideration to have the ability to choose page size easily, have access to common templates and more.


Product team – “The drawing capabilities are a big focus for us moving forward, so it is important for us to hear those features that you find most important.  We will be working aggressively to get these added into the software, so please continue to let us know where you think the most help is needed so that we can prioritize improvements when possible..”


Color in 3d printing exported file

Idea under review to have color embedded in .stl formats for 3D printing.


Product team – “I agree that this would be extremely helpful for a tool that already does so much in the maker space.  I often see that files need to be taken into other products to get feedback like this, so eliminating that step seems like an obvious improvement.”





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