FusionNews for the week of 9/4: A weekly roundup of community + industry news

Shannon McGarry Shannon McGarry September 4, 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.




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.


TIP – Where are Post Processors and How Do I Get Them?

Here’s an informative forum post on how to access the standard library posts.


TIP – How to Make a Corrugated Surface

Here’s a quick screencast on how to make a corrugated surface by projecting a sine wave from a coil with a triangular section.


WEBINAR RECORDING – Fusion 360 CAM Webinar – Expanding Beyond the Basic 2.5 Axis

If you weren’t able to make the live webinar this week, check out this recording to get up to speed on CAM for Fusion 360.


UPDATE – Collaborate and Manage Data using A360 and Fusion 360

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




USER SPOTLIGHT – Fusion 360 Model of the Month

Congratulations to Jinwoo and his “Tea Time” design – winner of the August Fusion 360 Model of the Month.




USER SPOTLIGHT – ZeGoBeast – A DIY Mechanical Walking Creature

ZeGoBeast, a biologically inspired, mechanical creature brought to live by you are now live on Kicstarter. Check it out!




LIVE EVENT – Design to Print: An Intro to 3D modeling in Autodesk Fusion 360 3D Printshow – Pasadena, CA

Get up to speed on Fusion 360 while designing a 3D printable lampshade you can actually print using 3D Hubs.


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.


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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Ejection Seat by Piotr Chmielewski                        Winch by Inma Carroco                                       Soap Dispenser by Grant Poad-Hindle



News from around the manufacturing innovation space


How Computers Could Design A More ‘Organic’ Bike Helmet

In generative design, a computer can decide both material composition and form at the same time.


Did Haier just reinvent the future of cooling?

Will this wine cooler change the future of cooling technology?


Samsungs’s Gear S2 Classic May Be the First Great Smartwatch

This smartwatch may be the one and only that actually looks like a normal watch.


Samsung wants to track your sleep and smartly wash your clothes

Samsung is taking big strides with Internet connected devices such as SleepSense and the SmartThingsHub.


Mercedes’ newest mini car is one you’d actually want to drive

Check out the Fortwo. It’s only 8.8 feet long!




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!


Better Drill Cycle Time Estimation

Request to improve the drill calculation times.


Support Multiple Window with Multiple Monitors

Request to allow a design window with a replicated toolbar in multiple monitor setups, but not multiple distinct instances.


Double Click Joint to Edit Joint Parameters

Request to have the edit menu open when clicking on a joint.


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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