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FusionNews for the week of 2/16: A weekly roundup of community news

FusionNews highlights the key things happening in the Fusion 360 Community. New posts every Friday.


From the Fusion 360 Team

Best Settings – Smoothing & Tolerance

Ready for the one setting to rule them all for smoothing and tolerance? Read on.


Quick Tip: Wires in Fusion 360

Adding wires to Fusion 360 designs can add a tremendous amount of realism to your renders, or you can use those creations to get accurate length estimates. Watch this QUICK TIP to get a jump start on the process!


How to Work with Large Assemblies

Get some tips and tricks from Lars on how to handle large assemblies.



Online: User Interface & Data Management – Learn how to navigate the Fusion 360 user interface and manage your data on 2/19 at 3:30 PM EST. Register here.


Online: Ask the Fusion 360 Experts – Need help with your latest project? Bring your questions and ask the experts on 2/20 at 2 PM EST or 2/22 at 9 AM EST. Register here or here.


Online: Sketching & Part Modeling – Get up to speed with sketching and part modeling on 2/21 at 2 PM EST. Register here.


Online: 3D CAM Deep Dive – Take an in-depth look at 3D CAM in Fusion 360 on 2/22 at 1 PM EST. Register here.


Online: Assemblies – Learn more about bodies, components, joints, motion studies and more on 2/23 at 2 PM EST. Register here.


Gallery Spotlights

Water Jet Intensifier & Other Pump Parts by James States

Batmobile by Michael Provost

Positive Train Control SMM Test Fixture by Glenn Lopez


Your Ideas from the Fusion 360 IdeaStation

We take your suggestions very seriously as they help to shape Fusion 360. Please share your ideas and vote for new features / enhancements you would like to see. Here are a few submissions from the week:


  • Dragging Timeline Objects In & Out of Timeline Groups – Currently, moving timeline objects in and out of timeline groups is not possible. It requires deleting the group first, and then creating a new group and possibly renaming it. Too convoluted for a task that should be a simple case of drag-and-drop.
  • Feature Request: Spiral Circular Pattern – It would be nice to get the ability to set a slope for the circular pattern to make a spiral circular pattern.
  • Configurations – Configurations is the main thing lacking from Fusion 360. It frustrating having multiple versions of the same file and having to update each one to keep them all at the same level.


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

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