FusionNews for the week of 4/15: A weekly roundup of community news

Shannon McGarry Shannon McGarry April 15, 2016

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FusionNews highlights the key things that happened over the past week in the Fusion 360 Community. New posts every Friday.



From the Fusion 360 Team


April 13, 2016 Product Update – What’s New

Another update has arrived, bringing you improvements in rendering and collaboration workflows, as well as fixes in other areas of Fusion 360.


QUICK TIP: Do You Know Where Your Toolpaths are Headed?

Use the new “View Toolpath” function in Fusion 360 to quickly get important data in regards to a specific toolpath.


Testing Vibration on a Reciprocating Saw

Jim Byrne, Technical Specialist, shows you how to use the frequency analysis tool in Fusion 360 to reduce the warranty issues on a reciprocating saw.


Modeling Outside the Box

Fusion 360 Evangelist Taylor Stein demonstrates the many ways to solve a simple problem.


Christoph Laimer Brings 3D Printing to the World of Timepieces

Check out how Laimer has designed and 3D printed this beautiful tourbillon-based timepiece.


Instructables, Let’s Make Something!

We’ve been working with our friends at Instructables to create an area where over 180 great DIY projects created with Fusion 360 can be found. Share yours today!






Live: Fusion 360 for SolidWorks Roadshow

Are you a SolidWorks user interested in learning more about Fusion 360? Join us for one of these live sessions at a location near you. Register here.


Live: Portland Fusion 360 Meetup – Accuracy in Sculpting

Join us on April 19th at 7 PM to more about sculpting functionality within Fusion 360 and what makes Fusion both an accurate and precise tool appropriate for many workflows. Register here.


Online: Fusion 360 Quick Start Virtual Lab

New to Fusion 360? Quickly close the knowledge gap while you start out with Fusion in this interactive session on April 19th at 11 AM EDT. Register here.


Live: Metro Detroit Fusion 360 Meetup – Fundamentals Training

Join us on April 21st at 6 PM to learn the fundamentals of Fusion 360 with this live two hour hands-on session. Register here.


Live: Seattle Fusion 360 Meetup – Wikispeed Onsite

Come hang out with the Fusion 360 and Wikispeed teams to get some great insights into how the next generation of making things is done on April 21st at 7 PM. Register here.


Gallery Spotlights



Vironoi Bag by Devis Bandiera

Oil Pump by Pawel Techman

Windmill mechanism by Wojciech Poradowski


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Your Ideas from the Fusion 360 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.


Draft from Edge

Ability to draft from an edge as pivot (even curved ones).


Improvements to Sketch Text Formatting

It would be useful to format the sketch text settings more like how “text boxes” are formatted in things like Adobe and Microsoft Products.


To Simplify Renaming Components When you Create From the Features

I propose to simplify: when you select “new component”, add below the “component name”, where you can immediately write his name.


Thanks to everyone for their suggestions!


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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