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What’s Driving Fusion 360’s Rapid Pace of Development?
You may have noticed that things are busy around here. There are more new Fusion 360 community participants joining each week than ever before. With all the new faces and as we near AU 2015, it’s a great time to check in and review Fusion 360’s core principles.
Fusion 360 aims to deliver on three key capabilities; Integrated, Connected and Accessible.
Integrated: Explore and iterate on product ideas quickly from concept to production
- Explore designs faster
- Integrated form, function and fabrication experience with no loss of digital data from concept to production
- Democratize design and manufacturing
Connected: Enable project teams and stakeholders to collaborate effectively in the product development process
- Assemble and manage virtual project teams without overhead
- Easily manage, access and share data from anywhere, anytime
Accessible: Reduce the barrier to entry for a new generation of designers and engineers
- Reduce cognitive overload and learning curve
- Support for any device
We hope you agree we have made advancements on all of the above. Just in the last weeks and months significant improvements have arrived in our ongoing updates.
There is the new, easier to use, A360 Web UI for managing data. This makes it easier than ever to stay connected. Check out Bryce’s video on this improvement.
In September, we added the first of the strength testing and validation tools to simulate the performance of your designs. This completely integrated experience makes Simulation another workspace in your toolbox. Here’s a summary on the September updates from Aaron and Bryce.
Coming soon, another access point for Fusion 360, Project Leopard – now in your browser. From the beginning, we conveyed a vision for Fusion 360 centered on allowing access anywhere, from any device. The next step in that vision is to evolve our web and mobile clients from just viewing and data management, to full editing. Some of you may remember that prior to Fusion 360’s Beta, we ran a limited preview to help us work out usability and scalability on our developing technology. Based on the success of that program, we are going to repeat a similar program to help drive progress on our Fusion 360 Browser Client.
11/15/15 – We will be deploying our next update and it is full of IdeaStation requests and improvements. If you have not read Keqing’s blog post,do so to get an overview of some of the improvements. We hope this latest update continues to delight.
I look forward too seeing many of you at AU this year! Lastly, thank you for your support and ideas, without this community Fusion 360 would not be.