Fusion 360 Community Spotlight — May 2023

Annaka Ketterer June 2, 2023 4 min read

It’s time for the second edition of the Fusion 360 Community Spotlight, a series where we highlight amazing and inspiring projects, customer stories, conversations, and events happening throughout the global Fusion 360 community. Let’s get started! 

Social Media Highlights

Throughout the past month, we’ve seen so many interesting projects that use Fusion 360 to accomplish the seemingly impossible. From using AI to design spacecraft parts to creating a pneumatic accelerator for screws to designing parts for the K24 Ferrari, you never cease to amaze us. Check out some of our favorites below: 

Customer Stories

The making of Analogous’ bespoke brass Leica camera baseplate 

Grant Stewart is a multi-disciplinary designer living in Portland, OR, who works under the studio name, Analogous. Analogous offers photography, design, CNC machining, prototyping, and limited-run custom goods. Via Analogous, Stewart designs and manufactures bespoke camera parts for photographers. 

Read the full story here.

Fusion 360 helps Moose Toys put the ‘magic’ in Magic Mixies 

Moose Toys’ Magic Mixies isn’t just a toy. It’s an entire experience where kids channel their inner sorcerer. With waves of a glowing wand and a dash of magic potion, they can cast spells to conjure a fortune-telling pet from a cauldron or crystal ball. Real mist billows as a new plush animal emerges with surprise and delight. 

Read the full story here.

Community Stories 

The Autodesk Technology Engagement Center breaks ground at California State University, Northridge  

Rendering of the future Autodesk Technology Engagement Center on California State University, Northridge’s campus, courtesy of AC Martin. 

We are proud to announce that this April we broke ground on the Autodesk Technology Engagement center at California State University, Northridge. The Autodesk Technology Engagement center will support the academic programs of the College of Engineering and Computer Science as well as include state-of-the-art research labs for design and fabrication and promote interdisciplinary research collaboration. Additionally, it will house the Global HSI Equity Innovation Hub, with innovative programming that leverages technology to engage future students and their families in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) discovery and exploration of college-to-career pathways. The Hub will also scale practices, working in collaboration with other CSU campuses and Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) across the nation. These efforts aim to accelerate educational equity for underserved students at HSIs and ensure a more diverse and inclusive future workforce. 

Read the full story here.

2023 State of Design and Make Report by Autodesk Goes Live 

The first-annual State of Design & Make report, produced in partnership with Ipsos, presents global data for leaders who design and make places, objects, and experiences. Hear from industry leaders on how digital transformation is driving business resilience, sustainability, and talent management. 

Download the report here

2023 Fusion 360 Roadmap 

Get a sneak peek at what’s to come and an understanding of the “why” behind the features we’re investing in in the 2023 Fusion 360 Roadmap.

DISCLAIMER: Roadmaps are plans, not promises. We’re as excited as you are to see new functionality make it into products, but the development, releases, and timing of any features or functionality remain at our sole discretion. The projects mentioned in this roadmap are highlights and do not account for ongoing efforts like bug fixes, platform, and service maintenance. These roadmap updates should not be used to make purchasing decisions. 

Community Conversations 

We love seeing our community rally to help others on the Fusion 360 forums. Yes, we’ve been lurking! We truly enjoy watching you workshop different approaches together, share creative solutions, and try out different approaches to common problems on a daily basis throughout the forums. Here are some of our favorite posts from the past few months: 

Become a Fusion 360 Insider 

Want to engage more with the Autodesk community and test the latest build one month before it’s released to the general public? Check out the Fusion 360 Insider program!

The Autodesk Fusion 360 Insider Program enables you to access the next version of Fusion 360 and all the new features, improvements, and fixes, 3-4 weeks before the general public. As a member, you’ll gain inside knowledge of when we are deploying an update, what’s new, and what’s coming next. You’ll also have the opportunity to join exclusive events, try pre-release functionality, and give feedback straight to the product teams. 

Learn more about the Fusion 360 Insider Program here.

And that’s a wrap for this Fusion 360 Community Spotlight. Keep an eye out on our blog for more to come. In the meantime, happy modeling!

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