FusionNews for the week of 3/6: A weekly roundup of community + industry news

Shannon McGarry March 6, 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.




From the Fusion Team


TIP – Manage Project Data and Collaborate with A360 – Pt. 2

Manage your Fusion 360 project data and collaborate all within a Web Browser using A360.


INSIDE VIEW – Behind the Scenes: How we Test Fusion?

Get a behind the scenes look into how to the team performs a comprehensive set of tests to model end-user experience.


USER SPOTLIGHT – Model of the Month – February

Congratulations to Ryan Cazin and his Twin Cylinder Engine design. Learn more about Ryan and check out his design.


DESIGN CHALLENGE – Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge

Design a sustainable product using Fusion 360 for your chance to win up to 4K USD! Entries must be submitted by March 15th, 2015.


COMPETITION – The AlphaLab Gear National Hardware Cup

Pitch your startup idea to a panel of expert judges at your local techshop for your chance to win 50K!




ONLINE EVENT – Fusion 360 Live Classroom: The Basics

Join us on March 10th at 1:00pm PST to learn what you need to know to get started using Fusion 360.




LIVE EVENT – Hackster.io Hardware Weekend

Come celebrate the Hackster community & hack the future of Hardware at one of these Hackster.io Hardware Weekends events near you.


ONLINE EVENT – Fusion 360 API Webinar

Join us on March 25th at 9:00am PST to hear more about the programming capabilities of Fusion, including the new Add-In functionality that is coming soon.


Gallery Spotlight

We love to see what users are designing with Fusion 360! Share your designs with the Fusion community on the Gallery.


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Copernican Planetary Orrery by Cole Smith       Stirling Engine by Michael Oakley               Chopper Blender by Trupti Pomaje


News from around the manufacturing innovation space


Hypnotic Robot 3-D Prints Like a Spider

LEI YU IS, a Ph.D. candidate at Tsinghua University in Bejing, along with a team of engineering students spent 32 weeks on a robot that could 3-D print its own plastic shell.


Volvo Brings Cloud To The Car To Transmit Safety Data Automatically

Volvo has new ideas for a new generation of connected cars.


Fitbit acquires FitStar for personalized workouts

The FitStar app allows you to craft customer exercise programs based upon your body data and activity history.


Heat-gathering concept tire charges electric cars on the go

Goodyear has a concept tire that would feed an electric car’s batteries while driving down the road.


Samsung’s Gear VR slated for full release by the end of the year

This virtual reality headset is slated to be released during Samsung’s next product release cycle.




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.


We received 25 new ideas this week and here are a few of them. Thanks to everyone for their suggestions!


Sketching on curved surfaces

Request to be able to sketch on a non-flat surface.


3D PDF format export including decals for Autodesk Fusion 360

Request to have the ability to export 3D files, all decals and color information into a 3D PDF format.


Simplified Lighting/Shading in CAM mode

Request to improve the lighting/shading setup when in CAM mode.


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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