By RJ in Fusion 360, Posted June 21, 2017

Marking Menu - Level 2

You’ve seen the marking menu before…  but have you seen this?!!  [queue marking menu level 2 gif]   That’s right, Fusion 360 has sub-level marking menus.  Very nice!  Right now, you’ll mainly find this tool in the sketching environment.  Once you’re editing a sketch you’ll see it. If you don’t know exactly how to use this thing, it can seem a bit awkward.  I’ve seen people skip the marking menu completely for sketching commands, because they thought it took to many clicks or extra time spent hovering over the second level node to access it. Here are…

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By RJ in Fusion 360, Posted June 15, 2017

Fusion 360 - the quote edition

I was at a Fusion Workshop with Autodesk in Dallas a few weeks ago.  We got some great hands-on experience and got to work directly with some of the Fusion Success Team also.  Thanks Thom for the workshop and Shayne, Marty, Michael for your great insights into how Fusion thinks!   As I was jotting notes down on my surface, I kept hearing these great lines.  Some of them made me chuckle a little, some of them made me think about Fusion 360 in a little different light.  I scribbled them down with my standard quote glyph so I could remember them for later.…

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By RJ in Fusion 360, Posted June 7, 2017

Fusion 360 Update Live! (May 30, 2017)

Guess what, another new Fusion 360 Update hit last week!  As usual, I’m not going to cover every detail which you can get in [Autodesk’s Fusion 360 Update blog here].  I'm just going to focus on a few of my favorite updates. Subscribe Now! Add Fusion 360 to your cart now to get started FCA out of beta!  That’s right, FCA!  Wait, you don’t know what that means?  Actually, I wouldn’t have known either from the acronym, but you probably already know what it does.  FCA is Fully Constrained Analysis.  This is what makes your sketched geometry change colo…

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By Kevin Schlack in Fusion 360, Posted May 16, 2017

The Next “MCAD” Revolution

My passion has always been around computer-aided design (CAD) for the manufacturing industry.  It may be an old acronym, but I still like to call it MCAD.  To be honest, the last 5 or so years, things have gotten a bit stale.  Sure, desktop 3D parametric solid-modeling has been advancing consistently with better performance and new bells & whistles, but it’s still a technology that’s been around for years… eek, decades. Let’s face it; we’re due for some disruption in the MCAD industry!  That thought leads to something I’m really excited about…  The next…

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By RJ in Fusion 360, Posted May 11, 2017

Fusion 360 Goes Sheet Metal (beta)

I got access to the Fusion 360 Sheet Metal beta recently.  If you don’t already know, yes, Fusion 360 will be getting sheet metal!  It has, after all, been one of the number one requested features on the IdeaStation.  As usual for many new features in Fusion 360, the tools start out in a limited beta phase.  You can request access to beta programs if you want to help with testing and development during that phase, and once invited to the beta your new stuff automatically becomes available as soon as you log in to Fusion 360.  Yes, on any machine, nothing…

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