By RJ in Fusion 360, Posted October 24, 2017

It's No SOLIDWORKS, That's For Sure!

It's no SOLIDWORKS, that's for sure!  I can't even export an STL from it.  The only file it will create is an f3d. As the words floated through the air and struck my eardrums, I dropped everything.  That was, in fact, false.  I regularly use Fusion 360 to generate STL files for my 3D Printer at home, and the process is so easy it almost completes itself. If you feel like I'm continuing a story you didn't hear the beginning to, you might be.  Check out my previous blog post, then you can come back and read this one.  Just before this all started, I ha…

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By RJ in Fusion 360, Posted October 17, 2017

Fusion 360 Workshops at Oregon's Universities

I don't know if I've ever been surrounded by so many SOLIDWORKS users at once in my life.  OK, that's not technically true - I've been on demos for entire companies running SOLIDWORKS - but this was a little different.  Several students weren't even there for the Fusion 360 Workshop, but just happened to be in the lab as I was setting up to start.  Good, more students to see what I was about to show!  I guess holding it in a computer lab instead of a closed classroom wasn't so bad of an idea after all.. In case you're wondering what story I dropped you…

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By RJ in Fusion 360, Posted October 12, 2017

Betcha Didn't Know You Could Do That!

So check this out.  I was having a discussion with Scott here at D3 the other day.  He had been talking with a customer who is happy with their design work in Solidworks.  However, they have some needs around CAM, and their marketing folks are always asking for screenshots and images from the engineering staff on products they're busy designing. Wondering how Fusion 360 could possibly be a fit for them?  Well, Fusion 360 isn't only a design tool, there's so much more you can do with it. Below is just one example.  The design down there was already comp…

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By Daniel Douglas in Fusion 360, Posted October 10, 2017

You Asked For It!

Hey Everybody! I was able to get some good feedback in response to my post, What do YOU want to learn about Fusion 360? Thank you all for your replies! They really helped me to find a helpful direction for the upcoming Fusion 360 Explore series. Now let me tell you a little bit about the conversations that were sparked around Fusion 360. Several individuals wanted to learn more about using Fusion 360 along with other software packages such as slicer programs (for 3D printing or other manufacturing applications), other CAD programs (like Inventor or S…

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By RJ in Fusion 360, Posted October 9, 2017

Manufacturing Day at D3

It was a busy Manufacturing Day here at D3!  We had several groups of schools from Southwest Missouri swing by our office here in Springfield, MO for some hands-on experience with Fusion 360.  Around 30 students came through D3 in several groups.  All these students had a chance to use Fusion 360 hands-on and learn a little bit more about design and manufacturing and what goes into it. Area High School students came by with the GO CAPS program.  There were students with interests ranging from Mechanical Engineering to Electrical Engineering and even Civ…

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