By RJ in Fusion 360, Posted April 20, 2017

Fusion 360 update! 4.19.2017

Just today I wrapped up a series of Hands-On Test Drives for SOLIDWORKS users interested in using Fusion 360 to expand their capablilities.  I wanted to show how SWx files behave in Fusion and what you are able to do with them once they are there.  This post is not about that though.  It’s about what happened between day one and day two. What happened?  Fusion 360 got its latest update last night, April 19th!  The first set of test drives were before the update, and the rest were after.  I had to adjust a few things on the fly for the second day, and si…

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By RJ in Fusion 360, Posted April 18, 2017

Fusion 360 Simulation - More Than Just a Toy?

Last week I was at the annual Autodesk training in Denver, CO.  We get to do a lot of hands-on review of what’s new in the latest releases of software as well as get reinforcement on the latest strategies and stuff, you know, like Jedi training for the Autodesk channel.  So, there I was sitting in a session for Nastran In-CAD, which, if you don’t know, includes very advanced and awesome simulation tools that run straight inside of Inventor or SOLIDWORKS. After the first hands-on exercise started, I thought, I wonder how these workflows would play out in…

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By Scott Dibben in Fusion 360, Posted April 10, 2017

A360 Confused?

Early last week I was working in F360 (Fusion 360) and I ended up totally confused about my data storage options. So what did I do?  I could have tried chasing down articles on the Web and piecing together the truths and half-truths out there hoping to get it right, but instead I contacted our (D3) support team.  Low and behold, within minutes instead of hours, they had me straightened out.  You’re probably saying “It must be nice having the ability to ask a team of techs a quick question.”  Of course it is, but as many of you know our support line is op…

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By RJ in Fusion 360, Posted April 4, 2017

Spring 2017 Roadmap Update

Earlier last year it seems I was always referring people to the Fusion 360 Roadmap.  How cool is it that the Fusion 360 team not only took user feedback seriously, but also had a public plan of their features and improvements!  However, the months stretched on and the content got older and older.  There were things on the roadmap that were already released and ancient technology (in Fusion-time anyway) but still listed as upcoming. I stopped bringing up the roadmap quite so often.  I wondered honestly whether the Roadmap was an experiment gone bad.  Lat…

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By RJ in Fusion 360, Posted March 31, 2017

Fusion Saves the Day! (excuse the pun)

Subscribe Now! Add Fusion 360 to your cart now to get started I was doing some complex surfacing (modeling the Fusion logo, of course) when I broke some law of mathematics with the operation I asked Fusion to compute.  Now, I’m not saying it wouldn’t have started responding again if I had enough patience to wait on it, but as I sometimes do, I started clicking and hitting the escape button too many times.  You know what’s next, I hit the trusty old ctrl + shift + esc keys to pull up the Windows Task Manager, and I killed it. Now, you could excuse me…

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