By Daniel Douglas in Fusion 360, Posted January 12, 2018

Did Fusion 360 Behave? Take a Look at 2017

Have you ever purchased an app, a game, or professional software and found it to be seriously lacking? You know, those feelings of frustration and the endless stream of “Who wanted this…” and “Why didn’t they just…” The worst part is that there is usually no hope that the software get better (many “fixes” are worse than the problem they solve). Like any software, Fusion 360 has flaws, but are those flaws just part of the scenery or can we expect change? Let’s take a look at the last year of updates and see what kind of pattern emerges. Bugs and gl…

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By RJ in Fusion 360, Posted December 15, 2017

Fusion 360 - December 2017 Update

AnyCAD, in Fusion 360!!!  This is the most exciting update I'm going to talk about today, and it wasn't even part of the December 5th update to Fusion 360.  AnyCAD was released to Fusion Team Users a few weeks earlier.  I learned all about it at Autodesk University, and I'll tell you a few highlights below.  Besides AnyCAD, if you've been using Fusion 360 recently you may have noticed a few other goodies with the last couple of updates.  Queue the highlights! AnyCAD workflow are now available with Inventor and SOLIDWORKS files.  What is AnyCAD, you as…

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By Daniel Douglas in Fusion 360, Posted December 6, 2017

Fusion EXPLORE: Drone Chassis - Part 2

Welcome back everybody! Let’s EXPLORE Autodesk Fusion 360!  This post is part of an ongoing series, so if you want to start at the beginning, then click here. After designing and prototyping the motor mounts, I had to figure out what to do with the control board and battery. In order to achieve a lightweight and minimalist design, I decided to simply mount the control board directly to the airframe and build a sort of crash cage around it. Since all of the quadcopter electronics are soldered together (and I didn’t want to tear everything apart and sold…

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By Daniel Douglas in Fusion 360, Posted October 27, 2017

Fusion EXPLORE: Drone Chassis - Part 1

Hey everybody! Let’s EXPLORE Autodesk Fusion 360! If you’re anything like me, then you always have to try out gadgets. Especially gadgets that fly. As I work my way towards a higher level of quadcopter piloting, I leave a trail of crashed and burnt-out drones (hey, they are called “hobby grade” drones for a reason). Since I have an abundance of damaged drones, I decided to use one for this week’s Fusion Explore blog. My goal was to design and print a replacement chassis, making it small and light enough for the tired motors to handle. Seemed easy and s…

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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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