Start warming up your vocal cords—natural language processing may soon change how engineers interact with design software.
Saving the World One Part at a Time by Accounting for Carbon
The devil is in the details, say researchers at Autodesk University.
Autodesk To Raise Fusion 360 Pricing
Autodesk announced a significant rise in the pricing of their key 3D CAD tool, Fusion 360.
Interesting New Features in Autodesk Fusion’s May Update
Autodesk released a new version of Fusion 360, and there are quite a few new useful features.
Book of the Week: Autodesk Fusion 360 A Power Guide
This week’s selection is “Autodesk Fusion 360: A Power Guide for Beginners and Intermediate Users” by John Willis and Sandeep Dogra.
Autodesk University: Using Part Consolidation to Optimize Parts for Additive Manufacturing
During an Autodesk University session, experts demonstrated the benefits of generative design to perform part consolidation and optimize designs.
Autodesk Fusion 360 Now Includes Embedded Assistance
Autodesk announced a new feature to assist designers using the Fusion 360 CAD system.
Printlab Partners With Autodesk for Second Design Challenge
Printlab announced a a new assistive technology design challenge.
CAD Exchanger Adds Inventor Support and More
The latest version of CAD Exchanger is now able to handle Autodesk Inventor files.
Autodesk Kills STL, Almost
n exporting a 3D model.
Book of the Week: A Beginner’s Guide to 3D Modeling
This week’s selection is “A Beginner’s Guide to 3D Modeling” by Cameron Coward.
Book of the Week: Tinkercard for Dummies
This week’s selection is “Tinkercard for Dummies” by Shaun C. Bryant.
Autodesk Formalizes Mesh Tools In Fusion 360
Autodesk’s latest version of Fusion 360 includes significant changes to their mesh processing functionality.
Book of the Week: The 3D Printing Cookbook, Fusion 360 Edition
This week’s selection is “The 3D Printing Cookbook: Fusion 360 Edition” by David YM Seto and Michael J Welch.
Formlabs Integration With Autodesk Fusion 360?
A brief mention in an Autodesk post suggests Formlabs is to integrate functionality within Fusion 360.
Autodesk Acquires Upchain, Increases PLM Capability
Autodesk beefed up their functionality with a new acquisition.
Xometry’s New Fusion 360 Connection
Xometry has provided a plug-in for direct integration with Autodesk Fusion 360.
Autodesk Fusion 360 Discount Available
Autodesk is offering a notable discount on their powerful 3D CAD tool, Fusion 360.
Autodesk Adds Fusion 360 To Netfabb
Autodesk announced a very interesting addition to Netfabb: Fusion 360!
Hacked Slicing: How To 3D Print Feathers
Want to 3D print feathers that actually look, feel and act life feathers? Read on!
Tackling Global Health Challenges with Autodesk
Many businesses in the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, media and entertainment industries rely on Autodesk’s array of software and services to help deliver innovative solutions.
Autodesk Opens Up About Generative Design
Thousands of Autodesk users, employees, and partners converged this week for the annual Autodesk University conference.
Autodesk Adds Powerhouse Manufacturing Tools to Fusion 360
Autodesk announced during its recent Advanced Manufacturing Summit that some of its powerhouse manufacturing tools would be added to Fusion 360, including PowerMill, PowerShape and PowerInspect.
New Fusion 360 Features: Text on a Path, Text Frame, and More
The latest update from the Fusion 360 crew has us pulling our sock over our knee-caps and throwing our hats in the air.
Fusion 360 Licensing Change: Reactions And Autodesk Retreat
It’s been several days since Autodesk announced big changes to their Fusion 360 Personal licensing program. What reactions have occurred?
Mesh Modeling, Part 3: Autodesk’s Fusion 360 Aspires Subdivision Modeling
The discussion about subdivision modeling has opened up significantly since the start of this series.
Autodesk Limits Functionality In Free Version Of Fusion 360
Autodesk abruptly announced some significant changes in the functionality of the free version of Fusion 360, their flagship 3D design tool.
Finally: Autodesk Introduces Proper Emboss Feature In Fusion 360
At long last Autodesk has resolved a long-standing issue with Fusion 360: the ability to easily emboss a curved surface.
R&D Profiles Of Leading 3D Printing Companies 2020
Charles Goulding and Ryan Donley examine the makeup of several leading companies in 3D printing when it comes to their R&D expenditures.
Not for Lack of Support—Netfabb 2021.0 for 3D Print Processing
Netfabb’s latest release helps with the thankless 3D print tasks of adding and removing supports.
Planning On A Move To Fusion 360? Deal Available Until July 17
We’ve learned Autodesk has an excellent promotion this month for their very popular Fusion 360 suite.
Free Access To Fusion 360 — For A Short Time
Autodesk is offering use of their powerful CAD tool, Fusion 360, at no charge for a limited time to help emergency COVID-19 efforts.
Fusion 360 Now Offers 3D Print Slicing, But Will You Use It?
Autodesk surprised everyone by suddenly adding a way to slice 3D print jobs directly within their popular Fusion 360. But is it something you will use?
Hold Onto Your PCBs – Autodesk Just Added ECAD to Fusion 360
Autodesk has revealed that Fusion 360 now includes ECAD functionality.
Autodesk Fusion 360 (Sub) Now Includes EAGLE PCB Design
If you’re a user of Fusion 360, your subscription now includes access to Autodesk EAGLE, the electronic design automation software to aid schematic layout or determine PCB routing and component placement.
Question of the Week: 3D Scanning A Tree
This week’s question is from reader Rinaldi Gotama, who asks about 3D scanning.
Do You Know About Netfabb Online Service?
Did you know Autodesk offers a free STL model repair service through an online web page? We show the details on how to use it.
Book of the Week: Fusion 360 For Makers
This week’s selection is “Fusion 360 For Makers” by Lydia Sloane Cline.
Where Is Autodesk’s 3D Printing Assessment Tool?
Autodesk provides a self-assessment tool for the construction industry; should they also provide one for 3D printing?
This Epic Racing Drone Was Made Using Fusion 360 and Generative Design
It wasn’t too long ago when the concept of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and the capabilities of generative design seemed like some far off sci-fi future.
Autodesk Adds Extensions to Fusion 360
Autodesk is expanding its Fusion 360 repertoire by adding extensions.
Autodesk Changes Fusion 360 Free License Terms
It will no longer be as easy to obtain a free license of Autodesk Fusion 360 CAD software with new requirements for qualification.
Cool CAD Tips: How to Easily Thread Parts in Autodesk Fusion 360
If you ever wanted to create threaded fasteners for screws, nuts, bolts and the like on the fly using good old Fusion 360, Autodesk has a simple method to easily implement them.
An Update On XACT Metal, The “Accessible” 3D Printing Alternative
XACT Metal’s low-cost, accessible 3D printer has become popular in a very specific market. We spoke to CEO Juan Mario Gomez to find out which one.
Possible Patent Infringement By Non-Planar Slic3r Development?
Non-planar 3D printing is a massive improvement, but it seems that it could be patented by a company, possibly leaving it difficult for the open source community.
Autodesk Introduces Fusion 360 Extensions
Using Autodesk Fusion 360 for manufacturing? Autodesk has introduced extensions to the popular 3D CAD software to enhance manufacturing and additive operations.
R&D Profiles of Leading 3D Printing Companies
Charles Goulding & Ryan Donley of R&D Tax Savers discuss 3D printing R&D.
Autodesk’s Stock Price Takes A Hit
Autodesk’s stock dropped 10% after their first quarter results were made public.
New Autodesk Earnings Report Shows Growth in CAD Subscriptions
Another fiscal year, another chart showcasing a company’s earnings.
The Other Side of Generative Design
A report on Fast Company illustrates that there’s more than one way to do generative design.
Autodesk Announces Inventor 2020
Autodesk has announced Inventor 2020, which will be available for users to download over the next few weeks.
Crafting a Skull Implant
A case study from Autodesk and Granta highlights the technologies put to use in crafting a personalized skull implant.
Question of the Week: What 3D Printing Software for Schools?
This week’s question probes the software required for schools using 3D printing.
A Three-Way Partnership Focusing on Farsoon Technologies
Farsoon Technologies announced an interesting partnership with two related companies.
Autodesk’s Recent Large Construction Software Acquisitions and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at 3D printing as related to Autodesk’s acquisitions in construction software.
Autodesk Fusion 360 Gets A Facelift!
Autodesk Fusion 360 is bringing in the new year with a User Interface (UI) facelift!
Fusion 360 Increasingly Acknowledges 3D Printing
In the latest Autodesk 360 Fusion update there are a couple of new features specifically addressing the needs of 3D printing.
Autodesk Deepens Reach Into Construction
3D software giant Autodesk made an acquisition of a construction-related company.
ADAPT to Define the Times: A Chat with MIT on the Future of Additive Manufacturing
A new industry-facing consortium is focused on a collaborative approach to invent the future of additive manufacturing.
Book of the Week: Fusion 360 for Makers
This week’s selection is “Fusion 360 for Makers: Design Your Own Digital Models for 3D Printing and CNC Fabrication” by Lydia Sloan Cline.
Fusion 360 Isn’t Just a CAD Tool, It’s Also an Education Platform
Fusion 360 has been garnering a lot of buzz recently for its ability to combine a number of design tools into one holistic platform.
Autodesk Exploring 3D Printed Construction?
Well, this is interesting: Autodesk is experimenting with 3D printed construction.
Authentise Partners with Autodesk
Authentise and Autodesk announced a partnership that should speed 3D printing workflows.
Take a Tour of Former Autodesk CEO Carl Bass’s Wood and Metal Shops
What happens when a business leader with the core of a true maker and engineer gets his hands on the resources to build whatever he wants?
Kickstarter Launches 3D Print Test, But That’s Only Part Of The Story
Kickstarter announced a new set of tests for 3D printers that appear on their site.
Autodesk Consolidates Fusion 360 Tiers
Autodesk is making very significant changes to their Fusion 360 product offerings.
The Clean Evolution of Netfabb
I took a look at Autodesk’s latest Netfabb offering and reflected on how it’s changed over the years.
Meshmixer 3.4 Available
The swiss-army knife of 3D printing has been upgraded.
Meshmixer Version 3.3 Is Now Available
You might not have noticed that Meshmixer has been updated and there’s a very interesting new feature.
Autodesk Remakes ReMake into ReCap Photo
One of the best cloud services for photogrammetry just changed itself around.
Autodesk Adds SIM + CAM to Product Design & Manufacturing Collection
We LOVE collecting things–Odd design tools, pencil shavings, quesadilla drippings, and software, especially software.
Accessing Fusion 360 in the Browser!
Three weeks ago Autodesk posted a preview of Fusion 360 in the Browser.
Fusion 360 Updated with New Features
One of the great benefits of cloud-based software is that it is usually updated frequently. That’s what happened with Fusion 360 last week.
The Many Meshmixer Tutorials
If you haven’t used Meshmixer, you should.
Another Autodesk Experimental 3D System Comes to Market
Autodesk made what could be a milestone announcement this week, as generative features are coming to Netfabb, “later this year”.
Inexpensive SLS 3D Printing Just Got a Bit Easier
Autodesk and Sinterit announced Netfabb support for the startup company’s inexpensive SLS 3D printer, opening a window for increased access to the powerful 3D printing process.
Making Threaded Parts for 3D Printing: Easier Than You Think
Budget-Conscious makers have been challenged to develop threaded holes and bolts for their designs, but that problem seems to be going away.
Not a Surprise: Autodesk Drops Ember
Why has Autodesk abruptly ceased manufacturing their open source resin 3D printer, the Ember?
Autodesk’s Roadmap for Fusion 360
Fusion 360 is Autodesk’s flagship product for 3D CAD in the market. But where is it going? Let’s find out.
Why is Autodesk Meshmixer Still Alive?
I’ve noticed a reason why Autodesk’s free Meshmixer tool might still be supported.
Autodesk’s Hobbyist Strategy is Now Clear
With the demise of many of Autodesk’s free 3D offerings, it seems they have been following an ingenious strategy all along.
Autodesk Wants You To Subscribe To Their 3D Software, They Really Do!
3D software giant Autodesk, whose products are used by many Fabbaloo readers, has announced significant price increases for their non-subscription products.
3 Features That Make Fusion 360 a Powerful Engineering Tool
I know, I know. I sealed off simulation with the 5 reasons I would use Simulation in Fusion 360 months ago.
Autodesk CEO Carl Bass Steps Down, Spending More Time With His Robots
This is right out of the blue. As of today, Carl Bass is no longer CEO of Autodesk.
Titan Robotics’ Multi-Headed Escher
Titan Robotics has constructed one of the most unusual 3D printers I’ve yet seen.
Autodesk Consolidates The 123D Suite
For several years Autodesk has supported the 3D modeling and 3D printing community through their highly useful 123D suite. Now, that may change.
Autodesk’s PrintOne Enables Safe Generation of 3D Printed Musical Instruments
Designing a musical instrument just got a lot simpler thanks to an experiment by Autodesk.
5 New, Must See Features Coming to Fusion 360
If you want to find out what Autodesk is up too, Autodesk University is the place to be each year.
This Insane Wood Chair Was Created Using Generative Design
While plenty of exciting developments are happening in the product design space, few are as revolutionary as advancements in generative design.
Variable Layer Slicing for The Ember 3D Printer: Good Idea or Not?
Autodesk has introduced something called “VariSlice” for their Ember desktop 3D printers.
And Where Did Netfabb Basic Go?
After our story regarding Netfabb’s new release last week, an anonymous reader pointed out that Netfabb’s “Basic” version appears to be missing.
Autodesk Releases Upgraded NetFabb
Autodesk released Autodesk Netfabb 2017, which includes numerous improvements.
Autodesk Announces Gift of $25,000 in Product Design Software for Every Fab Lab
When it comes to equipping tomorrow’s designers and engineers with the tools they need to create compelling projects today, few companies have been as generous in offering access to software, tools and even fabrication facilities as Autodesk has.
Free 3D Software for the New School Year
It’s that time of year for many students about to enter another year of learning, hopefully many in 3D. Fortunately, there are many ways to access free 3D software.
Autodesk Announces Design Graph, Punches Shape Search in Solar Plexus
You know when you cried into that bucket of bolts because you couldn’t find the matching hardware? Those were sad, rough times.