What's new in this version:
Autodesk Fusion 360 2.0.14337
- We got reports of you not being able to upload non-native Fusion 360 designs to your Data Panel. This hotfix addressed this issue
Autodesk Fusion 360 2.0.14335
- Previously, it was possible to create an edge with the ‘Insert Point’ command across multiple faces, as shown in Giichi Endo’s YouTube video
- However, in the recent update, this behavior did not occur and edges could not be created after selected points on edges. This is now fixed.
- We fixed a crash issue that was happening when you were trying to edit a pattern
- We fixed a crash issue that was occurring when pressing the V key and when dragging a construction plane edge at the same time
- We fixed an issue where if you inserted an edge on an open T-Spline body, selected an edge on the open side, dragged the offset to 0 and then clicked OK, Fusion 360 would crash
- As reported by fahef77309 in this thread, there was a weird instance where Numerical Inputs where unavailable to you in the Insert Mesh dialog. Sorry about that – this bug is now fixed.
- We fixed an issue where clicking on the ERC banner saying “Fusion 360…Undo.cpp,Line 457” after committing a Replace action caused Fusion 360 to crash on macOS
- For certain designs, tStop was not transferred to 3D PCB and the soldermask was on the entire 3D PCB model. This is now fixed
- We fixed a bug that was causing Fusion 360 to crash when you tried to undo Synchronize on certain designs
- We fixed another bug where Fusion 360 crashed when you tried to undo route after renaming net class
- We’ve improved how expressions are handled when you’re entering them in the Compare and Edit dialog. Previously bad expressions were being accepted and committed without any verification on Fusion 360’s part. Now if you enter a bad expression, Fusion 360 will flag it and will prevent you from committing it.
- We fixed in an issue in the kernel that was causing wrong ordering in 2D Contour, 2D Pocket, and 3D pocket. It is now always inside -> out by default.
- We added a new API class CAMHoleRecognition which contains most, but not all, of the same functions as CAMFolder
- Based on this thread engineguy and jezek.jaroslav were involved in, we fixed possible missing offsets in Pocket2D and Contour2D strategies when input contours contain arcs
- We fixed an issue in Metal powder-bed printing where the last segment was missing in closed loops of open supports, e.g., when “single hatch tube” supports were used
- When removing a machine (that supports extended WCS) and reselecting it back into the Setup, any invalid custom WCS will be set back to default. However, if you entered an invalid value, but then changed the format twice, some strange behavior would occur. This issue is now fixed.
- We fixed a crash issue where typing text in the WCS for Machine WCS in the Setup dialog caused it be highlighted in red, but if you changed the format, Fusion 360 would crash
- We fixed an issue where the controlPoints property of SketchControlPointSpline was failing. We fixed this by telling the controlPoints property to return null instead of failing.
- A change in behavior of the Sketch.project method has been reported on the forum. It’s breaking some existing add-ins.
- The problem is the result is no longer linked to the entities that were projected. This is different from the previous behavior. The code below and the attached f3d can be used to reproduce the problem. After running it, you’ll see no relationship between the curves in the two sketches. It should be that if you edit any of the curves in the sketch named “Source”, the curves in “Target” update to match. And you shouldn’t be able to edit any of the curves in “Target”. The test code has a switch to test with a single entity or multiple entities, and both exhibit the problem.
- As of this update, Sketch.project creates linked results as it should
Autodesk Fusion 360 2.0.14113
- Change log not available for this version
Autodesk Fusion 360 2.0.14110
- We fixed the instability issue that was prohibiting those of you who use Fusion 360 Electronics from accessing library.io services
Autodesk Fusion 360 2.0.14109
- a crash issue occurring when trying select an axis and enter a distance from the pattern command
- a crash issue that happened when saving certain documents
- One of you reported an issue where Fusion 360 was trying to use the old cloud solve pipeline that was disabled about a month ago due to Launch Darkly being blocked by a firewall. Sorry about that, this issue is now fixed.
- an issue causing a crash in cWebApi destructor
Autodesk Fusion 360 2.0.14106
- Many of you reported an issue where opening a design through a share link would cause Fusion 360 to crash
- A few of you reported experiencing graphics issues within the sketch environment
Autodesk Fusion 360 2.0.14104
- Crash when opening and closing a specific design and then closing Fusion 360
- Save As STL with One File Per Body option produced double STL exported files
- Sweep created faces with duplicated tags
- Crash without CERs when Fillet option was selected
- Crash without CERs after clicking OK on Extrude or Revolve
- Revolve preview was different from actual result
- Revolve about an axis that is not in the sketch plane incorrectly projected to the plane
- Selecting multiple edges to create a flange doesn't create it on all the edges
- [Windows Only] Alt key did not work properly when using Edit Form tool
- Unable to create patch on a specific design
- Adjusting a pattern failed due to a hole being out-of-date
- model crashed while computing Pattern on Path
- Align command performing slow on certain designs
- Going from Direct Modeling to Parametric Modeling converted very slow with a model has large number of occurrences
- When direct-editing a mesh body in Mesh environment, the viewports incorrectly disappeared
- Look-At for joint origin did not respond to adjustments to the coordinate system
- Joint preview was correct, but component flipped incorrectly when clicking OK to commit the action
- Edit joint takes longer than expected to launch its command dialog
- When a sketch was edited, Fusion 360 was slow at computing all the features and finish the sketch
- Arc flipping on arc tangent to spline and its offset
- Sketch flipping on parameter change
- Crash when dimensioning a spline
- Unable to open a specific schematic file
- Push to 3D PCB was missing a section of copper
- Failed static stress analysis on a specific file
- Fusion 360 incorrectly rounded up strain values when exported Nonlinear Plastic Plot in CSV and XML
- Pre-check was inaccurate when bodies were replaced by Point Mass (Auto)
- Drawing resolution was poor on macOS machines
- Not being able to create a particular ruled surface when using the API
- Problem with custom graphics text and positioning relative to the view
- Not all strategies and setups were listed after Fusion 360 July 2022 update
- Square insert groove tools: show "use opposite edge" parameter for "tip center" compensation point
- Rest machining profile roughing gave an unexpected error
- Unusual gaps in Steep and Shallow where found when using Avoid surfaces
- Ramp toolpath and Tapered Endmill resulted in a CAM Simulation crash
- Machine Simulation did not simulate the full toolpath
- Engrave toolpath incorrectly cut straight through the model – now there is a warning before it happens
- Random lines form in the infill, crossing already printed lines in Additive manufacturing
- Heights did not respected entered parameters in Drill operation
- Ramps containing wrong small piece caused a big arc in toolpath preview
- 3D Morph Spiral did not respect "Additional Offset" around full perimeter of part
- Swarf ignored the model and cut right through it
- Corner clearing cut in engraving was wrong
- Fusion created wrong toolpath on '2D Pocket' for a specific model with a specific set of configurations
- (Windows only) "Unable to export library" when exporting a tool library in csv format to folders with non-ascii characters from Fusion 360
- Crash on editing a particular NC Program
- Added "don't show this again" checkbox for "different tool has same tool number" prompt
- NC Program: Post properties got unexpectedly reset
Autodesk Fusion 360 2.0.13881
- We fixed a crash issue within parametric mesh that occurred when you clicked ‘Properties’ from a mesh’s context menu
- Many of you reported issues when your graphics driver was set to OpenGl Core Profile, this includes abnormalities in the color of the screen alongside crash issues. Sorry about that. The root cause has now been identified and fixed.
- We fixed an issue causing you to crash when using “Get All Latest”
- We noticed an issue within the home tab where the selection of project/folder assets was not triggering any view changes in the file folder navigation component. This is now fixed.
Autodesk Fusion 360 2.0.13866
- Ever try to Edit Joint from the timeline and experience a huge delay? With this update the time it takes to do this task will substantially decrease, leaving you with a smoother more enjoyable experience.
- We fixed an issue where the mesh palette would not appear when going to direct edit
- We fixed an issue where Fusion 360 would crash when executing a Rigid group command on missing Xrefs
- We discovered a few issues causing “Get All Latest” to fail on post compute and when using an assembly that contained Missing Xrefs. These issues should be fixed now
Libraries exported as EAGLE v9.6.2 now imports into EAGLE with no issues:
- Library assets created in Fusion 360 library editor are intended to be compatible with EAGLE v9.6.2. We learned that some libraries exported from Fusion 360 in EAGLE v9.6.2 format would give an error when loading into EAGLE. The problem would occur when:
- A. the Fusion 360 package editor creates the asset, the corresponding footprint is modified and
- B. the library is pushed to be managed
- These exported libraries would cause a compatibility error when loaded into EAGLE. The problem has been identified and addressed in this update.
Backspace and Space key now works in Route Multiple tool:
- Manual routing is possibly one of the most challenging tasks when working on a circuit board, but to be honest, it is the most satisfying. Fusion 360 includes a host of features that make manual routing easier and interactive. While Group Routing, and after switching layers would disable the route undo when using the keyboard backspace. This has been identified and fixed.
SHOW command now works as it should:
- Highlighting assets using the SHOW command in the Fusion 360 electronics workspaces makes it easier to find the parts you are inquiring about. From the context menu from any selected asset will have the SHOW command available. The show command would only work every other engagement, meaning trying to highlight another asset you had to use the show command twice. This issue has been identified and addressed for this update.
- Jesper identified that the SHOW command, used to highlight assets, was not working as expected when accessed from the context menu. Invoking SHOW a second time would disable the active highlight but not highlight the currently selected asset. The issue was identified and fixed.
ESC key now dismisses component placement preview in editor:
- We found out that if we are navigating the Place panel in the schematic editor after selecting an asset would cause problems after pressing the ESC button to cancel the operation. We were able reproduce this issue and fix it.
ESC key now cancels Paste Pins in library editor:
- The building blocks of electronics are the libraries. We have many libraries made by our team and many more made available by our partners. There will be a rare occasion you might have to make your parts. When using the Fusion 360 library editor, you will have your parts in the moment.
- One of these helpful features is that you can paste a list of Pins into your schematic symbol by selecting a list of names from a spreadsheet or a component specification sheet. We were made aware that this feature was not being disabled after pressing the ESC key. This issue has been identified and fixed.
ESC key now cancels Module command:
- Fusion 360 schematic workspace allows engineers to create a modular design representation in a hierarchical matter. The modules are used to represent a sheet or multiple sheets. We noticed that the ESC key would not stop the MODULE command. For this update, this issue has been taken care of and will work as expected.
- 2D PCB now supports Autocomplete in Name/Inspector/Properties:
- Autocomplete was added to Fusion 360 electronics workspace in the last update. This allows you to select the necessary name of the asset from the list of available assets already being used in the design. We have now improved the electronic workspaces by adding autocomplete the to NAME and Properties dialog box as well to the inspector panel.
- Color layer and drill hole preferences now stay with your account:
- Many of us use multiple computers for our work and require the flexibility and portability of our data and applications. Automatically accessing your data and preferences allows you to continue working on your projects and eliminates the hassle of a setup process. Login into Fusion 360 from a remote computer or do a new installation on your computer will now load your color layer and drill hole preferences in the electronics design workspace of Fusion 360.
OK button no longer disabled by a custom keyboard shortcut:
- Fusion 360 electronics workspace has a feature that allows you to define shortcuts to be assigned to a single command, a command sequence or a useful ULP. Defining the keyboard shortcut before the actual command shortcut would disable the OK key. This has been fixed.
- Adding a footprint from another library will now include the 3D model:
- Fusion 360 electronics workspace has a repository of electronic components that possibly exceed over 100,00 parts. Our team of librarians, and our partners, such as TE, Wurth Electronics, Panasonic, and many more, continue to add parts for your use. Sometimes, making your components might be necessary, and the Fusion 360 library editor offers the tools to make your parts in moments. Reusing assets in other libraries while making a component is standard practice. Fusion 360 library editor does offer the means to reuse Symbols or Footprints from other libraries. In this Fusion 360 update, adding a footprint from another library will now include the 3D model, if available in the original library.
Disabling/enabling libraries is now faster:
- While using the library manager, disabling/enabling many libraries would sometimes cause the application to appear frozen. We have now improved the handling of library indexing; therefore, loading many libraries will now work as expected.
- We noticed an issue where after deleting preserved bodies the color would still display, this is now fixed
Update to Fusion 360 Simulation Extension Local Solve Capabilities:
- In the up-coming September update for Fusion 360, local solving for Linear Static stress, Modal, Thermal, and Thermal stress study types will be no longer be available. Cloud solving will be the only option available for all simulation study types as a part of the Simulation Extension. Going forward, we are focusing on the availability and overall experience that is provided. We are doing this in order to focus on performance, availably, and experience delivered as a part of the simulation workflows.
Post Processor and Machine Simulation:
- If you haven’t seen our recent forum post yet, you’re in for a treat. This August we released a whole bunch of new updates and improvements to many of the open-source Post Processors and Machines we offer for free. Within this release you will see new post processors for both Fanuc Robotics and Haas ST series machines, as well as improvements for existing post processors, new machines, improved machines, documentation and more!
Copy & Paste Presets:
- Previously, you were able to create a preset within a tool definition, and that preset was stored within the tool. When you wanted to share this proven preset with a family of tools, it quickly became a very manual process. Now you’re able to select a tool from the main tool list and then select a single preset to copy. You can then paste the copied preset to a single destination tool of the same type. All driven parameters associated with the preset are updated automatically and this workflow significantly reduces the amount of labor required.
Active document improvements when opening from an operation:
- When entering the tool library, we want to make it extra clear to you which is the active document
The new behavior when entering the library through an operation is as follows:
- The active document is at the top of the list and focused and expanded
- The rest of the documents are ranked in alphabetized/numerical order
- All set ups are collapsed – for every document library except active document
- The active document is identified in bold
New Extract Holder (from existing tool assembly):
- When a holder is applied to a tool, an instance of that holder exists within it. If the original holder is deleted, then you have no way to apply it to additional tools.
- Now you can copy the holder from the tool in the right click menu of the main tool list and add an ‘Extract holder from tool’ option in the holder tab of the edit menu
Define library structures by adding child folders:
- Maintaining libraries and the tools within them is important so we have added more granular control over them by allowing the user to define library structures . Accessed through the right click menu in the library tree users can start with a parent folder and add child folders within it and then manage libraries accordingly.
Use keyboard to navigate through shaft and holder creation:
- Whether the user is creating holder geometry from a drawing or direct measurement they will benefit from the reduction in required mouse movement when creating additional segments
- Now by pressing the enter key the cursor will tab through fields and on the last tab, enter will create a new segment. When you have finished creating the geometry just tab off the last field and enter to accept.
Link Spindle speed to Ramp spindle speed by default:
- In the cutting data tab we have automatically linked Link Spindle speed to Ramp spindle speed in cutting data by default
- If you created Basic Arranges while using dimensions you might have noticed an issue were boundaries were no longer visible. Boundaries should now appear as expected.
Home Tab Public Preview now available:
- We are making it easier for you to browse and find the data you’re interested in with a new Fusion Home Tab experience. Home Tab is what it sounds like: a place where you can start from – open an existing design, create something from scratch, or browse through your projects for a specific document. It is designed for multiple Autodesk products so you will have a consistent way of accessing your work. As of March 2022, Home tab is available for Autodesk Inventor and selected Autodesk Fusion 360 teams. As of this update, this experience is now available to try as a public preview. Turn it on by going to the Preview Features section of your Preferences and check the Fusion Home preview.
- If you want to see what it’ll feel like as a default launch experience, you can check the “Fusion Home as startup” experience option once you’ve enabled the Fusion Home preview.
With Fusion Home, you can start something new, look through recent work, review file properties, switch between a list and thumbnail view, and much more. Here’s a quick tour of the UI:
- Access Home tab
- Switch between teams in Fusion 360
- Access contextual controls for the switcher
- Open or create projects
- View recent data, projects, or, if enabled, the Fusion 360 Manage Extension
- Switch between List and Grid View
- Sort the projects
- Show properties for a selected component
Autodesk Fusion 360 2.0.13619
- fixed an issue where Mirror Toolpath was passing the wrong cutter compensation value
Autodesk Fusion 360 2.0.13618
- This minor update fixes a few outstanding issues
Autodesk Fusion 360 2.0.13615
- Opening, saving, and closing documents will be noticeably faster, especially when there are multiple Simulation and/or Generative Design studies and load cases present in the document. Users could see up to 5.6x speed improvements in case of large files.
- Opening design documents with complex sketch profiles now happens 5.6x faster than previous versions. Also, there is a general improvement for designs with lots of edges and faces. It shows 7.6x improvement on internal testing dataset.
- Sketch: Several changes have been made to the Sketch area, so you can feel a significant (300x faster!) performance improvement in sketch, sketch geometry, sketch constraint or dimension creations.
- Selections: Fusion 360 now responds much faster when you try to window-select components in canvas. Up to 47x faster. You could also notice a boost in speed when you try to select complex components from the browser of your assembly design.
- Stitch/UnStitch: With this product update focusing on maturing what’s already there, we’ve made some noticeable performance gains in various modeling commands and modeling workflows: The time it takes to Stitch and Un-stitch surfaces generated from imported CATIA models has dramatically decreased by 44%, from 34 seconds down to 19 seconds.
- Loft: You should also be able to feel a boost in Loft preview performance (14.5x faster than before), especially when you’re using Loft with many profiles and faces.
Display Component & Display Mesh Face Groups:
Under the Inspect drop-down menu, we updated how we call a couple of the commands in the list:
- Component Color Cycling Toggle is now called Display Component Colors Mesh Face Groups is now called Display Mesh Face Groups
- Now it reads more concise and consistent with what you’re trying to do, starting with the action
Cancel stalled uploads in Job Status Dialog:
- Internet issues happen, and sometimes at the most inopportune times. Have you ever experienced an upload that may have gotten stuck, or never completed? The original troubleshooting method to fix this was to use text commands to delete and backup the upload queue, or even deleting XML files. We’re happy to report that this is no longer the case! Now there will be an option built into the UI that detects if the upload/save has timed out, and will allow you to cancel the ‘stuck’ uploads. Once canceled, the files can then be uploaded or saved again.
Fixed: Crash on launch on MacOS with many Crash Error Reports:
- For customers that had multiple Autodesk products installed alongside Fusion 360 on MacOS, you likely experienced dozens of crash error reports when launching Fusion 360. We know this was a major annoyance for many – and we are happy to say it is officially fixed with this update!
Data Management & Collaboration:
“Read-Only For Me” now available from Fusion Team:
- Back in January, we introduced Read-Only For Me, which lets you temporarily make designs read-only for yourself, so you’re free to view, analyze, or experiment with a design while other project members continue editing. With this update, you can now use Read-Only For Me from Fusion Team.
- Whether you’re away from your desk or out of the office, if a design is still reserved by you and you’re blocking other project members, it’s now easier to unblock access from anywhere. You can open Fusion Team in any web browser and use Read-Only For Me to remove your reservation so that another project member can edit it.
- Once you’re back at your computer where Fusion 360 has the design open, you’ll see it’s read-only for you. You can either click Make Savable at the top of the canvas or close the design to make it savable for you again.
Create a lofted flange in Sheet Metal Flange tool:
- So many have you have asked for this and we’re happy to say that it’s finally here. Now when you’re creating Sheet Metal parts with the Flange tool, you can also create a lofted flange by selecting the Lofted Type within the Flange command dialog. You can also pick the orientation, Brake Form vs. Die Form, Facet Control options such as Chord Tolerance, Facet Angle, Facet Distance, Face Number, as well as specify the Sheet Metal Rule that applies to your part. Having the ability to create lofted flange should enable you to explore more complex sheet metal possibilities, and easily turn them into a flat pattern.
- Expanded modeling tools now available directly in Assembly Contexts:
- If you’re using Edit In Place for contextual assembly editing in distributed designs, this one’s for you. When we first introduced Edit In Place, we only included an initial subset of the most commonly used modeling tools available in the Design workspace. This was also true when you opened an External Component in its own tab and activated an Assembly Context. Many of you have requested access to some of the tools that aren’t available there.
- With this update, when you open an External Component in its own tab and activate an Assembly Context, you can now use an expanded set of modeling tools while still working with objects you’ve referenced in the context of an assembly. The expanded list of tools includes all the primitives, Surface > Create > Loft, the Surface > Modify tools, all the tools on the Mesh tab, the Form tools, and many others. (Note that a short list of tools that control joints and motion will still switch you back from the Assembly Context to the Local context.)
- As you continue exploring distributed design workflows, let us know which tools are most important for you as we plan for future updates
Rest Tool helps you create flat areas on curved plastic parts:
Rest Tool is available as part of the Product Design Extension:
- Many times when you’re designing a product, you may want to create a flat areas on a curve surface so that other parts can easily mount to it. That’s where this new Rest command comes in. Now you can grab a sketch profile and use it to create a flat face, in relation to the curved surface of your existing body. The command will then do its magic to cut away or add material depending on the thickness you require.
- Snap Fit improvements: selection modes and rotation options:
- Snap Fit is available as part of the Product Design Extension:
- Two new selection Mode options – Automatic and Manual. The Automatic options is on by default, and it automatically selects all visible sketch points to place multiple snap fits at the same time. You can clear the selection set and switch to the Manual selection mode if you want to select your sketch points manually in a complex design. This will help you select points to place your snap fits faster.
New Rotation Options -We’re also adding one of the most common requests to Snap Fit: the ability the control the rotation of each snap fit independently. You can adjust the Rotation Type to one of 3 new options:
- Uniform: Rotates all snap fits to the same angle.
- Independent: Adds a manipulator handle to each snap fit and lets you rotate them independent of each other.
- Aligned: Lets you align all snap fits to a plane, line, or point that you select.
- Select modeled geometry as unit cell geometry for Volumetric Lattice:
- Volumetric Lattice is available as part of the Product Design Extension:
- If you’ve been using the Volumetric Lattice tool as part of your Product Design Extension, you’ll be happy to hear that we’ve improved the tool by giving you the ability to select modeled geometry (sketch lines, for example) as unit cell geometry.
- Automated Modeling Public Preview now available:
- In this release of Fusion 360, we are expanding the reach of our Generative Design technology into everyday modeling workflows and releasing a new tool, Automated Modeling, found in the Design workspace, on a new tab called Automate.
- Automated Modeling will allow you to rapidly create and consider multiple design alternatives for connecting two or more faces in your design. Additionally, you can prescribe additional design intent by defining bodies for Automated Modeling to avoid during shape creation. The results of Automated Modeling will consist of a new Automated Modeling feature in the timeline followed by editable T-spline geometry to allow you to further refine and influence the direction of your design.
- The Automated Modeling preview is all about increasing your creativity and productivity during your design workflows and we would love to hear how you think we can make it better. Please share your feedback and experience with the Automated Modeling preview in the forum link below – we can’t wait to hear from you.
- In this QoL update for Electronics, we focused most of our time on addressing the ideas and feedback that you have taken the time to provide us. We are pleased to deliver this update that is packed full of enhancements to your design experience, product stability, and overall performance of Fusion 360 Electronics.
- Expanded keyboard shortcuts:
- We have expanded the keyboard shortcut functionality within the Electronics workspace to enable you to specify commands or a combination of commands. With this new functionality, you can assign shortcuts to execute a User Language Program ( ULP) or your preferred scripts. An excellent example of using this new feature is adding multiple grid options for laying out the PCB; this makes it easier to place components that require a different placement grid.
We understand that productivity is the name of the game, and you cannot waste time searching around for the correct command or struggling to define parameters for the active command. We have spent some time streamlining commands to make everything a bit more intuitive and faster. For example, remembering the exact name of NETs, Pins and Parts on your schematic can be frustrating – even requiring guesswork on more complex designs across multiple sheets. Now, if the appropriate command is active, recently used names in your design will now appear – eliminating guesswork through autocomplete. Check out the productivity improvements we have made in this update:
- More user-definable default preferences
- Exposure to Schematic Assembly Variant designs
- Text on the copper layer can now be viewed on the 3D model of the PCB
- Quick Route now allows making selections regardless of the working layer
- Set a power supply value when placing it on the schematic
- Autocomplete net, pin & part name input anywhere in Schematic
- Schematic net naming directly from Net Command Dialog
- Addressed reported issues when using the Synchronizer for schematic-board annotation
- Set active CAM job in CAM Processor, this will also be used for the One-Click CAM command
- Remember values in command dialogs after switching
- Switch to 3D faster by choosing which components get rendered
Performance improvements & fixes:
- Most circuit board designs require polygon copper pours as they help propagate a specific signal on your PCB around the entire board or specific area. You have shown us that on more complex designs you could expect to create over 50 polygons on multiple layers! When editing the design, the substantial number of polygons can translate to poor performance. For this update, you will notice that we have vastly improved the performance of Fusion 360 electronics with better handling of polygons. Here are a few more examples of performance improvement we have worked on:
- Significantly Improved Polygon Processing performance up to 90x for certain designs
- Improved CAM performance
- Increased average performance by 65% of common commands like undo, move, and add
- Significantly Improved document opening performance
Stability fixes :
In the event that you encounter a crash whilst using Fusion 360 Electronics, there is the option to provide a report which helps us understand in more detail how and why the crash occurred. Thanks to those reports (we read them all!), we’ve spent the last few development cycles fixing the following issues:
- Fixed highlights in ERC and DRC disappearing after mouse move
- Fixed crash when undo-redo after running edit module CLI
- Fixed warning: “The board sketch has rolled out, please roll forward it before update”
- Fixed crash when moving in Footprint or Symbol editor
- Fixed crash when deleting a group if net with a label does not exist in the group
- Fixed consistency breaking when updating part with empty attribute value
- Fixed crash when splitting polygon pour
- Fixed crash when importing device exported from ultra-librarian
- Fixed crash when selecting symbol or footprint while move command is active
- Fixed issue where replacing part with modified symbol or footprint will disconnect wires and undo caused fusion to quit with abort error
- Fixed crash in design manager when using polygons while the “ungrouped” category is selected
- Fixed assert when running ‘show-group.ulp’
- Fixed crash when saving after deleting sheet whose assets were moved to a module sheet before
- Fixed parts getting disconnected when moving to a Module
- Fixed crash when pasting a component connecting another
- component and cancelling the operation
- Fixed crash after updating library and merging assets
- Fixed arbitrary pad shapes not being recognized correctly by polygons
- Fixed issue where rotate gets executed twice when pasting multiple times
- Fixed crash when opening design which contains corrupt splines after DXF import
- Fixed crash using the ERC or DRC dialogs
- Fixed frequent crashes while adding components
- Fixed crash with certain ULPs if board file has polygons
- Fixed crash with importing certain local libraries
- Fixed crash after creating managed library
- Fixed crash when dragging library from place part panel
- Fixed crash when running import-bmp ULP
- Fixed crash when undo with design manager opened with polygons
- Fixed PRINT on Mac
- Fixed polygon, Line & Arcs in footprints not being rendered properly in 3D PCB
- Fixed issue where ESC no longer works after interacting with inspector
- Fixed issue where ESC could not cancel the text command
- Fixed issue where ESC could not cancel the route command
- We know that many of you were unsure how to productively migrate to Fusion 360. In this update, we have made a few updates to ensure the transition from EAGLE to Fusion 360 is much easier for you. EAGLE Design Files and Library files are 100% compatible with Fusion 360 electronics. The first time you launch Fusion 360, it will automatically detect if you have local EAGLE libraries and give you the option to upload them. In addition, when uploading your EAGLE design files, you now have the option to create Electronic Design documents. The electronic design document keeps the schematic and circuit board synchronized.
- Fusion’s Upload command now accepts EAGLE projects to automate migration from EAGLE
- Automatic Library import now also enabled on Mac
Generative Model filter now in Explore Environment:
- When working with Generative Design, it is common to consider variants to your design space definition using Generative Models. While providing a path to a larger exploration and more potential design solutions it did make exploring the results a bit more tedious and forced users to name their studies in a unique way to capture this intent. To improve this workflow, we have added the ability to filter against the Generative Model in the Explore environment.
Improved terminology in Fluid Path study type:
- Since our Fluid Path study type has been in preview, we have received feedback from you that the concepts of preserves, obstacles and a starting shape were much more unclear when working in a fluid domain versus a structural domain. To help add clarity, we have renamed these commands to be more precise in what they represent, where some represent the fluid being created and some represent the surrounding solids that contain or obstruct the flow.
- Preserve Geometry is now Fluid Preserve Geometry
- Obstacle Geometry is now Solid Obstacle Geometry
- Starting Shape is now Fluid Starting Shape
- Obstacle Offset is now Solid Obstacle Offset
Attribute fonts & blocks dragging:
- Now when you’re working on your drawings title block you can change the font type going into the Edit Title Block mode, double-clicking on the attribute you want to edit, and then selecting the desired font.
- We’ve also improved the dragging behavior where any selection will no longer cause the title block or border to move. Title blocks and borders can now only be moved via the Move command.
Export Flat DXF:
- Before when you exported a DXF from the Drawings environment, the export files contained some Z-axis geometry, which made it difficult to work. Now when you export a drawing as DXF, we made sure that the DXF is completely flattened.
- For the Manufacture Workspace, this update contains more than 150 Quality of Life (QoL) improvements that positively affect all areas, including milling, tool libraries, turning, nesting, metrology, additive, cam simulations, and post processing. In the spirit of this update, we’re not going to bury these improvements in some forum thread. Instead, we’re going to include the work in all of its glory in this blog post. Let’s start with what we focused on in Milling.
- Milling Updates
“Show Toolpath Data” dialog updates:
- We added new filters to allow any combination of tool-path segments, passes, and/or levels to be displayed or hidden to aid toolpath visualization. Note that “level” is only available for 2D Adaptive, 2D Pocket, Face, 2D Contour, Slot, Trace, Engrave, 2D Chamfer, Pocket Clearing, and Horizontal strategies.
- For 2D Adaptive, 2D Pocket, and 2D Contour toolpaths, when using slot milling tools to cut slots where the tool finishes below an undercut. You can now select pre-defined geometry (typically points) and use them to move the tool horizontally to clear any undercuts or overhangs before withdrawing up the tool axis.
Measure from active WCS:
- The Measure command now allows measurements to be reported relative to the active setup workpiece co-ordinate system (WCS).
Cusp-height based Stepover/down:
- Stepover and stepdown can now be automatically derived from a user-defined cusp height (or vice versa). This option works for most 3D finishing strategies and helps you achieve your desired surface finish.
Flat machining multiple depths:
- Within the Multiple Depths function of Flat Machining you are now able to specify the Number of Stepdowns.
Steep and Shallow UX improvements:
- You can now choose whether to machine steep regions only, shallow regions only, or combine both steep and shallow regions (the previous default).
- Scallop (shallow region only) can now be ordered inside > out or outside > in.
Blend one way/other way preview:
- The Blend toolpath now displays a small red arrow to show the cutting direction prior to calculation. The arrow changes when you select “One Way”, “Other Way” or “Both Ways” this means there is no longer a need to guess which direction to use! You will be able to create the right toolpath the first time around every time.
2D Chamfer improvements:
- You have a new option to “Keep sharp corner” creates a toolpath that does not roll around the edge, reducing the likelihood that the external edge will be damaged.
- Also, a new option “Preserve Order” changes the order of the toolpath such that it matches the order that the contours were selected.
- Hide Warning Messages – Now there’s a new option that allows warning messages to be hidden to avoid excess interruptions when programming.
Tool library Updates:
Separate “focus” and “active” states for elements:
- This is to help you identify what you will be copying using CTRL+C we have aligned functionality so that each explicit area selected in the tool library now has a blue banner surrounding it.
Move/replicate the “Remove unused tool” option:
- Many of you reported that the Remove Unused Tools function was difficult to find, so to help increase discoverability, we moved to the main tool list banner.
- Identify pasted tool in the main tool list:
- When pasting tools into a large list, it’s easy to lose where you are. That’s why pasted tools will now appear highlighted in the destination library.
Download vendor libraries:
- Now there is a link in the tool library where you can download vendor libraries; this will give you greater access to vendor tools.
- Avoid creating duplicate document tools when selecting from another library
- Previously, if you entered the tool library from an operation and selected a tool that was already in the document, a duplicate instance would be created which caused many confusing downstream issues. Now Fusion 360 will no longer do this – it will just use the tool in the document.
Identify reference tools in the tool list:
- Reference tools used in an operation can now be visually identified in the tool library making tool management in the document library a breeze.
- Improved sample libraries in the Tool Library – We updated the Sample libraries to contain all tool types with default values included.
- Column Width in Renumber Tools Dialog – Column Width in the Renumbering Tools Dialog now supports a width up to five digits! This update will help you expand your capabilities when renumbering a new tool number.
- We improved the existing Manual inspection tool and added new manual distance options. Now you are able to inspect:
- Distance between 2 circles (midpoints, min, max), Distance between selected points, and Distance between plane and hole.
- We’ve also improved the visibility of selected items where results will be displayed to full precision of decimal places.
- The UI has also been improved with auto-scrolling for creating.
- Selected feature(s) during measurements will also be highlighted.
- New options affecting probe path creation and reporting include:
- New probe tools
- Option to reduce clearance height default to 50mm
- Consistent font use for probe geometry results and reports
- Turning Updates:
Threading tool versatility:
- Threading tools can now be used for Single Groove toolpaths and Chamfer toolpaths.
- New view controls can now be used to show/hide the Spun Profile shape and Rest Material.
- Show toolpath data dialog:
- The interface now correctly shows Z and X coordinates instead of just X and Y.
- Spun profile calculation:
- Now uses multi-threading for improved speed and stability and displays a green progress bar.
Advanced Nesting updates:
- You can now Edit / Rename ‘Material ID’
- Nest invalidation on material thickness edits
- Packaging details is now displayed in theNesting Info Panel and Compare dialog
- The Material info is now appended to Packaging list for ease-of-identification
- Row collapse status is now preserved in ‘Component Sources’
- Fusion 360 now includes the AutoCAD version in exported DXF header, allowing you to open it in Adobe products
- Out-of-date Nest results now show tooltips when you hover your cover over them
- Envelope boundary now previews from timeline
- Dynamic highlighting now works on feature selection
- “last used” settings are now preserved
- Holes/Cut-outs can now be excluded from highlighting
- Error messages have been improved for easier troubleshooting
FFF Toolpath simulation now can display Print Speed:
- A new type to display the print speed has been added to the FFF toolpath simulation. Displaying the printing speed will help you optimize your jobs for printing time or detect potential issues with oozing or stringing. To activate the new display type, create an Additive setup with your FFF printer, generate and simulate the toolpath and change Display Type from “Toolpath Type” to “Print Speed”.
- Print Settings are now only stored on the online Machine Library:
- We have announced that print settings are now stored in Fusion 360’s online machine library. To complete this initiative, we have removed the print settings from Fusion’s installation directory. You can either download the print settings from the website, or you can access them directly within Fusion 360 if you have the following technology preview enabled.
Improvements to additive support structures:
- The focus for support structures in this release was to improve support generation for the SLA process. You now have more control over the support structures in critical areas of the part. The new support action “Edge with Bar Support” will create support bars along the edge of a part. This will help with stability of the part during printing while ensuring the outer contour is built accurately. In most cases you should use this new action in combination with the Bar Support action. You can find the action in your additive SLA or MPBF setup under the supports section.
- However, it is important to keep in mind that the stronger the support structures, the harder it will be to remove them once the build is completed. Therefore, we have also worked on improvements that will help with removing the support structures from the part. For SLA it is common to use a pad on the bottom that connects the support structures with the build plate. However, getting under this solid block of material with a tool, may be hard when trying to separate it from the build plate. Therefore, the pad setting for bar supports and baseplate support was expanded to also allow a negative taper angle. The new setting can be found under the General tab for Baseplate Support and under Bar Support/Bar Properties/Pad on Platform.
- The final improvement made to ensure our support structures are better suited for SLA printing was the new settings under “Bars on Global Features” for Lattice Volume Support. The new options “Down Oriented Points” and “Sharp Edges” make sure that the lowest feature of the part is always detected and supported since it is otherwise easily washed away in the resin tray.
Library updates for templates, additive machines, print settings:
- In addition to these support structure improvements for SLA, a new template with optimized defaults for part orientation has been released. The template is intended for orientation of larger parts in the build envelope. The part will be oriented in a way that reduces the surface area of each layer. This minimizes the amount of contact it has with the tray, which could lead to the part being detached from the build plate. Find the template in the template library under orientations.
- The other new templates are providing support defaults for One Click Metal MPrint+ machines
- These have been validated and tested by One Click Metal. Find the templates in the template library under supports.
- The machine library now includes several new machines that support different processes: We have added a generic SLS machine with 3mf export that can be used as template for adding SLS machines that are not in the machine library yet. To decrease the chances of that happening, Nexa3D QLS820 and NXT Factory QLS350 SLS machines have been added to the machine library. Furthermore, there is now support for EOS M100 and Stratasys Origin One machines.
- Two new print settings for Braskem FL900PP-CF and Braskem FL605R-CF have been added to the Online Print Settings List.
New material file and result type for Additive Simulation:
- There is a new material/ parameter profile (PRM) for One Click Metal 316L print settings. Simply create a new setup with a One Click Metal machine and select a 316L print setting. When setting up the additive simulation it will automatically match the new PRM file to the print setting.
- The second improvement introduced a new result type called “recoater risk”. Since warping is a serious issue in MPBF Additive, it is important to understand whether a part is warping up and runs at risk of hitting the recoater blade, which would be a threat to the entire build.
CAM Simulation Updates:
New CAM Simulation Tab:
- This is the first in a series of updates to improve the simulation capabilities in Fusion 360. A new tab and improved simulation behavior results in more intuitive workflows, paving the way for future updates that will see the emergence of technology currently available in the CAMplete family of products. These updates impact everyone using the manufacturing workspace in Fusion 360 (not just those with access to the Machining Extension).
- The Simulation Tab includes familiar icons that can be used to control the view status of tools, machines, toolpaths, and stock. Additional icons provide quick access to more advanced display options, as well as information relating to the outcomes of simulations.
- In addition to interface changes, simulation behavior has been enhanced. As an example, you can now create section views whilst still in simulation avoiding the need to ‘re-compute” the stock simulation. Prior to this change, you would need to leave simulation, create the section view, then re-enter and recompute simulation to get the same result (sometimes taking many minutes).
- In future releases, we hope to enhance the error reporting to provide additional information relating to collisions, travel limits, and more. In addition, CAMplete technology will be integrated into Fusion 360, allowing G-code to be displayed whilst simulation is running, so you can see line-by-line what actions your machine will perform.
Show spindle direction arrows:
- A New option displays arrows to represent the direction that the turning axis rotates.
Section View during simulation:
- One of the quick things we added to this mode is the ability to add section views whilst already in simulation. This means you can section up the view without needing to leave simulation and lose the computed stock
- When building a machine, you can now select and hide construction geometry from view, resulting in a cleaner looking simulation.
Jogging UI updates and new “home” icons:
- The jogging interface now displays the current position of the machine’s axes during jogging commands.
- New home icons have been added to the jogging UI to reset each axis to its home position. Separate icons exist for each individual axis, with another master home icon that resets all axes.
Selecting center point on non-cylindrical parts:
- Now you can hover over a non-cylindrical part on your machine and snap to the center points of the face, just like how you would place a Joint/Joint Origin on component faces.
- Non-TCP machine simulation support – machines without TCP control can now be simulated in Fusion 360 .
Post Processing Updates:
- Properties for individual operations – post processor files can now be edited such that individual properties can be enabled at the operational level, allowing them to be revealed and edited within the Fusion 360 interface
- Draw toolpaths on NC program selection– when a NC program is selected, Fusion 360 can (optionally) display the toolpaths that it contains in the main 3D interface.
- All Generic Post Processors now make use of the probeWorkOffset variable and drill cycles that feed out of a hole do now respect the retract feedrate.
- We’ve improved post processors from the following machines:
- Milling – Heidenhain iTNC 426, Syil, Syntec, LinuxCNC, PlanetCNC, woodWOP, UCCNC
- Turning – Intelitek, OmniTurn, Doosan Turning, Fanuc Turning
- Mill-Turn – Doosan, Mazak
- Additive – ABB
- We now have Machine simulation models for this following machines:
- 16 x new Hurco machines
- 11 x improved Hurco machines
Fusion 360 Core Updates:
UX Pattern Consistency:
- We made multiple updates inspired by the pattern UI in the Design workspace, including:
- Update linear and circular pattern to have Extent vs Spacing
- Update linear pattern to have Symmetric vs One-Direction
- Update linear pattern to allow negative numbers
- Incorporate icons into Strategy drop-downs
Expression UI improvements:
- In the spirit of consistency, we also tweaked various expression UI elements so that they behave more like the rest of the other workspaces, including:
- New interface for Edit Expression
- Parameter list display in Edit Expression window
- Search for parameters in Edit Expression window
- Tooltips on hover of parameter in Edit Expression window
- Evaluate value of Expression Preview
- Help Button
Machining Time is back:
- Machining Time is back! We’ve reinstated the command back into the Fusion 360 UI including the following improvements:
- Machining time now uses multi-threading
- Show machining time in browser for containers
- The NC Program UI now includes a “Machining time” right-click-menu
- Add machining time command to actions section toolbar
Major 5-axis Upgrade:
- The July update sees a significant expansion in 5-axis programming capabilities offered in the Fusion 360 Machining Extension. Prior to this release a small number of 3D finishing strategies offered limited 5-axis options, with only one (Steep and Shallow) offering full 5-axis capabilities. With the July update, many more strategies now support additional 5-axis options to control the tool axis via a user-defined point or curve. Additional strategies (Corner and Inclined Flat), that also support 5-axis machining, are also getting ready for inclusion in the Insider Preview program. The development team continues to work on adding 5-axis support for the remaining 3D finishing strategies.
API & Add-ins:
Fusion Data API is now out of Preview:
- We are very excited to announce that the first set of capabilities for the new cloud-based data API has been released, allowing you to traverse assembly hierarchy and read additional component properties even for “internal” components.
- Previously you could access Fusion 360 file information via the Forge Data Management API and perform translation and viewing using the Forge Model Derivative and Forge Viewer APIs, respectively.
- We have big plans for this API so expect to see more information and enhancements coming over the next few releases. To see more of what it can do now, check out this blog post.
- Here are the new capabilities that have been added for this release. See the API Documentation What’s New Page for more details.
- Control Point Splines – The API now supports creating, querying, and editing control point splines.
- Tangent Distance Dimensions – The API now supports creating and querying tangent distance dimensions in a sketch.
- Parent Sketch Text – It’s now possible to get the parent SketchText object from AlongPathTextDefinition, FitOnPathTextDefinitionObject, and MultiLineTextDefinition objects.
- Joint Origin Light Bulb – It’s now possible to get and set the light bulb state for a Joint Origin.
- Dimension Values – For sketch dimensions created in a direct edit model and dimensions that are driven by the model, there is no associated parameter. In the API, the only way to get a dimension’s value was to get it from the associated parameter, but that’s not possible in these cases. The various sketch dimension objects now support a “value” property that directly returns the current value of the dimension.
- Help System Enhancement for Retired Functions – The help system has been enhanced to better indicate that a function has been retired and what has replaced the retired function. Here’s an example. Also, retired functions are no longer shown in the code hints list in VS Code, although they still exist to support compatibility with existing programs.
- Our friends at Bommer updated their add-in as well, so if you’re using it with Fusion 360, be sure to update your version of Bommer to the latest one!
Autodesk Fusion 360 2.0.13377
- an issue where Fusion 360 crashes when entering full screen mode using Alt+Enter
- an issue where Fusion 360 was having difficulties opening files with Contact Reaction
Autodesk Fusion 360 2.0.13375
- Some of you have experienced Fusion 360 freezing when you tried to either start a new document or quit the application. Well that’s embarrassing, sorry for the trouble. Now you should be able to start and quit Fusion 360 without any hiccups.
- We fixed a crash issue that happened to some of you when you