September 2020 Product Update – What’s New

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New! T-Spline Cylindrify command for Form Struts 

Design workspace > Solid Tab > Create Form > Modify Panel > Cylindrify

Now in the Modify drop-down menu in the Form contextual environment, you’ll find the new Cylindrify command. It forms uneven T-Spline geometry into a smooth cylindrical shape. This is especially useful to smooth uneven struts or holes from generative design results.

New! IGA Export

Right-click on a T-Spline body > Save T-Spine as IGA

You can now export T-Spline bodies to the IGA file format. IGA stands for isogeometric analysis. IGA technology allows FEA (finite element analysis) to be performed directly on certain types of models. This open format allows third party applications to perform analysis directly on data exported from Fusion 360.

Improved! As-Built Joint Modes

Design workspace > Solid Tab > Assemble > As-built Joint

Now when you use the As-Built Joint command to join two components together, you’ll notice that we’ve also added modes like Joint Origin, Between Two Faces, as well as Two Edge Intersection, just like what you’ll find in the regular Joint command. Now you can easily choose which mode you want to use, making it more discoverable and easier to learn. 

In addition to these As-Built Joint improvements, we’ve also cleaned up a number of areas in the Joints experience. This includes more consistent error messaging, joint origin re-orient behaviors, as well as contextual disclosure of options in the command dialog, instead of showing everything at once. 

In addition to these As-Built Joint improvements and Two Edge Intersection previewing experience, we’ve also cleaned up a number of areas in the Joints experience. This includes the joint origin re-orient behaviors, preview compute issues in Joint, fixed buggy code that could lead to corrupted Joint origin, fixed the orientation inconsistencies seen between joints created through API and UI, consistent error messaging between parametric and direct modeling, better visual clue on the X, Y, Z offset values shown on its manipulator drag, better selection experience to know the participating faces/edges in Between Two faces and Two Edge Intersection ,as well as contextual disclosure of options in the command dialog, instead of showing everything at once.

Improved! Mirror Command now has Join and Stitch

Design workspace > Solid Tab > Create Panel > Mirror

Now when you use the Mirror command, Join for Solid bodies and Stitch for Surface bodies are now available as options to use in the Operation drop-down menu. This should help reduce extra steps in your modeling workflow. 

Improved! Edge Alignment Options in Extend Command

Design workspace > Surface Tab > Modify Panel > Extend

The Surface > Extend command now has a new Edge Alignment option that lets you select between Free Edges or Align Edges. Free Edges will behave as before, where the edges of that surface will extend in the direction of the manipulator, whereas Align Edges will align the edges in direction the edges are going.

Customer Issues Fixed:

Gardenweazel noticed that the designs shown in the File > Open dialog were incorrectly sorted by numerical order rather by the actual last updated date. Now it should sort properly. 

Seabreezecoffee found a rendering bug where

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