Join Thom Tremblay for an in-depth discussion in this video Collaboration, part of Fusion 360: Designing for Metal.
- [Instructor] Collaboration and design sharing are at the core of Fusion 360. At every level, you have the ability to communicate and get input from others on your design. At the basic level, while you're working in Fusion 360, you can include a comment with the ability to capture the current screen view and add information. This comment will be maintained with the design throughout its history so that if others open the design and want to understand the history of it, they can take a look at the comments and see all of the information that's been logged, as well as add comments of their own.
To collaborate with someone on a project, you need only to open the data panel, go to the People tab, and add an email address for that collaborator. They will receive an invitation to download Fusion 360, if they don't have it already, and be immediately connected to the data in the project. For people that don't have Fusion 360 or don't need Fusion 360, you have direct options, such as creating a live review session where you can send them a URL via email or messenger, show them the design directly through a web browser, and create a chat session about the design with that user.
You can also share a public link so that even if someone doesn't need to be invited to the entire project, you can give them access to an individual file and control whether or not they can edit or simply review the data in Fusion 360. Beyond that, there is the option of opening the project in the web and reviewing it online. Here I have the entire project and all of the files. I can select a design.
I can see whether this design uses or is used in other designs. I could also review the drawings if this design had drawings attached to it. Clicking on the preview of the design will bring the model up in the window. In this window, a person could rotate; they could use measuring tools to understand what the size of the model is. They could also add markups and comment or ask questions.
If the design has animation, they're able to take a look at the animation itself which could, of course, answer additional questions. The ability to comment, collaborate, share with others, build on the strength of the modeling tools, and also builds on the spirit of Fusion 360 as a tool that will allow people to share their ideas and leverage the experience of others when trying to bring their designs to life.
- Setting up parameters
- Joining components
- Animating and rendering the design
- Testing alternative materials
- Creating the setup
- Publishing and posting the design