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Fusion 360 Documentation Beta is ending: What should you do?

by Employee on ‎04-29-2014 10:33 PM - last edited on ‎05-05-2014 02:57 PM by Alumni KaitlinStewart




To those of you that installed the Fusion 360 Documentation Beta, we will be closing the beta on May 15. We are extremely grateful for all the feedback we received, both positive and constructive. We’ve compiled all of your advice and are currently working on a new and improved set of functionality, which we will be happy to reveal in the near future. 



Due to the nature of the Beta environment, we will not migrate your files, so if you’d like access to your data in the future, please download and save your content to your local hard drive. We recommend exporting a PDF of your 2D documentation, as well as exporting a copy of your 3D model. Please use the following steps for saving out your work.


Export PDF of Drawing

  1. Launch Fusion 360 Documentation Beta
  2. Open the drawing you want to save to PDF
  3. Select “Output” from the file menu
  4. Select appropriate settings on the Output dialog


Export of Design Data

  1. Launch Fusion 360 Documentation Beta
  2. Open the design you want to export
  3. Select the hamburger button in the top left corner of the application
  4. Select Export Archive


Rinse and repeat on any other designs you want exported. You can then import them into the production version of Fusion 360 for further modeling.


We have so enjoyed collaborating with you on these Beta ventures, and we look forward to more feedback on what we have coming next – so stay tuned and in touch!


Are you part of the Fusion 360 Publisher Beta? It's also closing on 5/15 so export your designs with this tutorial



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by *Expert Elite* on ‎05-13-2014 03:14 AM

so the beta will be closed and there will be no replacement for now? Did i get that right? That would be a desaster as the documentation beta was the only way to get 2D vectors exported from fusion so far!?

by Employee on ‎05-13-2014 07:46 AM

I don't know exactly what your requirements for 2D vectors from Fusion are (drawings, or input to laser cutters, etc).  But, in the coming May update of Fusion, we have added Save as DXF on a sketch.  While we realize this is in no way a replacement for drawings, it will be a way to get 2D vector export for at least sketch geometry.


Jeff Strater (Fusion development)

by Active Contributor CGPM on ‎05-14-2014 10:22 AM

Cad programs need some form of documentation, even if it is still a work in progress.  Please, give us something to use, anything.  I would rather not have to print screen shots of dimensioned sketches to use as prints, please.

by Employee on ‎05-14-2014 12:46 PM

I left a similar response to a recent blog post for Fusion 360. 


I completly agree that CAD programs need a way to create documentation. Our teams are working incredibly hard to get Documentation ready and hope to have it out soon. We are shooting to have Documentation for Windows as a tech preview in the June update if all goes well . We have made some really good progress since beta but need a little more time before we feel conformable releasing it into the product as a tech preview. We will be posting more details around both of these in the coming weeks/month.

by merenhir on ‎06-15-2014 09:29 AM

Hi, when can we expect Documentation for Mac?

by Employee on ‎06-15-2014 09:50 AM
We are shooting for August on the Mac although it's still a bit early to know if we will be able to get it the August release or the next one. We are on track to get it in the June update for Windows as a tech preview.
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