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Is there a way to disable automatic updates in Fusion 360?

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andy_au_yeung
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Is there a way to disable automatic updates in Fusion 360?

Is there a way to disable automatic updates in Fusion 360? I am a technician in a school, we have 22 of the computers for the class. We can’t monitor the update day by day.

 

Always update when the student start in the lesson. That’s really disturbing.

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There is a lab version for educational installs.

Try a google search for Fusion 360 lab download for info.

 

Mark Hughes
Owner, Hughes Tooling
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Thanks for reply

After I see the video on the link, the LAB Education version is year renewal. Do this mean we need to update each of the year?
If yes, how to count the day? according to the date we install or this update is renew each of the January?

  

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@Phil.E  Can you help with this?

 

@andy_au_yeung Pretty sure the idea behind the lab version is you have control over when you update but you'd still want to update frequently so you get the latest updates.

 

Mark

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Phil.E
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The lab version for schools is designed exactly for this situation.

 

The installation is managed entirely by the school, including updates. There are a few ways this is done.

 

Method 1 - deep freeze

  • Using an "image" of the school lab-machine installation
  • The image is updated each day, via script, to check for Fusion updates
  • The image is deployed each day to the school computer labs
  • Benefit: The students can run Fusion at home on personal machines, using the latest build, and the school computers will be able to open these files.

 

Method 2 - manual install and update

  • The school computers are imaged or installed with the educational admin installation
  • When an update is available (several times a year) the school computers are updated by re-installing, or updating the installation.
  • Risk: unless the school computers are always up to date, the students can run Fusion on personal machines that have newer up-to-date installations and create files that cannot be opened at school. This is very disruptive.

 

Method 3 - normal streaming update

  • This is what you have, according to your description.
  • Fusion is updated several times a year.
  • Students accept the update when they start Fusion
  • After a few minutes the update is downloaded and they restart Fusion
  • Benefit: students using school computers and personal computers will always be in sync, the update is very easy to manage (just click download/restart when done), and the school IT department doesn't need to monitor for updates (method 2), or use deep freeze (method 1). 




Phil Eichmiller
Software Engineer
Quality Assurance
Autodesk, Inc.


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