Fusion 360

Cloud enabled 3D CAD & collaboration platform for designers

About Fusion 360

Fusion 360 is a 3D CAD, CAM and CAE tool that combines industrial and mechanical design, simulation, collaboration, and machining to connect the entire product development process in an integrated, concept-to-production toolset


Key benefits of Fusion 360

  • Quickly iterate on design ideas with sculpting tools to explore form and modeling tools to create finishing features.

  • Test fit and motion, perform simulations, create assemblies, make photorealistic renderings and animations.

  • Create toolpaths to machine your components or use the 3D printing workflow to create a prototype.

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    4,5 /5
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    Value for Money
    4,3/5
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    Ease of Use
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    Ryan
    Ryan
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    • Industry: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    The best CAD tool for hobbyists and anyone who wants to make something

    Reviewed on 2019/08/06

    I first used Fusion 360 as an undergrad because it was free for students, and later found out that...

    I first used Fusion 360 as an undergrad because it was free for students, and later found out that it was also free for hobbyists. I love that approach to software, because I believe anyone should be able to dream something up and make it; Fusion 360 just provides one of the most powerful tools for that development process. I've used it to design robot parts, program machine toolpaths, and modify CAD designs from free libraries for fun. I really enjoy using it.

    Pros

    Fusion 360 set out to be the best integrated CAD and design software, and it certainly has achieved a lot of its goals. While not as high-powered as top-tier CAD programs, it holds its own and is uniquely designed with the user in mind. I love Fusion 360's cloud-based system; without having to store files locally, I can log in on any machine that has Fusion 360 and access my projects. The interface is clean and easily customized, and the tools are intuitive. There is also an active community that is great at answering questions, and a lot of YouTube tutorials put out by Autodesk and others that fully explore Fusion 360's functionality.

    Cons

    Because Fusion 360 is constantly being updated and new developments are being added regularly, sometimes you will open it up after a few weeks without using it and the interface will be different. If you're trying out a preview feature, you might not get to keep it if the development team decides to go in a different direction. But this is rare.

    Nizamudin
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    • Industry: Design
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Fusion 360 review

    Reviewed on 2022/07/24

    my experience with fusion 360 was overall good as i fusion for prototype designing and the version...

    my experience with fusion 360 was overall good as i fusion for prototype designing and the version control technique makes it possible for me to fix issue and problems in my design more easily

    Pros

    Overall what i enjoyed the most was version control feature and the electronic design feature integrated into the software

    Cons

    It being cloud run software affects its performance some times and also causse it to lag due network speed issue in some cases

    Wesley
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    • Industry: Medical Devices
    • Company size: 51–200 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

    Powerful, easy to use, but buggy and unreliable.

    Reviewed on 2022/11/18

    It does a great job of helping us create prototypes but the bugginess requires extreme patience....

    It does a great job of helping us create prototypes but the bugginess requires extreme patience. It's like a sports car that handles well but stalls every 2 miles. It feels like a beta product yet it's been out for years. However, as far as I know there is nothing better unless you're willing to pay a lot more.

    Pros

    Relatively easy to use.Tons of features, more than enough for modest needs.Cheaper than Solidworks by a long way.

    Cons

    The half-local, half-cloud implementation is a disaster when Autodesk have server problems, which they do.Performance is poor - randomly and frequently locks up for 5-10 sec for no apparent reason, even when just rotating the view. The design doesn't even have to be very complex for it to start doing this.Other random common glitches like view drawing bugs, requiring reload of design.(on i7, 16GB RAM, GTX2070. No plugins. Reinstalling the software doesn't help)

    Marius
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Monthly for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    The permissive hobbyist license allows you to quickly design 3d printable things

    Reviewed on 2021/08/24

    Compared to freecad it's super easy too use and intuitive, and does not have any quirks.

    Compared to freecad it's super easy too use and intuitive, and does not have any quirks.

    Pros

    The availability of the fusion 360 for hobbyists to have it for free is stunning. as one gets access to powerfull and intuitive cad tools.

    Cons

    In recent updates they removed some functionality for hobbyists. Also it's cloud based.

    Alternatives Considered

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    Reasons for Switching to Fusion 360

    There is more tutorials available for fusion 360 compared to freecad, also faster to design my designs.
    Shoeb
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    • Industry: Design
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

    An amazing tool developed by AutoDesk

    Reviewed on 2022/02/06

    Pros

    The project management capabilities alongside its robust and easy to use UI makes it a dream for any designer to use.

    Cons

    The cost of getting the software on an yearly subscription is very high.

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    Fusion 360 FAQs

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    Fusion 360 offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$495,00/year
    • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    A 30-day free trial is available, after which standalone single-user licenses are priced as follows: Fusion 360: -$40/month -$310/year -$620/ 2 years Fusion 360 Ultimate: - $190/month - $1,535/year - $3,070/2 years

    Fusion 360 has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

    Fusion 360 supports the following languages:

    English

    Fusion 360 supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    We do not have any information about what integrations Fusion 360 has

    Fusion 360 offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, 24/7 (Live rep)

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