Autodesk® Fusion 360™ is an integrated CAD, CAM, and CAE tool for product development, built for the new ways products are designed and made. With Fusion 360 you have everything you need to bring products to life, from conceptual design, through detailed engineering, machining, sharing, and much more.
Try Fusion 360 free for 30-days.
ITERATE DESIGNS, EXPLORE FORMS
Surface Modeling - Explore ideas and create organic shapes with T-Splines push-pull commands.
Solid Modeling - Direct and history based modeling are seamlessly integrated.
Parametric Modeling – Make changes that automatically update corresponding values and functions of the design.
Mesh Modeling - Import OBJ or STL bodies as mesh models to create custom designs conforming to mesh surfaces.
ENGINEER DESIGNS, EXPLORE FUNCTION
Data Translation - Import and export design files with unlimited CAD translation of over 50 file types.
Assembly Modeling - Assemble components and show how they work in relation to one other.
Joints & Motion Studies - Create relationships, simulate motion, and review the fit and function of designs.
Rendering - Visualize designs with a variety of rendering tools, environments, effects, and visual styles.
Animations- Communicate design concepts with 3D exploded views and animations to show how a model is built or functions.
2.5 Axis & 3 Axis Machining - Prepare designs for machining with integrated CAM for 2D and 3D milling.
3D Printing - Set up designs for 3D printing within Fusion 360.
Drawings - Document designs with associative 2D drawings—any changes made to the model will be automatically updated.
COLLABORATE & MANAGE DESIGNS
Collaboration & Sharing - Collaborate within Fusion 360 by tracking and commenting on project progress, or share project components with other team members.
Version Management - Store and manage all design data in one place with auto-save or manual version control.
Mobile Viewing & Management - Access designs on the go with the free Autodesk Fusion 360 app for iPhone and iPad.
Share or Publish Data & Designs - Share designs with the community or with individuals with secure public sharing links.
Form Inspection & Analysis – Validate a model with curvature comb analysis, zebra analysis, draft analysis, curvature mapping, interference checking, assembly motion studies and more.
All users will get a free 30-day period to try Fusion 360. At the end of your 30-day free period select the subscription option that meets your needs either monthly or annually. Once you select your subscription option, you will not be able to cancel or modify your subscription during the active period. Manage your subscriptions in the Account Settings after purchase.
Fusion 360 Subscription options:
• $59.99 per Month
• $499.99 Annually
Contact the Fusion 360 team directly or visit the Support page.
Support Page: http://www.autodesk.com/products/fusion-360/support
Operating system: Apple macOS® Sierra (10.12) or later production versions
CPU: 64-bit processor (32-bit not supported)
Memory: 3GB DDR RAM (4GB recommended)
Network: DSL Internet connection or faster (broadband recommended)
Hard drive space: 2GB for Fusion 360 client
Graphics Card: 512MB GDDR RAM or more, except Intel GMA X3100 cards
Pointing Device: Apple Mouse, Magic Mouse, MacBook Pro trackpad
New! - Know when a teammate is working on your design at the same time
We’ve instrumented some new tech that lets you know when your teammate is working on the same design by displaying an user icon in the quick access toolbar. Hovering over it will show a tooltip of who is working on it. The design item in the data panel will also show a banner that the same design is in use by one of your team members.
Note that this functionality is currently only available if you’re on a Team Hub. We are still refining the experience and will be releasing it to a broader group once we have everything buttoned down.
New! - A more modern toolbar
Colors - neutral colors mean less distractions
Icons - we tweaked the icons so they are less cluttered
Document tab - takes full width so long design names can be displayed by default
Tab tooltips - Now will appear when you hover over any document tab
Tab overflow - now you can pick exactly which tab to go to via a familiar drop-down menu
Saving document - now when you save a design, the icon in the document tab will reflect “saving” or “saved”.
Opening document - when you’re opening a design, it may took a few seconds. You’ll notice a progress bar at the bottom right corner and a message saying “Opening document…” so you know that Fusion 360 is working in the background.
New! - Tapered threads for Hole Command
Now when you want to make a hole on your design by using the Hole command, you’ll notice that we’ve added a new Hole Tap Type called “Taper Tapped”. This enables you to choose between a variety of thread types, include NPT, as well as NPT for PVC piping and fitting.
New! - Bend command for sheet metal parts made from DXF sketch
If you have sketches or DXF files you’d like to use to create sheet metal parts out of, you can now do it with a new tool called Bend. This tool enables you to select sketch geometry and use them as bend lines for your sheet metal flanges.
New! - Generative Design Toolbar Icons for Explore
We are continuing to refine the Explore experience in Generative Design. Now when you’re looking at a single outcome, the commands that were previously spread across different areas of the toolbar have been gathered into a more practical layout and are sporting a fresh visual treatment.
New! - 2D Drawings Tapered Threads support
With tapered threads being available in the Hole command, you’ll need to show it on a 2D drawing as well. Depending on what standard you use (ISO or ASME), you’ll now be able a to properly differentiate tapered threads in side and front views on a 2D drawing.
New! - Manufacture Stock Simulation Comparison
There is a new option in the simulation stock "colorization" dropdown to use "comparison" colorization. Colorization of the stock often gives you a quick and good overview of potential machining issues relevant for both part quality and cutting performance. This will color the simulated stock with three colors, blue for excess stock, green for stock that is within tolerance, and red for gouges. What is considered "within tolerance" is determined by two numeric text boxes, "Stock to Leave" and "Tolerance".
Improved! - Select face or feature in the Fillet command is back
Improved! - Use model edges as Sketch Mirror Line
Improved! - Move sketch dimensions after they’ve been placed
Improved! - Show and hide sketch dimensions
Improved! - Ability to download usable outcomes in Generative design
Improved! - Better Milling dialog intelligence in Generative Design
Improved! - More control over angle of cutting pass in thread milling
Improved! - Slot tool available in swarf & multi axis contour
Improved! - Use even step-downs for 2D Face toolpaths
Improved! - Select same diameter now available in Milling Boss, Bore, Thread & Circular Holes
Improved! - Bodies are no longer automatically selected in setups
Improved! - Rest machining from file option is back in Manufacture
Ratings and Reviews
UGH, Not at all Stable.
I’ve used a lot of different 3d programs.. Maya, Alias Wavefront (back in the day), Lightwave, 3ds Max, Rhino, Softimage (another oldie), Blender, etc… The UX varied from app to app, I don’t mind the UX for this app but it definitely has it’s learning curve. They all do to be honest with you. What I hate about this app is that it’s pretty much unusable for me. I have one of thew new Macs and have 32gb ram. This App just constantly crashes on me. Constantly. Always at the worst times and it seems to never have a recent autosave that I can re-load so I’m constantly having to redo 15-20 minutes of work. Stabilizing this software should be Autodesk’s primary concern. I like to use this app because it’s fairly easy to create very high precission models with it, once you get passed the learning curve of the UI. Unfortunately this app frustrates me more than it satisfies me so I’m going it a low rating. Stop building out features and focus on bugs and technical debt for your next bunch of releases. Make it stable and usable.
If you need to create precision 3d objects for print, this is a very good software program if you can stand to constnatly restart the software and deal with making 2 steps forward and 1 step back every time it crashes. Get in the habbit of hitting ctrl-s after everything you do. It’s the only way to make sure you don’t lose your work when it crashes.
Get used to it or deal with the frustration.
Developer Response ,
Ashapiro75 - really sorry to hear you're running into these problems. You shouldn't be experiencing this kind of instability and we'd like to help investigate. Would you mind posting your issue to our Support forum? https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/fusion-360-support/bd-p/962
Decent App With Major Flaws
Fusion 360 is a very powerful and capable app when it comes to its essential tools and workflow. Unfortunately its performance on Macintosh is unbelievably bad, at best.
The app often will not open on the first try, (even on both of my Mac Pro's), it often takes 2 or 3 tries just to get the app to open correctly. The incredibly slow launch time (up to a minute) makes this a very tedious app just to get open.
This app crashes more often than any other application I've ever used, often in the middle of projects. Not to mention its extremely poor viewport performance, such as rotating around an object in 3D space, it just feels laggy and unresponsive. Every other 3D modeling app I use is smooth as butter (Blender, 3ds, Inventor, Maya), so I know it's not just my computers.
Many essential tools to the toolkit seem unnecessarily obtuse to use as well, though that may come down more to personal preferences.
I love AutoDesk and their products, they are a fantastic company with great support for their users, especially those who purchase software. However, I must highly recommend you look elsewhere for parametric product modeling as this app is far too laggy in performance and unstable.
I recommend SW, Rhino, and even other products from Autodesk such as their fantastic "Inventor" and "Alias".
Developer Response ,
Let us help! You shouldn't be experiencing these kind of issues on your Mac, and we'd like to investigate. Would you mind posting your issue to our Support forum? https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/fusion-360-support/bd-p/962
Fantastic for hobbyists
As a professional design engineer I can appriciate Fusion 360. Although I think there are other programs that are more suitable to be used in a professional environment, for example Inventor which is also made by autodesk, I think that Fusion 360 is an incredibly powerfull software that is capable of a lot, but only once the user is familiar with the user interface.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.