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.
The Fusion 360 Ultimate Subscription includes the addition of Advanced CAM (4 and 5-axis), and Advanced Simulation (Buckling, Shape Optimization, Non-Linear Static, and Event Simulation).
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:
• $39.99 per Month
• $299.99 Annually
Fusion 360 Ultimate Subscription options:
• $189.99 per Month
Contact the Fusion 360 team directly or visit the Support page.
Support Page: http://www.autodesk.com/products/fusion-360/support
Operating system: Apple Mac® OS® X Yosemite (10.11) 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
CAM - Information from the General tab is not saved when creating a tool holder with a newly created tool.
PCB trace was not shown as a canvas when pushed from Eagle
- Right-click mouse button for orbit
If you’re coming from Tinkercad or other design software that let you rotate or orbit with the mouse right button (right-click hold), then you’ll now find yourself right at home with our new right mouse button orbit option within Fusion 360. Change it by going to Help > Quick Setup or in the navigation section of your preferences.
- Visibility toggling is now faster
We noticed that it took Fusion 360 a couple seconds to react to whether you were trying to show or hide a complex part via the visibility toggle in the browser. We smoothed out some kinks and now visibility toggling now happens a lot faster.
- Faster Edit Form performance in T-Splines
Now when you initiate Edit Form tool to manipulate your T-Spline body, you should notice that we’ve improved the speed at which the body updates as you drag those manipulators. Should feel more snappier now.
- Surface Stitch stability
We’ve been seeing a large number of crash issues related to stitching surfaces with the Stitch command. Good news! We’ve finally been able to track down the culprit that has been causing all these issues and locked it away for good. Fusion 360 should no longer crash during stitching operations.
- Construction plane reliability
There was a weird issue where if you tried to apply a construction plane on an edge of the part, rotate the plane to a certain angle, then selected another edge, cancelled the command immediately, and proceeded to perform the same actions as before over and over, Fusion 360 would eventually lose patience and give up on you. Not cool. Now it knows to be more patient.
- "Center Two Point Arc Slot" is now called "Center Point Arc Slot"
Why? Because we felt the "two" was too redundant, which consequently made the whole name more wordy. Center Point Arc Slot is just as clear.
- Unisolate was missing from UI Preview
- Constraints were missing from UI Preview
- ESC key was not working in New Sheet Metal Rule dialog
- Issue with breaking linked sheet metal flat pattern parts and assemblies
- Strange behavior in Sketch Rectangular Pattern
- Deleting issue related to rectangular pattern and sketch projections
- Dragging issue related to Arc Slots
- 2D Drawing title block issue with non-English characters
- “!” appearing all over the CAM Post Processing dialog
- Dragging issue with CAM Turning groove tool
- CAM Turning tool editing issue
- NC Code issue around cylindrical engraving
- Edge break did not work for round grooving tool
- latestVersionNumber API issue
Well this was embarrassing. We fixed an issue where latestVersionNumber was returning the wrong version number for the latest document.
- .shx fonts issue on SketchText object
- documents.open API issue
For more detailed descriptions, check out our what’s new blog post at http://autode.sk/whatsnew
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.
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".
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.