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Fusion 360™ is a cloud-based 3D CAD/CAM tool for product development that combines industrial and mechanical design, collaboration, and machining in a single package. The tools in Fusion 360 enable fast and easy exploration of design ideas with an integrated concept-to-production toolset.
Fusion 360 is natively written for both Mac and PC, allowing you to use your preferred OS or both at no additional cost.
Quickly iterate on design ideas and use sculpting and modeling tools to explore form and finishes.
Create smooth and precise surfaces with T-Splines technology or with sketch curves, patches, and extrusions. Obtain the exact amount of curvature you want in your models by editing the form’s face, edges, and vertices.
With Fusion 360, history modeling consists of a historic timeline. The timeline captures commands used during the design process. You can go back and edit any of those operations without needing to update anything downstream—everything updates automatically. Create base feature models that are history-free, and then use them in the history-enabled environment for top-down design.
Access robust solid modeling tools that allow you to easily create organic designs, as well as detailed mechanical parts, or a combination of both.
Perform powerful Boolean operations, and add features such as webs, lofts, patterns, and much more to your existing model.
Set precise parameters to your sketches. Model dimensions with specific values as well as relational functions. Make changes to the parameters and the model will update, keeping the mechanical features previously created intact.
Bring in scanned STL or OBJ data and use them as the reference for your Fusion 360 design. Create T-Spline faces right on top of the surface using Object Snap, or use the Pull command to snap vertices right onto the mesh body. This allows you to freely edit the T-Spline model.
Fusion 360 comes with a library of engineering standard parts based on ISO, ANSI, DIN, etc. Use them as the start of a new design or insert them into an existing design without re-creating these parts from scratch.
Create organic shapes with T-Splines push-pull commands.
Direct modeling and history modeling are seamlessly integrated and more powerful than ever.
Change aspects of your model that automatically update to corresponding values and functions you create.
Import OBJ or STL bodies as mesh models and easily create custom designs conforming to the mesh surface.
Access standard parts when starting a new design, or import this data into an existing design.
Once you have settled on your design you can engineer your design, creating assemblies to validate fit and motion and photorealistic renderings and animations to verify the appearance.
Import standard CAD formats, such as SLDPRT, SAT, IGES, STEP, STL, and OBJ. Fusion 360 will keep your original file and create an F3D counterpart.
Export locally as well as via the cloud—you’ll receive an email notification when your model has been translated and is available for download.
Assemble your parts in the same environment in which you designed them.
Get a sense of how the assembly could behave as a working prototype by activating all the joints in a motion study.
Create photorealistic renderings with Fusion 360’s local real-time ray-tracing rendering engine or with powerful cloud rendering.
Understanding how your design works before fabricating can save you time and resources. Create tests that can visually help you determine the weakest areas on your model, or areas that are most likely to fail.
Select among a variety of tests, including
Fully animate how your product comes together or comes apart with flexible camera views, fade-in/fade-outs, manual or automatic explode features, as well as instructional call-outs on areas that require more detail. Easily share these scenes with others by exporting them as MP4 videos.
Import and export design files with as much CAD translation as you need. Fusion 360 supports translation of more than 50 file types.
Easily assemble components and show how they work in relation to each other.
Create relationships, simulate motion, and review the fit and function of your design.
Visualize designs with a variety of rendering tools, environments, effects, and visual styles with simple drag-and-drop commands.
Create stress tests that analyze the functionality of your model before you manufacture it.
Communicate your designs with 3D exploded views and animations to share how your model is built or functions.
Use the 3D print workflows to create a rapid prototype or the CAM workspace to create toolpaths to machine your components.
The CAM capabilities of Fusion 360 share the same proven CAM kernel as HSMWorks and Inventor HSM™, enabling you to quickly generate toolpaths that cut cycle times, reduce machine and tool wear, and produce the highest-quality finished parts.
2D strategies include drilling, contouring, pocketing, facing, and adaptive clearing.
Prepare your designs for 3D printing by previewing the mesh structure, making pre-print refinements, and automatically creating optimized support structures. You can also print multiple different designs at once.
Fusion 360 is easily used with 3D printing software utilities, including Autodesk® Print Studio, powered by Spark, which allows you to prepare and communicate directly with the Autodesk Ember™3D printer. It’s also compatible with a variety of 3D printers, including direct integration with printers from Type A Machines, Dremel, MakerBot, and Ultimaker.
Rapidly specify views, dimensions, and tolerances with associative 2D drawings, which can be updated with just a click if changes were made to the original model downstream. Archive them locally as DWG or PDF.
In addition to all the existing 2-axis strategies, 3-axis CAM offers parallel toolpaths, horizontal clearing, penciling, scallop/constant stopover strategies, and spiral/morphed spiral for more organic designs.
CAM for Fusion 360 includes CNC programming, simulation, and design with real-time collaboration and online project and data management.
Set up your design to 3D print directly from within Fusion 360.
Document your designs with integrated and associative 2D drawings—any changes made to the model will be automatically updated on your Mac or PC.
Fusion 360 takes the machining experience further with more powerful 3-axis or 3D CAM toolpath strategies.
Fusion 360 brings design teams together for collaborative product development. The Fusion 360 data panel and activity dialog enable you to:
Multiple contributors can create and modify referenced components within a project, allowing teams working in various geographic locations to work much more efficiently.
Distributed design allows you to insert one Fusion 360 design into another and maintain an associative link between the two. If the linked design is modified, you can choose whether you’d like to update the referenced design to reflect the changes. Open designs just as you left them and Fusion 360 will highlight referenced components that are “out of date” and allow you to update them individually or as a whole.
Invite unlimited team members to your projects. Keep track of versions, and view the work others have done within the project through a live activity feed. You also can keep track of progress and team activities via the A360 Team application in your web browser.
See the project versions your team has been working on within Fusion 360. Save multiple versions of your designs in the cloud with A360 Team or archive them locally.
You have the flexibility to review previous file versions and boost them to the top of version history to iterate from a previous design.
Easily find components embedded in complex design files and data archives using an integrated search engine.
With the Fusion 360 mobile app, you can view, mark up, comment, and collaborate on 3D designs with anyone inside or outside your company.
Upload your designs to the community gallery or securely share your designs with specific individuals using the public sharing link from your data panel. The link will allow the recipient(s) to view and download the design within their web browser with our free 3D viewer—even if they don’t have an Autodesk Account. You’ll be able to maintain control of who has access to view, comment, or edit projects. View 2D and 3D files in more than 65 formats in Fusion 360 without extra downloads or plug-ins.
Review a design with team members and clients who are using various web browsers in multiple locations—all viewing the same model interactions in real time.
Create multiple branches from the same master design and let your team members iterate without any interruptions.
Fusion 360 gives your team the ability to design concurrently, manage externally referenced parts, and update assemblies more efficiently.
Easily track and comment on project progress or share project components with other team members on the web.
Store and manage all design data in one place with auto-save or manual version control.
Share your designs with a larger community or with specific team stakeholders using safe and secure public sharing links.
Extend Fusion 360’s capabilities by generating custom scripts.
Review designs with multiple people in real time, all within a web browser.
Team members working on different parts of a design can easily create their own branches from the main design, review each other’s changes, and merge back.
Fusion 360 is built collaboratively with its community. We listen to what users want and deliver new functionality every 6-8 weeks.