If you do qualify for free use, start by downloading the free trial to Fusion 360 from the Trial download page.
STEP 3: REGISTER IN-PRODUCT
After downloading, click the blue trial countdown bar in the upper right toolbar of Fusion 360. In the next dialog box, you'll be prompted to register yourself as a startup or hobbyist. See our step-by step guide for more help.
Get free design and manufacturing software to help you grow your idea into a business
Fusion 360 gives you access to everything you'll need in your product design and development process. As a startup or hobbyist user, you get professional 3D design, simulation, collaboration, and CNC machining software for free and can renew your startup and hobbyist license every year that you continue to qualify.
Oru Kayak revolutionizes the kayak industry by creating easily transportable folding kayaks. They've relied on Fusion 360 throughout their entire product development process – from initial design sketch to final manufacturing.