AutoCAD vs Fusion 360

Compare AutoCAD and Fusion 360's features. Learn about the differences between the two 3D modeling software.

Pricing

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Overview

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Fusion 360 is an integrated industrial and mechanical design platform. Concept and prototype in collaboration with manufacturing.

Design every detail with 2D and 3D CAD software. AutoCAD has improved industry toolsets and workflows across desktop, web, and mobile.

Professional-grade tools for 2D and 3D modeling, collaboration, advanced simulation, CAM, and digital factory design.

2D + 3D modeling, design + rendering

Detailed concept renderings

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3D graphics rotation/panning

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Advanced geometric views

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Edit scans with raster and vector tools

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Shape generator

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Sketching

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Assembly modeling

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Mechanical concept and layout design

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Mesh modeling

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Surface modeling

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Parametric modeling

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Tube and pipe design

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Direct modeling

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Freeform modeling

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Component generators and calculators

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Documentation

2D manufacturing drawings

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Compatible for 3D printing

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Geometric dimensions & tolerances (GD+T) standards

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Print batches of drawings

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Tracked changes within drawings *with Manage Extension

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Exploded views

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Print batches of multiple product drawings

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Detect and comply with CAD standards

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Xref compare

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Smart annotation tools

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Architechture Drafting Standards

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Content center

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Collaboration

Import, export models

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Shared view collaboration

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User management

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Global share

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Commenting + redlining

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Unlimited access

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Public/private design sharing

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Team participant

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Import, export blocks

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Import, export drawings

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Import and convert PDFs

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Attach, edit, display point clouds

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Cloud and mobility

Access, view, or edit remotely

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Publish, share, and collaborate online

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Works with popular cloud services

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Web app

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Mobile app

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Annotate dwg files in airplane mode

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Simulation and visualization

Exploded views and animations

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Stress analysis

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Cloud simulation

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Simplify

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Compare results

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Static stress

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Modal frequency

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Thermal & thermal stress

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Buckling

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Non-linear Stress

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Event simulation

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Shape optimization

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Dynamic simulation

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APIs and automation

Manufacturing methods & constraints

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Machine learning & AI

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Create custom keystroke commands

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AutoLISP programming and automation

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Visual LISP functionality

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Visual Basic applications

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Record repetitive keystroke sequences

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Edit multiple object properties

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Industry-specific object libraries

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Macros

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Native, editable results

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Cloud solve

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Costing

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Design configurations

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Automated frame design

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Sheet metal

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Mechanical design

Design parts, assemblies, products

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Automate part updates

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Assign parametric constraints for parts

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Intelligent tool palletes

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Import external CAD geometry

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Object materials and mass properties

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Automate bills of materials creation

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700,000+ intelligent manufacturing parts

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Electrical + PCB design

Schematic capture

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Create panel layouts, schematic diagrams

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Use consistent project standards

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Organize in a project-based structure

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Wiring diagram error checking

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65,000+ intelligent electrical symbols

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PCB layout

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PCB manufacturing (CAM)

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Design for manufacturability/DRC

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MCAD-ECAD unification

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Component library management

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SPICE simulation

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Electronics cooling

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PCB design integration

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Printed circuit board interoperability

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Manufacturing

2.5 & 3-axis milling

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3+2 milling (5-axis positional)

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4-axis milling

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5-axis simultaneous milling

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Setup probing

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Turning

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Mill-turning

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Water jet, laser cutter, plasma cutter

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Free Post Processor Library

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Additive manufacturing

Fused filament fabrication

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Associative programming

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Metal additive manufacturing

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Model management

Integrate coordinated BIM models

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Model-based definition

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BIM interoperability

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Assign objects to layers with colors

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TrustedDWG™ file validation

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Data management

Administrative tools

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User management

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File export

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Version control

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AnyCAD

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Work with non-native data

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Create reusable block libraries

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Printed circuit board interoperability

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Toolsets + Extensions

Machining Extension

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Nesting & Fabrication Extension

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Manage Extension

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Generative Design Extension

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Additive Build Extension

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Architechture toolset

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Map 3D toolset

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MEP toolset

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Plant 3D toolset

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User interface

Customize menu, ribbon interfaces

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Content sensitive ribbons

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Cohesive user experience

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Block library

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Edit, print logical drawing sets

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Import, edit, and create CAD blocks

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Quick access recent or favorite blocks

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Support and stability

Automate updates and notifications

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Includes service packs, updates

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Certified hardware support

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Available dedicated phone support

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Extensive user community

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Guides, tutorials, and training center

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Customize installs for your company

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Access to releases from prior years

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System requirements

Processor

2.5-3+ GHz

2.5-3+ GHz

2.5-3+ GHz

Microsoft® Windows

10, 64-bit

10, 64-bit

10, 64-bit

Apple® macOS

Big Sur v11

Big Sur v11, Windows 10 on Mac*

*Windows required for all AutoCAD toolsets

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Linux

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Disk space

30 GB

30 GB

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RAM

8-32 GB

8-32 GB

8-32 GB

Video graphics card

DirectX 11 capable, Shader Model 5, min. 4 GB of video memory

DirectX 11 capable, Shader Model 5, min. 4 GB of video memory

DirectX 11 capable, Shader Model 5, min. 4 GB of video memory

Browsers

Chrome

Chrome

Chrome

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