Modern CAM software for CNC machining

Autodesk Fusion simplifies and automates the creation of high-quality machine code with professional tools to maximise the use of your CNC machines.

Benefits of using Autodesk Fusion for CNC machining

Modernise processes

Automated workflows and a modern user experience shorten learning curves, helping your team to become productive and profitable sooner.

Connected teams

Put your design and manufacturing data at the centre of everything you do, enabling your team to make business critical decisions faster.

Professional grade

Built on more than 40 years of innovation, Autodesk Fusion provides advanced CAM tools to help your business win and grow.

Accessible and affordable

Competitive pricing and flexible options, with free access to online post-processors, machines, cutting tools and fixtures from leading OEMs.

Manufacturing teams do extraordinary things with Fusion

Everything you need to drive your CNC machines

Connected design and manufacture

Integrated CAD/CAM automatically cascades design revisions through to production, shortening delivery times and avoiding costly mistakes.

Automated CAM programming

Speed up 2D, 2.5D, 3-, 4- and 5-axis CAM programming with automation and user-defined templates built around your best practices.

Multi-axis CNC machining

Make better use of your 4- and 5-axis CNC machines. Produce high-quality parts using fewer setups which lowers production costs.

Turning and Turn-mill

Dedicated 2D turning strategies. Combined milling and turning processes generate NC code for multi-tasking hardware.

Toolpath modifications

Make global or localised edits to toolpaths without the need for wasteful recalculations and start machining better parts sooner.

In-cycle probing and inspection

Use spindle-mounted probes to automate machine setup and monitor machining to help improve part quality and reduce waste.

Achieve your CNC machining goals

Increase manufacturing throughput

Quickly convert your best practices into templates that can be shared across your team helping you make better use of your people, tooling and machines.

Improve quality and reliability

Automate common CAM processes and workflows to remove manual non-value add tasks that are expensive and poorly controlled.

Reduce defects and non-conformities

Create the high-quality, collision-free NC machining code you need to produce parts to tolerance and protect your investment in CNC machinery.

Shorten project delivery times

Seamlessly connect your CAM programming and shop-floor teams to the data they need to make business-critical decisions faster.

Increase market share

Embrace innovative technologies that can help expand your manufacturing business and offer a higher-value service to your customers.

Reduce environmental impact

Optimise machining processes to remove waste by reducing the consumption of time, materials and other precious resources.

Expanded capabilities with extensive partner ecosystem

Integrations with leading OEMs help streamline common tasks. Learn more about Autodesk partnerships (US Site) with industry leaders.

Plans and pricing for every business

Flexible purchasing options to meet your current and future needs.


Autodesk Fusion

Integrated cloud-based CAD/CAM software with associative modelling and manufacturing tools, intuitive 2D to 3+2 CAM, 3D printing in plastics, cloud-based collaboration and more.






Autodesk Fusion for Manufacturing

Unlock advanced CAM programming tools for 3- to 5-axis CNC machining, nesting workflows for sheet-based fabrication and metals-based additive manufacturing.

Start a free 14-day trial of the Fusion Manufacturing Extension.





Key features

Autodesk Fusion

A subscription to Fusion includes:



  • Sketching
  • Direct modelling
  • Surface modelling
  • Parametric modelling
  • Mesh modelling
  • Freeform modelling
  • Rendering
  • PCB design integration
  • Sheet metal design
  • 2D and 3D arrange
  • Assembly modelling


  • 2D and 2.5D machining
  • 3-axis machining
  • Multi-axis positional
  • Turning
  • Turn-mill
  • Workpiece co-ordinate probing
  • Toolpath simulation
  • Machine animation

Additive (plastics)

  • Create toolpaths for fused filament fabrication
  • Associative programming
  • Part orientation
  • Library of 3D print hardware, including Ultimaker, EOS and Renishaw
  • Manual part orientation
  • Standard and customised print parameters
  • Infill patterns for hollow parts
  • Toolpath and build simulation
  • NC code export


  • Static stress
  • Modal frequency
  • Thermal and thermal stress
  • Buckling
  • Non-linear stress

Data management and collaboration

  • User management
  • Administrative tools
  • File export
  • Version control
  • Cloud storage
  • AnyCAD 3rd party file open
  • Public/private sharing
  • Commenting and redlining

Key features

Autodesk Fusion for Manufacturing

All the features of Autodesk Fusion plus:


Advanced CAD

  • Feature-based modelling
  • Parametric boss modelling
  • Automated snap-fit modelling
  • Customisable library of features
  • Geometric patterning

Advanced CAM

  • Automatic hole recognition
  • Automatic drilling
  • Whole-part machining strategies
  • Interactive 3+2 tool axis orientation
  • 4-axis machining
  • 5-axis simultaneous
  • Automatic collision avoidance
  • Toolpath modifications
  • Geometry probing
  • Surface inspection
  • Report generation
  • Automated part alignment

Sheet-based fabrication

  • Multi-sheet nesting
  • Nest preparation
  • Grain detection
  • Thickness detection
  • Quantity detection
  • Compare and report
  • Customisable reporting
  • Configurable part labels
  • Advanced 2D and 3D arrange
  • Toolpath generation for laser, water-jet and plasma cutters and CNC routers

Additive (metals)

  • Toolpaths for metal powder-bed machines
  • Automatic part orientation
  • Associative support structures
  • Library of 3D print hardware
  • Standard and customised print settings
  • Toolpath simulation
  • Hybrid manufacturing (combine additive and subtractive workflows)

Learn why successful manufacturers are benefitting from professional-grade CAM tools in Autodesk Fusion

FAQ: CNC machining with Autodesk Fusion

What’s the difference between Autodesk Fusion and Autodesk Fusion for Manufacturing?

Autodesk Fusion is the starting point for many manufacturers providing all the essential tools you need for 2D, 3-axis to 3+2 CAM programming, 3D printing and cloud-based collaboration. Autodesk Fusion for Manufacturing is a more capable version of Fusion that provides additional, advanced CAM capabilities for CNC machining (milling and turning), sheet-based nesting and fabrication and 3D printing in a range of materials.

What is Autodesk Fusion for Manufacturing?

Autodesk Fusion for Manufacturing is a special offering that combines Autodesk Fusion and the Fusion Manufacturing Extension at a discounted price. 

Do I have to pay extra for post-processors?

No. A subscription to Autodesk Fusion includes powerful CAD/CAM workflows but it also includes FREE access to an online library of editable post-processors capable of generating NC code for a wide range of different CNC machines. These post-processors can be edited by end-users. For more advanced post-processor configuration, a global network of authorised Autodesk resellers can provide a high-quality service (this may incur a fee).

Does Fusion include accurate digital twins (machine tools, cutting tools, fixtures)?

Yes. A subscription to Autodesk Fusion includes FREE access to online libraries of ancillary components that are often used by manufacturers, including:

  • Accurate 3D machine models from leading companies like Haas, Mazak and Okuma to use in Fusion for simulation and verification.
  • Cutting tools, tool assemblies and recommended feed rates from Sandvik Coromant, Kennametal and more (*).
  • Accurate 3D models of fixtures and work-holding to help with machine setup.

* Note some of these services may incur additional fees.

How fast can I get started with Fusion for my business?

Quickly. Fusion is incredibly easy to use thanks to its modern interface, intuitive workflows and library of online learning content. Depending on your specific needs, it's highly likely you'll become productive within a few hours or days.

How does Fusion compare with other CAM software?

Fusion is the fastest-growing CAD/CAM software available today. Autodesk releases updates to Fusion every eight weeks meaning we can react to your needs quickly and provide the latest technology to support your business. As you'd expect from a professional-grade CAM tool, Fusion offers powerful programming tools for 2D, 2.5D, 3-, 4- and 5-axis milling on a growing range of CNC machine types and NC controllers. What makes Autodesk Fusion different is how it puts your data at the centre of everything you do, allowing your team and your stakeholders to work together seamlessly.


For a more in-depth look at the advanced CAM capabilities in Fusion, visit the product centre at

Can Fusion generate G-code?

Yes. Fusion is CAM software that can create high-quality CNC machining code for many types of CNC machine and NC controller. A subscription to Fusion includes free access to a library of editable post-processors to create code to suit your needs. 


To see the list of free Fusion post-processors, visit

Can Fusion programme my CNC machines?

Yes. Fusion is an excellent choice for those needing CAM software to drive milling, turning and turn-mill machines. Fusion includes a growing suite of powerful toolpaths that can be run on 2D, 2.5D, 3-, 4- and 5-axis machines. A subscription to Fusion includes access to a library of accurate 3D models of commonly used CNC machines to help with part programming and machine animation. 


To see the list of machines included in Fusion, visit

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