Autodesk Fusion 360 Basics: Simulation Tools for Everyone

Trent Still Trent Still July 5, 2023

2 min read

If you’re getting started with simulation in Autodesk Fusion 360, this is a great place to start. This guide highlights important tools to master, best practices, and things to be aware of as you get up to speed with the simulation tools in Fusion 360.


Simulation tools in Fusion 360

Fusion 360 provides a range of simulation capabilities that enable you to validate and optimize your designs for various real-world scenarios. By leveraging these simulation tools, you can identify potential issues, improve performance, and reduce material waste before moving to the manufacturing stage. Let’s explore some of the key simulation tools available in Fusion 360.

Static stress analysis

Thermal analysis

Fatigue analysis


Generative design

Get started with simulation in Fusion 360

By familiarizing yourself with these simulation capabilities and exploring the associated tools within Fusion 360, you can gain valuable insights into your designs, make informed decisions, and optimize their performance, reliability, and efficiency. 

Comprehensive Getting Started Guide

Get Fusion updates in your inbox

By clicking subscribe, I agree to receive the Fusion newsletter and acknowledge the Autodesk Privacy Statement.