Autodesk Fusion Industry Cloud for Manufacturing: Where We Are and What’s Next 

Aishwarya Balamukundan Aishwarya Balamukundan November 13, 2023

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AU2023 officially kicks off today! There’s a lot of exciting news to share, and one thing has been made very clear: Autodesk Fusion has a bright future ahead. So, we’d like to share some of the announcements, look at the future of Fusion, and outline some key changes. 

Last year at Autodesk University 2022, we introduced the Fusion industry cloud for manufacturing, and this year, we are excited to communicate this vision even further.

Autodesk Fusion industry cloud for manufacturing

What is the Fusion industry cloud for manufacturing?

Imagine if you could achieve productivity gains, make better decisions, and maintain a competitive advantage by unlocking the value of an open data model and automation tools. Imagine if you could further bridge the gap between engineering, development, machining, and business processes.  

Introducing your path to the future of manufacturing. Fusion industry cloud for manufacturing will represent a new era of connected data and collaboration for individuals, teams, and entire organizations to design and make anything. 

CAD, CAM, CAE, PCB, data management (PLM, PDM), MES, and more will be integrated into one unified experience, enabling advanced automation, AI capabilities, and streamlining of workflows.

The Fusion industry cloud will provide a single source of project data across your organization and supply chain through the Autodesk data model. By ensuring everyone has access to the same data, you can eliminate repetitive tasks and processes, accelerate productivity, and provide critical real-time insights about product development and business operations.

Ultimately, Fusion industry cloud will: 

Our commitment to value—what’s now and what’s next for Autodesk Fusion

Since the inception of Fusion a decade ago, we’ve been committed to delivering the best cloud product development solution on the market. In the past three years, we’ve delivered more than 100 product updates and 650 new features and enhancements. We will continue to deliver on our promise of reimagining workflows and being your trusted partner as you bring products to life. 

This year alone, we’ve delivered five major updates focusing on new and improved features across design and engineering, electronics, and manufacturing. Features such as configurations, fastener libraries, automated modeling, advanced geometry tools, multi-axis deposition, and continued toolpath improvements continue to reinforce our commitment to delivering power, flexibility, automation, and unparalleled performance.

We’ve also put quality, performance, and stability front and center. We’re making significant improvements to how Fusion runs on macOS as well as Windows machines. Fusion now runs natively on Apple silicon chipsets, uses native macOS trackpad engine for gesture processing, and has high DPI scaling support on Windows. We have also increased performance and stability when it comes to working with large model assemblies.

Some additional highlights include:  

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. In the future, we’re introducing automated drawings, BOM (Bill of Materials), and more. We’ll also continue to invest in connected manufacturing data operations, sustainability insights, and partnership connections.

For example, just today we announced an exciting new partnership with Cadence that connects Cadence’s PCB design capabilities directly to Fusion, enabling data to flow in both directions. 

What’s changing?

Fusion pricing and offering updates

Autodesk Fusion champions collaboration, putting data front and center for organizations. As we continue to add value to help our customers solve everyday problems, we’re rebalancing the price of Autodesk Fusion and Autodesk Fusion extensions to align with the value they deliver. As a result, the price of Fusion is going up, and the price of some Fusion extensions are going down. 

New subscription pricing and packaging

Our commitment to current subscribers continues, which is why, as of January 30, 2024, all current active annual subscribers will get a lock-in price of $490 USP SRP until your renewal in 2027. 

Effective January 30, 2024, the new subscription prices will increase to the following: 

Please review the following table to determine what steps to take depending on your subscription type: 

SUBSCRIPTION TYPENEXT STEPS
Current Annual Subscriber– You will receive a renewal price lock at the current price of $490 USD SRP until your renewal in 2027 so long as your subscription is current on January 30, 2024. No action needed.  
Current Fusion Legacy Subscriber– Your subscription price will remain locked in at $310 USD or local currency equivalent so long as you maintain an active subscription.  
– If your subscription expires, you will need to repurchase at the current SRP. 
Current Fusion Early Adopter Subscriber– Your subscription price will remain locked in at $300 USD or local currency equivalent, so long as you maintain an active subscription.  
– If your subscription expires, you will need to repurchase at the current SRP. 
Current Monthly Subscriber– The new monthly subscription price of $85 USD SRP will be reflected on your renewal on or after January 30, 2024.  
– Consider transitioning to an annual subscription prior to January 30, 2024, to receive a renewal price lock at the current price of $490 USD SRP until your renewal in 2027.  
Current 3-year Subscriber– At the end of your existing 3-year term, please contact your sales representative or local reseller to discuss your renewal price lock options. 
– If you convert prior to February 6, 2027, you will receive a renewal price lock of $490 USD SRP until your renewal in 2027. 
Current Fusion Team Participant Subscriber– Effective February 7, 2024, the price of Autodesk Fusion Team will increase to $195 USD SRP. The new subscription price will be reflected on your next renewal. 
Current Fusion for Personal UsersNo changes are being made to Autodesk Fusion for personal use currently, and no action is needed.  
– If you are interested in more functionality, including recently added configurations and fastener libraries, you should consider a Fusion commercial subscription.  
– If you purchase an annual subscription before January 30, 2024, you will receive a renewal price lock at the current price of $490 USD SRP until February 6, 2027.  
Current Fusion for Startup Users– Effective November 14, 2023, we are changing some of the eligibility criteria for the free startup subscription.  
– You will receive an email regarding the next steps shortly.

New extensions packaging and pricing

We’re also rebalancing and consolidating Fusion extensions to simplify the portfolio of offerings and maximize the value you receive. All current $1,600 USD SRP extensions will now see a price reduction to $1,465 USD SRP. We will also be simplifying the portfolio of extensions offered, consolidating from eight down to five—packing even more features into some extensions for a lower price.  

Please review the below graphic and chart for details:

EXTENSION SUBSCRIPTIONWHAT’S CHANGING & NEXT STEPS
Autodesk Fusion Machining Extension Subscribers  – The annual subscription price is going down from $1,600 USD SRP to $1,465 USD SRP and now includes the functionality from the Additive Build and Nesting & Fabrication Extensions.  
– The extension is also being renamed the Autodesk Fusion Manufacturing Extension, 
You now have access to the Additive and Nesting extensions’ capabilities.  
– When you near your upcoming renewal, connect with your sales representative or local reseller to discuss next steps. 
Autodesk Fusion Simulation Extension Subscribers – The annual subscription price will go down from $1,600 USD SRP to $1,465 USD SRP and will now include the functionality from the Generative Design Extension.  
– You now have access to the capabilities found in the Generative Design extension.  
– When you near your upcoming renewal, connect with your sales representative or local reseller to discuss next steps. 
Autodesk Fusion Nesting & Fabrication Extension Subscribers – The Nesting and Fabrication Extension functionality will now be available as part of the Autodesk Fusion Manufacturing Extension. 
– You now have access to advanced machining and additive manufacturing capabilities.  
– The annual subscription price of the Autodesk Fusion Machining Extension will go down from $1,600 USD SRP to $1,465 USD SRP.  
– When you near your upcoming renewal, connect with your sales representative or local reseller to discuss next steps. 
Autodesk Fusion Generative Design Extension Subscribers – The Generative Design Extension functionality will now be available as part of the Autodesk Fusion Simulation Extension 
– You now have access to advanced simulation capabilities.  
– The annual subscription price of the Autodesk Fusion Simulation Extension will go down from $1,600 USD SRP to $1,465 USD SRP.  
– When you near your upcoming renewal, connect with your sales representative or local reseller to discuss next steps. 
Autodesk Fusion Additive Build Extension Subscribers – The Additive Build Extension functionality will now be part of the Autodesk Fusion Machining Extension. 
– You now have access to advanced machining and nesting capabilities.  
– The annual subscription price of the Autodesk Fusion Machining Extension will go down from $1,600 USD SRP to $1,465 USD SRP.  
– When you near your upcoming renewal, connect with your sales representative or local reseller to discuss next steps. 
Autodesk Fusion Signal Integrity Extension Subscribers – The price of the Autodesk Fusion Signal Integrity Extension is going down from $1,600 USD SRP to $1,465 USD SRP.  
– Current functionality will remain the same.  
– No action is needed. 
Autodesk Fusion Manage Extension Subscribers – The current price of $495 USD SRP and functionality of the Autodesk Fusion Manage Extension will remain the same.  
– No action is needed. 
Autodesk Fusion Product Design Extension Subscribers – The extension is being renamed to the Autodesk Fusion Design Extension.  
The current price and functionality of the extension will remain the same.  
– No action is needed.
Autodesk Fusion Extension repackaging FY25

All prices are for estimation purposes only. The SRP does not include taxes or currency adjustments. The actual retail price is determined by your reseller and is subject to currency fluctuation. Contact your Autodesk representative or reseller for exact pricing in your region.

For more information about these changes, please refer to the following FAQ. If you have subscription-related questions, please contact Autodesk support. If you need additional clarity on what we’ve outlined above, please post on the support forum here.  

Thank you for being a valued Autodesk Fusion customer. We appreciate your loyalty and are committed to helping to improve your processes and grow your business, as together, we push the boundaries of what it means to design and make.

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