Free Autodesk Fusion Subscription Types: Hobbyist, Startup and Educational Use (2024 Update)

Emily Suzuki Emily Suzuki October 7, 2019

1 min read

Explore the three free Autodesk Fusion subscription types to determine which license type is right for you.


To provide the best experience for all of the Autodesk Fusion communities, we currently offer three free license types: Autodesk Fusion for personal use, Autodesk Fusion for startups, and Autodesk Fusion for educational use. These three subscription types are free for personal use, qualifying startups and students/educators.

Please note: For commercial use details, please visit our Plans & Pricing page.

Which free Autodesk Fusion subscription type is right for me?

Autodesk Fusion for Personal Use: For non-commercial use only. You’ll have access to everything you need for personal projects, including all the design, engineering, documentation, and manufacturing capabilities included in a current Fusion commercial subscription. Access to collaboration, data management capabilities and commercial software translators (NX, Catia, Solidworks, Creo, and Inventor) is not included. Also, support is provided through our community forums for this subscription type. Learn more here.

Autodesk Fusion for Startups: We remain committed to offering you Fusion as a free, fully- functional, commercial-based software. Additionally, we want to ensure you can stay compliant in the future. A registration and approval process is now required to verify that you meet the criteria outlined here. If approved, you’ll get the same access as the regular commercial subscription offering.  Apply today.

Autodesk Fusion for Educational Use: Free for qualifying students and educators or institutions. Learn more here.

For instructions on how to register for any of these subscription types, click here. If none of the above free options apply to you, please refer to our Plans & Pricing page or contact a Fusion representative via the contact info at the end of this article.

Autodesk Fusion subscription types in detail

To see an in-depth explanation of the various Fusion license types, watch the following video:

Prefer to speak with someone? Contact an Autodesk Fusion sales representative:

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UK:  +44 8081 699659

Germany: +49 8941 207104

France: +33 1 75 85 05 80

Spain: +34 9312 25042

Italy: +39 0 212 4120560

*When you subscribe, your subscription may renew automatically for a fixed fee monthly or annually, subject to availability. All benefits and purchase options may not be available for all software or services in all languages and/or geographies. Subscription programs and benefits may vary and are subject to the applicable terms and conditions and/or terms of service.
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