Why use Autodesk Fusion 360 Cloud CAD Software?

Emily Suzuki January 4, 2022 2 min read

Fusion 360 brings CAD, CAM, CAE, and PCB together into one easily accessible cloud CAD package.

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The days of localized software packages are dwindling, and for a good reason. Cloud computing is faster, smarter, and more applicable to today’s expanding digital market. For example, consider how less user-friendly computer-aided design (CAD) software was a decade ago versus now. Today’s modern world currently consists of cloud CAD software, like Autodesk Fusion 360, to benefit engineers and designers in ways that once seemed impossible. 

What is cloud CAD?

Cloud CAD is a cloud-based software solution that runs in a local browser or through a web or mobile application via the internet. In contrast, traditional CAD software only runs on a local computer. Cloud CAD offers the same capabilities as traditional CAD software but is updated and managed remotely in real-time. 

Cloud CAD software can be an addition to existing desktop CAD software and operated from virtual servers, or it can rely on a CAD architecture specifically built for the cloud. Companies are increasingly looking for cloud-based CAD solutions because of their overall versatility. 

Who is using cloud CAD?

In today’s world, it’s challenging to find an engineering company that isn’t interested in upgrading its software to the cloud. The added mobility and versatility of cloud CAD are alluring, not to mention the added capabilities of completing a product design from anywhere with internet access, especially with the increasing work-from-home opportunities. 

There are many benefits to Cloud CAD. Not only does it save time, but it also lowers overhead costs, updates automatically reduce clutter, and much more. Engineers can also benefit from cloud CAD’s ability to increase efficiency and security, streamline workflows, and make collaboration and product development easier than ever before. 

Traditional CAD software is slow, cluttered, and expensive. Cloud-based CAD solutions save time, money and increase productivity. It also allows multiple people to access the same files simultaneously and saves all of this work in real-time on the cloud. Local CAD software limits file access to one person per computer; you have to save the file, then email or transfer it to someone else’s computer. Using cloud-based CAD solutions also removes the fear of overwriting someone else’s saved file.  

Autodesk Fusion 360 takes the lead

Autodesk Fusion 360 is leading the charge within the cloud CAD market. Fusion 360 provides the ideal cloud-based CAD software service because of its integrated CAD, computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), computer-aided engineering (CAE), and printed circuit board (PCB) package. 

Fusion 360 allows engineers to design and manufacture products to ensure aesthetics, fit, form, and overall functionality. Engineers can also utilize generative design tools that harness artificial intelligence (AI) to generate multiple design solutions within seconds.

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