AUTODESK FUSION FOR MECHANICAL ENGINEERS

Autodesk Fusion: Integrated CAD for engineering

Gain access to a comprehensive engineering platform to bridge design, simulation, and manufacturing. Dive deep into an integrated experience with limitless creativity and efficient workflows.

Smarter design and manufacturing starts with one product development tool

Autodesk Fusion provides mechanical engineers with a unified platform to seamlessly bridge the gap from concept to manufacture. CAD, CAM, ECAD, and simulation all in one place eliminates the need for multiple tools and allows teams to collaborate and connect in real-time, regardless of location.

Advanced simulation capabilities allow for the validation of designs, while integrated CAD/CAM guarantees a smooth transition from design to production. ECAD brings electronics design into the fold, enabling true interdisciplinary projects. With its cloud-centric system, all design data remains synchronized and secure. 

Why standardize on Autodesk Fusion?

Increase product development agility

Create 3D models, engineer, simulate, and manufacture all-in-one product development solution.

Improve product performance

Solve engineering challenges faster, with flexible 3D modeling, simulation, and generative design tools.

Reduce time to market

Eliminate the need for back-and-forth file sharing across multiple tools by standardizing on a single CAD, CAM, CAE, PCB, data management, and collaboration software soution.

Connect your mechanical engineering processes with one solution

Product development unified under one solution

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Parametric modeling

Create history-based features, including extrude, revolve, loft and sweep that update with design changes.

 

Assemblies

Assemble designs with a traditional bottom-up, middle-out, or top-down approach, and analyze assembly motion.

 

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Simulation

Test your designs to make sure they will survive real-world conditions. Simulate your products digitally, reducing the cost of prototyping by using fully validated solvers.

 

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Collaboration

Remove silos from your traditional design process and use a modern collaboration environment. Connect teams and stakeholders, communicate in real-time, and centralize project activity.

 

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Integrated CAD/CAM

Produce high-quality CNC machined parts, and additively manufacture builds using FFF or BPF for metal 3D printing.

 

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Electromechanical integration

Make sure that your PCB fits the first time, every time with the only truly unified MCAD to ECAD software solution.

 

100x 

Investigate upwards of 100 3D design iterations in the amount of time it would traditionally take to complete one.


5x 

Design, engineer, and manufacture a product in one day instead of a week.


75%

Reduce your mechanical engineering time by 75% when compared to traditional 3D design methods.



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SOLIDWORKS vs. Fusion 360 comparison guide

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AUTODESK FUSION SIMULATION EXTENSION

Make better products

Test the manufacturability of designs with structural, thermal, and explicit simulation tools, including injection molding, as well as generative design capabilities.

Autodesk Fusion resources for mechanical engineers

Explore the benefits of DFM (design for manufacturing) and discover which Autodesk Fusion features support the process

 

Autodesk Fusion offers a unified, streamlined, and highly collaborative product development environment—from prototype to final product.

 

10 ways Autodesk Fusion supports designers and engineers during the prototyping and fabrication stages of product development.

 

Explore how design automation tools like parametric modeling, generative design, and automated modeling in Autodesk Fusion enable your team to grow smarter.

 

Autodesk Fusion is the sum of its multiple, powerful parts. We’ll expand upon CAD, CAM, and CAE, advantages across crucial touchpoints in the end-to-end product development process.

 

Gain access to an assortment of simulation capabilities, including thermal simulation, structural simulation, and injection molding manufacturability with the Autodesk Fusion Simulation Extension.

 

Create 3D models, engineer, simulate, and manufacture all on one solution

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Is Autodesk Fusion a CAE tool?

Yes, Autodesk Fusion is a computer-aided engineering (CAE) tool. It is a cloud-based 3D CAD, CAM, CAE, and PCB platform that offers a wide range of CAE capabilities, including simulation, stress analysis, thermal analysis, and fluid flow analysis. These features allow engineers and designers to simulate and analyze the behavior of their designs before manufacturing, helping to optimize performance and reduce costs.

Does Autodesk Fusion include simulation software?

Yes, Autodesk Fusion includes simulation capabilities, allowing users to analyze and simulate the behavior of their designs. These tools include structural analysis, thermal analysis, and fluid flow analysis. Users can apply loads, constraints, and material properties to their models and then run simulations to evaluate factors such as stress, deformation, temperature distribution, and fluid flow patterns. Simulation capabilities in Fusion help users optimize their designs, identify potential issues, and make informed decisions during the design process.

Does Autodesk Fusion include assemblies?

Yes, Autodesk Fusion includes assembly capabilities. It allows users to create and manage assemblies, which are collections of multiple components that interact with each other to form a larger design. With Autodesk Fusion's assembly environment, users can import or create individual components and then assemble them together, defining relationships and constraints between the components. This enables the visualization of how different parts fit and interact with each other, perform motion studies, and evaluate the overall functionality of designs.

Is Autodesk Fusion a collaboration tool?

Yes, Autodesk Fusion includes features that enable users to collaborate and work together on design projects. Autodesk Fusion allows multiple users to access and work on the same design simultaneously, making it easier for teams to collaborate and share their work in real-time. Users can also share their designs with others by sending links or inviting them to collaborate directly within the Autodesk Fusion platform. Additionally, Autodesk Fusion includes version control and cloud storage, allowing users to track changes, revert to previous versions, and access their designs from anywhere with an internet connection. 

Does Autodesk Fusion include electronics PCB functionality?

Yes, Autodesk Fusion includes PCB (Printed Circuit Board) electronics design capabilities. It provides tools and features specifically tailored for designing and prototyping electronic circuits. Users can create schematic diagrams, place components, route traces, and generate manufacturing-ready PCB layouts. The software also offers features such as design rule checking, electrical rule checking, and 3D visualization of the PCB design. 

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