Autodesk Fusion 360

Autodesk Fusion 360

Score 7.7 out of 10
Autodesk Fusion 360

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What is Autodesk Fusion 360?

Autodesk Fusion 360 is a cloud-based 3D CAD, CAM, and CAE tool which integrates design, modeling, and simulation capabilities.
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1 out of 10
July 28, 2022
I use SOLIDWORKS mainly for all our designs but use Fusion 360 for the CNC machining. This was a good simple and cost-effective solution …
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Fusion 360

$60.00

Cloud
per month

Fusion 360 Free

Free

Cloud

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services
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Product Details

What is Autodesk Fusion 360?

Autodesk Fusion 360 is a cloud-based 3D CAD, CAM, and CAE tool which integrates design, modeling, and simulation capabilities.

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Autodesk Fusion 360 Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo
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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Autodesk Inventor excels at daily core engineering tasks. When integrated with Vault management systems and part libraries, Autodesk Inventor is tough to beat when you need a mechanical design solution. When Inventor and Vault are setup properly it allows for a very efficient design workflow. I think it would be difficult to achieve the same amount of workflow efficiency with Autodesk Fusion 360, that said, Autodesk Fusion 360 offers a very good toolset at a much lower cost. I can maintain a yearly subscription of Autodesk Fusion 360 and get about 85% of the functionality that is available via the Inventor design suite for the cost of about 2 months of an Inventor subscription. I then also get access to manufacturing plugins with Autodesk Fusion 360 but lose a lot in the drawing environment. Inventor beats Autodesk Fusion 360 hands down when it comes to documentation.
vijay kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
No we can’t compare these softwares from each other’s but yes this Autodesk Fusion [360] is a great tool for printing 3d models which gives you full control over elements
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Both [Autodesk] Fusion 360 and SOLIDWORKS are far beyond any open source project or 2-D oriented software. Compared to SOLIDWORKS, [Autodesk] Fusion 360 comes packaged with more functionality without needing to purchase additional add-ons for each function.
Jeff Eaton | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
There are quite a few 3D modeling tools out there, but few of them hit Fusion 360's sweet spot. Blender is powerful (and conveniently open source), but comes with a lifetime's worth of overkill if you're designing parts for printing rather than on-screen animation and graphics. OpenSCAD, a free programmatic modeling tool, is fantastic for simple models but can be a pain once production parts are needed — maintaining precise geometric relationships between components of a model, smoothing and filleting rough edges, etc quickly become an exercise in debugging complex math. AutoCAD is obviously the 800lb gorilla, but its price tag and complexity make it a tough leap when small shops or hobbyists are getting started.

Fusion 360 really does hit the sweet spot; it has powerful parts-modeling tools, plenty of room to grow with high-end mechanical engineering features, and its liberal licensing makes kicking the tires easy to justify.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Solidworks, Inventor and Rhino
Fusion's tools are more intuitive, and it is more aimed at the novice, but also features tools that even the more professional software doesn't have. Make no mistake, Fusion 360 is just as, if not more powerful than most of the other packages that cost even 10x more. Fusion360 is affordable, easy to learn, and makes file storage easy.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Before Fusion 360 I was mostly using Open Source solutions like OpenSCAD and FreeCAD. They are great but it took a lot of time to master them and you are working slower than with Fusion 360. They are less stable as well. I'm going back to OpenSCAD only with very specific models that are easier to define by code.
Tyler Grudowski | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Fusion 360 is the second-most powerful software of the three, SOLIDWORKS being the best. Fusion 360 is an excellent step into making 3D CAD available to more people, but there are definitely still kinks they need to work out. The software gets sluggish and slow at times, but is plenty good most of the time.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Fusion 360 is the most modern and robust professional CAD program on the market. It has its quirks (as with any robust piece of software), but overall it provides a lot more functionality than the traditional CAD programs -- SOLIDWORKS, Creo, and Autodesk Inventor. If it weren't for licensing contracts, stubborn management, and expensive employee overhead, I think a large proportion of companies would to switch to Fusion 360 from one of these other CAD software choices. The transparent nature Autodesk has taken in developing Fusion 360 has provided to be a key part of the future of CAD - actually listening to and getting feedback from the users. SOLIDWORKS, for example, only provides a yearly update with the renewal of a license, which can be heartbreaking when you realize that 3/4 of the bugs and feature ideas you submitted were not even considered. Some naysayers (old stubborn engineers) will say Fusion 360 doesn't have this feature or that feature. But the reality is, it's only a matter of time until there isn't at least one way to achieve something in Fusion 360 that you can do in the other programs.
Samuel Crawford | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
SketchUp is much more user-friendly than Google Sketch-up for anyone who has had experience with traditional solid modeling softwares like Solidworks or Autodesk Inventor. Google SketchUp feels almost backwards in workflow and seems much more geared to designers or people who are involved in architecture. Fusion seems much more like a precies science with a very technical-looking interface while SketchUp resembles a cartoon.
Luciana Montivero | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • AutoCAD and SketchUp
Fusion 360 beats all of those programs because of its ease-of-use. You can really do whatever you want with this program without the need to spend hours and hours of modeling or overthinking your piece. It also has the pro that you can try it for free so you don't need to pay overpriced fees to try it and really see if it suits your needs.
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