Fusion360 - Professional CAD tools for the Beginner and Expert
Updated October 01, 2019

Fusion360 - Professional CAD tools for the Beginner and Expert

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Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Fusion 360

I use Fusion 360 to make sample parts for customers who would like to see the capabilities of our 3D printers. It makes designing for 3D printing easy and painless but is also extremely powerful. I can always rely on Fusion 360 to make parts that print great every time. Having very little time to learn new software, Fusion was easy to learn and I was designing models in minutes when I first started.
  • Offer parametric modeling, but also has organic modeling features.
  • The workflow is extremely easy to learn. You can start designing in minutes.
  • The cloud upload is nice so that you do not have to bring files with you when working from other computers.
  • I would like to see Fusion 360 have some kind of STL editor since it is used so much for 3D printing.
  • Better mesh editing tools.
  • More 3D printing tools.
  • It has allowed me to create designs quickly and efficiently, saving countless hours.
  • Allows me to open customer files and make tweaks.
  • 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.
Customer support is on par if not better than most. They are responsive, and are all very knowledgeable on their products, and seem passionate about helping.

Do you think Autodesk Fusion 360 delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Autodesk Fusion 360's feature set?

Yes

Did Autodesk Fusion 360 live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Autodesk Fusion 360 go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Autodesk Fusion 360 again?

Yes

This software offers professional tools which are extremely easy to learn when compared to competitors. You can become a CAD expert in just weeks. If you are looking for a software to use that creates clean files for 3D printing, look no further. For teachers, designers, and even hobbyists, Fusion 360 have tools for everyone.

Using Fusion 360

1 - Sales and Marketing
1 - Basic knowledge of 3D design, measuring, and basic manufacturing skills.
  • Making sample parts for customers
  • Making parts for display at trade shows
  • Editing customer files
  • Making parts for our trade show setups
  • Will use it for more training purposes for teachers
It does everything I need for great value.

Evaluating Fusion 360 and Competitors

Yes - Sketchup. It was clunky and didn't work well.
  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
The amount of tools you get in one package made this decision a no-brainer.
I wouldn't change it.

Fusion 360 Implementation

No. It is basic and straightforward.
Change management was minimal - None
  • No issues. It was pretty much flawless.

Fusion 360 Training

Very easy to learn and a ton of videos and tutorials are on the web.

Configuring Fusion 360

You can customize the interface, but in stock form it is very well-organized and intuitive.
Keep it in its stock form so that tutorials are easy to follow.
Some - we have done small customizations to the interface - It was very easy to do.
No - we have not done any custom code
If you need or want to customize, it is very easy. It is recommended you leave it stock as it works great as-is.

Fusion 360 Support

ProsCons
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
Difficult to get immediate help
I had lost some of my recently created files on their cloud system. They found them and restored them in my system within minutes.

Using Fusion 360

ProsCons
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Consistent
Quick to learn
Convenient
Feel confident using
None
  • Quick parametric commands
  • easy organic shapes
  • threads for screws, etc.
  • editing and working with stl files
  • exporting and importing different file types
Overall it is just a great piece of software for doing most 3D work. It has everything I need plus more at a great price.

Fusion 360 Reliability

It offers so much already, and the reason being is that it showed promise early on.
Sometimes I like using it on Saturday nights. Unfortunately, they usually do their updates at this time and it isn't available to use.
It can freeze sometimes while doing heavy tasks.

Integrating Fusion 360

Integration was seamless.
  • File import/export
Not that I know of.
None. It was very easy to integrate.

Relationship with Autodesk

I ordered online.
I didn't have to work with them.
Not at this time.

Upgrading Fusion 360

Yes - Yes it updated automatically.
  • More streamlined workflow.
  • Cleaner menu
  • More 3d printing and manufacturing tools.