Autodesk Fusion

Autodesk Fusion

Autodesk Fusion is a cloud-based 3D modelling, CAD, CAM, CAE & PCB software platform that combines industrial and mechanical design, modelling & simulation.

Autodesk Fusion

Autodesk Fusion is a cloud-based 3D modelling, CAD, CAM, CAE and PCB software platform for product design and manufacturing. It connects your entire product development process in a single cloud-based platform that works on both Mac and PC. It combines industrial and mechanical design, simulation, collaboration and machining in a single package.

The tools in Autodesk Fusion enable fast and easy exploration of design ideas with an integrated concept-to-production toolset.

  • Design and engineer products to ensure aesthetics, form, fit and function.
  • Reduce the impact of design, engineering and PCB changes and ensure manufacturability with simulation and generative design tools.
  • Directly edit existing features or model fixtures with the only truly integrated CAD + CAM software tool.

 

See how you can reimagine your product development process with Fusion

Autodesk Fusion: Key Features

Design

Create high-quality products by conceptualizing various design iterations in a unified environment that combines multiple modelling methods.

3D Modeling

Engineer products with a comprehensive set of modelling tools and ensure their form, fit, and function with various analysis methods.

Data Management

Leverage managed user permissions, version control, and cloud storage to centralise your unified development process.

Collaboration

Connect your teams and external stakeholders in a modern collaboration environment, communicate in real-time, and centralise project activity.

Rapid Prototyping / Make

Quickly create prototypes to validate your designs prior to manufacturing and reduce the impact of design changes.

Generative Design

Explore multiple manufacturing-ready outcomes that meet your design specifications while reducing weight, improving performance, and consolidating parts.

Simulation

Test your designs digitally to ensure they will survive real-world conditions and reduce the cost of prototyping.

Documentation

Communicate your designs to internal or external stakeholders with 2D manufacturing drawings, renderings, and animations.

Manufacturing

Easily program your CNC machine with 2.5, 3, 4, and 5-axis milling, probing, turning, mill-turning, and profiling operations, alongside professional design tools.

Manufacturing Extension

Improve your speed with automation and gain more control of your machine and processes with advanced manufacturing technologies (cloud credits required).

Fusion Features and Extensions

3D CAD made easy

Quickly iterate on design ideas with sculpting tools to explore form and modelling tools to create finishing features.

  • Sketching
  • Direct Modelling
  • Surface Modelling
  • Parametric Modelling
  • Mesh Modelling
  • Freeform Modelling
  • Rendering
  • PCB Design Integration
  • Sheet Metal
  • Assemblies

 

Integrated CAD + CAM software

Avoid costly rework, defects and missed deadlines that impact your bottom line with integrated CAD & CAM. Utilise HSM technologies to produce high-quality CNC machined parts and additively manufacture builds using FFF or PBF for metal 3D printing.

  • Fusion Machining Extension
  • 2.5 & 3-axis Milling
  • 3+2 Milling (5-axis Positional)
  • 4-axis Milling
  • 5-axis Simultaneous Milling
  • Setup Probing
  • Turning
  • Mill-Turning
  • Water Jet, Laser Cutter, Plasma Cutter
  • Free Post Processor Library

 

Comprehensive PCB design software

Stop struggling with manual electronics workflows and ancient, interchange file formats. Gain all the advantages of a full-featured schematic capture, PCB design and mechanical CAD with Fusion.

  • Schematic Capture
  • PCB Layout
  • PCB Manufacturing (CAM)
  • Design for Manufacturability/DRC
  • MCAD-ECAD Unification
  • Component Library Management
  • SPICE Simulation
  • Electronics Cooling

 

Seamless 3D simulation software

Create 3D models and simulate in a single software tool with Autodesk Fusion. Test your 3D designs early in the development process to determine product performance and uncover costly flaws.

  • Cloud Simulation
  • Study Breadth
  • Simplify
  • Compare Results
  • Static Stress
  • Modal Frequency
  • Thermal & Thermal Stress
  • Buckling
  • Non-linear Stress
  • Event Simulation
  • Shape Optimisation

 

Expand your ability to innovate

Input your performance parameters, manufacturing methods, materials and cost constraints to quickly generate multiple high-performing designs. Then, edit your CAD-ready geometry directly in Fusion

  • Manufacturing Methods & Constraints
  • Machine learning & AI
  • Native, Editable Results
  • Cloud Solve
  • Costing

2D drawings, accelerated

Instantly turn your 3D models into 2D drawings with Autodesk Fusion. Annotate, dimension and document with more precision to ensure manufacturing accuracy.

  • Administrative Tools
  • User Management
  • File Export
  • Version Control
  • Cloud Storage
  • AnyCAD
  • Team Participant

 

Bring teams together

Bring design teams together in a hybrid environment that harnesses the power of the cloud when necessary and uses local resources when it makes sense.

  • User Management
  • Global Share
  • Commenting & Redlining
  • Unlimited Access
  • Public/Private Design Sharing
  • Team Participant

Generative Design Extension

Fusion 360 Generative Design Extension allows you to quickly explore high-performing design iterations. Reduce weight, improve product performance, and consolidate parts.

Nesting & Fabrication Extension

Fusion Nesting & Fabrication Extension unlocks advanced capabilities to create optimized and associative multi-sheet layouts for sheet metal and non-sheet metal parts.

Manage Extension

Fusion Manage Extension unlocks additional data management functionality and manages design changes at any stage of production with the click of a button using pre-built workflows.

Additive Build Extension

Fusion Additive Build Extension allows you to 3D print high value metal parts. Automatically orient parts, create high quality finishing operations, and generate fully associative support structures.

Simulation Extension

Fusion Simulation Extension is a set of simulation study types to help you investigate if your 3D design can be manufactured or how it may perform under real-life conditions before manufacturing anything.

Machining Extension

Fusion Machining Extension provides advanced manufacturing functionality. Get access to more 3- and 5-axis strategies, toolpath optimization, and process automation.

Product Design Extension

Fusion Product Design Extension provides access to advanced 3D design and modeling tools that simplify the product development process and enable an automated approach to creating complex product designs.

Frequently asked questions about Autodesk Fusion

Autodesk Fusion is the first 3D CAD, CAM, CAE, and PCB tool of its kind, connecting your entire product development process into one cloud-based software.

Autodesk Fusion unifies design, engineering, electronics, and manufacturing to connect your entire product development process into one cloud-based software.

Industrial designers, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, machinists, hobbyists, and start-ups use Autodesk Fusion.

No, Autodesk Fusion is easy to learn. There are a variety of video tutorials, self-guided courses, technical documentation, and step-by-step guides to help you easily master Autodesk Fusion 360.

Autodesk Fusion is free for hobbyists, non-commercial use, and for qualifying start-ups.

Autodesk Fusion is integrated CAD, CAM, CAE, and PCB software, whereas AutoCAD is CAD software to create 2D and 3D drawings.

For a quote please contact our sales team at sales@symetri.ie.

Yes, Autodesk Fusion runs on both Mac and Windows.

If you purchased online, your subscription will automatically renew unless you’ve turned auto-renew off. Simply sign in to your Autodesk Account and select the product you want to renew and verify that your auto-renew is set to on and your payment method is correct.

Operating System

Apple® macOS™ Big Sur 11.x*; Catalina 10.15; Mojave v10.14 (learn more about Apple Security Updates)

Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 (64 bit) (until January 2023)**

Microsoft Windows Windows 10 (64-bit) Windows Release Information

CPU

x86-based 64-bit processor (e.g. Intel Core i, AMD Ryzen series), 4 cores, 1.7 GHz or greater; 32-bit not supported

ARM-based processors partially supported via Rosetta 2 only - see this post for more information.

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