Autodesk

Fusion 360


4.5 / 5
23 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

3D CAD, CAM, and CAE professionals who are working in a hybrid environment.


Average Ratings

23 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $310.00/year
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
  • Support
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Autodesk
  • www.autodesk.com

About Fusion 360

Cloud-based 3D CAD/CAM tool to bring your design teams together and connect your entire product development processes on one platform.


Fusion 360 Features

  • Audio / Video Conferencing
  • Brainstorming
  • Chat / Messaging
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Cooperative Writing
  • Discussion Boards
  • Document Management
  • Group Calendars
  • Project Management
  • Synchronous Editing
  • Task Management
  • Version Control

Fusion 360 Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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Great for small team projects

Dec 04, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: This software is very easy to use once you understand the interface. It combines most of the great features from Autodesk's other popular CAD programs such as autocad and inventor and combines them into a tidy package. The best part about this software is the timeline feature, it allows you to go back and make changes at any point in the design flow so you can adapt your model in real time without having to start over.

Cons: The only thing I don't like about this software is that it lacks an ability to wrap text as sketches around complex surfaces. I also wish that it had 3D printing simulation tools built in but I haven't seen that in any other program either.

Overall: Fusion 360 saves a lot of time when I design parts for 3D printing, having the ability to design something print it out for a real world test then return to the design and make any needed changes in a matter of minutes is huge for my workflow.

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I use this for prototyping AND teaching children how to design 3D prints!

Dec 04, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Fantastic ease of use, easy to teach and learn. Everything is in places that makes sense and you can create models based on measurements very easily. The software is designed to go right to 3D printers and even CNC machines. Lot's of options for modeling types/contexts such as parametric and even sculpting primitives. The cloud platform makes it very easy to access your work from other computers/devices.. One of the most useful features for me is the fact it handles threads so well, easy to 3D print and have parts properly screw together. I tested over 30 different modeling software packages before I settled on this. No regrets.

Cons: The only real gripe I have is with the overall model of subscription services, I'd rather pay and own this type of software but I understand I am getting real time patches and updates.

Overall: I've really been able to take my modeling and prototyping and even teaching STEM students to the next level.

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New to CAD/CAM, but very easy to learn.

Nov 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: A lot of tutorials are available for learning the capabilities of this amazing software. Very intuitive and easy to use.

Cons: There are certain steps or procedures that must be followed, but this is more of the machining process than the software. The CAM operations are very intuitive.

Overall: I love it! I learned to use this software by following the training and tutorials from Academy.TitansofCNC.com Prior to using F360, I had used Sketchup and found it very limiting and "toyish". F360 to Sketchup is a like a Mack Truck compared to a Chevy S10, in a different league.

My current favorite 3D modeling tool for 3D prints

Aug 22, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Fusion 360 is pretty easy to use and the drop-downs are intuitive (assuming you're not new to modeling). I like how easy it is to export models to the CNC or 3D Printer.

Cons: I also do video game design and Fusion has NOT made that easy to do at all. It looks like I'll aso be using 3DSMax for awhile until they Fusion becomes a little more friendly to the VR world.

It is super easy to accidentally delete previous work if you don't save before closing Fusion (Windows update is the bane of productivity and cause of a lot of lost work).

Overall: I use Fusion for rapid prototyping of medical devices, furniture, and art. I'm satisfied with the program and like that it is both Cloud Based and has offline capabilities.

A very rewarding program to learn.

Nov 28, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: I like this program as it offers many features that can also be seen in programs such as Solidworks. However, Fusion can be acquired for free while Solidworks can cost quite a bit of money. Fusion also has a builtin CAM software so it can generate G-Code straight from the model that can also be designed in the program. Fusion is primarily a CAD program specifically for 3D design and it does a great job at that as well, the models can be easily designed once you get the hang of the program and models can also be easily exported to STL files for 3D printing later.

Cons: The program has a mild learning curve as the main concept of it is to first, draw out a 2D sketch and then extrude that into a 3D model, and even though it is a great alternative to Solidworks should Solidworks be a bit too expensive. It lacks a few features that Solidworks does have. However, the program is quite easy to learn from online tutorials and general trial and error.

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Autodesk Fusion 360 CAD review

Sep 29, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It's a parametric software. That means it is possible that after drawing you could easily change previous parameters according to your current needs. Thus you don't need to draw it from scratch.

Cons: I use it for only 3d modelling. So I don't need any rendering, CNC functioning, sheet metal feature, stress analysing etc. That covers a huge place in my PC. Beside the software gets slow.

Overall: It somewhat works slowly on my computer even my PC has sufficient hardware and my internet connection speed is high. Especially when you work on it, the network connection is on. The software needs connect to cloud servers at time intervals and that process keeps software slow. If you want to work faster than you should close the network connection.

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Review of Overall Experience

Sep 11, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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Pros: On being introduced to the application for designing a school robot, it was very easy to utilize the package on basic terms. It offered tutorials as well as different modes of interface from rookie to expert.

Thus as i became more familiar with the application, more and more features became available by switching to more comfortable modes.

Enjoyed the mouse and keyboard interaction to maneuver 3d objects in space.

Enjoyed the x,y and z references as similar to the AUTOCAD application,

Cons: The blue flashing interface with the 3d object troubled my epileptic condition. Thus i had to obtain glasses to continue using the product. The addition of different colour themes to Fusion 360 would make it near to perfect for a student like me.

Easy to use and amazing tutorials

Sep 13, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Step by step tutorials which help you learn it very quickly.

Cons: There are issues with the 3D models in the autodesk library. Some of them are outdated and not work with the latest version of the software.

Overall: I have taught this software to 60 students for two semesters and it was really easy for students to grasp.

The easy and fun way to create!

Oct 05, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: The software isn't complicated to use and has lots to offer. There are many tools that help create and alter whatever you can put your mind to creating. Lots of useful tutorials for designing and a very helpful community for answering questions. I do 3d printing and create objects using Fusion 360.

Cons: As with any program you need to learn to use all the tools offered, with design programs I've found that sometimes tools can do more than one thing (and that isn't always notated in a tool tip).

Easy to use, love price and cloud-based design

Nov 30, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Learned this system after working with a number of other CAD systems in the past (solidworks, onshape and pro-E). It was a pretty easy learning curve. They also offer free usage to non-profits and startups making less than $100,000 per year, which is awesome for getting started with the system. I've seen a number of beginners learn the system to make simple 3d prints very quickly as well.

Running off of the cloud is also great if computing power is limited.

Cons: As a newer software, there are sometimes features that have not yet been implemented making working clunkier.

Overall: Used this for some basic models before building a prototype of a small robotic system, primarily because that's what they makerspace I was working with used and I needed to interface with their CNC machines. I was impressed with how quick the learning curve was, and was able to dive in and design quickly.

fantastic tool for 3d printing

Oct 17, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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Pros: Once you get the hang of it, it opens up a lot of doors for 3D printing enthusiasts. Work flow in fusion 360 is pretty simple and designs can be made fairly quickly.

Cons: Not so much a con necessarily, but this does require a fairly decent computer to run smoothly. I've had luck on desktops with decent a decent graphics cards and cpu, but on laptops it's been fairly difficult.

Overall: Very positive experience with the software, being able to make designs and have them printed correctly.

Good, But not solidworks

Sep 18, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: This software is Cheap and easy to use. It has a lot of features including cam support built in which is nice for someone who doesn't need everything that some of the more expensive competitors offer

Cons: Coming from other CAD programs it is different and a not quite as easy to use. It's also not as prevalent in industry. If you're sharing drawings with bigger companies you may want to go witha more widely recognized software.

Great Modeling Software at a Great Price

Oct 11, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Very easy to learn and use. There are fantastic tutorial videos available on Youtube. I've had just a little bit of 2D CAD experience and was able to pick this up and start making complex designs in a couple weeks.

Cons: It can sometimes be tricky to get the Parametric designs to lock in. Just have to take your time and complete each step properly with the right constraints.

Overall: I love it! Will continue to use this for a long time.

Great tool for learning to CAD

Oct 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: It comes with numerous videos on its website that helps explain how to use the software. It is very easy to use and learn. It also comes with numerous functions that are nicely organized in the toolbar and the UI is also very nice and clean.

Cons: The first time to load it took about 10 minutes and the program then proceeded to lag and crash afterward but was able open a lot quicker and work smoother after that.

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Great choices for Beginners and Pros

Oct 10, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: - Free

- Fast

- There are many video tutorials

- Totally beginners can learn it in 2 hours

- Good choice for home 3D design and printing

Cons: - Not too many 3D printers are supported. However the STL output can be used by not supported printers too

Overall: I learned 3D modelling and printing using Fusion 360. Lars Christensen has many useful training videos on YouTube.

Amazing customization options

Mar 20, 2011
5/5
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Comments: We used SeeControl for monitoring remote containers full of IT equipment. The app we built took 4 hours with SeeControl's help and looks to our company as if we had programmed and deployed an expensive in-house application.

Pros: Very user friendly and visual-driven UI. Lots of options for tracking and managing assets with our own icons, pictures, diagrams and more. Price was right. SeeControl team was very helpful and supportive.

Cons: Visual rule builder took some time to get the hang of. Because there are so many customization options, we had to really think through our business processes.

Best for pros and amators

Sep 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Pros? evenrything. Its awesome for amators. Very fast start in CAD

Cons: none, really non. There might be some more usefull shortcuts in sketch mode.

Fusion 360

Sep 13, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Very easy to do hard tasks what is very complicated with other softwares

Cons: Crashes very often and big files makes software slow

Great product once you get it going

Aug 31, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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Pros: It is a one-stop-shop for all of the product development needs. My students can use this software to do everything from start to finish on any 3D design project I give them.

Cons: It is difficult to deal with the licensing, user accounts, website, downloads, and the installation process (too much getting installed in the AppData folder, which is fine except for when computers are shared).

Best 3d modeling software

Nov 18, 2018
4/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: You have multiple choices to make things and it can be a really awesome result.

Cons: In the beginning it's hard to use but when you use it becomes easier.

Overall: It was very hard in the beginning and then i understood every tool and it became a little bit easier and it was awesome what i made.

Powerful and easy

Sep 14, 2010
4/5
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Comments: Can be configured to do just about anything in asset tracking software. Using the custom business rules can take some training but makes the app possibilities powerful. Really good for enterprises, bests anything our department has used from SAP or Oracle.

A great tool with a fresh approach to building virtual things

Sep 27, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: First of all the fact that they have a program in which you can use it for free if you're a private person is absolutely great and revolutionary. They hope that you will purchase a license once you either produced something which sells or that you will use it in your job after finishing studying.

Cons: The way they structure how changes happen is new and I can imagine quite useful once you get used to it, it was very difficult for me to get a feeling for it though.

Overall: Product development

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3D Modeling intuitive

Nov 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Just with some basic Autocad knowledge you can start modeling in 3d, qute easily and quite simple. The software is absolutely intuitive and besides there are so many tutorials online that you can say it's 3d Modeling for eveyone

Cons: There are some features that I am just investigating, it is so intuitive that you have a world to discover, maybe it's not that way if you are tought how to use the software

Overall: really easy modeling software, for everyone