Fusion 360

Developer: Autodesk Inc.

Current Version: 1.25.2

Last Updated: 21 hours ago

Download Size: 792 MB - Download

Description:

Autodesk® Fusion 360™ is an integrated CAD, CAM, and CAE tool for product development, built for the new ways products are designed and made. With Fusion 360 you have everything you need to bring products to life, from conceptual design, through detailed engineering, machining, sharing, and much more.
Try Fusion 360 free for 30-days.

FEATURES:

ITERATE DESIGNS, EXPLORE FORMS
Surface Modeling - Explore ideas and create organic shapes with T-Splines push-pull commands.
Solid Modeling - Direct and history based modeling are seamlessly integrated.
Parametric Modeling – Make changes that automatically update corresponding values and functions of the design.
Mesh Modeling - Import OBJ or STL bodies as mesh models to create custom designs conforming to mesh surfaces.

ENGINEER DESIGNS, EXPLORE FUNCTION
Data Translation - Import and export design files with unlimited CAD translation of over 50 file types.
Assembly Modeling - Assemble components and show how they work in relation to one other.
Joints & Motion Studies - Create relationships, simulate motion, and review the fit and function of designs.
Rendering - Visualize designs with a variety of rendering tools, environments, effects, and visual styles.
Animations- Communicate design concepts with 3D exploded views and animations to show how a model is built or functions.

FABRICATE DESIGNS
2.5 Axis & 3 Axis Machining - Prepare designs for machining with integrated CAM for 2D and 3D milling.
3D Printing - Set up designs for 3D printing within Fusion 360.
Drawings - Document designs with associative 2D drawings—any changes made to the model will be automatically updated.

COLLABORATE & MANAGE DESIGNS
Collaboration & Sharing - Collaborate within Fusion 360 by tracking and commenting on project progress, or share project components with other team members.
Version Management - Store and manage all design data in one place with auto-save or manual version control.
Mobile Viewing & Management - Access designs on the go with the free Autodesk Fusion 360 app for iPhone and iPad.
Share or Publish Data & Designs - Share designs with the community or with individuals with secure public sharing links.

OTHER FEATURES
API Extensibility – Create custom JavaScript’s or use sample scripts for bolt generation, spur gear generation, and simple built of materials extractor.
Form Inspection & Analysis – Validate a model with curvature comb analysis, zebra analysis, draft analysis, curvature mapping, interference checking, assembly motion studies and more.

The Fusion 360 Ultimate Subscription includes the addition of Advanced CAM (4 and 5-axis), and Advanced Simulation (Buckling, Shape Optimization, Non-Linear Static, and Event Simulation).

Free Period:
All users will get a free 30-day period to try Fusion 360. At the end of your 30-day free period select the subscription option that meets your needs either monthly or annually. Once you select your subscription option, you will not be able to cancel or modify your subscription during the active period. Manage your subscriptions in the Account Settings after purchase.

Fusion 360 Subscription options:
• $39.99 per Month
• $299.99 Annually

Fusion 360 Ultimate Subscription options:
• $189.99 per Month

Support:
Contact the Fusion 360 team directly or visit the Support page.
Email: [email protected]
Forums: http://fusion360.autodesk.com/community
Support Page: http://www.autodesk.com/products/fusion-360/support

System Requirements:
Operating system: Apple Mac® OS® X Yosemite (10.10) or later production versions
CPU: 64-bit processor (32-bit not supported)
Memory: 3GB DDR RAM (4GB recommended)
Network: DSL Internet connection or faster (broadband recommended)
Hard drive space: 2GB for Fusion 360 client
Graphics Card: 512MB GDDR RAM or more, except Intel GMA X3100 cards
Pointing Device: Apple Mouse, Magic Mouse, MacBook Pro trackpad

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Release Notes:

New! Sheet Metal now available
- Base and Edge Flange - Grab a face or an edge of a sketch and create flanges with familiar Fusion 360 controls.
- Contour Flange - Pick an edge of a flange and then a sketch profile. Great for hems!
- Miter Flange - Create miters you need them and specific miter gaps, all within the Flange tool.
- Sheet Metal Rules - Set bend rules, edit them, or save frequently used ones to your bend library for future use.
- Unfold/refold tool - unfold your sheet metal part so that you can design features in an unfolded state. Fold it back up to see how those features look.
- Flat Patterning - Whereas unfold/fold are used for designing features, flat patterning is used for manufacturing or to edit bend thicknesses and K factors.
- Documentation in 2D Drawings - document and dimension your flat patterns with bend tables and bend Identifiers.
- Manufacture in CAM - Bring your flat patterns into CAM and set up 2D cutting strategies for your waterjet, laser, or plasma cutters.
New! Selective Cache
Select exactly which designs/projects you are working on, and Fusion 360 will cache and make them available for offline editing.
New! Thread Display option in Browser > Document Settings
Now there’s a new section in the browser called Document Settings, and under it, you’ll be able to switch thread display between "modeled" and "cosmetic" for ALL components/parts/bodies within the same document.
New! G1/G2 Continuity for Loft Rails
Curvature continuity can now be controlled independently for both profiles and rails in the surface loft command, by selecting what kind of continuity you want for each rail. Selecting Smooth will make your surface G2. A very welcomed improvement. Huzzah!
New! True 2-Rail Sweep Extent Control
We’ve added a “Full Extents” option which allows you to choose how far down each the path and rail your sweep will travel. Rad.
NEW! Arc Slot Creation Tools
Create arc slots in the sketch environment. There are two new tools under the Slot section of Sketch: 3-point Arc Slot and Centerpoint Arc Slot.
NEW! Create Tangent Dimension
Dimension from the tangent arc to the other edge. Select the Dimension tool, right-click, and instead of Pick Arc/Circle Center, check Pick Arc/Circle Tangent.
Improved! CAM Turning Confinement
Whenever you’re turning a part, you are now able to specify the stock front, stock back, model front, model back, chuck front, and the new reference origin (if needed).
Improved! CAM Tool Library behaviors
Looking for right tool to use for a job should be effortless. We made a number of experience improvements to the tool library that should make your lives easier.

Improved! Reassociate 2D Drawings dimensions by dragging grips
Now if there is a design change, you can update your drawing dimensions by selecting the dimension (this displays the grips), and click-dragging it (or grip-editing) the dimension grip to a new point on the drawing view to update the dimension.
Improved! Dimension Break
Do it 2 ways: By selecting the tool under the Dimensions drop-down menu, or by selecting a dimension and then right-clicking/accessing it through the marking menu.
Improved! Dimension Group Stretch
Batch select a group of dimensions by holding down SHIFT or simply using a window cross-highlight, then select one of the grips, and stretch the entire group to a new location.
New in Preview! Fusion 360 Browser client
You are now able to get on a computer connected to the Internet, open up a web browser, and start editing your Fusion 360 designs right within the web browser, regardless of where you are in the world.
New in Preview! ECAD/MCAD
A new PCB Feature available in the preview section of your preferences. Turn it on and you'll get access to a new tool under the Create drop-down menu called "Create PCB".

Bug Fix: Fix random crashes on launching and closing of the application

To learn more, check out http://autode.sk/whatsnew

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 1.0.3
Review by rogers131313

its not free except for hobbyist. - Remember free is not always free. You are allowed to try it for free for 29 days. It has a subscription cost. However, after speaking with the Autodesk rep she told me at the end of the testing period that if you are a hobbist it is free for one year. That fits my bill since I am retired.

Found helpful by 84 out of 88 people
1/5
Version 1.0.3
Review by _NM_

Unresponsive on MBP Retina late 2013 - This program did not function at all for me. After creating an account, several attempts to complete the first basic tutorial always hung the program needing it to be force-quit. Also, this is NOT a free program. You will probably have to pay after 30 days, as there was an indicator saying 30 days remaining.

Found helpful by 53 out of 85 people