Fusion 360 Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Fusion 360

Cloud enabled 3D CAD & collaboration platform for designers

4.71/5 (108 reviews)

Fusion 360 overview

What is Fusion 360?

Fusion 360 is a 3D CAD, CAM and CAE tool that combines industrial and mechanical design, simulation, collaboration, and machining to connect the entire product development process in an integrated, concept-to-production toolset
www.autodesk.com

Pricing

Starting from
$40/month
Pricing options
One time license
Subscription
Free trial
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia

Supported languages

English
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Fusion 360 reviews

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David Iturria

Excellent 3D CAD design software

Used occasionally for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-06-01
Review Source: Capterra

I have enjoined using it, I actually was able to finish a prototype design using tool, it saved my day since it allowed me to design an organic piece that I badly needed, that I was not able to design accurately with open source software that I was using at that time.

Pros
- There is a free version for Fusion 360 used for students, startups and teachers. - The modeling tools are really good they allow you to build organic shapes with ease. - The learning curve is not as steep. - It has an amazing support since is owned by Autodesk. - You can create machine code (G-Code) to send it to cut or 3D print. - There are several tutorials online and now is more used in the mechanical design industry.

Cons
The thing I did not like is that is entirely run on the cloud, you have to have an internet connection.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Joshua Mulders

JNM Rise Inc - Fusion360 Review

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-12-17
Review Source: Capterra

This software has been so easy to use from day one! I couldn't be more thrilled with it. Being an SME, it is offered on an annual basis free of charge. My network of engineers are amazed I am able to accomplish what I have using this software when the companies they come from are paying thousands for licensing. I also would like to note that Autodesk offer an incredible specialization to really round out your skills via Coursera.

Pros
This software has been an incredible tool for my business. Being that our principle service is Design and Engineering, Fusion 360 has offered all my team and I could ask for in a software. It has been very intuitive, and regular updates or feedback from the customer service team. In addition, there is a massive online community with video tutorials or guides both created by, or individual users of the Fusion360 software.

Cons
I can honestly say that there has not been an issue since day one of using the software. If I have a need to address, the online community are quick to provide thoughtful responses and guidance allowing me to solve any issues my team and I may have.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Dheeraj Omprasad

Its great Modelling and simulation software for rapid prototyping and iterative projects

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-10-01
Review Source: Capterra

Overall a great experience, I mainly use it for product renders and design mock-ups. I've participated at the Michelin Design challenge and was able to innovate with the help of Fusion 360 as student.

Pros
The user interface was much more easy to use as a beginner and over the 2 years as an experienced user. Fusion 360 has multiple avenues from modelling to rendering to CAM/3D printing simulation which is very helpful in not wasting time exporting it to 3D printing software and then modify the design.

Cons
The software seemed to not do a good job with respect to importing files of solidworks format and converting it over cloud. The speed of upload and download of files is quite slow and cloud rendering feature can be made more responsive/interactive.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Luke Brandreth

Fantastic Modelling Software for FREE

Used occasionally for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-12-16
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Best part about this is that you can use it for free.

Cons
Functions in comparison to SolidWorks or Inventor are minimal.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Marco Luca Cantavenna

The next big thing

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-07-19
Review Source: Capterra

I'm very satisfied to have switched on Fusion360 and I use the simulation features that allows me to made structural calculations using fast cloud computing

Pros
Autodesk made a huge development over the year to create a high level product. There is not a best feature but a lot of good feature that melt together makes a very good software

Cons
The leak of some commads, but the development is going fast

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Fusion 360 pricing

Starting from
$40/month
Pricing options
One time license
Subscription
Free trial
View Pricing Plans

A 30-day free trial is available, after which standalone single-user licenses are priced as follows:

Fusion 360:

-$40/month
-$310/year
-$620/ 2 years

Fusion 360 Ultimate:

- $190/month
- $1,535/year
- $3,070/2 years

Fusion 360 features

API

Activity Dashboard (620 other apps)
Activity Tracking (344 other apps)
Audit Trail (341 other apps)
Auditing (382 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (548 other apps)
Billing & Invoicing (322 other apps)
Compliance Management (426 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (432 other apps)
Data Import/Export (410 other apps)
Document Management (354 other apps)
Document Storage (340 other apps)
Inventory Management (467 other apps)
Inventory Tracking (359 other apps)
Monitoring (324 other apps)
Real Time Data (359 other apps)
Real Time Reporting (315 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (583 other apps)
Third Party Integration (468 other apps)
Workflow Management (459 other apps)

Videos and tutorials

Additional information for Fusion 360

Key features of Fusion 360

  • Animations
  • Assembly modeling
  • Data translation
  • Freeform modeling & sculpting
  • Mesh modeling
  • Parametric modeling
  • Part libraries & content
  • Rendering
  • Simulation
  • Solid modeling
  • Testing
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Benefits

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

Test fit and motion, perform simulations, create assemblies, make photorealistic renderings and animations.

Create toolpaths to machine your components or use the 3D printing workflow to create a prototype.