Autodesk Fusion 360
Autodesk Fusion 360 is a cloud-based 3D CAD, CAM, and CAE platform for product development. It combines industrial and mechanical design, simulation, collaboration, and machining in a single package. The tools in Fusion 360 enable fast and easy exploration of design ideas with an integrated concept-to-production toolset.
With integrated CAD, CAM, and CAE software, this software allows you to eliminate your disconnected product development process and unify design, engineering, and manufacturing into a single platform.
- Flexible 3D modeling and design tools
- Sheet metal part creation
- Time-saving generative design opportunities
- Realistic rendering
- Interactive assemblies creation
- Electronics and PCB design tools
- Electronics cooling simulations
- Easy SPICE (Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis) setup
- Integrated CAD and CAM for additive manufacturing and CNC machining
- Digital simulation
- Cloud collaboration and data management
Workflows and capabilities
Fusion 360 is an ultimate design and manufacturing solution, including:
- Easy-to-use CAD software
Start your design with sketching using a complete suite of sketch tools. You can use parameters or variables to drive your design parametrically.
Turn your sketch into a 3D model using one of the available modeling techniques, including direct, surface, parametric, mesh, sheet metal, or freeform modeling.
The rendering function allows you to obtain high-quality realistic renders and start marketing your product even before production starts.
With the assembly modeling feature, you can be sure that your design requirements meet the form and functionality of your product.
- Integrated CAD / CAM for CNC machining or additive manufacturing
With Fusion 360 it is easy to program CNC machines. Consistency across the operations and a number of advanced tools make it a complete manufacturing solution. You can use simplified controls for high-efficiency roughing, adaptive clearing, and tool orientation. Fusion 360 allows you to design for 2D up to 5-axis milling. It also includes operations for work coordinate system probing, 2D turning, 3+2 and 4-axis milling, and 2D profiling.
Fusion 360 also provides opportunities for additive manufacturing, giving access to a library of 3D printers and allowing the user to prepare and build digital models using FDM or PBF printing.
- PCB design software
The PCB editor lets you save time with a complete set of PCB layout tools. Use schematic design, PCB layout, and routing capabilities of Fusion 360. The software also allows for easy integration of electronics into your designed models.
- 3D simulation
At any stage of the development process, you can test your project using the provided options for digital simulation. Test your models for eight different failure criteria, including static stress, modal frequencies, thermal, thermal stress, structural buckling, nonlinear static stress, event simulation, and shape optimization
- Generative design tools
The generative design function allows you to define the material type, manufacturing method, and performance criteria which are used to create a large array of possible solutions answering your requirements.
Autodesk Fusion 360 provides a powerful set of comprehensive tools to be used by inventors, industrial designers, mechanical and electrical engineers, machinists, and fabricators as a complete solution for product development and manufacturing, starting with design creation to final fabrication, and data management from the entire process. Fusion 360 proves extremely useful for startup businesses as well as for educational institutes.