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What is Fusion 360?

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

Who Uses Fusion 360?

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

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Reviews of Fusion 360

Average score

Overall
4.5
Ease of Use
4.1
Customer Service
4.1
Features
4.5
Value for Money
4.3

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Alejandro
Alejandro
Engineer in Ecuador
Verified LinkedIn User
Oil & Energy, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Fusion 360, a simple alternative for 3D mechanical design

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: The use that I have given to Fusion 360 is more oriented to modeling simple parts and parts to be printed in 3D, in these areas it is even more versatile than the other software I have used, such as Autodesk Invetor and SolidWorks, which I have used. used to perform complex assemblies and simulations.
Fusion 360 has been very useful for me to make prototypes to scale in the 3D printer

Pros:

Fusion 360 is a lighter and cheaper alternative for the design of 3d parts and machines, although it does not have all the features that can be found in specialized software such as Autodesk Inventor or SolidWorks, that simplicity and low cost can mean an advantage if what you want to design and draw is not very complex. Another great advantage is that Fusion 360 can be used for free if you are looking for a hobby use. For example to manufacture parts on your 3D printer or on your CNC router.

Cons:

As it is a technical software, free modeling is somewhat restricted, so if you are looking to make aesthetic models or with complex shapes, this software is not the best alternative. In terms of mechanical design, although you can get good results with simple parts and machines, for complex assemblies it will also be somewhat limited and you will have to opt for options such as Autodesk Inventor.

Joshua
Founder / Principal Design / Consultant in Canada
Machinery, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

JNM Rise Inc - Fusion360 Review

5.0 4 years ago

Comments: 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.

shanique
engine in US
Environmental Services, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source
Source: SoftwareAdvice

Fusion 360 does not help me at all and is complicated

1.0 4 weeks ago New

Pros:

you can color objects and change the appearance of things plus engineering drawing.

Cons:

all of it is too confusing for no reason it wont le you click or even delete a certain thing without going through a whole process.

Jan
CO in Sweden
Consumer Goods, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source
Source: SoftwareAdvice

Very useful.

5.0 4 months ago

Pros:

I use the free version for personal use. Probably the best ”free” 3D software. Easy to use and interactive.

Cons:

There is more to wish for the scetch tool. Blue on blue isn’t very visual and the snap fuctions feels fiddly. Scetching is way faster with the tools in for example Autocad R14 (long time ago, but that is what I am used to). I don’t like cloud based software since I often work while traveling.

Brock
Brock
Vice President of Marketing in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Retail, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

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Fusion 360 quickly became our #1 Design software

5.0 last year

Comments: Fusion 360 is a fantastic program at a great price. Since bringing this tool into our environment we have pretty much stopped using everything else.

Pros:

What initially drew us to Fusion 360 was the price compared to Rhino or Solidworks. However, this is a POWERFUL tool with just about every feature we could ask for.

Cons:

Our team who had previously worked with Solidworks and Rhino took to Fusion 360 very quickly. Personally, I am more of a novice on CNC. For me the learning curve was pretty steep. Ultimately I found a course on it which helped a TON.