Fusion 360

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Fusion 360™ is a 3D CAD/CAM tool for product development.

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Fusion 360 review by <span>Alejandro Daniel C.</span>
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Fusion 360, the circle of the CAD

What do you like best?

* It's the perfect environment to create 3D models. It's very friendly with all the tools that you have to make powerful renders.

* The features to make inserts, hinges, gears, extrudes, etc. are very simple to use and have a perfect match between them.

* You have all the tools and a lot of shortcuts juts with a few touches of your mouse or keyboard.

* The transition of the different camera angles and the views of Fusion 360 are very smooth, even if your computer is not the best.

* Even the representation of complex parts is very fast, having the best machine or not having it.

What do you dislike?

* At the moment you have to import your old STL files that you had created with other CAD software, Fusion 360 imports the piece with many triangles and makes it very difficult to work on it. Sometimes, it's easier to start over with this directly in Fusion 360 and forget about the old.

* All the files that you create are save in the Cloud, and you have to "download" every time that you want to use it. It's a very good idea when you have an internet connection, but when you do not have it, like in a plane flight for example, you can not work on it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You don't have to be afraid to switch to Fusion 360 from other CAD software. It's very simple to lear to use and very intuitive tools.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In my organization, Fusion 360 is used to design our 3D prototypes for make 3D printings and test the products before the final version. I am working in the electronic development department, but we collaborate a lot with the design department because all the electronics have to fit in the prototype perfectly. We make the stuff at the same time all together.

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Fusion 360 review by <span>Mark T.</span>
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Easy, complete very professional... and free!

What do you like best?

The business model is unique: Free for startups and hobbyists... no time limit. After that it's reasonably priced.

CAD/CAM is beautifully integrated in one package.

Don't need to worry about upgrades and backup solutions. It's cloud based and everything just works.

What do you dislike?

3D rendering is not great. If we really needed this functionality we would have to look elsewhere or perhaps a plugin/integration partner.

Until recently the functionality of the drawing module (output of 2d drawing for printing purpose or dxf) was very basic and inadequate. This has been addressed in recent updates and is now quite good and very useful.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it a try. It beats everything else we have compared it to.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are a startup and this type of functionality would be completely impossible for us to obtain with the traditional expensive solutions.

Going from CAD to CAM is an absolute breeze. Keeping track of versions works well and takes the manual error prone old school methods out of the equation.

What Product and Machine Design solution do you use?

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Fusion 360 review by <span>Christopher A.</span>
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Fantastic software for designing product prototypes

What do you like best?

Like other CAD software, the mathematical precision of the operations one can perform within the software is absolutely invaluable. Add onto that the ability to create animated rigs for simple machines with an incredibly intuitive animation kit, and product demonstrations can be easily made. The shading and material library is fantastic as well, and objects can be shaded with a simple drag and drop operation. A prototype product can be designed, animated, and shaded all within the course of a few hours, rather than tens of hours.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes, the animation tools can be a tiny bit confusing when setting the direction of object motion, for instance, when creating a piston system, sometimes it can be rather easy to make the animation occur in the direction opposite to what is desired, but this is just a minor gripe to a comparatively fantastic CAD software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This software is incredibly easy to pick up, and if you have a background in CAD or know the general 3D Design terminology, then you will find this software to have a relatively low learning curve, meaning it's easy to pick up.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Whenever an idea for a product is considered, Fusion 360 is usually my go-to software to create and animate the aforementioned product, as a cost effective means for creating a rudimentary simulation of that particular product and what it would achieve.

Fusion 360 review by User in Aviation & Aerospace
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Great value for the price

What do you like best?

I like the integration of CAD and CAM and Simulation all in one package. Being able to switch back and forth between those 3 in the design process has been a huge time saver. I'm not sure how this works but the program allows for offline design work. I have a Microsoft surface and do most of the CAD and CAM work offline and everything loads just fine.

What do you dislike?

CAM and CAD still feel a little like a beta release at times. Some of the functionality is buggy and will perform differently at different times. One other example is that the mouse hover help feature when establishing a tool path. When trying to understand more about what a feature does, they will have a pop box to explain it. This is really helpful for some. Others have a half filled in help box with a missing image or text. Program will unexpectedly close or not open the first time you try clicking on it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great value for the price. Can work well without needing a CAD computer set up. CAM and CAD can feel clunky at times. Sketch tools are a little confusing at first and it can be hard to tell where constraints are.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Designing something that needs to be machined and creating those tool paths has been overall a good experience with Fusion 360.

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Fusion 360 - CAD for the Beginner to the Pro

What do you like best?

Fusion 360 incorporates easy-to use CAD tools, incredible rendering capabilities, CAM software, and even sheet metal fabrication tools. The state-of-the-art software not only features parametric modelling, but also features advanced surfacing and free-form modeling capabilities. It is easy to use and cloud-based, so files can stay put when you are working on different computers.

What do you dislike?

It does lack certain features which make working on other file types a little bit of a pain, but with the amount of updates and additions the Fusion team adds in a timely manner, more features are being added to help with this.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If price is a concern and you need great CAD and surface modeling tools, then Fusion 360 is for you.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Fusion 360 allows me to download and analyze customer models so that I can consult with them on their projects.

Fusion 360 review by <span>Luciana M.</span>
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Fusion 360, the easiest 3D modeling app you can find!

What do you like best?

It's amazing how CAD programs just keep getting harder to use. Except for this one. With Fusion, everything is smooth and easy to do. All features are well explained and really intuitive.

What do you dislike?

Some of the views features don't work as good as they could work.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's one of the easiest and fullest CAD program you'll find on the market, if you are doubting, give it a try!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We could finally use a CAD program that didn't need hours and hours of preparation before starting to design. You just sit there with Fusion 360 and start creating.

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