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What is Autodesk Fusion 360?

Fusion 360 is the first and only CAD, CAM, CAE, PCB, collaboration and data management software platform developed by Autodesk. Learn about features and functionality, various offerings and pricing options for Fusion 360.


What is Autodesk Fusion 360?

Autodesk Fusion 360 combines CAD, CAM, CAE and PCB into a single, integrated cloud software platform. It includes all the tools that you need to go from design to manufacturing, seamlessly.

With Fusion 360, you'll be able to:

  • Explore design iterations with easy to use 3D modelling tools
  • Produce high-quality CNC machined parts with integrated CAD/CAM
  • Gain access to unified electronics design
  • Test the performance of your designs with 3D simulation tools
  • Explore manufacturing-ready outcomes with generative design
  • Collaborate and manage your data seamlessly in the cloud

Autodesk Fusion 360 features


3D design and modelling

Fusion 360 offers various 3D design tools that include sketching, direct, surface, parametric, mesh and free-form modelling, as well as rendering, PCB design integration, sheet metal and assembly design.



Fusion 360 makes it easy to programme CNC machines. Manufacturing features include 2D and 2.5D machining, 3-axis machining, multi-axis positional machining, 4 and 5-axis machining, turning, turn-mill, probing, part inspection and access to advanced machining capabilities.




Gain access to comprehensive electronics and PCB design tools, including schematic design and PCB layout tools, PCB manufacturing, customisable design rules, SPICE simulation, electronics cooling and more. Fusion 360 allows ECAD and MCAD designers to collaborate on the same design. Your PCB data is your mechanical data.



Reduce prototyping costs with the built-in simulation functionality. Gain access to static and thermal stress, modal frequency, buckling, event simulation, shape optimisation and more.



Generative design

Generative design technology in Fusion 360 enables you to explore endless manufacturing-ready design concepts and optimise for specific constraints, materials and production processes.


Collaboration and data management

Fusion 360 puts data and collaboration at the centre as a cloud product development platform. Share projects securely with stakeholders anytime, anywhere. Review designs, track changes and provide feedback in real time using a single tool.


Why over 1.2 million users have chosen Autodesk Fusion 360

Autodesk Fusion 360 offerings

Dirt bike rendering created with Fusion 360

Fusion 360 subscription

Fusion 360 offers affordable and flexible subscription options for those who would like access to all features and functionality. A subscription gives you access to fully featured:

  • Design and 3D modelling
  • Import and export file types
  • Data management and collaboration
  • Manufacturing (CAM/CNC machining)
  • Electronics
  • Simulation
  • In-product chat and technical support
  • Access to Fusion 360 extensions and generative design

You can try all the features and functionality of Fusion 360 with a free 30-day trial.

Woman working with Fusion 360

Fusion 360 for personal, hobby use

Fusion 360 is free for personal, hobbyist users. Fusion 360 for personal use (formerly known as Fusion 360 for hobbyist users) is a limited-featured, free version that may be renewed on a yearly basis and provides limited capabilities.

To qualify, you must generate less than $1,000 USD in annual revenue and use Fusion 360 for home-based, non-commercial design, manufacturing and fabrication projects only.

Entry-level Autodesk Fusion 360 workshop taught at Diablo Valley College

Fusion 360 for educators

Fusion 360 is free for qualifying students and educators giving you access to free professional 3D modelling, CAD, CAM, CAE and PCB. With Fusion 360, you can create 3D designs, collaborate, manage data, create toolpaths and run simulations to validate your designs.  

Prepare yourself or your students for careers in design, engineering and manufacturing.

Learn how to use Fusion 360

There are a variety of learning resources including video tutorials, self-guided courses and product documentation to help you easily learn how to use Fusion 360.

Fusion 360 fundamentals

The Fusion 360 fundamentals course walks through the basics of Fusion 360 before showing how to get started with 3D modelling. You'll learn how to navigate the user interface, set your preferences, adjust display settings, use the toolbox and more.


Get started with modelling

In this series of self-paced video tutorials, you'll learn how to get started with basic sketches and constraints and then learn how to use the solid modelling tools in Fusion 360.


Get started with 3D modelling

Take your 2D sketches to 3D design with this introduction to 3D modelling series. You'll learn how to edit 3D models, apply materials and appearances, the difference between direct and parametric modelling and more.


How to install Fusion 360

If you do not have an active Fusion 360 licence, click here

If you have an active Fusion 360 subscription or offering, follow these steps to download Fusion 360: 

  1. Sign in to your Autodesk Account to view your Products and Services. 
  2. Find Fusion 360.
  3. Click Download now.  

Who uses Fusion 360?


BBI Autosport

BBI Autosport uses Autodesk Fusion 360 to build custom cars from scratch.




PEMBREE uses Autodesk Fusion 360 to make sustainable bike components.




TOSHULIN uses generative design in Autodesk Fusion 360 to transform CNC machine design.


How much does Fusion 360 cost?

With a Fusion 360 subscription, you’ll get integrated CAD, CAM, CAE & PCB on a single development platform. You'll also get access to Fusion 360 extensions and consumptive services, such as generative design, cloud simulation and cloud rendering.

A Fusion 360 subscription gives you access to:

Fusion 360 is offered as monthly, 1-year and 3-year subscription terms to meet your needs:

  • Monthly subscription: paid monthly
  • 1-year subscription: paid annually
  • 3-year subscription: paid every 3 years

Fusion 360 resources

Get the latest product updates, tips, tutorials, community news and industry trends to keep you in the know.


Get access to video tutorials and self-guided courses.


Sign up for live and on-demand webinars, and local events.


Get tips on how to use Fusion 360’s fully integrated multi-disciplinary workspaces, intuitive workflows and powerful features to grow your business.


Connect with your peers and get help from the experts.



Your portal to both community and professional built add-ins for Fusion 360.


Frequently Asked Questions

How can I renew my Autodesk Fusion 360 subscription?

If you purchased online from Autodesk, your subscription will automatically renew so long as your payment information is up to date and your autorenew remains turned on in your Autodesk Account. If you have a nonrenewable subscription, before expiry, renewal reminders will be emailed to your Contract Manager. To renew, contact your sales rep or reseller provided in your renewal notification or use the Autodesk Reseller Locator. To show our appreciation to you, if you renew before your subscription expires, you get special renewal pricing – typically 10% less than you would pay for a new subscription.

What are the system requirements for Autodesk Fusion 360?

System requirements are updated in every release and posted in the forum at the following links:

Learn more (US site)

Is Autodesk Fusion 360 the same as AutoCAD?

Fusion 360 and AutoCAD are both CAD software tools. Even though they are both developed by Autodesk, their working ideas and practices are slightly different. Fusion 360 is an integrated 3D modelling, CAD, CAM, CAE, PCB, collaboration and data management platform whereas AutoCAD is a 2D and 3D CAD drafting software.

Where does Fusion 360 fit in the design process?

Fusion 360 connects your entire product development process in a single cloud-based platform for Mac and PC. Explore and refine the form of your design with sculpting, modelling and generative design tools. Since your Fusion 360 designs are stored and shared with your team in the cloud, you can iterate on your design ideas in real time, which increases team productivity. You can optimise and validate your design with assemblies, joint and motion studies, and simulations. Then communicate your design through photorealistic renderings and animations. Finally, you can print a rapid prototype of your design on a 3D printer or generate CAM toolpaths for CNC machines to manufacture your design. Learn more about Fusion 360 for Product Design.

Is Fusion 360 easy to learn?

Fusion 360 includes a variety of resources to help you learn the software quickly and successfully. These include self-paced learning video tutorials, product documentation, in-product learning modules, YouTube tutorials and quick tip videos, and Forum support from your extensive community of users.  With a paid subscription to Fusion 360, you also get access to in-product chat and technical support.

Can I use Autodesk Fusion 360 on Mac?

Yes, Fusion 360 for Mac delivers unified CAD, CAM, CAE and PCB software in a flexible, complete package available for Mac OS and mobile devices. Fusion 360 for Mac provides a collaborative platform to help streamline the product development process from design to manufacturing.

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