Autodesk Fusion 360 is a cloud-based 3D CAD, CAM, and CAE tool for product design and development. It combines industrial and mechanical design, simulation, collaboration, and machining in a single package.
The tools in Autodesk Fusion 360 enable fast and easy exploration of design ideas with an integrated concept-to-production toolset.
With the Autodesk Fusion 360 app, you have the flexibility to view, mark up, comment, and collaborate on your Fusion 360 CAD models – anytime, anywhere. It connects your entire product development process in a single cloud-based platform that works on both Mac and PC.
The app supports more than 100 file formats including DWG, SLDPRT, IPT, IAM, CATPART, IGES, STEP, STL, making it easy to share designs with your team, clients, partners, and friends.
Freeform modeling and sculpting
Create smooth and precise surfaces with T-Splines technology or with sketch curves, patches, and extrusions. Obtain the exact amount of curvature you want in your models by editing the form’s face, edges, and vertices.
With Fusion 360, history modeling consists of a historic timeline. The timeline captures commands used during the design process. You can go back and edit any of those operations without needing to update anything downstream – everything updates automatically. Create base feature models that are history-free, and then use them in the history-enabled environment for top-down design.
Set precise parameters to your sketches. Model dimensions with specific values as well as relational functions. Make changes to the parameters and the model will update, keeping the mechanical features previously created intact.
Bring in scanned STL or OBJ data and use them as the reference for your Fusion 360 design. Create T-Spline faces right on top of the surface using Object Snap, or use the Pull command to snap vertices right onto the mesh body. This allows you to freely edit the T-Spline model.
Simulation and testing
Understanding how your design works before fabricating can save you time and resources. Create tests and animate test results to help you determine the weakest areas of your model or areas that are most likely to fail. Share, view, and mark-up study results with your team via A360.
Import standard CAD formats, such as SLDPRT, SAT, IGES, STEP, STL, and OBJ. Fusion 360 will keep your original file and create an F3D counterpart. Export locally as well as via the cloud – you’ll receive an email notification when your model has been translated and is available for download.
- Local file export types include IGES, SAT, SMT, STEP, F3D, and DXF.
- Cloud export file types include Inventor 2014, IGES, SAT, SMT, STEP, DWG, DXF, STL, FBX, and F3D.
2 and 2.5-axis machining
The CAM capabilities of Fusion 360 share the same proven CAM kernel as HSMWorks and Inventor HSM, enabling you to quickly generate toolpaths that cut cycle times, reduce machine and tool wear, and produce the highest-quality finished parts. 2D strategies include drilling, contouring, pocketing, facing, and adaptive clearing.
In addition to all the existing 2-axis strategies, 3-axis CAM offers parallel toolpaths, horizontal clearing, penciling, scallop/constant stopover strategies, and spiral/morphed spiral for more organic designs.
3D printing utility
Prepare your designs for 3D printing by previewing the mesh structure, making pre-print refinements, and automatically creating optimized support structures. You can also print multiple different designs at once.
Rapidly specify views, dimensions, and tolerances with associative 2D drawings, which can be updated with just a click if changes were made to the original model downstream. Archive them locally as DWG or PDF.
Collaborate and manage
Fusion 360 brings design teams together for collaborative product development. The Fusion 360 data panel and activity dialog enable you to:
- Collaborate with your team
- Keep track of versions, comments, and tasks
- Save and retrieve data in the cloud
What’s new in Autodesk Fusion 360 2.0.5357 (February 27, 2019):
- New! Fusion 360 now supports SolidWorks 2019 part files
- Fusion 360 now supports SolidWorks 2019 part files. You can upload them the data panel, Fusion Team, as well as Desktop Connector. We are working on getting support for assemblies working, and will let you know when that comes online.
- Fixed Apparently you’ve also been hitting an issue where updating a 2D Drawing that referenced both the Design and an Animation overloaded Fusion 360’s turboencabulator. We widened its 360 marzel vanes and now it’s running smoothly.
- Fixed If you’re working with cross-referenced designs, right-clicking on the inserted design and picked the “Selectable/Unselected” command in the contextual menu, you would have stumbled upon a nasty bug. This bug no longer exists. Carry on.
- Fixed We’ve seen a number of crash issues related to group selections, so we trimmed the fat and tightened down the code. After some extensive testing, we believe that we’ve resolved these miscellaneous crashes.
- Fixed Now that your Generative Design solves appear in the Job Status dialog, we noticed that we’re calling out certain generated results as “Fails”. This was misleading, because the solve actually completed, but encountered some soft issues. We updated the status to say “Completed”.
- Fixed Ltborg reported to us that when using Turning Chamfer, cutting with the right side of the grooving tool created a bad toolpath, and as a result, gouged the part. Sorry about that, a nasty bug slipped through the cracks and freaked the software out. We neutralized the target, and now everything is back in business.
- Fixed We fixed a stability issue related to Machine Definitions, where some of the code wasn’t matching up with each other. Now it should be more stable.
- Fixed A bunch of you have reported gouging issues caused by UI smoothing. We fixed the 2D Contour issues in the previous updates, but the 3D pocket gouging circles issues wasn’t fixed, until now. No more gouging.
- Fixed Apparently some of the code regressed because changing the Smoothing parameter to on or off from its current value didn’t flag the toolpath for re-generation. You had to manually get it to Generate to see the recalculated toolpath. Now toolpath regenerate just fine.
- Fixed Changing the entry and pre-drill positions should have caused the toolpath to become invalid or be regenerated, but that trigger didn’t happen. Something got lost along the way. We made the connection again and now it’s working as it should.
- Fixed There were some problems with the insert location, orientation and relief angle or round boring bars, so we borrowed the correct ones from square boring bars instead, which was kind of boring but effective.
- Fixed Milling direction buttons in the Manufacture workspace were missing their appropriate tooltips with images. Now they are back.
- Fixed We found some instances where Fusion 360 would magically include an extra sheet in exported PDFs. When we went back to the 2D Drawing, we noticed that there was indeed an empty sheet in the sheet viewer. When we tried to delete it, Fusion 360 ran out of magic tricks and crashed. Magic doesn’t belong here. Now there are no surprises.
- Fixed In addition, there were problems with 2D Drawings that had multiple sheets, where the drawing could not be Output to PDF, giving you an error message prompting unplottable sheets to be removed from the job. Well that’s just a bunch of malarkey.
- Fixed S1422348 experienced some issues with exporting a 2D Drawing as PDF from Fusion 360, in Windows 10. Whenever he clicked on the Export as PDF option, Fusion 360 became really nervous and froze up. Something about the world is coming to an end or something. We calmed it’s nerves and now it should export fine.
- Fixed If you tried to print a 2D drawing by using File > Print , the dialog threw you into a loop where it asked you to select a folder. A folder? A folder for what? We don’t know either, but we got this sorted out.
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