Fusion 360

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This page will help you install and learn Fusion 360. This is a very powerful and free tool that will help any maker.

Fusion 360 is...

  • A cloud enabled collaboration platform that enables designers to instantly share, review project data, manage versions, find where used and share ideas on any device at any time.
  • A 3D CAM application with both freeform and solid modelling tools seamlessly integrated into one application.
  • A 3D animation and rendering application.
  • A CAM application for turning and milling operations.

It is all of those things in one application. It is the next generation, product innovation platform designed to work on Mac, PC and mobile devices.

Is Fusion 360 Free?

The Autodesk legal notices and trademarks defines an entitlement that covers hobbyists.

  • Startup: If your entitlement has been designated as “Startup, ” You may use the service if You are (a) a company, startup, or home-based business that generates less than $100,000 (or equivalent in other currency) per year from the total sale of goods or services, or (b) an individual using the service for personal non-commercial projects, hobbies, or personal learning.
  • The free Start-Up/ Enthusiast licenses allow you to access Fusion 360 with a yearly subscription after the trial period has ended. You can use this license if you are a small business making less than $100,000 per year (or equivalent), or if you're a hobbyist using Fusion 360 for non-commercial purposes.


See this page for instructions on how to install and configuration Fusion 360 for first use

MakerFX Workshops


Helpful Additions

  • Lar Christensen has a nice YouTube video that covers these helpful additions.

YouTube Learning

YouTube Videos by Paul McWhorter

YouTube Videos by TECH & EXPRESSO by Tyler Beck

YouTube Videos by Lars Christensen

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YouTube Videos by Makers Muse (Angus)

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