Autodesk cuts price of Fusion 360 Ultimate

Cloud-based CAD, CAM and CAE suite reduced to $25/month subscription, free for hobbyists.

2 May 13, 2015
by Design Engineering staff

Fusion 360's  CAM capabilities, driven by the same kernel behind HSMWorks and Inventor HSM, lets users generate and simulate toolpaths through it's cloud-based interface.

Fusion 360’s CAM capabilities, driven by the same kernel behind HSMWorks and Inventor HSM, lets users generate and simulate toolpaths through it’s cloud-based interface.

At MakerCon in San Francisco, Autodesk announced that all the functionality of Fusion 360 Ultimate, the company’s cloud-enabled, integrated suite of CAD, CAM and CAE applications, has been reduced to Fusion 360 pricing ($25/month on a 1 year subscription) starting May 30.

In addition to 3D modeling, Fusion 360 users will now get simulation, animations, 3-axis machining and drawing layout, among other capabilities. Fusion 360 will also remain free for students, educators, schools, hobbyists and startups.

“Manufacturing is changing at an incredible pace. The future is being re-written every day and huge disruptive changes – from crowd-funding to digital fabrication to cloud-based engineering software – are upon us,” said Andrew Anagnost, senior vice president, Industry Strategy and Marketing, Autodesk. “Never has the ability to create a physical product been so accessible to everyone. We are matching that accessibility by completely redrawing the lines for the availability of 3D CAD/CAM tools – enabling anyone with a good idea to make it a reality.”

The company also announced it has partnered with participating 3D printer and desktop CNC machine makers to including a free 1-year commercial Fusion 360 subscription with sales of their machines. Participating hardware partners include Biobots, BoXZY, CNCRouterParts, MYDIYCNC, OMAX, Other Machine, Pocket NC, Printrbot, Type A Machines and Tormach. Autodesk says other companies will be added to the list in the future.
http://fusion360.autodesk.com



2 Comments » for Autodesk cuts price of Fusion 360 Ultimate
  1. Larry Clark says:

    I am a retired educator. I have a few head of cattle and want to design some out buildings. I always wanted to learn a CAD program but didn’t want to spent the big bucks. Is Autodesk Fusion 360 truly free for my farm uses? Are there any hidden costs?

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