Autodesk cuts price of Fusion 360 Ultimate
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Cloud-based CAD, CAM and CAE suite reduced to $25/month subscription, free for hobbyists.
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.