Autodesk Makes Shift to Next-Generation Design and Engineering CAD Software
Autodesk has delivered the world’s first cloud-based software created specifically for people looking to fuse aesthetic design with technical product engineering. Autodesk claims its new Fusion 360 brings together capabilities typically found in separate mechanical, industrial and conceptual design tools into one, easy to use cloud-based service.
“We’re in the midst of a new industrial revolution that places a premium on the ability to design and engineer products that are both beautiful and functional,” said Robert “Buzz” Kross, senior vice president at Autodesk. “With Fusion 360, there is no longer a compromise between industrial and mechanical design. Users get both in one tool for the first time.”
Fusion 360 purports to offer an intuitive user experience, secure access to design information and integrated social collaboration features. Kross says customers can design faster, work anywhere and share with anyone.
“Gone are the days of patching together specialised design and engineering tools that were either too complex or not sophisticated enough to address all needs of the product development process. With Fusion 360, we finally have a single, dynamic tool that allows us to execute on any idea in a very efficient way,” says Fusion 360 user Jason Martin, co-founder and chief creative officer of Carbon Audio, a Portland-based company that makes wireless Bluetooth speakers.
Fusion 360 is available immediately and is free for the next 90 days, and upon expiration of the 90-day initial offer will be available for purchase from the Autodesk e-store for $25 per month. Special pricing is available for students and entrepreneurs.