Autodesk has previewed Autodesk Fusion 360, the world's first comprehensive cloud-based 3D CAD offering, at its Autodesk University event. The service is expected to be generally available next year.
Autodesk Fusion 360 allows design and engineering professionals to more easily create 3D product designs and collaborate with others in the cloud. The cloud technology behind Autodesk Fusion 360 offers anytime, anywhere access, from virtually any mobile device or web browser and puts essential data at the center of the design experience. It also supports an open design environment, allowing designers to readily incorporate and modify CAD data from virtually any source.
"Data is at the center of the product design process, and the cloud frees that data to be accessible anywhere, anytime," commented Robert "Buzz" Kross, senior vice president, Design, Lifecycle and Simulation at Autodesk. "Autodesk Fusion 360 will give designers and engineers the first powerful, easy-to-use and complete cloud-based design solution."
A comprehensive product design tool geared toward small business professionals, Autodesk Fusion 360 capabilities span all aspects of industrial and mechanical design, melded with anytime, anywhere access to data, collaborative and social development capabilities the cloud has to offer. Autodesk Fusion 360 also connects to advanced capabilities such as large scale mockup, simulation, PLM and rendering.
Autodesk Fusion 360 offers a radically different user experience through an intuitive interface that conforms to the role and level of user expertise. Autodesk Fusion 360 provides built-in guidance to novice users to speed the learning curve, and the ability to turn off guidance and access deeper functionality for design experts. Regardless of their level of expertise, users can start designing in a matter of minutes and begin to leverage Autodesk Fusion 360's integrated social collaboration tools.
Autodesk Fusion 360 leverages the Autodesk 360 cloud-based platform and adds to Autodesk's cloud portfolio for manufacturers, which includes Autodesk PLM 360 and Autodesk Simulation 360.
Autodesk Fusion 360: 3D CAD in the Cloud
| by Levent Ozler