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Re: fusion360 anyone?

Postby proileri » September 22nd, 2017, 5:46 am


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Curtis_Hungness wrote:I agree Proileri. I think that it is great that they are thinking about the little guy. I believe there are a lot of people out there who want to start designing or have ideas but are unable to because they can't afford descent 3D modeling software. This is their foot in the door you can say, and with it being so similar to solid works it will help professionals take them more seriously.


I was actually thinking a couple of of my friends just now. They are starting a small jewelry/whatnot shop in their basement, including some wood products, and mentioned how expensive SW would be for their tiny company. The fact that Fusion is free for them and included CAM stuff would be perfect for their use, especially if they want to set up a small wood CNC :)

Re: fusion360 anyone?

Postby Curtis_Hungness » September 24th, 2017, 8:45 am


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proileri wrote:
I was actually thinking a couple of of my friends just now. They are starting a small jewelry/whatnot shop in their basement, including some wood products, and mentioned how expensive SW would be for their tiny company. The fact that Fusion is free for them and included CAM stuff would be perfect for their use, especially if they want to set up a small wood CNC :)



That's awesome to hear! Don't get me wrong I still think solid works is a great program, but there just has to be something for the masses.

What have you done with Fusion 360 Proileri?

Re: fusion360 anyone?

Postby jon_winebrenner » October 5th, 2017, 4:26 pm

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I've switched to Fusion 360 almost exclusively. Their 2D drawings are....still lacking, but it's getting there. I have no doubt that I will have to fire up Pro/e again in the future.

With respect to the cost of Software, I also have a seat of Pro/e and a seat of Solidworks. It is one of your professional tools. You're no longer in school and the reality of business is having to ensure you can STAY in business. That software takes millions of dollars to create. That's what you're paying for in addition to the ability to do what you love to do.

Re: fusion360 anyone?

Postby jordantheperson » November 24th, 2017, 11:35 pm


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I am a daily Solidworks user and have given Fusion a decent test run of what I would use it for. I find the interface of Fusion to be very clunky compared with Solidworks. I know that I am more familiar with Solidworks and I am taking that into consideration.

By far the biggest weakness for me with Fusion is the lack of thorough parametric control. Correct me if I am wrong but once you make an extrusion there isn't a way to change the features of that extrusion other than length with push/pull. In addition to that, the number of ways in which a feature can be created is limited when compared to SW.

Having said that I do think Fusion is very good for being free. The CAM portion is top notch! I have set up tool paths for 2 sided milling on an Xcarve. So many settings for more complicated milling that I didn't even touch. Its thorough but easy to understand with all of the little built-in help videos.

My 2 cents.

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