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What is HSMWorks?

Design and generate CAM toolpaths without the hassle of changing software. Reduce cycle time and rework with CAD-embedded 2.5- to 5-axis milling, turning, and mill-turn capabilities. HSMWorks is included with your Fusion 360 subscription.

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A 3D design and modeling platform

Engineer products with a comprehensive set of modeling tools. Ensure your products’ form, fit, and function with diverse analysis methods.

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Video: Fusion 360 modeling techniques


Create and edit sketches with sketch constraints, dimensions, and a powerful suite of sketch tools. 

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Video: Sketches are a foundational building block to a good design

Direct modeling

Edit or repair imported geometry from non-native file formats. Make design changes without worrying about time-based features. 

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Video: Fusion 360 direct modeling mode for imported geometry

Surface modeling

Create and edit complex parametric surfaces for repairing, patching, or designing geometry.

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Video: Automate the repair of troublesome surfaces using parametric tools

Parametric modeling

Create history-based features, including extrude, revolve, loft, sweep, etc., that update with design changes. 

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Video: From concept to fully defined parametric modeling

Mesh modeling

Edit and repair imported scans or mesh models, including STL and OBJ files. 

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Video: Working with STLs or OBJs from your 3D scanner or another CAD tool

Freeform modeling

Create complex sub-divisional surfaces with T-splines and edit them with intuitive push-pull gestures. 

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Create photo-realistic images of your model, leveraging local or cloud rendering. 

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Video: Start marketing with prototypes

PCB design integration

Synchronize bi-directional changes from your electronics designs seamlessly with Autodesk EAGLE interoperability. 

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Video: Integrated electrical and mechanical designs

Sheet metal

Design sheet metal part components. Document flat patterns using 2D drawings and DXFs. Manufacture your designs with cutting strategies for water jet, laser, and plasma machines. 

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Video: Sheet metal parts design and cutting strategies


Assemble designs with a traditional bottom-up, middle-out, or top-down approach, and analyze assembly motion.

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Video: Ensure assembly designs meet the form, fit, and function of your products


Design to manufacture

Fusion 360 makes it easy to program CNC machines. Use simplified controls for high-efficiency roughing, adaptive clearing, and tool orientation. Design for 2D up to 5-axis milling. Simplify probing, turning, mill-turning, and profiling operations with a powerful post engine. 

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Video: Fusion 360’s fully integrated manufacturing workspace

2D and 2.5D machining

Quickly set up jobs and create 2D and 2.5D toolpaths to drive CNC routers, mills, water jet cutters, laser cutters, and more. Integrated CAD simplifies design revisions, reduces programming times and helps avoid mistakes. 

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Video: A comprehensive set of toolpaths and features for 2D and 2.5D machining

3-axis machining

Access a range of powerful 3-axis machining strategies to rapidly create high-quality NC code to rough and finish your 3D parts. Intuitive workflows make it simple to program individual features or entire parts. Some of these capabilities require a subscription to Fusion 360 and the Machining Extension. 

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Video: A fully integrated manufacturing workspace to connect design and engineering

Multi-axis positional machining

Unleash your shop’s multi-axis capabilities with 3+1 and 3+2 (positional) machining. Machine parts with fewer setups, using shorter, more rigid cutting tools, for improved part accuracy and faster cycle times. Some of these capabilities require a subscription to Fusion 360 and the Machining Extension. 

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Video: The advantages 3+2 or positional 5-axis capabilities offer

4 and 5-axis simultaneous milling 

Use specialized 4- and 5-axis toolpaths to achieve superior surface finish. Additional tool axis controls and automatic collision avoidance help you achieve safe, smooth and predictable machine motion. Access to this functionality requires a subscription to Fusion 360 and the Machining Extension. 

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Video: 4 and 5-axis simultaneous manufacturing


Program 2D turned parts using a suite of dedicated turning strategies. Verify your turning toolpaths with stock simulation to identify errors or collisions with the model, stock, tools, and workholding. 

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Video: CNC manufacturing of cylindrical products


Combine milling and turning operations together to generate NC code that can help you produce more complex parts using multi-tasking hardware capable of supporting both styles of machining.

Video: Fusion 360’s full suite of 2D turning operations

Setup probing and part inspection

Use spindle mounted touch probes to monitor and control your CNC machining. Save time and money by measuring stock material, updating work offsets, monitoring quality, automating part setup, and more. Some of these capabilities require a subscription to Fusion 360 and the Machining Extension. 

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Video: Reducing difficult and manual machine setup time

Fusion 360 Machining Extension

Purchase access to the Machining Extension to unlock additional capabilities in Fusion 360. Gain access to automated 3+2 machining, 4- and 5-axis simultaneous machining, toolpath modifications, surface inspection, part alignment, and more. 

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Video: Added capabilities of the Fusion 360 Machining Extension

Integrated electronics

Bring your designs to life with automation. Use schematic design, PCB layout, and routing capabilities built into Fusion 360. 

Video: Overview of the Fusion 360 electronics workspace

Schematic capture

Save valuable design time with a complete set of schematic tools. Get access to thousands of components. Interconnect circuits and create custom attribute assignments. 

Video: The schematic editor

PCB layout

The PCB editor lets you connect your ideas together in the shortest time possible. Even the layout of dense boards is possible with a complete set of PCB layout tools. 

Video: The PCB editor

PCB manufacturing (CAM)

Generate gerbers, drill files, and assembly files with a click of a button.

Video: The CAM processor

Design for manufacturing/DRC

Stay true to your manufacturing requirements with customizable design rules.

Video: The design rule checker

MCAD-ECAD unification

Ensure your PCB fits the first time, every time with the only genuinely unified MCAD to ECAD software.

Video: Integrate electrical and mechanical characteristics

Component library management

Stay focused on your design instead of creating parts with ready to use PCB library content and component wizards.

Video: Build PCB assemblies from a library of components

SPICE simulation

Ensure accuracy and get your schematics right the first time with fully functional SPICE simulation.

Video: Electronics design simulations in Fusion 360

Electronics cooling

Remove excess heat within the enclosure, so you do not damage the internal components.

Video: Overcome temperature related concerns with testing

Centralized data management

Data management is the center of your unified development process. Gain more control by leveraging managed user permissions, version control, and cloud storage.

Video: Product data management solutions

Administrative tools

Assign permissions and grant rights to stakeholders inside or outside of your organization with a collection of advanced administrative tools. 

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Video: Administrative tools for controlling access to files and projects

User management

Include internal and external stakeholders in your development process. Manage how users interact with data through project administration. 

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Video: User management in Fusion 360

File export

Export a variety of industry-standard file formats making it easier to share and collaborate. File types include STEP, DWG, DXF, OBJ, STL, IGES, and more.  

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Video: Collaborating with people on different CAD systems

Version control

Reduce design cycle errors and workflow inefficiencies. Track every change and prevent conflicts with automated, built-in version management.

Video: Create, manage, and compare versions of designs with Fusion 360

Cloud storage

Access your data anywhere and everywhere, on any device. Continue working when not connected to the internet using offline mode. 

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Video: Cloud access to your data anywhere


Eliminate the need for translation. Use models and data from any tool directly in your Fusion 360 design. 

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Video: Reference files from other CAD tools such as Inventor, SolidWorks, STEP, IGES and more

Fusion 360 Team Participant

All data management features are included with every Fusion 360 subscription or can be purchased separately. Add users to your environment for data management and collaboration purposes only. 

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Video: Collaboration capabilities with Fusion 360 Team Participant

A platform for collaboration

Remove the silos from your traditional design process and utilize a modern collaboration environment regardless of your role. Connect your teams and external stakeholders, communicate in real-time, and centralize project activity.

Video: An intro to Fusion 360’s collaboration tools

User management

Include internal and external stakeholders in your development process. Manage how users interact with data through project administration. 

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Video: Control who has access to your intellectual property

Global share

Connect teams across various departments and locations, both internally and externally, using a single platform.

Video: Connect teams across departments, locations, both internally and externally

Commenting and redlining

Capture and share feedback from any device, directly on the design using comments, redlines, and markups.

Video: Let your team weigh in on the discussion with comments and red lines directly on the 3D model

Unlimited access

Access your data anywhere and everywhere, on any device. Continue working when not connected to the internet using offline mode.

Video: Accessing data directly through a browser

Public/private design sharing

Share links to preview in a web browser, so any third parties can interact with a 3D model, even if they don’t have access to a modeling program.  

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Video: Sharing views in a browser

Fusion 360 Team Participant

All data management features are included with every Fusion 360 subscription or can be purchased separately. Add users to your environment for data management and collaboration purposes only. 

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Video: Fusion 360 Team Participant helps you connect, communicate, and collaborate

Additive manufacturing in 3D

Quickly create physical prototypes to validate prior to manufacturing and build 3D printed parts using additive manufacturing in Fusion 360. Connect to a library of 3D printing machines including Ultimaker, EOS, and Renishaw.

Video: 3D printing and additive manufacturing

Fused filament fabrication

Manufacture parts using FFF in a seamless approach from design to print preparation. Reduce 3D printing time. Save material costs with infill pattern options and automatic part orientation. Simulate slices across a range of additive manufacturing machines before printing.

Video: Fusion 360 gives you the tools you need to create a successful FFF build

Associative programming

Your toolpaths update with every design change through our fully integrated manufacturing tools, making it quick and easy to machine prototypes. 

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Video: Generate fully associative supports

Metal additive manufacturing

Use additive manufacturing to fabricate metal parts with powder bed fusion. Reduce material wastage and cost. Select 3D print parameters, automate part orientation and generate fully associative support structures.

Video: The Fusion 360 Additive Build Extension

Generative design optimization

Explore multiple manufacturing-ready outcomes that meet your design specifications while reducing weight, improving performance, and consolidating parts through generative design. 

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Video: Define material type, manufacturing method, and performance criteria with the Generative Design Extension

Manufacturing methods and constraints

Identify your design requirements, constraints, materials, and manufacturing options to generate manufacturing-ready designs. 

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Video: Getting started with generative design in Fusion 360

Machine learning and AI

Review cloud-generated design outcomes based on visual similarities, plots, and filters powered by machine learning. 

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Video: Using generative synthesis in Fusion 360 to create hundreds of optimized solutions

Native, editable results

Avoid lengthy, manual import-export processes. Choose your outcome and start editing in your modeling environment immediately. 

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Video: Use design history to fine tune with T-spline editing capabilities, simulation checks, and tool path creation

Cloud solve

Simultaneously solve for various design outcomes, freeing up your time to focus on other tasks. 

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Video: Offloading complex calculations with cloud solving


Make the right decisions balancing performance and cost early in the design process. Based on generated design outcomes, estimate production volume requirements impact on manufacturing cost.   

Video: Integrated costs insights for generative design powered by aPriori

Digital simulation

Test your designs to ensure they will survive real world conditions. Simulate your products digitally, reducing the cost of prototyping by using fully-validated solvers.

Video: Getting access to powerful, but simple to use finite element analysis tools

Cloud simulation

Using cloud simulation in Fusion 360 eliminates the need for expensive hardware. Set up multiple studies to gain insights on finite element analysis through exploration.  

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Video: Cloud simulation to verify the strength of your design

Study breadth

Test for eight different failure criteria, including nonlinear, event, and more.

Video: Access to eight different simulation study types


Cut solve time or explore design changes specific to the simulation workspace. 

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Video: Specialized tools make it easy to prepare models for simulation

Compare results

The compare workspace makes it easy to see the benefits of design changes in a single view. Compare up to four different iterations side by side. 

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Video: Understand how design changes affect the performance of designs

Static stress

Static simulations introduce the benefits of finite element analysis. Determine the effects of static loads on individual parts or assemblies. They are simple to set up and quick to return results.  

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Video: Determine the effects of static loads on individual parts or assemblies

Modal frequency

Avoid the consequences of unwanted resonance. Use finite element analysis and modal frequency simulations to improve designs. Modal frequency simulation is one of eight different simulations available with Fusion 360. 

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Video: Avoiding destructive vibration by understanding the natural frequencies of your systems

Thermal and thermal stress

Thermal analysis in Fusion 360 is crucial. Determine temperature distributions and heat flow of your designs. Use conduction, convection, and radiation to improve thermal management with design changes.  

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Video: Understand thermal distributions and how they interact with physical forces


Predict unexpected failure modes for slender members under compression using simulation. 

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Video: Redefining a static simulation as a buckling setting is easy

Non-linear stress

Analyze permanent deformations and nonlinear materials of your design. 

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Video: Accounting for common real-life non-linear stresses

Event simulation

Test your designs with several impact scenarios. Add time dependencies, inertial effects, velocities, accelerations, damping, and mass to your calculations.  

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Video: Ensure your design will withstand various impact scenarios

Shape optimization

Remove unnecessary bulk from an existing design. Optimize for light weighting or to maximize stiffness. Using 3D mesh outputs as a guide, you’ll be able to advance design refinements.  

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Video: Identify unnecessary regions in your design for light-weighting, utilizing integrated simulation
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