Fusion 360 is a cloud based CAD/CAM tool for collaborative product development. The tools in Fusion enable exploration and iteration of product and production ideas.
Fusion 360 enables fast and easy exploration of design ideas with an integrated concept to production toolset. Fusion lets you focus on the form, function, and fabrication of your products. Use the sculpting tools to explore form and modeling tools to create finishing features. These tools let you quickly iterate on design ideas. Once you have settled on a design, you can create assemblies to validate fit and motion in your design or create photo-- realistic renderings to verify the appearance. Finally, you need to fabricate your design. Use the 3D print workflows to create a rapid prototype or the CAM workspace to create tool-- paths to machine your components.
Fusion 360 also helps bring design teams together for collaborative product development. All your designs are stored in the cloud, which means you and your team always access the latest data. Fusion also tracks versions of your design as you work.
You can use Autodesk A360 to view each version in your web browser and promote an old version to the current version. Finally, use Fusion and A360 to share your designs and track design activity. You can even provide controlled access to your designs without requiring an Autodesk ID.
Fusion 360 uses a hybrid environment that harnesses the power of the cloud when necessary and uses local resources when it makes sense and cloud resources. For example, your design data is store on the cloud and renders amazing images every time you save a new version of your design. This happens in parallel while you are creating and editing designs local on your machine. This allows you to harness the power of your computer and the power of the cloud at the same time.
Throughout this course, you explore these areas of Fusion 360. This course will get you started designing with Fusion and help you understand how it can improve your design processes.
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