Autodesk Fusion 360 + Extensions

The future of product development

Autodesk Fusion 360 is a whole new way to design modern and complex parts and products. The cloud-based software includes a huge variety and depth of functionality not found in any other product. All features are designed to give the designer, engineer or even manager as many tools as needed – to develop products even easier, even faster and even more diverse. Since the software works using cloud networks, all work processes, renderings, simulations and many other features are streamed live. This makes the work faster, more accurate and better than anything we’ve seen in previous CAD, CAM and design products. In the future, the designer can design a rib geometry while the simulation engineer is already simulating the fillability on the previous geometry, or another one is testing the strength of the design – and all having access to the results in real time.

The base product Fusion 360:

Autodesk Fusion 360

The basic version of Autodesk Fusion 360 already offers countless functionalities in sketching and design, freeform surface modeling, machining and generative design, rendering and even simple static simulation analysis. All other functionalities can be activated in no time.
Fusion 360 Base Version
594,- €p.a.
  • Integrated software for CAD, CAM, CAE and PCB.
  • First features for:
  • - Planning
  • - Design
  • - Electronics
  • - Manufacturing

The Fusion 360 advantages at a glance:

  • Simple and very fast interface
  • Little to no training required
  • Suitable for occasional use (parallel to construction)
  • Inexpensive, flexible and individual – can be used on a daily or modular basis
  • Inexpensive and at the same time highly accurate injection molding simulation
  • Cloud-based and thus hardware-independent simulations

What is a Fusion 360 Extension?

Extensions allow you to use advanced design and manufacturing technologies in Fusion 360. For injection molding simulation, for example, this means using the high-performance Moldflow computational solvers.

 

  • Extend the software with modular extensions and use features such as complex machining strategies, generative design, simulation, and additive manufacturing workflows on demand.
  • Customize your software usage to project schedules with annual subscription options or Flex Tokens.

The following Fusion 360 Extensions already exist:

  • Simulation Extension
  • Generative Design Extension
  • Product Design Extension
  • Machining Extension
  • Nesting & Fabrication Extension
  • Manage Extension
  • Additive Build Extension

The most interesting extensions for designers of plastic components:

Product Design Extension

This extension offers individual design rules for plastics, wall thickness, draft angle, knife edge and undercut analyses. In addition, snap-hook and hole designs suitable for plastics can be inserted simply.
Product Design Extension
648,- €p.a.
  • - Plastic rules
  • - Snap hook and hole design
  • - Wall thickness indication
  • - Draft analysis
  • - Undercut analysis
  • - and much more
Generative Design Extension
1701,- €p.a.
  • - Topology optimization
  • - 2.5, 3, 5-axis milling
  • - Metal and injection molding
  • - Observed wall thicknesses and draft angles
  • - 3D printing (additive)
  • - Countless design algorithms for new products

Autodesk Fusion 360 and Product Design & Simulation Extension Overview

For further information on the operation and use of Fusion 360, we recommend attending our training courses.

Product Comparison

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Import of common CAD formats
Modelling of runners
Modelling of cooling systems
Import of assemblies
Dual Domain meshes
3D meshes
3D meshing of runners
3D modelling of cooling systems
3D modelling of heating systems
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Injection point evaluation
Process window evaluation
Fill
Fiber orientation
Packing10 seconds
Runner optimization
Warpage
Tool cooling (average)
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Thermoplasts
Tool steels and alloys
Cooling media
Elastomers
Duromers
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Number of parallel simulations3
Number of cores per simulationup to 100up to 100
Queue (Job Manager)
Access to Cloud computingCloud only