By Bill Adams (@blads), Redstack
Fusion began as a technology preview on Autodesk Labs (now known as Autodesk Feedback Community), offering Autodesk’s take on the direct modelling movement. Partly an experiment to see how its community of users would use such tools. Then somewhere along the way it became part of Autodesk’s cloud-based plans. Fusion 360 is the first 3D CAD, CAM, and CAE tool of its kind. It connects your entire product development process in a single cloud-based platform that works on both Mac and PC.
Generally slanted towards the manufacturing community and Inventor users, it does allow other users to create amazing models. As a Revit user, I agree at times it’s hard to make Revit act in a fully organic or fluid modelling way – so being a Building Designer & “Reviteer”, I thought I’d give Fusion 360 a try.
After watching and completing some basic tutorials, I thought I try my hand at modelling a favourite “Whovian” item which has proved troublesome in Revit’s family editor. Fusion’s interface is at times, a little different to that of Revit’s family editor / conceptual mass modeler. But once you get used to its “quirkiness” it’s rather a pleasant modelling experience. See my Fusion 360 created Dalek below:
The modeling tools available in Fusion360 at times far exceed the abilities of Revit’s native modeling tools. With subscription pricing now available, the low cost to get started with a 3 month license is very attractive.
Fusion 360 is available from the Redstack online store and comes in two options:
Happy Reviting and Fusion360-ing… enjoy