The world of manufacturing is changing rapidly, with products being designed, made, and used in new ways. At Autodesk, we offer solutions that include the latest manufacturing technology trends.
Tap into the power of the newest technologies to design and make products that are more personalized and connected.
Generative design is software technology that lets you create highly optimized designs that meet predetermined goals and constraints. Using shape synthesis algorithms and multiphysics performance analysis in the cloud, the software generates thousands of design options—many that you’d never think of on your own—from a single idea.
What is generative design?
It’s the next stage in the evolution of design, and it’s happening now. (video: 1:47 min.)
Fusion 360 Ultimate
Fusion 360 is the first 3D CAD, CAM, and CAE tool of its kind. It connects entire product development process in a single cloud-based platform that works on both Mac & PC.
Dynamo enables designers to create visual logic to explore parametric conceptual designs and automate tasks.
Analyze linear & nonlinear stress, dynamics, heat transfer characteristics of structures and mechanical components to create high-performing products.
Inventor 3D CAD software offers professional-grade 3D mechanical design, documentation, and product simulation tools.
Additive manufacturing (also known as 3D printing) lets you create physical objects by depositing materials in layers, based on a digital model. You can use the technology to create everything from prototypes to production products such as airplane engine parts, eco-friendly buildings, and medical implants. New materials and integrated additive methods drive product innovation by making previously impossible designs possible and reduce manufacturing waste.
Aircraft manufacturer creates the world’s largest 3D-printed airplane cabin component. (video: 2:07 min.)
Fusion 360 Ultimate
Cloud-based 3D CAD/CAM/CAE software for product design
Mechanical design and 3D CAD software for product design and development.
Incorporate 3D modeling into your engineering workflow
The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the growing network of physical devices embedded with electronics, software, and sensors that are connected to the Internet and to each other. This connectivity enables communication between devices. When smart, connected products are combined with the cloud, manufacturers can capture, analyze, control, and manage previously unseen data from these products while they’re in use
Fusion 360 Team
An enterprise IoT cloud service to connect, analyze, and manage products.
Bringing it all together
Product innovation platforms bring together a set of connected design, manufacturing, and IoT tools in a single data-centered platform. Our cloud-based platform, Fusion, supports the new ways that products are designed, made, and used while giving you access to tools for the top manufacturing trends. With Fusion, you can:
Use generative design technology to explore multiple options based on your specifications, optimize designs, and seamlessly move from design to production.
Leverage the latest advances in both additive and subtractive manufacturing for prototypes and production runs.
Capture, analyze, and manage sensor information from your products in real time with IoT technology.
From data and lifecycle management, collaboration, industrial styling, and mechanical engineering to parametrics, drawings, visualization, simulation, machining, and additive manufacturing, Fusion connects everything in one place.
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FUSION 360 ULTIMATE
Cloud-based complete 3D CAD, CAM and CAE tool.
3D CAD/CAM tool for product development.
FUSION 360 TEAM
Cloud-based collaboration tool work efficiently in one central workspace
Make anything with our best Inventor, with integrated tools for advanced simulation and 5-axis CAM. Collection also includes access to Fusion 360, helping you get on the path to the future of making things with our cloud-based product innovation platform.
We’d like to understand your perspective about the changing dynamics in the industry and how we can partner with you during these exciting times!
Student and Educational licensing is available to help students build valuable workplace skills and to prepare them for rewarding careers in architecture, engineering, and the digital arts.
Students and faculty can download free* Autodesk software for personal educational purposes. Student licenses incorporate all the software functionality of our professional licenses, but include a print banner or watermark on output indicating the design was created using a student license version. Autodesk student licenses are available as Stand-Alone only and may not be used in the classroom or lab for instructional purposes, or for commercial or for-profit purposes.
For more information, visit our Education Community.
Educational institutions, students and faculty can receive affordable pricing on a variety of Educational licensing options. Autodesk® Education Suites can be purchased as Stand-Alone, Multi-seat Stand-Alone or Network licenses and give academic institutions access to comprehensive software products and tools. Educational licenses cannot be used for commercial, professional or for-profit purposes.
For more information, visit our Educators page.
*Free Autodesk software is for personal use for education purposes and is subject to the terms and conditions of the end-user license agreement that accompanies download of the software.
Multi-user access is a good choice for companies with multiple teams that need access to the same software deployed through network licenses.
Network licenses aren’t assigned to individual users and can be shared. A subscription with multi-user access supports the use of Autodesk products up to a maximum number of users, or seats, connected to a server network.
The products can be installed on as many computers as you want. However, you can use the software simultaneously only on the number of purchased seats. For example, if you have 6 subscriptions seats and 8 users, all users have access, but only 6 can use the product at any one time. Because you can install the products on more systems than the number of subscription seats purchased, you get true floating licenses across your entire organisation. There is no internet connection required for Multi-user licenses to operate.
Single-user access is a good choice for organisations that need one or more stand-alone licenses.
These licenses are assigned to individual users and can’t be shared. Customers must connect to the internet every 30 days to validate their Autodesk ID.
These subscriptions cost less than subscriptions with multi-user access. You can sign in to your Autodesk Account from anywhere, and download and install the software assigned to you from any device. So, for example, you can use your Autodesk product on your work computer and also on your personal computer at home.