The free Fusion 360: ‘From design to machining’ ebook

Fusion 360 is one of the go-to programmes for product design, CAD, and CAM. With a free one-year license for hobbyists as well as options for start-ups and educational institutions, the programme dominates the home user CAD market.

But it’s not just modelling that Fusion 360 is known for. The full license offers a range of simulation, fluid dynamics, stress testing, animation, and rendering features to perfectly illustrate what a product looks like, how it works, and whether it will withstand practical use.

It’s also a cloud-based modelling tool, which makes it great for collaboration and easy access to files. Unfortunately, this means that to use Fusion 360, you need a reliable internet connection, and that might just be one of its biggest drawbacks.

Exchange rates and country prices determine the price for a full license but for what is seen on the Internet you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better tool for this price and ease of use. While other programmes can offer more features, they come at a higher cost and with a steeper learning curve.

On the other hand, some programmes that are similar in use or price to Fusion 360 lack its more advanced features.

Autodesk’s resellers Baker Baynes are offering you the chance to get the ebook for free. Contact them on TEL 011 568 2060 or visit