Autodesk Fusion 360: The family expands with new Ultimate edition

Published 06 October 2014

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: cad, autodesk, industrial design, product design, fusion 360, ultimate

Fusion 360 Ultimate: includes all the standard Fusion 360 features plus added extras

Autodesk has been busy introducing a new tier to its Fusion 360 product line: Fusion 360 Ultimate, which includes all the standard Fusion 360 features plus added extras.

This new top tier adds 2D drawings capabilities, 3D exploded views and animations, and 3-axis CAM with advanced support, all this comes with plans to expand it to allow team-based collaboration and data management workflows (longhand for exploring design variations and concurrent reviews), and some more simulation tools.

The best news is that Autodesk has stated it’s backdating this release for existing customers - so if you’re a paying Fusion 360 customer at the time Autodesk releases Ultimate, you will be “a Fusion 360 Ultimate customer for life” – regardless of what new customers might have to pay.

Ultimate adds 2D drawings capabilities, 3D exploded views and animations, and 3-axis CAM with advanced support

However, this does mean that Autodesk will be ending the Drawings and 3-axis Previews in the base level product (although previews in general will not go away).

Fusion 360 Ultimate will be available for $100/mo. (if you purchase the annual subscription) or $150/mo. for the monthly pay-as-you-go option, while standard Fusion 360 will continue to be offered at $25/mo. (with annual subscription) or $40/mo. for monthly pay-as-you-go option.

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