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Ryan Johnson - Sr Implementation Consultant
Ryan Johnson - Sr Implementation Consultant
Ryan Johnson is a Senior Implementation Consultant for D3 Technologies and works with a variety of customers across the US. He specializes in Autodesk software training and consulting for the manufacturing industry. With a background in product design and visualization in the manufacturing … More »

Hello, my name is Fusion 360

March 14th, 2017 by Ryan Johnson - Sr Implementation Consultant

Fusion 360.  What is it?  Why should I care?  Also, wasn’t it in Inventor like 5 years ago?  Doesn’t it have something to do with the cloud?

You have questions. We’re here to help.

Fusion 360 is already a powerful product development tool.  With a short development and release cycle, the product changes 10x faster than traditional CAD platforms.  Have an idea?  Let them know!  Autodesk is building this new platform from the ground up for the next generation of CAD, and using your input to make it better for you.

What kind of features and development does this enable?  Well, keep coming back here to find out.  This blog will feature discoveries and features from D3’s expert team of designers, CAM specialists, and simulation gurus.

Will Fusion 360 replace my current program?  This is a valid question, as Autodesk does retire and replace software from time to time.  The real answer is that nobody knows the future.  The more meaningful answer is if so, not anytime soon.  Fusion 360 is an addition to the catalog of Autodesk products, not a replacement.  Its best play might be using it alongside your existing CAD tools, whether they’re Autodesk or not!  As we hope you’ll see through the pages of this blog, Fusion 360 is a powerful, modern platform, and worth keeping up with.

Why is Fusion 360 so cheap?  Does that mean it’s no good?  As a new and disruptive product, Fusion is offered for an extremely competitive price.  There are a few levels of the product you can purchase, but they are all a great value for the features you get.  And if you’re a student or hobbyist, well you can start using Fusion completely free right now!  We think you’ll find that it is indeed a very powerful and relevant set of tools for the manufacturing and design world.

Who’s writing this blog anyway?  Why should I care about their opinion?  Well, maybe you shouldn’t.  Technology and honest feedback may not be for everyone, but if you’re interested in keeping up with the latest in innovative and disruptive design and manufacturing technology out there, this is the place.  D3’s technical team is not here to pass along marketing fluff, but to help you succeed.  This blog will pull no punches in giving you our honest evaluation and experiences on how Fusion will or will not fit into certain workflows or industries.  We hope this gives you a sense of this new technology now and into the future.

Have any questions or comments?  Feel free to join in the discussion at D3’s website!  Ask any questions, give feedback.  We welcome your voice.

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