Autodesk Fusion 360 Reviews

My first real foray into 3D design... and not a bad choice!

Positive Review by ElectricKeet
about Autodesk Fusion 360 Apr 2017

A friend requested that I turn a couple pieces of my line art into medallions via Shapeways. Having come from a background in two-dimensional design (primarily in Adobe Illustrator and other Creative Suite apps) I found myself utterly clueless about how to make the jump into the third dimension. Fortunately, a friend recommended Autodesk Fusion 360. With a little help from the convenient tutorials and online reference, I managed to get the task done without too many curse words, which is quite the personal feat! Having broken the 3D barrier, I found my mind racing with possibilities, and now it's hard to peel myself away from playing around with every idea that comes to mind. The clean interface keeps me from getting too overwhelmed (unlike my attempts to give Blender a go). The ability to bash together a quick sketch, model parametrically, then pop back and forth in the timeline to revise and rebuild, means I can actually improvise on designs and rapidly refine to a workable, printable design. I really wish some of these features were in Illustrator, now!

Short form: I installed for the quick intro to 3D, and I stayed for the depth of functionality. Newbies, fear not!