A few weeks ago, I was with a great friend and a great mentor of mine.
Our discussions are great and, sometimes, can be animated. We talk about our families, sports and, of course, business.
What is shared between us stays between us but I felt I had to grab this opportunity to share a discussion we had about Fusion 360.
My friend is well aware of what's going on in the "CAD" world. This is by design.
He reads, watch, listen, to everything "CAD". He is very curious about Fusion 360 but he didn't get it.
He kept telling me about how the pricing ($300/year) is inconceivable.
His argument was that it's detrimental to the value of all the other CAD out there.
Fair but misguided point. There's no other platform like it out there!
My friend is comparing an apple to a blue apple.
We all know you can compare an old fruit to this magnificent "new" fruit?
What's out there are tools. CAD tools mind you. Coupled with other tools, they become "solutions".
Fusion 360 is the nucleus of a platform. You read that right: A platform.
The Product Innovation Platform is there to help you Design (CAD/CAE). Make (CAM). Use (IoT).
As many of you already know, with Fusion 360 you can quickly iterate on design ideas with sculpting tools to explore form and modeling tools to create finishing features. A little hidden gem is that with Fusion 360 you are - just to mention a few - leveraging the computing power of the Cloud (Simulation, Rendering, etc.), collaborating like never before ("Public" link, Markups, Live Review, etc.) and all that on your platform of choice (Mac, PC, Android, iOS, etc.)
Did I mention it was $300/year?
It's not just another CAD tool. We started from scratch and came up with what will be the basis of What's Next.
We are still investing and continuously developing our Core Solutions. We recognize that they are extremely valuable for a majority of our customers. With that said, I think Fusion 360 as its place within your workflow.
Experience it for yourself, try Fusion 360 today!