We recently spoke to Autodesk about the Fusion 360 product line (see, Architosh, ‘Autodesk announces Autodesk Fusion 360 for Mac App Store—Says ‘Our Global Community Loves the Mac’, 19 Sep 2014) when they announced that Fusion 360 was now on the Mac App Store. That story got quite a big hit in interest from readers…
Now the company is introducing a new product tier in the subscription-based Fusion 360 product line. Autodesk Fusion 360 Ultimate will include all the features of Fusion 360 plus 2D drawings, 3D exploded views and animations and also 3-axis CAM with advanced support, reports a note on the Fusion 360 blog.
The company also says it plans to expand the product further with Ultimate in the area of team based collaboration and data management workflows. It mentions concurrent views, something the current Fusion 360 doesn’t support now.
The base level of Autodesk Fusion 360 includes design (sculpt, model, patch), rendering, machining (2.5 axis), data management and collaboration (versions, relationships, sharing, search, views and markup), plus API and 3D printing support. Autodesk notes that this is not a bait and switch move. Those who are subscribers, it says, will become Fusion 360 Ultimate subscribers as a ‘thank you’ for helping to get Fusion 360 to where it is today.
Autodesk Fusion 360 Ultimate will be available for 100.USD per month if purchased with an annual subscription as there are monthly and quarterly options as well. It will go for 150.USD per month on a pay-as-you-go basis. Fusion 360 will continue to be offered at 25.USD per month with an annual plan. Fusion 360 Ultimate will be available in the first week of November 2014, reports Autodesk on its blog.
You can learn more about Autodesk Fusion 360 here. http://fusion360.autodesk.com/