Autodesk Fusion 360 Tips

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Autodesk Fusion 360 ("Fusion") is a cloud-based commercial software package for doing parametric CAD, electrical drawings, simulation, rendering and CAM.

At Pikes Peak Makerspace members use Fusion to create output suitable for our 3D printers and CNC machines.

The software is free for hobbyists, non-commercial use, and for qualifying startups.


  • Use post processor "Mach4Mill" (not Avid CNC).

Links to external sites:

Fusion 360 Tutorials, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques
The Ultimate Fusion 360 Sketch Video (44 Strategies & Tips)

Training — PPM Trainer(s) needed

Pikes Peak Makerspace announces all its Upcoming events, including classes, on Meetup

Links to external sites:

Lars Christensen — Fusion 360 Tutorials on YouTube
Autodesk Fusion 360 — on YouTube
How to insert McMaster-Carr components
Autodesk Fusion 360 Product Home Page
Autodesk products —

For Additional Help

Use the PPM Slack channel #fusion-360
List of all PPM Slack channels
Note that we have a Slack channel (#job-board) for members to post, discuss, or accept job opportunities either within PPM or from the community.

Member Showcase

For even more member projects, visit our #showcase channel on Slack, or follow our social media links.

Related Pages

Links to related PPM Wiki pages:

Mach 4 Tips
Blender Tips
  3D Printing — Filament  
  3D Printing — Resin  
  CNC Router Table  

Curated Links

Links to member-recommended external sites:

Connect with Autodesk on social media


Other Fun Stuff

Links to external sites:

The Art of Product Design — book by Hardi Meybaum, founder of GrabCad
Download files and models from Autodesk Online Gallery, Cults 3D, GrabCAD, or Thingiverse
PPM Tool Color Map — Interactive
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