Category: CAD Modeling

Getting Started with Fusion 360

Fusion 360 (F360) by Autodesk is a very powerful Computer-Aided Design (CAD) that is awesome for beginners to get in to CAD. One of the best things about it is that you can get a “Startup License” (A.K.A. ‘hobbyist license’) for free! Of course, there are limitations:

Startup: If your entitlement has been designated as “Startup, ” You may use the service if You are (a) a company, startup, or home-based business that generates less than $100,000 (or equivalent in other currency) per year from the total sale of goods or services, or (b) an individual using the service for personal non-commercial projects, hobbies, or personal learning.

The term for your Startup use is one (1) year from the date You are granted access. Autodesk reserves the right at any time during the Startup term to revoke access of the Startup entitlement by providing notice to You.

Autodesk Web Services Entitlements Page as of April 2019

So, pretty simple and will cover most of my audience. I can take a pretty good guess of what you are thinking: What happens after a year? As far as I understand, since I have not used F360 long enough to confirm this, you will get a 30 days notice in the upper right corner of F360, next to your name, saying ‘Trial ends in xx days’. When you click on that notice, you will have the option to be able to renew your license. I will update this post when I am able to confirm this.