Software Pick: Autodesk Fusion 360

Andy Ihnatko's pick of the week on MacBreak Weekly 552 is Autodesk Fusion 360, which he says is one of the best designed apps he's ever seen for 3D modeling. Most design apps are really complicated, because they're usually based on some kind of expensive software that would require expensive training in order to use it. They aren't typically designed to be easy to use, but Autodesk has made this a generalized app for any sort of physical object that you want to have made. Fusion 360 connects your entire product development process in a single cloud-based platform that works on both Mac and PC.

With Autodesk Fusion 360, it's easy to conceive of an idea, draw it out, and have a perfect 3D model of it. You can then print out a blueprint plan, or even send it off to a manufacturing facility to have it 3D printed. If it's a wood project, they'll laser cut the parts for you and ship them to you. Andy was able to make a shelving unit in less than an hour just by messing around with it.

Autodesk Fusion 360 costs $25 per month for an annual subscription, or $40 month to month. You can try it for free with a 30-day trial.

- Learn more about Autodesk Fusion 360 (autodesk.com)

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