Autodesk Adds Simulation Features to Fusion 360

Capabilities for linear stress, modal analysis and material definition are currently available.

Autodesk has added simulation capabilities to Fusion 360 that, according to the company, can help accelerate and improve product development. This also means that the platform now supports CAD, CAM and CAE in the cloud.

The simulation capabilities, a company blog post states, are designed to function out of the box and require minimal setup. The functionality lets users perform linear stress and modal analysis as well as define materials. The ability to add constraints, loads and solve for weaknesses is also available.

Autodesk states that features such as thermal and fatigue analysis will come in future product updates.

“Simulation traditionally takes multiple software tools and hours of work. Not so with Fusion 360. We made it powerful, but drop-dead simple. And by integrating simulation directly within the design and engineering workflow, users can not only build more viable parts with fewer iterations, but they can also develop intuition and expertise to reach validation more quickly,” said Kevin Schneider, Director of Fusion 360 at Autodesk. “We see this update as the next critical step in making Fusion 360 the most innovative integrated platform for developing products, from concept all the way to fabrication.”

For more information, visit Autodesk.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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