Generative Design in Autodesk Fusion 360 Now More Accessible and Flexible

To help Fusion 360 users extend their design exploration capabilities on a regular basis, the company is offering unlimited access to the generative design functionality as a separate subscription.

To help Fusion 360 users extend their design exploration capabilities on a regular basis, the company is offering unlimited access to the generative design functionality as a separate subscription.

MJK Performance used generative design technology to create a set of lighter and stronger triple clamps for a drag bike. Image courtesy of Autodesk.


Autodesk now offers the new Fusion 360 Generative Design Extension subscription offering. To help Fusion 360 users extend their design exploration capabilities on a regular basis, the company is offering unlimited access to the generative design functionality as a separate subscription, at either $1,000 monthly or $8,000 annually.

To enable even more customers to explore the benefits and advantages of generative design—including improved product performance, increased productivity and reduced production costs—the company is offering special introductory pricing for a limited time. Through July 17, annual subscriptions to Fusion 360 and the Generative Design Extension are available for 50% off the regular price.

For those who prefer to pay as they go, access to the generative design extension will continue to be available using Autodesk Cloud Credits.

Image courtesy of Briggs Automotive Company.

“We hear loud and clear that customers, especially these days, crave flexibility, and we’re more than happy to provide a solution at a price point that addresses their needs, especially for budget managers who require predictability,” says Stephen Hooper, vice president and general manager, Autodesk Fusion 360. “Most of all, we’re excited to see the momentum and incredible outcomes from casual users all the way up to major industry innovators or major brand innovators who are using generative design in the field.”

The company says it is building its library of extensions to help Fusion 360 customers access specialized functionality, how and when they need it. Last year, the company announced the Manufacturing Extension to amplify customers’ manufacturing capacity with speed-boosting automation and increased control of machines and processes.

Notable customer applications of generative design include a crankshaft redesigned to be 50% lighter by Honda’s R&D team, wheels for a supercar from Briggs Automotive Company, and a successful effort by MJK Performance to manufacture lighter and stronger triple clamps for drag bikes. 

See here to learn more about additional benefits and what’s new with Fusion 360 overall.

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

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