Fusion 360 for industrial designers

Making products, made simple for industrial designers

Accelerate ideas and collaboration with engineering to turn concepts into profitable products.

Industrial designers work faster on a single platform


Create photo-realistic renders of your designs up to 75% faster to expedite stakeholder buy-in.


Turn your concepts into 3D models 4x faster when compared to traditional industrial design software.


Create high quality products and accelerate time to market by 60%.

Innovation made easy for industrial designers

Quickly explore your ideas to uncover the best concepts earlier in the design process. Remove barriers to interacting with your team and get back to creating innovative products.

Cut your 3D modeling time in half

Design your way using intuitive parametric, freeform, direct, and surface modeling tools for industrial designers.

Realize your design instantaneously

Reduce the impact of industrial design changes and ensure manufacturability with rapid prototyping tools all in one 3D design software.


Fusion 360 features for industrial designers

3D design and modeling

Engineer products with comprehensive 3D modeling and analysis tools. Ensure products' form, fit, and function.


Create and edit sketches with sketch constraints, dimensions, and a powerful suite of sketch tools.

Direct modeling

Edit or repair imported geometry from non-native file formats. Make design changes without worrying about time-based features.

Surface modeling

Create and edit complex parametric surfaces for repairing, patching, or designing geometry.

Parametric modeling

Create history-based features, including extrude, revolve, loft, sweep, etc., that update with design changes.

Mesh modeling

Edit and repair imported scans or mesh models, including STL and OBJ files. 

Freeform modeling

Create complex sub-divisional surfaces with T-splines and edit them with intuitive push-pull gestures


Create photo-realistic images of your models, leveraging local or cloud rendering. 

PCB design integration

Synchronize bi-directional changes from electronics designs seamlessly with Autodesk EAGLE interoperability.

Sheet metal

Use 2D drawings and DXFs to create sheet metal part components and document flat patterns.


Analyze assembly motion with a bottom-up, middle-out, or top-down approach.

Video: Standardizing on Fusion 360

Creating thoughtful furnishings for the modern workspace

Coalesse, a division of Steelcase, has standardized Fusion 360 across its organization to create office furnishings with the ultimate goal of maximizing collaboration in the workplace.

"Love that I can model organically as if my hands were working with clay inside the computer" 

– Fusion 360 User, G2Crowd

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What is industrial design?

Industrial design software helps industrial designers create, analyze, visualize, and communicate design intent and aesthetics before building a physical prototype. Many of the everyday products we use have been designed through industrial design software, from tablets to headphones to cars.

What programs do industrial designers use?

Industrial designers use Autodesk Fusion 360 to design, test, fabricate, and collaborate with anyone, anywhere, and on any device.