Digital transformation is bringing better, smarter and more sustainable products to market faster than ever. Too many team members still don’t have access to projects on the right device at the right time. And skilled workers, rather than innovating and creating, are still expected to spend their time doing mundane tasks that could be automated.
But with open and extensible tools, partnerships with industry leaders, and Fusion 360 defining what cloud-based product development software can do, Autodesk is solving these challenges in manufacturing and bringing customers closer than ever. of a future in one click. One with greater productivity, lower costs and less environmental impact.
New Autodesk Fusion 360 Extensions Powered by Ansys and ModuleWorks Unlock Advanced Product Design and Manufacturing Capabilities
We are constantly expanding the capabilities of Fusion 360 to meet the needs of the entire product design through manufacturing process. Two Fusion extensions take center stage at Autodesk University (AU) 2022.
Industry-leading Ansys simulation technology is integrated into Fusion 360 to power a new extension that will quickly provide useful information about the signal quality of the printed circuit board (PCB) as part of the design process of the map.
The new Signal Integrity extension will complement Fusion 360’s growing PCB design capabilities and help bring smart products to market more effectively. It offers the PCB designer insight into the design impacts of electromagnetism on product performance. The new solution will increase confidence in product viability and overall productivity by reducing the number of design-test-redesign cycles, time to market and costly prototypes.
Creation of toolpaths using ModuleWorks technology and 5-axis control capabilities, debut in Machining Extension
ModuleWorks, a leading provider of software components for the digital manufacturing industry, is recognized throughout the industry for its expertise in creating and simulating toolpaths. We started combining advanced toolpath creation algorithms from ModuleWorks with enhanced 5-axis machining and other complex manufacturing workflows originally from Autodesk PowerMill in our Machining Extension. The result: New features are coming to the Fusion Machining Extension that generate better performing, collision-free toolpaths for efficient multi-axis milling. Early advanced strategies include a new rotary pocket, rotary contour, and automatic multi-axis deburring. We will continue to combine ModuleWorks toolpath calculation technology with our CAM workflows to enhance your ability to ‘do’ faster with fewer errors.
Two New Industry Partnerships Bring More World-Class Capabilities to Fusion 360
We bring sustainability insights into the early-stage design process with Makersite, an artificial intelligence and data management company that powers sustainable product and supply chain decisions at scale. The new plugin allows designers to press a button in the Fusion 360 workspace and have Makersite instantly calculate the environmental and financial impacts of a product or component based on its structure, its materials and weight. Designers will get recommendations regarding global warming potential, expected costs (also known as “potential costs”), and alternative materials based on their organization’s procurement data and procurement data.
CloudNC technology drives the future of click-to-make
Our partnership with CloudNC, a developer of self-driving manufacturing software, is a big step towards reducing CAM programming times by eliminating the arduous and error-prone task of creating toolpaths. CloudNC software reduces the amount of input needed to program parts. By uploading a 3D model of any part, the software determines the tools needed and their use and generates the toolpaths and NC code required. Our partnership will allow a design file to be passed from Fusion 360 to CloudNC for automated manufacturing analysis. This is a big step towards realizing a true “click to create” experience, similar to how desktop printing moves a document directly from your computer to paper with a simple press of the ” To print”.
Browser-based Fusion 360 availability expands, marking important step towards device independence
The pandemic has highlighted the value of having access to software tools and data anywhere and on any device. We believed in it for a long time. Cloud-focused technology like Fusion 360 runs complex CAD and CAM modeling in the cloud, making it possible to deliver powerful modeling capabilities to less powerful computers through a browser. Opening online access to Fusion brings Autodesk closer to our vision of data and device independence, meeting the current and future needs of our customers. Together, the new capabilities and partnerships announced at AU 2022 will help our customers rethink how products look, how quickly and efficiently high-performance products are produced, and make them more sustainable.