Modern CAM software for CNC machining

Fusion 360 simplifies and automates the creation of high-quality machine code with professional-grade tools to make better use of your CNC machines.

Benefits of using Fusion 360 for CNC machining

Modernise your processes

Automated workflows and a modern user experience shorten learning curves, helping your team to become productive and profitable sooner.

Connect your teams

Put your design and manufacturing data at the centre of everything you do, enabling your team to make business critical decisions faster.

Professional grade capabilities

Built on more than 40 years of innovation, Fusion 360 provides advanced CAM programming tools that can help your business succeed and grow.

Industry leaders rely on Fusion 360

Everything you need to drive your CNC machining in a single connected platform

Connected design and manufacture

Integrated CAD/CAM automatically cascades design revisions through to production, shortening delivery times and avoiding costly mistakes.

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Automated CAM programming

Speed up 2D, 2.5D, 3-, 4- and 5-axis CAM programming with automation and user-defined templates built around your best practices.

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Multi-axis CNC machining

Make better use of your 4- and 5-axis CNC machines. Produce high-quality parts using fewer setups which lowers production costs.

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Turning and Turn-mill

Dedicated 2D turning strategies. Combined milling and turning processes generate NC code for multi-tasking hardware.

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Toolpath modifications

Make global or localised edits to toolpaths without the need for wasteful recalculations and start machining better parts sooner.

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In-cycle probing and inspection

Use spindle-mounted probes to automate machine setup and monitor machining to help improve part quality and reduce waste.

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Achieve your CNC machining goals

Increase manufacturing throughput

Quickly convert your best practices into templates that can be shared across your team helping you make better use of your people, tooling and machines.

Improve quality and reliability

Automate common CAM processes and workflows to remove manual non-value add tasks that are expensive and poorly controlled.

Reduce defects and non-conformities

Create the high-quality, collision-free NC machining code you need to produce parts to tolerance and protect your investment in CNC machinery.

Shorten project delivery times

Seamlessly connect your CAM programming and shop-floor teams to the data they need to make business-critical decisions faster.

Increase market share

Embrace innovative technologies that can help expand your manufacturing business and offer a higher-value service to your customers.

Reduce environmental impact

Optimise machining processes to remove waste by reducing the consumption of time, materials and other precious resources.

Technical partnerships deliver even more value

Integrations with leading OEMs help streamline common tasks. Learn more about Autodesk partnerships (US Site) with industry leaders.

Plans and pricing for every business

Flexible purchasing options to meet your current and future needs.


Fusion 360

Integrated cloud-based CAD and CAM software with 2D to 3+2 CAM, 3D printing in plastics and cloud collaboration.






Fusion 360 Machining Extension

Unlock advanced CAM programming tools for automated machining, multi-axis milling, part inspection and setup.


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Fusion 360 for Manufacturing

Our most capable solution with advanced CNC machining, sheet-based fabrication, metals-based additive, data management and more.





Key features

Fusion 360

A subscription to Fusion 360 includes:



  • 2D and 2.5D machining
  • 3-axis machining
  • Multi-axis positional
  • Turning
  • Turn-mill
  • Workpiece coordinate probing
  • Toolpath simulation
  • Machine animation

Additive (plastics)

  • Create toolpaths for fused filament fabrication
  • Associative programming
  • Part orientation
  • Library of 3D print hardware, including Ultimaker, EOS and Renishaw
  • Manual part orientation
  • Standard and customised print parameters
  • Infill patterns for hollow parts
  • Toolpath and build simulation
  • NC code export


  • Sketching
  • Direct modelling
  • Surface modelling
  • Parametric modelling
  • Mesh modelling
  • Freeform modelling
  • Rendering
  • PCB design integration
  • Sheet metal design
  • Assembly modelling


  • Static stress
  • Modal frequency
  • Thermal and thermal stress
  • Buckling
  • Non-linear stress
Data management and collaboration
  • User management
  • Administrative tools
  • File export
  • Version control
  • Cloud storage
  • AnyCAD 3rd party file open
  • Public/private sharing
  • Commenting and redlining

Key features

Fusion 360 for Machining

All features in Fusion 360 plus:



  • Automatic hole recognition
  • Automatic drilling
  • Whole part machining strategies
  • Interactive 3+2 toolaxis orientation
  • 4-axis machining
  • 5-axis simultaneous
  • Automatic collision avoidance
  • Toolpath modifications
  • Geometry probing
  • Surface inspection
  • Report generation
  • Automated part alignment

Key features

Fusion 360 for Manufacturing

All features in Fusion 360 for Machining plus:


CAM for sheet-based fabrication

  • Multi-sheet nesting
  • Nest preparation
  • Grain detection
  • Thickness detection
  • Quantity detection
  • Compare and report
  • Toolpath generation for laser, water-jet and plasma cutters, and CNC routers

Additive (metals)

  • Toolpaths for metal powder-bed machines
  • Automatic part orientation
  • Associative support structures
  • Library of 3D print hardware
  • Standard and customised print settings
  • Toolpath simulation
  • Hybrid manufacturing (combine additive and subtractive workflows)


  • Feature-based modelling
  • Parametric boss modelling
  • Automated snap fit modelling
  • Customisable library of features
  • Geometric patterning

Data management and collaboration

  • Change orders
  • Release management
  • Automated part numbering
  • Bill of materials

Learn why successful manufacturers are benefiting from professional-grade CAM tools in Fusion 360

FAQ: CNC machining with Fusion 360

What’s the difference between Fusion 360, Fusion 360 for CNC Machining and Fusion 360 for Manufacturing?

Fusion 360 is the starting point to build your Fusion platform. Fusion 360 provides all the essential tools you need for 2D, 3+2, CAM and 3D printing, as well as cloud collaboration tools. For more advanced CNC machining, Fusion 360 subscribers can upgrade to include the Fusion 360 Machining Extension. This extension unlocks additional, advanced capabilities to make better use of 3-axis and multi-axis CNC machinery, including automated programming, multi-axis milling and more. Fusion 360 for Manufacturing includes Fusion 360, Fusion 360 Machining Extension, Fusion 360 Nesting & Fabrication Extension, Fusion 360 Product Design Extension, Fusion 360 Additive Build Extension and Fusion 360 Manage Extension in one pricing package at a price that is up to 55% lower than subscribing to each extension individually.

What is Fusion 360 Manufacturing Extension?

We sometimes hear customers refer to the Fusion 360 Machining Extension as being the "Fusion 360 Manufacturing Extension". Just for the record, there is no "Fusion 360 Manufacturing Extension". If you're looking for whole-part machining strategies, automated hole drilling, multi-axis milling and more, we recommend subscribing to Fusion 360 and the Fusion 360 Machining Extension.

What is Fusion 360 for Manufacturing?

Autodesk Fusion 360 for Manufacturing is the ideal solution for manufacturers needing a flexible system to drive a range of manufacturing hardware. It includes Fusion 360, Fusion 360 Machining Extension, Fusion 360 Nesting & Fabrication Extension, Fusion 360 Product Design Extension, Fusion 360 Additive Build Extension and Fusion 360 Manage Extension in one package with a subscription price that is up to 55% lower than if you purchased each extension individually.

What is Fusion 360 for Product Design?

Autodesk Fusion 360 for Product Design is the integrated engineering and design solution for product development. It includes Fusion 360, Fusion 360 Product Design Extension, Fusion 360 Simulation Extension and Fusion 360 Manage Extension in one package with a subscription price that is up to 30% lower than if you purchased each extension individually.

How can I get in contact with the Autodesk sales team to learn more?

Call +91 8010340891 to speak with a Fusion 360 expert.

How fast can I get started with Fusion 360 for my business?

Fusion 360 is incredibly easy to use thanks to its modern interface, intuitive workflows and library of online learning content. Depending on your specific needs, it's likely you'll become productive within a few hours or days. 

How does Fusion 360 compare with other CAM software?

Fusion 360 is the fastest-growing CAD/CAM software available today. Autodesk releases updates to Fusion 360 every eight weeks meaning we can react to your needs quickly and provide the latest technology to support your business. As you'd expect from a professional-grade CAM tool, Fusion 360 offers powerful programming tools for 2D, 2.5D, 3-, 4- and 5-axis milling on a growing range of CNC machine types and NC controllers. What makes Fusion 360 different is how it puts your data at the centre of everything you do, allowing your team and your stakeholders to work together seamlessly.


For a more in-depth look at the advanced CAM capabilities in Fusion 360, visit the product centre at

Can Fusion 360 generate G-code?

Yes. Fusion 360 is CAM software that can create high-quality CNC machining code for many types of CNC machine and NC controller. A subscription to Fusion 360 includes free access to a library of editable post-processors to create code to suit your needs. 


To see the list of free Fusion 360 post-processors, visit

Does Fusion 360 work on CNC machines?

Yes. Fusion 360 is an excellent choice for those needing CAM software to drive milling, turning and turn-mill machines. Fusion 360 includes a growing suite of powerful toolpaths that can be run on 2D, 2.5D, 3-, 4- and 5-axis machines. A subscription to Fusion 360 includes access to a library of accurate 3D models of commonly used CNC machines to help with part programming and machine animation. 


To see the list of machines included in Fusion 360, visit

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