Fusion 360

Fusion 360, also from Autodesk, is a great step for students who have outgrown programs like Tinkercad. Where Tinkercad is like drag-and-drop, Fusion 360 allows you to model serious components and even whole machines, showing how the parts work together. This is a great program when designing components for things like robots or advanced maker space projects.

Like Tinkercad, it’s free to use for students, educators and hobbyists. Unlike Tinkercad, this is a much more serious software product that you’ll need to install on your computer.

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