Autodesk Fusion 360 is bringing in the new year with a User Interface (UI) facelift! Presently the UI is in “Preview” mode so as to ease the masses into the new UI workflow. Yet, as to be expected, many of the power users are taking the leap and donning new UI Diggs. While I’m calling this a facelift in actuality it’s more akin to a refresh with a healthy dose of feature and function reorganization. Instead of wading through linear strings of information things are now nicely regrouped into concise functional and context-specific tabs. I’ve screencaptured each work environment for your viewing pleasure and added a video from power-user Lars Christensen where you can see the new workflow in action!

Old UI – Model Workspace

2018 UI Modeling Work Environment

New UI – Model Workspace

New UI Model Workspace Environment

Preference Menu – Enabling New UI

The new workspace is activated via the Preview Tab within the Preferences Menu.

Other UI Workspaces

Render Workspace UI
Animation Workspace UI
Simulation Workspace UI
Manufacture Workspace UI
Drawing Workspace UI

Overall I like what I see with the new UI and am looking forward to diving in and modeling something!

Author

Vince is Associate Professor of Industrial Design at Virginia Tech University. Vince has worked as Studio Engineer for consumer and medical product brands such as Whirlpool, Newell and ResMed Ltd. Australia. He's garnered 39+ patents and has designed everything from totes to toasters, and fiddles to furniture. He enjoys all things 3D and has carved out a niche as a Class-A Surfacing Guru. Active in both industry and academia, Vince serves as a Creative and Technical Skill Development Coach providing hands-on training and workshops pertaining to CAID/CAD. Vince relishes opportunities to keep learning and sharing what he's learned!