Both Autodesk and GrabCAD have made some exciting announcements this week with Autodesk’s Fusion 360 launch on Tuesday and GrabCAD’s new Workbench which will allow even more powerful sharing features the CAD community. We had a chance to sit down with GrabCAD CEO Hardi Maybaum and Autodesk’s Director of Mechanical Design Products Prabakar Murugappan. So what does all this mean to you as a designer, engineer or maker? Listen in as we find out more about CAD in the Cloud, what Fusion 360 means to existing CAD users, and where GrabCAD’s new Workbench fits in with all this. Rock.

What’s in this episode?

We’ll be discussing:

  • Why would somebody switch from a program like SolidWorks to Fusion 360?
  • How are designers and engineers going to respond to cloud-based CAD?
  • How will Fusion 360 be integrated into GrabCAD and what are the members doing with it?
  • What devices will Fusion 360 work on and what is on the horizon?
  • …and more!

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Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.