Three weeks ago Autodesk posted a preview of Fusion 360 in the Browser. You remember Project Leopard correct? Well, that’s alive and well–not as a separate product from Fusion 360, but as Fusion Team, accessed directly in the browser from your Fusion 360 account.
Fusion Team – Access Anywhere
Even though we’re completely aware of access anywhere-anytime, Autodesk’s lead case for Fusion 360’s browser ability is the need to access your design data anytime-anywhere. Cue the example music… Let’s say you’re on a long road trip with your family and your boss suddenly asks for some edits on a project that needs to be submitted within the hour. (Forget questioning why that should even happen when you’re away from work – it does) Now you could politely decline the request and tell him to bug off while you’re on vacation, but the trip isn’t going to pay itself now, is it? Seeing as you’re stuck in the car with the kids and are (hopefully) a passenger for a lengthy journey, you might as well get some work done.
As Autodesk puts it: “Without needing to download or install anything, they were able to open the design and edit it in a web browser avoiding costly delays in the product development process.”
So let’s do that, shall we?
How to Access Fusion Team (Fusion 360 in a Browser)
- Log into autodesk.com/fusion360
Simply go to www.autodesk.com/fusion360 (or http://login.autodesk360.com/login) in your web browser and select “Sign In” from the upper right-hand corner of the website.
- Select “A360”
Select “A360” and log in if prompted. If you’re already logged in, you’ll be brought to a page that lists all of your Fusion 360 projects. Click on the project that contains the design you need to edit.
- Select “Edit in Browser”
After finding the design you need to view or edit, click the down chevron ⌵ and select “Edit in Browser” to display the design in the browser.
The online web browser version of Fusion 360 can be accessed on Google Chrome on Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chromebooks. Other web browsers aren’t recommended at the moment, but Autodesk is working to make the software available for use on the iPad, Surface Pro, and other mobile devices.
If you’re looking for an in-depth guide on how to start editing your Fusion 360 designs in the browser, you can find the Fusion 360 Browser Getting Started on Autodesk’s forum.