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What Computer Should I get for Fusion 360?

Below are recommendations for computers that work well to run Fusion 360. Links below include affiliate tags which earn us a small portion of income if you make a purchase.



  • Laptop – Lenovo Thinkpad E15 ($880)

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  • Laptop – MacBook Air M1 ($999) - video on the M1 running Rosetta 2 Fusion 360

  • Desktop – Mac Mini M1 ($699) + 27” Monitor

    If you upgrade RAM to 16gb you’ll get a longer life of the computer as RAM is not user-upgradable.



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Computer Requirements

Source: See Fusion 360 Article
System requirements for Autodesk Fusion 360
Operating System Apple macOS Big Sur 11.0*; Catalina 10.15; Mojave v10.14; High Sierra v10.13** (learn more about Apple Security Updates)

Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64 bit) (until January 2023)***

Microsoft Windows Windows 10 (64-bit) Semi-Annual Release Channel
CPU Type x86-based 64-bit processor (e.g. Intel Core i, AMD Ryzen series), 4 cores, 1.7 GHz or greater; 32-bit not supported
ARM-based processors partially supported via Rosetta 2 only - see this post for more information
Memory 4 GB of RAM (integrated graphics recommend 6 GB or more)
Graphics Card Supported for DirectX 11 or greater
Dedicated GPU with 1 GB or more of VRAM
Integrated graphics with 6 GB or more of RAM
Disk Space 3 GB of storage
Display Resolution 1366 x 768 (1920 x 1080 or greater at 100% scale strongly recommended)
Pointing Device HID-compliant mouse or trackpad, optional Wacom tablet and 3Dconnexion SpaceMouse support
Internet 2.5 Mbps or faster download; 500 Kbps or faster upload
Dependencies .NET Framework 4.5, SSL 3.0, TLS 1.2+

Recommended for Complex Modelling and Processing
CPU Type 3 GHz or greater, 6 or more cores
Memory 8 GB RAM or greater
Graphics Dedicated GPU with 4 GB or more VRAM, DirectX 12 supported

Installing Fusion 360

Installing Fusion 360 is pretty simple. Depending on the license you choose:


  1. Visit the Autodesk page here

  2. Select Download Free Trial

  3. Choose an intended use that suits you best.

  4. Fill in Info, select Begin Trial

  5. A download should start - this will be the full-featured Fusion 360.

  6. Install as normal on your computer.

Purchase / Licensed previously

If you’ve already licensed Fusion 360

  1. Login to your Autodesk account page.

  2. Click All Products and Services on the left.

  3. Find Fusion 360 - Legacy to the right and then select the Download Now button on the right

  4. A download should start, once downloaded, install as normal on your computer.

Reinstall Fusion 360

If you previously registered a license and have to reinstall Fusion 360, go to Autodesk Account and click the Fusion 360 download link in the Products and Services section. You don’t need to register a new account or re-register an existing account to reinstall.