Just tried out the demo on OSX and it seems pretty good.
However, I noticed that the Windows version expires, whereas the Mac version doesn't.
I didn't look further into that, but did try to find any hint as to how much it may eventually cost, if anything. I didn't find any info other than that it's free right now.
Is there any "official" statement/release from Autodesk?
While it's fun to use, I don't want to dedicate time learning a program I may be priced out of.
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Thanks for you to use Fusion.
You can download the lastest Version of Fusion, if the version in your side is expired.
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This forum is awfully quiet.
Also, for whoever did the interface here: "Accept as solution" is too close to the reply button.
Autodesk never releases future business plan statements. But as long as other companies offer direct modelers for free I would expect Inventor Fusion to be free. I would wager there will be a free version beyond the license expiration of the version you cite.
You might look at the cost of Inventor LT if you are price sensitive.
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Still waiting for -Draft option on any Rib feature.
With all due respect, I'm looking for a statement from Autodesk (wherever that may be... apparently not anywhere, yet?) that provides some assurance that the free version of this software is not simply being used as a "hook" to get interested parties to invest the time to learn it, only to pop up a surprise $499 cost for the "non expiring" version.
As the saying goes, silence can be deafening, and I can't help but feel this is a beta test.
I do feel the program is an excellent introduction to the rest of the line, but would like to know where it's going.
Now, while this may seem a little anxious, greedy, whatever, on my part, think of it in terms of how this process is perceived by investors. So long as company resources are being expended, shareholders do, indeed, have a right to know the goal of goods or services.
Thanks for the note, Kevin.
Ok, let me rephrase the question:
How would you describe the scope and purpose (goal) of Inventor Fusion to your shareholders?
I've read the release here.