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October 30, 2023 - Fusion 360 Update is Now Available

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October 30, 2023 - Fusion 360 Update is Now Available

The October 30, 2023, Autodesk Fusion 360 update is now available. This update is required for your students to maintain file compatibility. Here is a link to What’s New in this update.


If you or a colleague would like to receive this information in an email, click here to sign up to receive emails about Fusion 360’s updates.


IMPORTANT: Legacy operating systems including Win 8/8.1, Win 10 build 1803 or older, and MacOS 10.15 Catalina and below are no longer be supported. While old versions of Fusion 360 will continue to work on these operating systems until January 2024, to access the most recent Fusion 360 updates a minimum OS of macOS 11 Big Sur and Windows 10 (1809) or newer is required. By January 2024, any old version of Fusion 360 running on the non-supported operating systems will stop working.

If you are impacted by unsupported operating systems, we recommend accessing the online version of Fusion 360 which can be accessed through a web browser. Learn more.

Windows users:
Auto-Download for Windows users only – a time-saving process for updating Fusion Lab Installations. 

To ensure your lab version is consistent with the latest version available on students’ personal devices you now have the option to set up Auto-Downloads. Auto-Downloads for Fusion 360 automate the recurring ~8 weeks update process. Learn more about the benefits of Auto-Downloads for Windows users and the set-up instructions here - see section 6 (page 14).


Alternatively, manual installation and update for Fusion 360 in a lab environment remains available. Use the following instructions:


  1. Download the Fusion Lab Install File.
  2. Open the text file and copy the text in the file and save with the name “FusionLabInstall.bat” into the same folder/directory as your Fusion Lab Install File.
  3. Launch the *.bat file from Windows Explorer, a command shell, script, or software distribution or management system.       


  1. Download the Fusion Lab Install Package.
  2. Double-click the downloaded file in Finder, or use your customary .pkg deployment mechanism.
  3. The executable will prompt for administrator privileges if it does not already have them.

Please let me know if you have any question.



Dan Banach
Sr. Technical Manager & Community Manager

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Message 2 of 6
in reply to: dan.banach

I've been having some issues with Auto-Downloads for Windows.

Following the steps in the "Fusion 360 Lab Installation Instructions", I copied the following script to a text file:


@echo off
set "StreamerDir=c:\Program Files\Autodesk\webdeploy\meta\streamer"
FOR /F %%i IN ('dir /A:D /B /oN "%StreamerDir%"') DO (
SET a=%%i
endlocal & set StreamerVer=%a%
"%StreamerDir%\%StreamerVer%\streamer.exe" --globalinstall --process update --quiet


I then saved the file as “FusionLabInstall.bat”

Next, I downloaded the file "Fusion 360 Admin Install.exe" and saved it to the same directory as FusionLabInstall.bat.
Finally, I set up a task in Windows Task Scheduler, following the steps on pages 16 through 20 of the Fusion 360
Lab Installation Instructions. All these steps were performed with administrative privileges.


The next day, when I started Fusion 360 and checked its version, it hadn't been updated.

Thanks for any help.

-Edmond Jaoudi

Message 3 of 6
in reply to: dan.banach

Hi @ejaoudi1 

A few questions.

  1. Was the Auto-Downloading script working previously?
  2. What is the current version of Fusion that is installed on the lab computers?
  3. Are all the Windows updates installed?

With the script running through the Task Scheduler, you shouldn't  have to download the executable file ahead of time.  Are you doing this to save bandwidth? I'll ask the engineering team if anything has changed on our side..



Dan Banach
Sr. Technical Manager & Community Manager

If my post resolves your issue, please click the Accept Solution button.
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in reply to: ejaoudi1

Thanks for reaching out. I think either you have up-to-dated Fusion 360 version (2.0.17710) or incorrectly setting  "Task Scheduler" task.  Please check with your task scheduler "Fusion 360 update" defined as 


Actions: instruction said "update.bat" but you created custom name "FusionLabInstall.bat" 


Hope this helps.




Message 5 of 6
in reply to: dan.banach

When I load the new fusion 360, it comes up, asks me for default units, and then freezes

a360 frozen screen.JPG

 Any thoughts on how to work around this?


-Erik Aagard

Columbus State Community College

Message 6 of 6
in reply to: dan.banach

Hi @eaagard 

Sorry that you're having this issue. A few questions and suggestions

  1. Have you restarted the computer and ensured that all the computer updates and drivers are installed?
  2. Was Fusion running correctly before today? If so, did something change in your environment?
  3. When you state load, does this mean that you just started Fusion or installed the new version?
  4. Is this an individual install or installed on lab computers?
  5. If this is an individual install, run the Fusion Service Utility to Repair and Reset Fusion 360.
  6. What operating system are you running?
  7. Here is a list of items to check.
    1. Ports and Domains required by Fusion 360
    2. How to configure proxy server and firewall for Fusion 360
    3. Configuring anti-virus software for use with Fusion 360
  8. If the issue persists, please collect the Diagnostic Log Files for Fusion 360 and post them.

Please keep us posted.


Dan Banach
Sr. Technical Manager & Community Manager

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