SolidWorks VS Fusion 360


SolidWorks latest version:

SolidWorks 2021


SolidWorks is a 3D CAD software that provides a platform for architects, designers, and engineers for getting their ideas into real-life projects. Being a Powerful software, it offers great features in less time and at a high speed. 


Solidworks is used in different fields including engineering, designing, and architecture. 

By using Solidworks you can quickly edit designs or redo or undo your designs.

It can be used to design and provide a variety of services in different fields.


It is easily manageable and comfortable to use. 

It is cost-effective.

Allows a user to design and work faster and easier for 3D designing.

Time-efficient and both 2D drawings and 3D modeling can be done simultaneously. 

SolidWorks’ surfacing tools support complicated geometries that aren’t available in other programs, letting you take your surface work to new heights. You can also generate a surface from a solid model and repair existing parts in SolidWorks.


It doesn’t provide a platform for making comprehensive images from raw data so you will need some other software.

Another thing is that, when it comes to merging files with other CAD software, Solidworks is not friendly or suitable for this function. 

Solidworks only runs on Windows and doesn’t support macOS or any other OS. 

Fusion 360


Fusion 360 is CAM/CAD software for 3D modeling, manufacturing, engineering, and designing. 

It provides standard design 3D modeling tools. The outcome will be stored on a single platform or cloud.


Use for Water jet, laser cutter, and plasma cutter. It also enables options like 3D printing and 2D drawings. It supports the forum. It is used for designing and modeling with a variety of tools. 


Consists of important key features which are not available in other CAD software.

It gets updated every month in comparison to others which updates yearly.

Provides easy access to tools which allows creating design easily.


Due to being simple, working with complex projects, designing and drafting would make its working stagnant. 

As it runs on the cloud, every time you need an internet connection for using fusion 360.

Provides minimum functions as compare to Solidworks.