Linux Mint 20.3 --- Install Fusion 360 from Snapd

Hi Would like to install 360 on my Linux Mint 20.3 laptop. I am 78 years old and a bit slow. Just the free personal version.

Can someone direct me to instructions to install using Snap(d)? I think it is the Ubuntu/Debian version.


Charles Harris

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Why can I not see this post on the forum ? And the number of views etc



instructions about installing snapd on LinuxMint are at:

Hi Got Snapd installed ok now.

When I go to :

The terminal has message to say this version not recommended. -beta version.

Where do I locate another version within snapd of Fusion 360



This is the message

If you understand and want to proceed repeat the command including –devmode; if instead you want to install the snap forcing it into strict confinement repeat the command including --jailmode

what does ‘strict conefinement’ mean. Would that be ok for using a low level usage and basic commands etc

Thanks Charles

There is no version beside that one in beta available.

Strict confinement means that the application is isolated quite well from your system. Think of it like the mode apps use on smartphone operating systems, such as Android or iOS.

Devmode usually means that the developer hasn’t adapted or configured the application to work well in this confined mode. In devmode, the application has no restrictions, which might be okay if you trust the publisher and don’t need automatic updates etc.

See the GitHub page for detailed instructions on how the author expects you to install and update the snap:

In short: sudo snap install --beta fusion360 --devmode should do the trick for installing the snap.

Hi ppd

Thanks for your email

Just entered the code and have Fusion 360 installed . Kool, thanks for the advice.

Only one issue i

Machine:   Type: Laptop System: Gateway product: NE-522 v: V2.05 serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: Gateway model: NE-522 v: V2.05 serial: <filter> UEFI [Legacy]: Insyde v: 2.05 

It seems my laptop, Gateway not up to it and I will need to upgrade graphics card, I think. Came up with a message working too slow and could not load the 360 home page correctly. Only got to the background squares and not tabs etc

Details of current card:

charlie@charlie-Aspire-5741:~$ inxi -G Graphics: Device-1: AMD Kabini [Radeon HD 8240 / R3 Series] driver: radeon v: kernel Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.13 driver: ati,radeon unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa resolution: 1366x768~60Hz OpenGL: renderer: AMD KABINI (DRM 2.50.0 5.4.0-125-generic LLVM 12.0.0) v: 4.5 Mesa 21.2.6 charlie@charlie-Aspire-5741:~$ inxi CPU: Dual Core AMD E1-2500 APU with Radeon HD Graphics (-MCP-) speed/min/max: 997/800/1400 MHz Kernel: 5.4.0-125-generic x86_64 Up: 53m Mem: 1887.2/3374.9 MiB (55.9%) Storage: 465.76 GiB (7.4% used) Procs: 219 Shell: bash 5.0.17 inxi: 3.0.38 charlie@charlie-Aspire-5741:~$

Your comments would be appreciated what I need top upgrade on this laptop. Will be using the Fusion 360 personal copy and only with basic drawings.



New Zealand

perhaps the packager could help more here, the contact link seems to be:

i’d open an issue there …