Quick Access: Fusion Desktop

Congratulations on purchasing a Fusion Desktop subscription! The information on this page should help you get started quickly with your new software. Note: This page assumes you have a standalone Fusion Desktop subscription, not activated through Fusion Online. If instead you are activating your software through Fusion Online, go here. Questions? Contact us.


Step 1: Getting Ready

  1. System requirements:
    • Fusion Desktop will work with 64- or 32-bit versions of Windows 10 or later.
    • You will also need Microsoft Project’s Desktop Client, which can be purchased as a standalone license or on Microsoft’s site (Project Online plan 3 or 5); note that Microsoft offers a 30-day free trial. Please also see the video below.
  2. Get your Fusion Desktop or Fusion Pipeline installation file. If you have an account through the Fusion Portal, you can download the installer and documentation from the Downloads page. If not, contact your Fusion Desktop license administrator or contact us for further information.
  3. Make sure you have your installation keycode. If you have an account through the Fusion Portal, you can look on the Products page to find your keycode. Otherwise, contact your Fusion Desktop license administrator.


Step 2: Installing Fusion Desktop

Watch this video to see how to install Fusion Desktop on your computer. Installation consists of the following steps:

  1. Installing Microsoft Project (if necessary)
  2. Running the Fusion Desktop installer
  3. Activating Fusion Desktop

if at this point you do not see the Fusion tab in Microsoft Project, please verify that Fusion Desktop was installed under your user account. If (for example) your IT department installed it under a different account, you may have to re-install it under your account.


Step 3: Using Fusion Desktop

You are now ready to schedule and analyze your projects with Fusion Desktop! To find out more about using Fusion Desktop, you can reference Help from the Fusion ribbon in Microsoft Project. You can also look in the Fusion Desktop User’s Guide, available on the Downloads page of the Fusion Portal.