Fusion 360 with Netfabb: Software for additive manufacturing, design, and simulation

What you can do with Netfabb

Streamline your workflows for additive manufacturing

  • Import models, analyze for printability, and automatically repair for manufacturing.
  • Choose from a growing library of 200+ integrated 3D printers and prepare prints through slicing and customizable toolpath creation.
  • Orient your models to reduce build times, minimize supports, or nest parts efficiently.
  • Hollow parts and generate internal lattices to use less material.

Gain competitive advantage through automated processes

  • Automate manual additive manufacturing workflows with scripting to reduce human error.
  • Identify and compensate for possible build errors through process simulation for Directed Energy Deposition (DED) and metal Powder Bed Fusion (PBF).
  • Generate high-performing design alternatives that use compliant lattice structures with Optimization Utility for Netfabb.

Which Netfabb product is right for you?

Fusion 360 with Netfabb Premium

Prepare models for 3D printing with tools for mesh repair, part orientation, supports, hollowing and latticing, packing, and slicing and toolpath generation.

Fusion 360 with Netfabb Ultimate

Take your additive capabilities to the next level with automation, optimized lattices, limited process simulation, and custom toolpath strategies.

Netfabb local simulation

Identify and minimize build failures by simulating metal powder bed fusion and directed energy deposition additive processes.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What is Netfabb used for?

Netfabb is an additive manufacturing software tool used for preparing, cleaning, slicing, toolpathing, and even simulating additive manufacturing, and much more. You can use Netfabb to automate additive manufacturing processes, organize and nest parts for build packing, clean up mesh data to be manufacturable, and even create custom adaptive lattice forms. Netfabb is an ideal tool for any industrial-grade additive manufacturing workflow, regardless of technology.

Who uses Netfabb?

Netfabb is used by additive engineers, industrial designers, mechanical engineers, and more. Anyone who needs to work with up-leveled additive manufacturing workflows.

What is the difference between Netfabb Premium and Netfabb Ultimate?

A subscription to Netfabb Ultimate unlocks additional capabilities not available in Netfabb Premium. These include:

  • Mesh based latticing and lattice optimization.
  • Advanced toolpath options for metal-based 3D printers commonly used in industries such as aerospace.
  • Limited process simulation for metal powder bed fusion processes (unlimited version is available in Netfabb local simulation).
  • Advanced scripting tools to help automate common additive print preparation tasks.

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Which versions of Netfabb can I use if I subscribe to the current version? 

Your Netfabb subscription gives you access to install and use the 3 previous versions. Available downloads are listed in your Autodesk Account after subscribing. See also previous releases available for subscribers.

Can I install Netfabb on multiple computers? 

With a subscription to Netfabb software, you can install it on up to 3 computers or other devices. However, only the named user can sign in and use that software on a single computer at any given time. Please refer to the Software License Agreement for more information. 

How do I convert my Netfabb free trial to a paid subscription? 

Launch your trial software and click Subscribe Now on the trial screen or buy Netfabb here. When buying your subscription, enter the same email address and password combination you used to sign in to your trial. Learn more about converting a trial to a paid subscription.

How much does a Netfabb subscription cost?

The price of the Netfabb subscription is  annually, or for 3 years. If some of your users only occasionally use Netfabb, consider buying tokens to access it for 24 hours at a time. Visit www.autodesk.com/flex to learn more.

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