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THE FUTURE OF MAKING

GENERATIVE DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURING WITH FUSION 360

Expand your ability to deliver innovative design and engineering solutions. Simultaneously generate multiple CAD-ready solutions based on real-world manufacturing constraints and product performance requirements.

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Accelerate your product development process

The generative design process takes manufacturing into account early in the design stage of the development process so you can get to market faster.

Benefits of generative design for manufacturing

LIGHT WEIGHTING

Minimize mass and material use while maintaining high-performance standards and engineering constraints.

PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTS

Use generative design to help improve and optimize product durability and eliminate areas of weakness.

PART CONSOLIDATION

Consolidate multiple components into solid parts to maximize the potential of additive manufacturing.

SUSTAINABILITY

Generative design can help you meet your sustainability goals by light weighting your products, producing less production waste and helping you choose more sustainable materials.

CAD-ready solutions with multiple manufacturing constraints

Generative design gives you the ability to select multiple manufacturing methods, from additive to 3 or 5 axis milling and more, to quickly explore numerous solutions for your design and engineering challenges. Presenting you with a range of solutions that meet your goals, the generative design software gives you the option to explore the various outcomes and even bring the solutions back into your CAD program to refine the design.

How is Autodesk generative design different?

Unlike topology optimization, Autodesk generative design provides designers and engineers with a full design exploration solution.

Explore the possibilities of generative design

See what the Harvard Business Review Analytic Services has to say about the benefits of generative design.

Claudius Peters

General Motors

Generative design in Fusion 360

DESIGN EXPLORATION

Examine multiple design options and review tradeoffs in materials, performance, and manufacturing methods.

EDITABLE GEOMETRY

Produce CAD-ready editable geometry to immediately edit in Fusion 360 or export to your CAD software of choice.

INTEGRATED WORKFLOWS

Generative design geometry integrates seamlessly with Inventor, maximizing efficiency and collaboration.

Get started with generative design

Generative design tools in Fusion 360 let you explore results for both additive and subtractive manufacturing methods. Get started with a free trial. Contact us if you have questions.

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See generative design in action

This is the most complex generative design ever made

Autodesk worked with NASA to create a space lander prototype that can withstand the temperatures and pressures of outer space.

Generative design and the future of manufacturing

Generative design replicates the natural world's evolutionary approach by using cloud computing to provide thousands of solutions for one engineering problem.

Generative design and Fusion 360

Started in the Autodesk labs as a skunkworks exploration, Project Dreamcatcher evolved into the commercial version of generative design.