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Netfabb additive manufacturing solutions

Learn about the differences between Netfabb Standard, Premium, Ultimate and Netfabb Simulation.


Prepare and modify 3D models for additive manufacture.

Optimise and automate additive manufacturing production processes.

Advanced design optimisation abilities help you lightweight, high performance parts.

At a glance

  • Import 3D file formats including STL and 3MF plus files from leading CAD software
  • Prepare and modify parts for manufacture
  • Automate file analysis and repair
  • Advanced build supports
  • Automatic packing (3D)
  • Generate complex lattice structures
  • Prepare parts for postprocessing
  • Cloud-based metal process simulation
  • Automation with Lua scripting
  • Advanced toolpathing
  • Additional lattice functionality
  • Cloud and limited local simulation
  • Includes a subscription to Fusion 360 with generative design technology

Pay as you go for the latest desktop software with lower upfront cost, 1-on-1 web support, preceding version use and access to selected cloud and software services. Learn more (US site).




See the full list of supported file formats here.

Import common file formats    

Batch import and repair    

Solid model workflow   

Automatic mesh repair   

Semi-automatic mesh repair   

Manual mesh repair   

Cloud project collaboration   

Mesh to CAD (B-rep) export   

Part and platform statistics    

Part level analysis    


Mesh compare   

Live collision detection   

Interlock detection   

Z-removability check   

Report generation   

Cutting tools    

Pins and holes   

Mirror and scale    

Split or extract shells    

Mesh manipulation    

Texture and colours    


Part hollowing    

Orientation analysis    

Move, rotate and align    

Planar packing    

Model packaging    

Automatic 3D packing    

Lattice Assistant    


Lattice Commander    

Selective Space Structures (3S)    

Lattice Optimisation    

Fused filament fabrication support generation

Multiple support types    

Parametric supports   

Automated support scripts    

Semi-automatic support generation    

Manual support creation    

Angled volume supports    

Slice Commander    

Visual programming interface   

Advanced Toolpathing Utility    

integrated workspaces for over 100 machines for every AM process. Learn more.

Metal machine workspaces    

Non-metal machine workspaces   

Fused filament fabrication workspaces    

LUA scripting    

Create near-net shapes    


Netfabb Simulation

Netfabb metal additive process simulation is available through a local solver with the Netfabb Simulation product or through cloud-based simulation with Netfabb Premium or Netfabb Ultimate. Cloud-based simulation uses cloud credits (US site).

Netfabb Premium

Netfabb Ultimate

Netfabb Simulation

Small scale simulation – PRM generation    

Autodesk 360

Cloud + Ltd. Local

Cloud + Local

Part scale simulation    

Autodesk 360

Cloud + Ltd. Local

Cloud + Local

Simulation of entire build plate    

Autodesk 360

Cloud + Ltd. Local

Cloud + Local

Deformation prediction and compensated shape export    

Autodesk 360

Cloud + Ltd. Local

Cloud + Local

Support failure prediction    

Autodesk 360

Cloud + Ltd. Local

Cloud + Local

Recoater interference detection    

Autodesk 360

Cloud + Ltd. Local

Cloud + local

Heat treatment    

Autodesk 360

Cloud + Ltd. Local

Cloud + Local

Part and support parameters    

Autodesk 360

Cloud + Ltd. Local

Cloud + Local

Distortion and stress after removal from build plate    

Autodesk 360

Cloud + Ltd. Local

Cloud + Local

Hot spots and lack of fusion    

Autodesk 360

Cloud + Ltd. Local

Cloud + Local

Directed energy deposition process simulation