3D Printing Essentials

3D Printing Essentials

Mac OS, English

Autodesk, Inc.
An add-in for Autodesk® Fusion® to quickly create duplicated components for additive workflows.

General Usage Instructions

  • Run Fusion
  • Load this Add-In
  • Create a component in the Design Workspace


Duplicate Components

  • 3D Print Tab > Tools > Duplicate Components
  •  Select the Component
  • Specify the Arrange option (Same Location vs Arrange in XYZ)
  • Enter the number of Copies (if same location)
  • Enter the quantity in X, Y or Z and Gap between parts (if Arrange in XYZ)
  • If necessary, select the “Flip” option for X, Y or Z axis to control the sign of the axis (+ or -)
  • Press OK



  • 3D Print Tab > Tools > Label
  • Select a CSV file.
  • Specify the flat face on a component you wish to label
  • Edit the Text position, Extrusion options, and Arrange options
  • Press OK


New components will be created with a label and all the components will be renamed with a postfix or the text of the label from the CSV file.



1. Download the installer from the Autodesk App Store.
2. Right-click on the "Downloads" folder and select "Open in Finder".
3. Right-click on the "3DPrintingEssentials-macos.pkg" -> "Open With" -> "Installer".

You can unload the add-in without uninstalling it by clicking the "Stop" button when the add-in is selected in the list box on the "Add-Ins" tab of the "Scripts and Add-Ins" dialog.
Unchecking "Run on Startup" causes the add-in not to be loaded in future sessions of Fusion.
- Navigate to the ./ApplicationsPlugins folder and select the app bundle you want to uninstall
- Either drag the app bundle to the Trash or right-click and select “Move to Trash”
- Right-click on the Trash-Can and select “Empty Trash”
- If you prefer keystrokes, you can also just select the app bundle and then hit Command+Delete to move the app to Trash, then empty the Trash and the app will be removed.

Additional Information

Known Issues


Company Name: Autodesk, Inc.

Author/Company Information

Autodesk, Inc.

Support Information

For support, please contact netfabb@autodesk.com

Version History

Version Number Version Description

Changes in this version : 1. A new Mirror command is available in the Manufacture workspace within the Additive Tab. 2. A new Label command is available in the Design workspace if the "Capture Design History" is turned on. 3. This new Label command is also available when editing a given Manufacturing Model within the Manufacture workspace 4. Three new automation scripts for creating an FFF, SLA/DLP and MJF/SLS setup and a script for importing and repairing multiple meshes are accessible within the Design the workspace. 5. The add-in saves several new templates in a new folder to your template library with in the manufacture workspace and utilizes them for the above mentioned workflow automation scripts (FFF, SLA/DLP and MJF/SLS)
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