OctoPrint for Autodesk® Fusion 360™

OctoPrint for Autodesk® Fusion 360™

Win64, English

Autodesk, Inc.
OctoPrint for Autodesk® Fusion 360™ add-in is to interface with the popular open-source 3D print controller application.

General Usage Instructions

1. Run Fusion 360

2. Load this Add-In

3. Create a part in the Design Workspace.

4. Create a new Setup with a FFF printer in the Manufacture Workspace.

5. Generate a toolpath for your design (the Send Toolpath command will then become visible).

6. Repeat the above if multiple setups or parts are required

7. Connect Fusion to your OctoPrint server instance using the Settings command.

Enter your OctoPrint server's IP address and API key. Check the 'Setting up OctoPrint' section below if you need help finding these.

8. Send the print job to the printer using Send Toolpath command.

1. Select your printing machine from those configured on OctoPrint using 'Profile'.

2. Choose the File Name of your toolpath file.

3. Choose a file to save your Post Configuration.

4. Choose an output folder to save your toolpath .gcode. 

9. Check on status of print by using the Print Status command. 

Setting up OctoPrint

Before using any command you should:

  • Have OctoPrint installed on the device that will host the server
  • Go through the initial OctoPrint setup
  • Create a profile for your printer
  • Find your server's IP address and API key

For more information on how to do this visit: https://octoprint.org/download/

Install the server on your Raspberry Pi or scroll down to install manually on Linux/Mac/Windows.

To find your API key access the OctoPrint web interface after launching a server and go to Settings->API. 

Overview of Supported Commands

Settings command to configure the connection to an instance of an OctoPrint server.
Print Status command to view the status of an ongoing print.
Send Toolpath command used to start a print on the printer connected to the OctoPrint server.

Screenshots

Commands

Installation/Uninstallation

Prerequisite:

An existing installation of Octoprint (Download and Installation instructions here: https://octoprint.org/download/

Install

The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from Autodesk App Store will start installing the app/plug-in. Or, simply double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin.

Uninstall

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 360.

To uninstall this plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer, and select the "Uninstall" button.

Or, you can uninstall it from 'Control Panel/Programs and Features' (Windows 7/8.1/10), just as you would uninstall any other application from your system. 

Additional Information

Known Issues

Contact

Company Name: Autodesk, Inc.

Author/Company Information

Autodesk, Inc.

Support Information

For support, please contact netfabb@autodesk.com

Version History

Version Number Version Description

1.2.0.90

3rd release of the OctoPrint Addin for Fusion360 - Improved/Working snapshot feed which now considers the webcam orientation settings in OctoPrint - For the camera to work, it needs to be configured in such a way that the snapshot URL uses the same IP adress as entered into the addin. - Files can be uploaded to a selected folder - Bugfixes, especially now improved/working Mac version - Fixed bug where print would not start when gcode was uploaded to a subfolder
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