HP 3D Printers for Autodesk® Fusion 360®

HP 3D Printers for Autodesk® Fusion 360®

Win64, English

Autodesk, Inc.
The Addin is a connector between Autodesk® Fusion 360® and the HP 3D printers and is used to send over jobs directly to the HP Software and/or Hardware.

General Usage Instructions

  • Run Fusion 360
  • Load this AddIn (see "Additional Information" section)
  • Create a part in the “Design” Workspace
  • Switch to the "Manufacture" Workspace and activate the "Additive" Tab
  • Open the "Setup" Dialog
  • Create a new Setup (operation type = Additive) with any HP Machine in the Manufacture Workspace. The printer is in the "Fusion 360 Library" list
  • The HP 3D Printers for Fusion 360 AddIn supports all HP printers (Jet Fusion 3D 3200 and 4200 Printer Series, Jet Fusion 3D 5200 and 5420W Printer, Jet Fusion 3D 300 and 500 Printer Series and Metal Jet Printer S100)


At this point, you have 2 options. You can either;

  • Click the "Send to HP SmartStream" button in the "Additive" tab located in the "HP" panel of the Manufacture Workspace, if you installed the "HP SmartStream 3D build manager". This action will open HP SmartStream 3D build manager and load the job from Fusion 360 for further processing and sending to the printer.
  • Click the “Connect and Print” button in the "Additive" tab located in the "HP" panel of the Manufacture Workspace. This action will open a new dialog where you will be able to type in the IP address of your HP 3D printer and connect to it directly from Fusion 360. Once connected you will be able to see the printer details, and warnings / Error messages coming back from the printer, your previous jobs on that printer, select a material and print profile and send the job directly to the printer.




Double-click the downloaded installer from Autodesk App Store to install the app/plug-in.

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.


- go to 'Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features', just as you would uninstall any other application from your system.

OR, rerun the installer and select the "Uninstall" button.

Additional Information

Setting up HP SmartStream

Before using the "Send to HP SmartStream" option available in this AddIn you have to install the HP SmartStream Application:


Starting the Add-In

The HP 3D Printers for Fusion 360 Add-In can be started manually in the "Add-Ins" tab of the "Scripts and Add-Ins" dialog after installation by selecting the "HP_3DPrinters" Add-In and clicking the "Run" button. It is also possible to always start the Add-In on the startup of Fusion 360 by checking the "Run on Startup" checkbox


Other Add-Ins you may want to use in conjunction with this Add-In:



Known Issues


Company Name: Autodesk, Inc.

Author/Company Information

Autodesk, Inc.

Support Information

Overview of Supported Commands

- Send Job to HP SmartStream: Converts bodies within the active additive Setup to mesh bodies and transfers them to HP SmartStream 3D Build manager for further processing and sending to the printer 

Connect and Print: Connects Fusion 360 to HP CommandCenter. Once connected, displays printer status and previous jobs. Use the options to select material and print profiles and customize them if needed. Send the active additive setup as a job to the printer.

Version History

Version Number Version Description

Improvements: 1. In addition to "Print Profiles", this version allows users to select all relevant Profile options such as; Annealing, Cooling, Etc. within the "Other Profiles" section in Step 2 of "Send Job to Printer" tab. Bug Fixes: 1. When sending jobs with customized profile parameters to the HP MJF printers, certain customizations were being ignored. This version corrects that issue and ensures all profile parameter customizations are sent to the printer.

Bug Fixes: - Updated tooltips within "Printer Management" dialog. - Job name is now persistent after a job submission. - Fixed an issue within the Profile Selection step where customized settings were not being saved for certain jobs.

Improvements: - New UI: This version of the app has a brand new user interface with a webpage like interaction mode. - Machine management: Users can add their printers to a local library and recall them when using the app. They can modify and delete machines from this library as well - Customizable print profiles: User can select the default print profile or customize it within the allowed limits as defined by HP. - A preview image on the printer's monitor: jobs submitted via this app now display a thumbnail / preview image on the machine.  - Ability to disconnect from a printer: User can disconnect from the printer within the app manually, and the app automatically disconnects from the printer upon closing.

Improvements: - The Add-In now works with both V2 and legacy format machines. - All print profiles supported by HP APIs can now be selected and submitted during job ticket creation. - Components are automatically transformed to the correct coordinates for all supported HP printers when a job is submitted.  - If the printer's job queue is full, a new error message is displayed after submitting a job ticket to the printer.

This version of the app works with printers defined using Fusion 360's Machine V1 technology. Please turn off the "Conversion to Machine V2" preview feature from your preferences before creating an additive setup to use this app. Improvements: - Moved the commands to a new panel called "HP" - Added a new function "Connect and Print"

Improvements: - added addin localization (German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Chinese)

Fixes in this release: - Fix hanging Fusion when creating drawing from Design Workspace and Add-In is running

Initial Release
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