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SimScale GmbH
The SimScale add-in gives you a seamless workflow for uploading your 3D CAD models from Autodesk Fusion 360® directly into the cloud–based SimScale simulation environment (FEA, CFD, Thermodynamics).

General Usage Instructions

After downloading and successfully installing the SimScale add-in into Fusion, you will be able to upload the current CAD model to any of your projects on SimScale. To do this, you will have to:

  • Switch to the “UTILITIES” tab inside Fusion.
  • Either click on the SimScale add-in icon in the “UTILITIES” tab or “Upload to SimScale” in the add-in menu.
  • If you haven't set up your SimScale API key yet, you will be asked to do so. There is a link in the pop-up window that will take you to the page where you can get the SimScale API key (and create an account at SimScale if you don't have one already).
  • After setting your SimScale API key you will be prompted to choose the project on SimScale to which you would like to upload the CAD model.
  • Having selected the project, click on “Upload to project”. Depending on the geometry’s complexity, the upload may take a few minutes.
  • To continue working with your model, visit and open your project.



Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description

Upload to SimScale

If a user set up SimScale API key: opens the add-in main dialog where the user will be able to select a project from user's SimScale account to which the current CAD model will be uploaded. If a user did not set up SimScale API key: opens the dialog to set up SimScale API Key of user's SimScale account and then automatically opens the main dialog.

Set SimScale API key

Opens the dialog to set up SimScale API key of user's SimScale account.


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 "Simscale_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


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Version History

Version Number Version Description


Second release: using SimScale API keys for geometry upload Tested with Fusion 2.0.18441, 2.0.18460.
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