Additive Assistant (FFF)

Additive Assistant (FFF)

Win64, English

Autodesk, Inc
A tool for Autodesk® Fusion 360® to analyze how suitable a part is for FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication) 3D printing.

General Usage Instructions

Once the user has designed their part to be 3D printed, they can navigate to the Inspect group in the Design workspace and will find the Additive Assistant icon. The user can click on the icon which will bring up the setup window. The user will select the BRep body that they have created, select a material, input the size of the print area of their machine and press inspect.

The results tab will then replace the setup tab and give the user immediate feedback on each area of analysis using either a red, orange or green thumb. The user can then press the i icon next to each thumb, which will provide more information under the table and show on the part, where the issues are. 

Once the user has understood the issues from the information provided, they can close the tool with the close button at the bottom of the window. They can then either make the required changes to the model, or move to the manufacturing workspace to print their parts.




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.

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

Analysis is slow for large or complex models due to the tool being created for beginners to 3D printing designing their first parts which tend to be fairly simple.


Company Name: Autodesk, Inc

Author/Company Information

Autodesk, Inc

Support Information

For product support, please email and I will try to get back to you as soon as I can.

Version History

Version Number Version Description

Initial release
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