Structural Member

Structural Member



Structural member for Autodesk® Fusion 360™ enables the user to quickly insert standard structural members similar to Frame Generator in Autodesk® Inventor®.


The user can use this app with parametrically driven sketches. All Structural members will update in correspondence to the change of the parameter. An additional function has to be triggered to update the length value in the names of the structural member bodies.



About This Version

Version 1.9.1, 10/3/2023
- Fix to Cutting list feature

Customer Reviews

37 reviews
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  • Editing a member without deleting it
    Asem Marzouq | June 14, 2024 Verified Download (What's this?)


    Can you PLEASE update to allow editing a member without deleting it and redoing everything AGAIN!!

    Alex Mausch | July 17, 2024

    This would be a great thing. I chose the wrong profile and now i have to change it. so i need to delete everything :-(

  • Seems to have lots of bugs and issues, no way to edit part with structural member
    Jerry Rides | January 15, 2024

    I have just downloaded this add on at work, and latest version of fusion 360. After 3 days of use I have found the following problems that I hope are addressed or rectified soon. 

    When using SM to edit 3d line sketch into bodies, selecting multiple lines, some will convert on centre line while some will be offset to 1 side, some have to be rotated 90 degrees. Really annoying when you have to do one line member conversion at a time.

    If you miss one member there is no way to edit that member or body with SM, you have to delete the body and redo which is very time consuming when doing lots of parts. 

    I have not been able to get a cut list to produce as it just throws up an error when trying this command. 

    I find there's very little help or tutorials when it comes to this add on, it's very basic and sometimes works. This is definitely needed for fusion 360 but definitely needs refining 

  • Not working properly
    Mathieu Snoeck | December 02, 2023 Verified Download (What's this?)

    The idea of the app is great, but it always places the member on the origin of the drawing. Not on the sketch line i have selected. It seems to be a problem mulitple users have.

    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | December 06, 2023

    Thank you for your valuable feedback on our Fusion 360 plugin. We're pleased to announce that the issue you mentioned has been resolved in the latest Fusion 360 update. We encourage you to download this update at your earliest convenience. We believe the improvements will significantly enhance your experience with our plugin. After you've had some time to explore the updated features, we would greatly appreciate it if you could reconsider your rating of our app. Your assessment based on the current functionality would be beneficial to us and to other users considering this tool. Should you require any assistance or have further feedback, please don't hesitate to reach out.

  • Only works with standard profiles
    Josef Fröhle | November 30, 2023 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I bought the plugin because I thought it worked great because I saw that there are videos on Youtube where it works with custom profiles. Unfortunately, it hasn't done that for me yet. On the other hand, the plugin is very CPU intensive, and my 32CPU still calculates 30 seconds+

    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | December 02, 2023

    Thank you for providing valuable feedback on your experience. We understand your concerns regarding the computation of complex custom shapes time and are here to offer guidance to optimize your usage. With the complexity of the custom shape computation time increases. To optimise the compute, we suggest selecting all relevant lines at once before executing the structural member command. This method can streamline the process, potentially lessening the compute time. Alternatively, executing the command for each member can also lead to more efficient computation in certain scenarios.

    Josef Fröhle | December 04, 2023

    @Dimitar Atanasov, I know what you mean. Main problem for the 2 stars are still the non working custom profiles... origin is always the global origin not the selected lines. And that is a problem that need to be fixed.

    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | December 06, 2023

    This problem was fixed with the Fusion 360 update on 30th of November 2023. Consider downloading the latest Fusion 360 version.

    Josef Fröhle | December 28, 2023

    It is still faulty. You cannot align your own profile shapes. Depending on how the sketch was created, you can only specify the Top_Left, Top_Middle, Top_Right, Middle_Left, Middel_Right, Bottom_Left, Bottom_Middle or Bottom_Right alignment based on the sketch middle point. You also get many error messages when joining two elements at an angle. But not only there. And I always use the latest Fusion360 version. But nothing has gotten better, on the contrary, everything has gotten worse.

  • Please fix
    Matt Davies | November 30, 2023 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Having used this app for some time it is very powerful and great for quickly quoting a job. However since the lastest fusion update it is broken and consquently now doesn't work - Please restore it quickly. 

    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | December 02, 2023

    Thank you for your valuable feedback and for using our app. We're glad to hear about its positive impact on your job. We wanted to update you that the latest Fusion 360 update has resolved the issues. If you have any further questions or need assistance, our support team is here to help. Thank you for your patience and support.

  • ne fonctionne pas correctement
    Nuit Noire | November 24, 2023 Verified Download (What's this?)

    l'application ne fonctionne pas correctement. Les profilés ne suivent pas le dessin d'esquisse. Il se fixe sur l'origine et se superpose. Même ave une esquisse containte. Comment faire ?

    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | December 02, 2023

    Bonjour, Nous vous remercions pour votre commentaire concernant notre application. Nous regrettons les difficultés rencontrées et tenons à vous informer que le problème de positionnement des profilés a été résolu. Nous vous invitons à mettre à jour l'application pour profiter de cette amélioration. Après la mise à jour, si l'application répond mieux à vos attentes, pourriez-vous envisager de revoir votre évaluation initiale ? Une évaluation mise à jour aiderait grandement les autres utilisateurs à comprendre les performances actuelles de l'application. Pour toute assistance supplémentaire ou question, notre équipe d'assistance reste à votre disposition. Nous vous remercions pour votre soutien et espérons que la mise à jour améliorera votre expérience.

  • Great Add-in but theres a huge Error for me
    Jonas Bauseler | November 22, 2023 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Update 04.12.2023
    Since the last Fusion Update everything works properly.
    Its a huge plus and definetly optimizes/simplifies frame design in Fusion.

    Original Post:
    Great App, but it somehow doesnt properly work with my version fusion?!

    After i create a new sketch and select the line i want the tube to be inserted on, the tube always appears in the origin of my drawing and thats it.....
    Is there any idea to fix it?

    Nuit Noire | November 24, 2023

    same problem for me

    Josef Fröhle | November 30, 2023

    same here

    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | December 02, 2023

    Thank you for your feedback on our app. We've fixed the issue you mentioned. We hope this update improves your experience. As this issue is now resolved, could you please reconsider your rating of our app? Your updated assessment would be greatly appreciated and help others get a better understanding of the app's current performance. Thanks again for your input, and feel free to reach out if you have any more questions.

    Josef Fröhle | December 04, 2023

    @Dimitar Atanasov, its still 1.9.1 where the problem is with the custom profile on the origin of the drawing and not on the lines where it should be.

    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | December 06, 2023

    @Josef Fröhle Thank you for your observation about the Structural Member add-in version. You're absolutely right: the latest version of our add-in is indeed 1.9.1. To ensure that the Structural Member add-in operates optimally, it's crucial to run it on the most recent version of Fusion 360.

  • Solid add in with a few issues
    Scott O'Malley | November 07, 2023 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I just downlaoded this a couple of days aga and it is a time saver and has the potential to be ver useful. There a few small issues that I have noticed so far, however it could be me just not knowing the proper way to use it. One being that if you try to cope a pipe then you are left with the cut off part with no way of removing it, if you try to just click and delete then you lose your whole cope. The other would be a way to edit the part after its made like you would with a feature in fusion, so if you needed to change the wall thickness or tube size you cant easily do that. 

    SCOTT BOLES | November 30, 2023

    Try using "Remove" instead of "Delete". Also if it is just an issue specific to round tube, an easy work around is to create a plane where the two pipes intersect and split the two bodies (Body 1 being primary part you want to keep and body 2 being the remainder you want to delete). Hope this helps.

    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | December 06, 2023

    Scott O'Malley, Thank you for the review and SCOTT BOLES, thanks for the great suggestion.

  • structural member feedback
    LIN XAVIER | July 10, 2023 Verified Download (What's this?)

    *When I imported the inventor assembly file and created a sketch to add the structural members the traceback error poped up, saying this is not a parametric design.

    *Also when I imported a step file and created a sketch to add the strutural members the same problem occured.

    *How can I edit the structural members?


    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | July 30, 2023

    For difficulties using Fusion 360, please avoid using the add-in-specific review page, and find the necessary information on the software help webpage. For any technical issues related to structural member-supported features contact the customer support team.

  • Good app for starters but with some restrictions
    Pascal P. | July 05, 2023 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Good app but i have some problems with notching a square tube to a round stock/ pipe. Normaly ther should be no issues because the app is made for the exact reason but unfortunately the operation is denied for some reason. Can i upload some screenshots for troubleshooting?

    Thank you

    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | July 30, 2023

    Hello Pascal, Thank you for the feedback. For any technical issues, please get in touch with the customer support team, where you can upload pictures.

  • Basic but it works
    Jacob Koeberlein | June 13, 2023 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I was hoping for something with similar capabilities as SOLIDWORKS' weldment feature. This add-on does a pretty decent job, but some things do not work.

    - How can I edit structural members that I have already created? I am not able to edit these as I would with a normal feature.

    - How can I miter three structural members that meet at a corner? I am able to miter two of the members, but when I try another miter with the third member, it deletes one of the members.

    Overall, it's a great start, but I would love to see additional features and profiles. Thanks guys!

    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | July 30, 2023

    Hello Jacob, Thank you for your feedback. The edit feature is in the add-in roadmap. I will add it as soon as Fusion 360 releases the necessary API. You can refer to the add-in documentation for all supported secondary features. The miter of three members is not supported. For any technical issues please get in touch with the support team.

    Jerry Rides | January 15, 2024

    Yes, I have the same issue in not being able to edit the part created with structural member with structural member. You only seem to get one shot at getting it right, otherwise I find you have to delete body and redo which is a big time waisting aspect, if there is a way to do this I'd like to know.

  • Pipes/tubes do not work
    Raphael Vogel | May 18, 2023 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Pipes/tubes do not work at all.
    Neither meter, trimming or notching them does work correct. This restriction should have been documented! For me this software is not usable at all.

    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | May 27, 2023

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your detailed feedback. After carefully reviewing the file you shared, I identified that the mitre command encountered a rare exception where the midplane at which the two pipes should be mitred to was built at 180 degrees. No problems with the other two commands were detected. I tried redefining the sketch that was used for inserting the two pipes, and then the miter command worked as expected.

  • IndexError
    Alejandro Isaza | April 10, 2023 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Hi, I updated the api and now it doesn't working in a file with tubes from the previous version, appears this message, that don't let me work in that file and I need to continue with this.


    Traceback (most recent call last):

    File "Structural member", line 1509, in notify

    File "C:\Users/maest/AppData/Local/Autodesk/webdeploy/production/1b7b241a4d7e74709532875784c66d9a6c8030aa/Api/Python/packages\adsk\", line 11390, in __getitem__

    raise IndexError("The index (%d) is out of range." % i)


    IndexError: The index (30) is out of range."

    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | April 11, 2023

    Thanks for the feedback. If you want me to look into that issue, please send more info to the customer support email.

  • Info Request
    Ahmet Umut TEKİN | March 01, 2023


    I am Umut from Camyapi Glass Marketing. We just purchased this app and it looks help a lot. I just would like to ask one thing that how can I add my special desing profile into library ? 
    Please support

    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | April 11, 2023

    Thank you for your feedback. Custom shapes can be added, but splines are not supported. However, custom libraries can be developed per customer request. If you want more info, contact customer support by email.

  • I think this module is very good,
    Zeno Deluggi | February 09, 2023 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I think this module is very good, but I still have a question. Is it possible to set the radius of the outer corners of the square tubes HSS_SCF to zero?  is there a possibility?

    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | April 11, 2023

    Thank you for your feedback. Yes, custom profiles with a 0mm radius can be added.

  • Great App
    Lukas Friedrich | January 17, 2023 Verified Download (What's this?)

    This is the app, i was waiting for.

    The only thing, i'm missing, are solid flat and round profiles. Are they comming soon?

    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | January 26, 2023

    Hello Lukas. Thank you for your feedback. We already have flat bars in the GB standard. The database files are accessible by the user, so you can copy these and modify them to your requirement. ( XX 10.0 FB 3.0 FB 10.0 FB 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ) xx- name your flat bar As for the round bar, you can copy any pipe standards and modify them, so the wall thickness is half the diameter (-0.01). ( XYX 21.3 H 10.649 PIPE 21.3 0 10.649 0 0 0 0 0 0 ) XYX - name your roundbar. If you have trouble adding these contact me by email, and I will assist you.

  • Lenght
    Valter Pereira | January 11, 2023 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Hello! When performing a lenght update, it does update in the name of the body but not int the name component.

    Is there some update for this? I would like the lenght in the name component so that way will appear the correct information about the lenght when creating the drawing  or when making a BOM with "Properties++" (Addin).


    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | January 12, 2023

    Hello Valter. Thank you, your feedback is much appreciated. It was done like that on purpose, some users prefer to change the name of the component, but I guess I can add a checkbox for those who want to update both the component and body name with the length update feature.

    Valter Pereira | July 26, 2023

    Hello! I was wondering if the app will update so we can continue to use it in the new version of Fusion 360 2023? And wil the next update add the checkbbox so it can update both the component and the body name with the lenght?

    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | July 30, 2023

    Hello! Yes, there will be an update along with the Fusion 360 autumn major update.

  • Great Plugin
    Julian Grimm | June 26, 2022 Verified Download (What's this?)

    It´s a great plugin that helps a lot. What i was wondering though, do you still plan to make use of the new API, to create custom features? It would help a lot, to be able to edit already created profiles.

    Thanks for your time and effort!

    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | June 27, 2022

    Hi Julian. Thank you for the feedback. Yes, that is the plan. Unfortunately, that feature is still under development.

  • There is a monthly subscription?
    Jaime Villegas | March 17, 2022

    Hello Dear, there is a monthly subscription for this?


    Thank you very much!

    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | March 21, 2022

    Hello Jaime, At the moment, there is only an early subscription option. Regards, Dimitar

  • Great! Just one question
    Gustavo Bore | February 16, 2022 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Hi Dimitar,

    Thank you for such a great tool. I just have one question. How do you modify a previously selected profile, after the command is done? For example, I first selected a W beam, but then i'ld like to change it to a hollow square section. Is it posiible? Or I just have to delete the body resulting from the first extrution to generate a new one?


    Thank you!

    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | February 18, 2022

    Hi Gustavo, Thank you for the positive review and feedback! The only way to edit at the moment is by deleting the commands used to create the structural member ( you can also delete the body, but that will only make your model a bit slower when editing other commands, as it will compute the insertion and the deletion after that). Fusion 360 is constantly improving and at the moment they have a new feature custom command edit which is in preview state, once they release that feature I will be able to use it to enhance the structural member and get the option to edit the inserted members.

  • Ernestas D
    Ernestas Duoblys | February 10, 2022 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Nice plugin, helps a lot. Only today noticed there is no UPE. Struggling now with excel library. Dont know why, but if i change something i get some errors, and cant use plugin in Fusion360. Overall this mine personal problem its very good. Recommended.

    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | February 18, 2022

    Thanks for the review and the feedback. The UPE is named PFC- Parallel flange channel. Please, contact me on the provided support email, and I will assist you.

  • Awesome
    David Morland | December 29, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Awesome work just a small issue which may be my fault.

    I am struggling to add round bar into the standard shapes and standards.

    I've managed to add it to the custom shapes but can only add one sketch line at a time and have to click OK after each add. When I then re open it the previous shape isn't selected like a standard structural member. Could you help me please if possible.

    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | January 04, 2022

    Hello David, Thanks for the review. Could you send more details of your issue to the customer support email address? One small note: Fusion 360 has a useful and quick command named Pipe for inserting round and squire profiles.

  • seems to be a greate tool
    Egon Hübinger-Graner | November 21, 2021

    Would love to have a Mac verion

    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | January 25, 2022

    The MacOS version is now available in the app store.

  • NO Mac User Version
    paolo recchi | September 02, 2021

    3 stars after watched the viedo on youtbue! make a mind if there was a MAC osx Version.

    please develop one for Us "Mac user" too.


    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | February 21, 2022

    The MacOS version is now available in the app store.

  • Waiting for Mac OS support...
    Skylar Sullivan | August 11, 2021

    Currently running on Mac for our production and this tool would be great to have supported on the Mac OS.

    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | February 21, 2022

    The MacOS version is now available in the app store.

  • Great app, very helpfull!
    Oleg Engisign | August 09, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Great app, very helpfull!


    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | August 10, 2021

    Thank you for the review and the feedback.

  • Great addin
    Matthew Keen | July 24, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Just what we've been waiting for auto desk to produce for years! Great addin makes frame work so much easier. If I could make a suggestion for future updates, it would be to be able to create drawing from design and be able to create a table for the parts ie a cut list for fabrication. Unfortunately at the moment it sees every part as different as they are I guess.... not copies. 

    But all in all a great product

    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | July 26, 2021

    Many thanks for the review and the feedback.

  • Nice addin
    Geoffrey Packer | July 13, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Been looking for steel sections for a while. Not sure how I missed this addin!

    it's extremely easy to use and quick. One question though.

    How do I alter a section once created?


    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | July 14, 2021

    Thank you for the review and the feedback. At the moment, the add-in doesn't support edit. Nevertheless, this functionality is planned for the future. Until then, I suggest reinserting the members with the desired size.

  • Cut angles?
    Pavel Viatkin | March 11, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Awesome addon! Thank you! Is there any change in future update to see cut angles? 

    Thank you! 

    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | April 14, 2021

    Thank you for the review and the feedback.

  • Superb.
    Carl Barker | February 07, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    This was a great add-on, now that 3D sketch lines can be used, this is a fantastic add-on.

    I would like some way to add profiles. (i tryed to add to spreadsheets but they didn't show up).

    If youu are looking for idea for addition features , may I sugest endcapping?

    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | February 09, 2021

    Hello Carl. Many thanks for the review and the feedback.

  • Excellent Plug-in/Add-in
    Richard Little | February 02, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    As mentioned by other reviewers this is an excellent addition to fusion360 - as a hobby fabricator this is a life saver and makes frame fabrication easy! Many thanks for all the effort on this, I would ask one thing though could you add the ERW precision tubes range for the UK? (or an ability to create your own custom profiles? Many thanks

    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | February 06, 2021

    Hello Richard. Many thanks for the review and the feedback. I will add the ERW precision tubes in the library in my next update.

  • A must have add in for fabricators and designers!
    Garret Hunter | January 27, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I've spend a total of 5 minutes with this app and can already say that it is a godsend. This adds some features to fusion that it was desperately lacking.  

    I'll come and do a more thorough review after spending some time working with this.

    A few quick comments:

    • Interface could be more intuituitive, the Notch members command had me guessing which member to click first.
    • The cut list export is great but exports length as "L=xxx" in the cells. This means I can't use excel tools like sum until I edit the cell to remove the "L=" 
    • I do work with metric and imperial T-slot frame profiles and it would be great to have those too.
    • Bolted connections would be nice as a future item.

    If possible add the keywords "frame generator" to the store listing. I initially searched for that and almost missed this app.

    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | February 06, 2021

    Hello Garret. Thank you for the review and the feedback. The latest update is the app store and the interface of the notch command is amended, and the L=xxxx is removed from the length cells in the cutting list feature.

  • 3D
    Miroslav Todorovski | January 23, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    How come on your preview video, you are able to draw structural members onto 3d lines, it does not allow me to do  it? 
    Am i doing something wrong?

    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | February 06, 2021

    Many thanks for your review.

  • Great plug in
    Matt Von Derau | January 07, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I wish there was an option for half stars. This plug in has shaved hours off of my work load. If it wasnt for having to do some creative work arounds to get things just the way i need them, and the lack of more of the common wall thickness used in the US for smaller tubing it would easily be a 5 star plug in. 

    EDIT: changed to 5 star because the developer added the changes I was hoping he would! I use this EVERY day and it has saved me countless hours of work. 

    Adding smaller than 2x1" tubing, and lighter wall thickness's like .065, .083 and .095 would be awesome. 


    Overall, time is money, and this plug in has saved me a ton of time in design work!

    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | January 08, 2021

    Many thanks for the review, Matt. I am happy to hear that the plug-in has saved you time in design work. Send me an email with all the tube sizes that you require, and I will make sure to add them to the library in a future update.

  • Please can you add trim/extend to two planes (for making bracings in web)3d sketch
    René Schuurmans | December 22, 2020 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Dear Dimitar,


    This is a usefull app but it is not working with a 3D sketch. when you are using notch or mitter function




    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | January 04, 2021

    Dear René. I am happy you find the app useful. Updated replay. 3d sketches are now an option for inserting members.

    René Schuurmans | February 22, 2022

    Dear Dimitar, Thank you very much for this modification. Regards, Rene

  • Hi verry good add on this is the first app ive payed for and just playing with it can see that i will make my workload easier , just 1 thing im missing the miter and notching tools
    Shane Hanafin | December 05, 2020 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Hi verry good add on this is the first app ive payed for and just playing with it can see that i will make my workload easier , just 1 thing im missing the miter and notching tools

    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | December 08, 2020

    Hi. Thank you, I am glad you find the app helpful. Miter and Notch features are part of the next update and are currently in the last stage of testing and soon will be released in the app store.

  • Adam Skalik
    Adam Skalik | November 20, 2020 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Great app, with great support.

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