Prepare, optimize and validate your designs. An innovative and powerful software solution for 3D printing and additive manufacturing


3D printing software from design to manufacture
Netfabb® software includes efficient build preparation capabilities alongside tools for optimizing designs for additive manufacturing, simulating metal additive processes, and planning for CNC post-processing. 


Build preparation:


  • Import, analyze, and repair models

Import models from a variety of CAD formats and use repair tools to quickly correct errors.

  • Modify models for production

Make your models production ready by adjusting wall thicknesses, smoothing rough areas, and more. 

  • Configurable build supports

Identify areas that require support and use semi-automated tools to generate support structures. 

  • Mesh to CAD conversion

Convert organic, free-form mesh files to boundary representation models and make them available in CAD in STEP, SAT, or IGES format.

  • Automatic packing

Use 2D and 3D packing algorithms to optimally place parts within the build volume.

  • Report generation

Create custom reports that include critical information for manufacturing and quoting.

  • Advanced toolpaths

Develop build strategies and define toolpath parameters for maximum surface quality, part density, and speed.

  • Automation

Automate common preparation tasks including import, analysis, repair, packing, slicing, and tool pathing.


Design optimization for additive manufacturing:


  • Internal lattice structures

Create lightweight parts with performance characteristics specific to your application.

  • Topology optimization

Generate forms that are optimized for stiffness and weight, based on the loads and constraints of the part.

  • Integrated performance analysis

Test how your optimized designs will perform using built-in Autodesk® Nastran® simulation.

  • Optimization engine

Automatically verify and optimize lattice and skin elements to meet load requirements and reduce weight.

  • Selective space structures (3S)

Fill solid volumes with standard or custom structures to create unique material properties for your part.



Machine integration

  • Integrated print engines

Select from the most popular additive manufacturing machines to configure the Netfabb workspace to your process.

  • Solutions for machine manufacturers

Netfabb works with a range of OEMs to create integrated printing experiences configured for specific machines.