Netfabb Premium

Netfabb Premium

For Production & Machine Operation




Netfabb Premium: for production & machine operation

Software for additive production and machine operation. Modify model designs for production, simulate and verify builds, create build supports, and pack your parts quickly and efficiently. 

Autodesk® Netfabb® is expert software for additive manufacturing, providing software to help reduce costs, increase efficiency and improve part performance in additive manufacturing and 3D printing.
Designed for real production environments, Autodesk® Netfabb® combines design optimization, manufacturing preparation and build simulation tools in one software environment, helping streamline workflows and move users from CAD design to finished part quickly and easily. Take advantage of Netfabb with simple, low cost and flexible subscription options designed to meet the needs of your business. 
Price Breakdown:
  • 1 Year Subscription - $4,100.00
  • 3 Year Subscription - $12,300.00


Autodesk® Netfabb® offers end-to-end additive manufacturing software capabilities, with build preparation, simulation and design optimization tools in one platform. It combines software functionalities that help to reduce costs, to increase efficiency and to predict improved part performance for additive manufacturing and 3D printing. Netfabb is designed to help you optimize designs, part performance and process performance. 

What's included:

  • Data import and conversion
  • Edit & optimize models
  • Measuring & quality assurance
  • Convert and export data as slice files
  • Build simulation & verification*
  • Analysis & repair
  • Report generator
  • 2D planar packing
  • Advanced build supports
  • Automatic packing (3D)

*Available as an additional purchase, please contact sales.

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 builds supports

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

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.

Design optimization for additive manfuacturing

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

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

Metal process simulation and hybrid manufacturing

Fast, predictive simulation

Use multiscale modeling to quickly predict the thermal and mechanical response of parts and help reduce build failures.

Simulate the entire build plate

Capture interactions between parts and the distortion of the build plate.

Produce compensated pre-forms

Automatically compensate geometries based on simulation results to achieve the desired shape when printed.

Detect recoater interference

Identify possible build failures with powder bed processes that may cause equipment damage.

Simulate complex parts

Apply thermomechanical modeling to large geometries designed for additive manufacturing.

Predict part distortion

Predict how metal additive manufacturing parts will deform to help reduce build failures.

Avoid support failure

Predict support failure to aid in the design and placement of support structures.

Account for part-powder interaction

Model conduction of energy into the loose powder for increased model accuracy.

Solve locally or in the cloud

Simulation capabilities require an additional subscription to Netfabb Local Simulation or the use of cloud solve.

Near net shape planning

Plan and model the near net shape for metal additive manufacturing processes using PowerShape technology.

Export to PowerMill

Export near net shapes directly to PowerMill to generate CNC toolpaths for post-processing.

Machine integration

Integrated print engines

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

Collaborative multi-head 3D printing

Intelligently distribute toolpaths between multiple print heads working in unison on a single printer.

Solutions for machine manufacturers

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


Manufacturer Autodesk Netfabb


Data Import:

  • Import common CAD file formats
  • Import common 3D formats
  • Import common slice formats

Design Optimization:

  • N/A

Analyze & Repair:

  • Live part analysis
  • Automatic & batch repair
  • Manual repair
  • Semi-automatic repair
  • Customizable repair scripts
  • Compare modified mesh with original file
  • Live collision detection
  • Identify areas that require build supports

Edit & Modify:

  • Boolean operations
  • Apply text, colors, images, and textures
  • Slice editing
  • Automatic mass labeling
  • Transparent view & clip planes
  • Mesh manipulation
  • Advanced clipping and cutting
  • Hollowing & shell creation
  • Adjust wall thickness

Simulation - Available as an additional purchase:

  • Simulate full part-scale builds
  • Automatic mesh generation
  • Predict temperature and distortion
  • Mesh refinement/coarsening
  • Prediction of re-coater interference
  • Build support failure

Build Supports:

  • Bar supports
  • Polyline (wall) supports
  • Volume supports
  • Anchor points
  • Macro scripting

Report Generator:

  • Template generator
  • Integrated document writer
  • Data extraction
  • Automatic quoting and cost estimation
  • Measuring and Quality Assurance:
  • Measuring tool
  • Notes

Build Set-Up:

  • Slice commander
  • Define hatching patterns
  • Simple laser control
  • Outbox minimizer
  • Toolpath simulation
  • Planar packing
  • Adjust packing settings
  • Automatic packing
  • Interlocking prevention
  • Manage multiple platforms


  • Convert and export data as slice files
  • Export common 3D print formats 
  • Export common slice formats