Fusion 360 Nesting & Fabrication Extension 

Optimise and automate nesting with the Nesting & Fabrication Extension  

Create optimised and associative multi-sheet layouts for cutting on CNC machines. 

Nesting automation 

Optimise material yield with automatic detection of material, thickness and part quantity.

Fully integrated 

Generate setup, toolpaths and NC code directly within the Fusion 360 Nesting & Fabrication Extension.

Increase efficiency 

Create customisable reports, nest parts from multiple documents and specify part rotation constraints.

Nesting & Fabrication features

Fusion 360 Nesting & Fabrication Extension features

Nesting & Fabrication Extension

Extend nesting and fabrication capabilities, including multi-sheet nesting, setup/toolpaths and NC code creation, customisable reports, and automatic detection of material, thickness and part quantity. 


Nest preparation

Quickly prepare your model for nesting and set nesting parameters per material for optimal stock usage. 


Compare and report

Configure and view key metrics like cost, material usage and stack size for earlier job quoting and purchasing decisions. 


Fabrication

Create toolpaths to drive a variety of machines with fully integrated and easy-to-use CAM.


Download a free trial of the Nesting & Fabrication Extension

Get access to a 14-day free trial for the Fusion 360 Nesting & Fabrication Extension.

Fusion 360 Nesting & Fabrication Extension 

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Access extended nesting and fabrication functionality for multi-sheet layouts, advanced part and material controls, and more. Requires a Fusion 360 subscription. /year

Nesting & Fabrication Extension Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is nesting software?

Nesting software provides the ability to optimise the design and manufacture of multi-sheet layouts for sheet metal and non-sheet metal parts in preparation for cutting on CNC machines.

How do I trial the Fusion 360 Nesting & Fabrication Extension?

A 14-day free trial is available for the Machining Extension, Product Design Extension, Simulation Extension, Nesting & Fabrication Extension, Additive Build Extension and Generative Design Extension. Click here to download a free trial.

How do you access the Fusion 360 Nesting & Fabrication Extension?

A subscription to the Fusion 360 Nesting & Fabrication Extension is required in addition to an active subscription to Fusion 360. Nesting & Fabrication Extension subscriptions are available both monthly and yearly.

Does Autodesk offer sheet metal design software?

Yes. With Autodesk Fusion 360 Nesting & Fabrication Extension, you can design sheet metal parts components, document flat patterns using 2D drawings and DXFs, and manufacture your design with cutting strategies for water jet, laser and plasma machines.

What are the advantages of using the Fusion 360 Nesting & Fabrication Extension?

The Nesting & Fabrication Extension optimises material yield, generates setups, toolpaths and NC code directly within Fusion 360 and creates customisable reports, nest parts from multiple documents and specifies part rotation constraints.

What are resources to get started with the Nesting & Fabrication Extension?

Get started with the Fusion 360 Nesting & Fabrication Extension by following along with these video tutorials and product documentation.

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