Autodesk Fusion 360 Nesting & Fabrication Extension

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Advanced nesting and fabrication features inside Fusion 360
  • Fully integrated
  • Increased efficiency
  • Nesting automation
  • Material yield optimization
We Accept Purchase Orders From All Educational Institutions and Eligible Business Customers
Smart features
  • Multi-sheet nesting
  • Toolpaths creation
  • Customizable reports
  • Automatic material, thickness, and part quantity detection
The estimated lead time is 5-10 business days.

The Autodesk Fusion 360 Nesting & Fabrication Extension adds advanced possibilities for nesting and fabrication to the Manufacture and Design workspace in the Fusion 360 software, creating optimized and associative multi-sheet layouts for cutting on CNC machines.

The extension provides the opportunities  to create customizable reports, nest parts from multiple documents, and specify part rotation constraints thus increasing efficiency of the manufacturing cycle. Its comprehensive tools allow the user to save time and material and to significantly increase productivity.

Autodesk Fusion 360 Nesting & Fabrication Extension


Key features

The Nesting & Fabrication extension integrates into the Manufacture and Design workspace in Fusion 360, significantly expanding its functionality by adding the following features:

Advanced arrange

Allows you to arrange objects on multiple sheets and control object orientation allowances.

Nest preparation controls in the Design workspace

Prepares your model for nesting and sets nesting parameters per material for optimal stock usage. Provides the opportunity to specify the types of objects in the design, such as sheet metal, sketches, or selected entities, which you want to include in the nest.

Materials and packaging

Allows setting and managing the materials and packaging you want to use in your nest studies.

Component sources

Sets global nesting defaults for components and adds parts that are not in the current design to your nest.

Autodesk Fusion 360 Nesting & Fabrication Extension

Nest studies

Creates nest studies with multiple nest alternatives, so that you can preview and arrange the parts.

Nest comparisons

Allows you to configure and view the key metrics, like cost, material usage, and stack size, for cost estimation.

Nest export

Exports sheets to DXF or MSI file formats. DXF (AutoCAD) format is used with a CAM package in AutoCAD to generate toolpaths, or with third-party CAM software. MSI (TruNest) files are compatible with Autodesk's dedicated nesting TruNest software.

Material and packaging presets

A preset is a set of materials and packaging that you can load into your project. This function allows creating, using, and sharing presets of commonly used materials and packaging.

Autodesk Fusion 360 Nesting & Fabrication Extension



Below you will find an example of creating a new nest study in the Nesting & Fabrication Extension.

  • Click Manufacture > Fabrication > Nest > Create Nest Study to open the Create Nest Study dialog.
  • In the Study tab, set general properties for your study, such as Job Quantity, Automatically calculate nest, and Automatic manage nest.
  • In the Shape tab, include or exclude shapes from the nest and view their properties.
  • In the Packaging tab, you can view packaging properties and remove packages.
  • In the Global Parameters tab, adjust values such as Nest position and Remnant management.
  • In the Output tab adjust other nest properties, such as Create manufacturing model and Include stock.
  • Click OK to create the nest study.
  • The study and its sheets are added to the Fusion 360 browser.
  • If you need to generate the nest now or later, right-click the nest study node in the browser and select Generate.

Autodesk Fusion 360 Nesting & Fabrication Extension



The Fusion 360 Nesting & Fabrication Extension adds advanced nesting capabilities to the Fusion 360 software. The extension will be of great help to manufacturers, as it allows optimizing production cycle and considerably reducing costs.



The system requirements for the Autodesk Fusion 360 software are as follows:


Apple macOS:

  • macOS 12 Monterey
  • macOS 11 Big Sur
  • macOS 10.15 Catalina

Microsoft Windows:

  • Windows 11 
  • Windows 10 (64-bit) 
  • Windows 8.1 (64-bit) (until January 2023)


x86-based 64-bit processor (for example, Intel Core i, AMD Ryzen series), 4 cores, 1.7 GHz or greater; 32-bit not supported


4 GB (integrated graphics recommend 6 GB or more)

Hard disk

3 GB of storage


1366 x 768 (1920 x 1080 or greater at 100% scale recommended)


DirectX11 (Direct3D 10.1 or greater);

dedicated GPU with 1 GB or more of VRAM;

integrated graphics with 6 GB or more of RAM

Pointing device

HID-compliant mouse or trackpad, optional Wacom® tablet and 3Dconnexion SpaceMouse® support


2.5 Mbps or faster download; 500 Kbps or faster upload


SSL 3.0, TLS 1.2+, .NET Framework 4.5 or newer required to submit crash reports



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