Fusion 360 Generative Design Extension

Design without limits

Get unlimited ideas to optimize designs by materials and manufacturing techniques. 

Image courtesy of Briggs Automotive Company

Video: Put your constraints first

Enhance Design Cycle Productivity 

Explore more ideas with one workflow that utilizes manufacturing process-aware artificial intelligence (AI) to expand design options well beyond human imagination quickly, without the need to model and validate each individually. 

Video: Turn stock into final products based on your priorities

Improve Product Performance 

Increase product design confidence by meeting performance criteria through the automated application of considerations such as lightweighting, improved structural integrity, and continued durability. 

Video: Using generative costs insights

Optimize Production Cost 

Unearth options for part consolidation, material reduction, sustainable designs, and manufacturing cost comparisons to weigh commercial production costs against design decisions. 


Fusion 360 Generative Design Extension features

Generative design

Explore multiple outcomes that meet your design specifications while reducing weight and improving performance.

Manufacturing methods and constraints

Generate manufacturing-ready designs with your requirements, constraints, materials, and manufacturing options.

Machine learning and AI

Consider cloud-generated designs based on visual similarities, plots, and filters powered by machine learning.

Native, editable results

Avoid long, manual import-export processes. Pick your outcome and start editing in your modeling environment.

Cloud solve

Simultaneously solve for various design outcomes, freeing up your time to focus on other tasks.


Estimate manufacturing costs, powered by aPriori, for each generated design based on production requirements.

"After only four hours you can have the most optimized solution possible–saving an unbelievable amount of time in the process."

– Ian Briggs, Briggs Automotive Company (BAC)

Video: Matsuura UK describes the challenges overcome with generative design

See how Matsuura UK is gaining a competitive edge with the Generative Design Extension in Fusion 360

In just minutes, the Generative Design Extension in Fusion 360 provides many different possible workholding fixtures for 5-axis machining. These are more than strong enough to hold the billet firmly in place and maintain tolerances.

Download a free trial of the Generative Extension

Get access to a 14-day free trial for the Fusion 360 Generative Extension

Fusion 360 Generative Design Extension 

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Generate many outcomes with a fixed cost plan. Choose from annual or monthly subscriptions. The Generative Design Extension requires a Fusion 360 subscription. /year

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What is included in the Fusion 360 Generative Design Extension?

The Autodesk Fusion 360 Generative Design Extension lets you use the full breadth of automation and machine intelligence to generate outcomes you didn't know were feasible.

How do you access the Fusion 360 Generative Design Extension?

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

How long can you use Fusion 360 for free?

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.

Is generative design AI?

Generative design leverages artificial intelligence and machine learning to generate multiple manufacturing outcomes that meet your design constraints while reducing weight, improving performance, and consolidating parts.

What is the difference between topology optimization and generative design?

Topology optimization begins with a human-designed CAD model concept with loads and constraints applied based on the design constraints. Topology optimization returns only one optimized concept for evaluation based on the human-designed model. There is no automated ideation. Lastly, it returns to the user an optimized mesh design result that must be rebuilt in a CAD system that is intended for downstream use.


Autodesk Fusion 360 Generative Design Extension begins with hold out areas, preserved areas, loads, and design constraints based on the project requirements.


Artificial intelligence generates the topological outcomes that are created for evaluation based design and manufacturing requirements. The Generative Design Extension in Fusion 360 returns to the user a CAD ready geometry model that can be edited in any system.

What are resources to get started with the Generative Design Extension?

Get started with the Fusion 360 Generative Design Extension by following along with these video tutorials, product documentation, in-product resources, tips and tricks, webinars, and more(US Site).

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Terms and conditions

Autodesk online store promotion:

This promotion offers a 30% discount off the Suggested Retail Price (SRP) for purchases of a new 1-month or 1-year subscriptions to Fusion 360, Fusion - Team Participant, Fusion 360 Machining Extension, Fusion 360 Nesting & Fabrication Extension, Fusion 360 Generative Design Extension, Fusion 360 Simulation Extension, Fusion 360 Product Design Extension, Fusion 360 Signal Integrity Extension, Fusion 360 Additive Build Extension and a 30% discount for 1-year subscription to Fusion 360 Manage Extension, Fusion 360 for Manufacturing, and Fusion 360 for Product Design, excluding taxes.

This offer is available from 1/4/2023 through 1/31/2023 in the 50 United States and Canada and may not be combined with other rebates or promotions and is void where prohibited or restricted by law. Products must be purchased from the Autodesk online store and the applicable discount will automatically be applied to your purchase.


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