Altair SimSolid now integrates with Autodesk Fusion 360


Autodesk Fusion 360 is the first 3D CAD, CAM, and CAE tool of its kind. It connects your entire product development process in a single cloud-based platform. Altair SimSolid is the perfect complement to Fusion 360’s embedded Nastran Simulation. It extends a user’s analysis range to large assemblies and provides feedback in seconds to minutes. “We are excited about the partnership with Altair SimSolid” said Patrick Rainsberry, business development manager at Autodesk. “The ability to do rapid performance analysis on large assemblies will be a great benefit for our customers”.

How does the add-in work

Using the add-in is simple. Once installation is complete, a Altair SimSolid button will be added to the Fusion 360 Model work space. Simply pick the button and all visible solid body or mesh body geometry, along with the associated material properties, will be transferred to Altair SimSolid. Multiple design studies are fully supported. All analysis definitions update automatically making design iterations fast and painless.

Here is a video that demonstrates how the integration works.

More examples can be found in the Autodesk Fusion gallery

Several examples of models that have been analyzed using the new integration can be in the Fusion 360 community gallery. To find out more details, go to gallery and search for Altair SimSolid.


Find out more

The Altair SimSolid Add-In for Fusion 360 is available now in both the Autodesk App Store and on the Altair SimSolid try or buy page. More information on Fusion 360 can be found on the Fusion 360 web page

For anyone who is interested in learning more about how the Altair SimSolid integration with Fusion 360 works, Autodesk will be hosting an online webinar. Attend to learn how you can extend your design analysis capabilities to large assemblies with fully detailed parts. The webinar will take place on January 23 at 11 AM PT. Register for the webinar here. For those that won’t be able to join live – register and we’ll make sure to send you a recording.


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Ken was the cofounder and CEO at SIMSOLID corporation. He has over 30 years experience in the CAE industry in a variety of technical, sales and executive roles at companies including PDA Engineering, Rasna, Moldflow and MSC Software. Ken holds a B.S. and M.S. in civil engineering from the University of California, Davis.