Additive.Designer is a diverse and scalable software solution for easy data preparation of complex components in additive production.

A novel pre-processing tool in the Additive.Intelligence software package, Additive.Designer combines all features necessary to generate 3D printed parts while being fully adaptable to the customer’s needs. The range of features starts with the native CAD-file import and ends by defining the necessary milling strategies to enable automatic post-processing of the AM part on a milling machine. The software imports all native CAD formats, eliminating the need for STL files, reduces the need of supports with an optimized exposure strategy, guides users to the best plate positioning with component orientation processing and offers a preliminary calculation of the build costs based on the machine and build set-up. The goal of the software is to lower the learning curve of additive manufacturing by reducing the software skills necessary to be successful while optimizing builds with less supports and workflows based on specific part preparation and two of the most important advantages of Additive.Designer are cost reduction as the result of the error avoidance and the resulting increase in the quality of the components ­produced.

Intuitive Interface for Easy and Fast Operation

  • Fast build job preparation owing to the managed workflow
  • Implemented tools (heat maps, etc.)
  • Smart application (automation, black box, etc.

Savings through an Understanding of the Technology

  • Cost savings through specially-developed support geometries with lower material expenditures

  • Time savings during the printing through optimized support strategies

Control of Data Preparation

  • The cost estimator provides a validated overview of the costs and construction timeframe for the build job
  • Preview of the created laser coatings and laser paths possible

Modular Design Enables Flexible Adaptations

  • No “monolithic” software architecture
  • Individual adaption for each existing process chain possible
  • Integration into existing software solutions possible


  • User administration configurable via web browser
  • Restrictions and functions for user individually-configurable
  • All work steps are recorded and traceable

  • Recommended System Requirements

    The following minimum requirements apply to the hardware and software environment within which the software is to be used:

    • Internet access
    • Operating System: Windows 10 or newer
    • Intel® Core™ i7 processor, 7th generation
    • 32GB DDR4
    • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 with 8GB GDDR5