Getting additional post processors for Inventor HSM and Fusion360 CAM

October 23, 2018 Brady Scoffield

Autodesk Inventor HSM and Fusion 360 come loaded with a lot of options for the post processors, but the post that you need may not be included in this library. Thankfully Autodesk has a searchable online library of posts that can be easily downloaded and added to Inventor HSM or Fusion 360.

First, browse over to Here you can choose searching options based on machine type (milling, turning, cutting), machine vendor or look at the most up-to-date versions. Also, you can simply type in what you are looking for!

  HSM Posts_1

Once you find the post you're looking for, click download and the file will download to your broswers download location. From here the process of getting the new post into either the Inventor HSM or Fusion360 library varies. Both programs are covered below.


For Inventor HSM

  • Open up Windows Explorer
  • Navigate to this location: C:\Users\Public\Documents\Autodesk\Inventor HSM\Posts
  • Paste the downloaded post in this folder
  • Open Inventor HSM, put toolpaths on your part then during the Post Process command select your downloaded post.

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For Fusion 360

  • Open up Windows Explorer
  • Navigate to this location: C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\Fusion 360 CAM\Posts
  • Paste the downloaded post this folder
  • Add necessary toolpaths and start the post processing command
  • Select the "Setup" buttom and make your selection "Use Personal Post Library"

HSM Posts_3

  • Select your downloaded post and finish the process.



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