Gen3D was acquired by Altair in May 2022. You can trial Sulis and purchase the software via Altair's website. Please follow the links in this website to try out Sulis for free.

design software for additive manufacturing


Sulis design software for additive manufacturing

Gen3D’s design for additive manufacturing software enables engineers to create optimised components that can be manufactured confidently. Sulis is intuitive to use with advanced customisation tools not available with other DfAM software providers. Users get a flexible and real-time approach to design allowing them to reduce lead times and the lower cost of additive manufacturing.

Use Sulis’s proprietary manufacturing checks and compensation tools to truly exploit the benefits of AM and reduce the risk of costly failures.

With advanced Lattice and Flow modules, (which can be used together), designers can easily create designs for hydraulics and create complex lattice structures for use across a wide range of industries including aerospace, automotive, medical and industrial machinery.

Sulis Flow - Hydraulic design software for additive manufacturing

Sulis Flow

Rapidly create hydraulic designs for additive manufacturing with this advanced design software

Heat exchanger render designed using Sulis, the design software for additive manufacturing

Sulis Lattice

Easily design complex lattice structures for additive manufacturing with this powerful software module

" Gen3D was able to generate some incredibly complex geometries with ease which we required for our particular task. Along with the software, the team were also very responsive and helpful in answering any queries we had "

Media coverage.

Navigate the challenges of DfAM.


Additive manufacturing can be expensive if the limitations of the process are not considered during the design process.

Build failure

Failure to identify design flaws before manufacture will increase waste and greatly reduce productivity.

Unexpected change

Late design changes incur significant time penalties when redefining complex geometry in traditional CAD software.


Downstream requirements such as support structure removal and finish machining must be considered early in the design process.

About us.

Founded in 2018, by academics at the University of Bath, we are a technology company providing design software for additive manufacturing. In May 2022 we were acquired by Altair Engineering Inc.