The File Extensions Database

.F3Z File Extension

  • Developer by: Autodesk
  • Category: Compressed Files
  • Format: Zip

What is an .F3Z file?

.F3Z is Fusion 360 Shared Project Archive

An F3Z file is a Zip-compressed archive used by Autodesk Fusion 360, a 3D CAD industrial and mechanical design tool. It contains one or more .F3D Fusion 3D design files along with multiple .JSON files containing information about the designs and manifest. F3Z files are created to share Fusion 360 designs that reference other design files.

You can open F3Z files using Fusion 360. To open the file, select "Upload" in the Fusion 360 Data panel and choose the F3Z file. The contents of the file will be loaded in Fusion 360, displaying the main assembly in the panel with the F3D design(s), allowing you to view and edit them.

You can create an F3Z archive in Fusion 360 by selecting File → Export... and choosing the F3Z archive format under Type.

Since F3Z files are compressed with Zip compression, they can be decompressed using a Zip decompression program, such as Corel WinZip, 7-Zip, WinRAR, or Apple Archive Utility. Simply rename the .f3z extension to .zip and decompress it. You can then manually extract the contents of the F3Z file, which typically include an F3D Fusion 3D design file, a JSON file describing the design, and a JSON file containing the F3Z manifest. When you are finished you can compress it with Zip compression again using a Zip utility, then rename the .zip extension to .f3z.

NOTE: Autodesk Fusion 360 provides various cloud-based features and is often used for collaboration.

Programs that open Fusion 360 Shared Project Archive
Autodesk Fusion 360
Autodesk Fusion 360
Autodesk Fusion 360

How to solve problems with F3Z files

  • Associate the F3Z file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any F3Z file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.F3Z files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the F3Z file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .F3Z is Fusion 360 Shared Project Archive. Because only the current version supports the latest F3Z file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Autodesk manufacturer website after an available .F3Z is Fusion 360 Shared Project Archive update.
  • To make sure that your F3Z file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.