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How to export unfolded sheetmetal parts in Fusion 360?

A - answer If you need to export the shape of unfolded sheetmetal part to a laser cutter or bender, you can use the DXF exchange format.

In the unfolded part environment, choose the command "EXPORT DXF" from the ribbon and optionally convert (simplify) spline curves to polylines. In the output DXF file, Fusion will automatically place outer edges of the part to the layer OUTER_PROFILES, inner edges to INTERIOR_PROFILES and bend lines to the layer BEND.

A sample of re-import of an unfold DXF file:

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See also:
Tip 12416:How to export DXF outline of unfolded sheetmetal in Fusion 360, with no bending lines.
Tip 12411:How to wrap text on a cylinder or a general 3D surface in Fusion 360?
Tip 12237:UnfoldRS - unfold 3D surfaces to 2D in AutoCAD.
Tip 11946:How to find net surface area (sans holes) of an unfolded sheetmetal part in Fusion 360?
Tip 11556:How to set K-Factor and other parameters for sheetmetal unfolding in Fusion 360?


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