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How to convert projection of a 3D model to a 2D DXF drawing?

A - answer In any Autodesk Fusion 360 CAD/CAM license type, you can project a projected 2D model shape (even from a foreign imported model) into a 2D DXF file.

Load a 3D model (e.g. STEP, IPT, IGES, DWG, SldPrt) and create an auxiliary design plane for the desired projection on it - DESIGN > Plane. Go to Sketch mode, select that auxiliary projection plane and then press P to project the selected part or the whole model as a 2D shape. Finish the sketch and then right click on this new sketch in the browser tree and select "Save as DXF". Finish exporting the .dxf file with the projection shape - e.g. for a laser cutter.

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See also:
Tip 12588:Which CAD formats can be be translated in Fusion 360 even without the cloud, offline?
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Tip 12184:Overview of CAD formats supported in Inventor 2020 (import/export/AnyCAD).
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