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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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applies to: Fusion 360 360 ·

See also:
Tip 14075:Overview of CAD formats supported in Inventor 2025 (import/export/AnyCAD).
Tip 13833:Overview of cutting formats/machines supported in Fusion 360 Nesting Extension.
Tip 13800:Visually compare 3D geometry in CAD and BIM files.
Tip 13228:DWG or DXF file exported to/from Fusion 360 has incorrect size (scale, 10x larger/smaller).
Tip 12588:Which CAD formats can be be translated in Fusion 360 even without the cloud, offline?

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