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Old 05-10-2023, 11:53 AM
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So i've been working on some designs with Fusion 360 but the companies that can cut or create my my designs require file extensions i cannot create or convert.

Does anyone here perhaps know affordable software to make .dxf or .pdf file from a .f3d or .stl file? Or know a service who could convert them for me?
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Originally Posted by JSHuiting
So i've been working on some designs with Fusion 360 but the companies that can cut or create my my designs require file extensions i cannot create or convert.

Does anyone here perhaps know affordable software to make .dxf or .pdf file from a .f3d or .stl file? Or know a service who could convert them for me?
It is already there in Fusion ( Google it - there are hundreds of answers )

I have a paid version, your results may differ.

Design
Sketches
Sketch1
Right Click
Save as DXF
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Originally Posted by belewis01
It is already there in Fusion

I have a paid version
Thanks, but I think our understanding of affordable differs quite allot.

Anything but Fusion.
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Originally Posted by JSHuiting
Thanks, but I think our understanding of affordable differs quite allot.

Anything but Fusion.
You said you used Fusion to create the f3d file.
???? Did you try it?

https://www.google.com/search?q=How+...hrome&ie=UTF-8
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Originally Posted by belewis01
You said you used Fusion to create the f3d file.
???? Did you try it?
I can't, i'm using the free version, so no .dxf or .pdf exporting options for me.

A full Fusion 360 license is way too expensive for me so hence why i'm asking for a cheaper alternative.

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convertio.co you can probly save in one of the free formats other than .f3d and the convert it to .dxf
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I am confused about the pdf export. What does a pdf export of a 3d object look like?
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Originally Posted by mrreet2001
I am confused about the pdf export. What does a pdf export of a 3d object look like?
Depends, it can be a schematic or a exploded view, but you can also just send someone a 3D model in a pdf file nowadays.

You can't just export any 3D file to pdf just like that though, input from the user is required to make it.

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convertio.co you can probly save in one of the free formats other than .f3d and the convert it to .dxf
Tried those a while ago but online converters will never work for something like this.
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Originally Posted by JSHuiting
I can't, i'm using the free version, so no .dxf or .pdf exporting options for me.

A full Fusion 360 license is way too expensive for me so hence why i'm asking for a cheaper alternative.
OK, I'll try one more time. As far as I can tell, Export is disabled in the free version, but save as is not. That is why I asked if you tried what I posted above.

Apologies if I appear dense - since I have the paid version, I can not verify, but all the research I did says this might work.
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Originally Posted by belewis01
OK, I'll try one more time. As far as I can tell, Export is disabled in the free version, but save as is not. That is why I asked if you tried what I posted above.

Apologies if I appear dense - since I have the paid version, I can not verify, but all the research I did says this might work.
I checked again for my own sanity but no, if i open 'save as' i can only save in Autodesk's cloud as a .f3d.
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I'm using the personnal version (free for hobby usage) of Fusion360 and I can export in F3D...
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What file type are the companies asking you for? What type of work are you wanting them to do?
I have a paid subscription to F360, but looking it up on the net, with the free version you are able to export a 3D model in the step (.stp) format.
If you just need a 2d dxf file, then that would be created from the sketch itself. https://www.autodesk.com/support/tec...usion-360.html
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You can find any website that can do a file convert. The website that i have used a couple of times is, fabconvert.com, I try to save my files directly so that the data doesn't get corrupted.
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https://www.draftsight.com/

Free trial, but you can also find the older free versions. This is from Solid works. I use SW for all my 3D printing.
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