Shaper Utilities

Shaper Utilities

Mac OS, English

Shaper Tools
Export SVG files to Shaper Origin.

General Usage Instructions

Once the design is modeled suitably for cutting with Origin, in modeling mode, press the Shaper button in the design environment> Utilities > 

The export panel will be presented prompting you to select a face to define an "up" facing surface. Origin will be cutting from on the body you wish to export. The add-in will automatically identify all cutting geometry facing "up", identifying the cut type necessary to produce them.

Pressing "OK" will prompt for an export file name and destination directory, the name of the selected body is pre-populated as the file name.

The file exported is a correctly scaled, named and color-coded SVG file ready to cut with Origin. Place the file on a thumb drive, or upload to "myhub" and begin cutting right away. 

For complete instructions, hit the ? button in the bottom left corner of the app panel.

Screenshots

Commands

Installation/Uninstallation

Install:

Double-click the downloaded installer from Autodesk App Store to install the app/plug-in. 

Uninstall:

You can unload the add-in without uninstalling it by clicking the "Stop" button when the add-in is selected in the list box on the "Add-Ins" tab of the "Scripts and Add-Ins" dialog.

Unchecking "Run on Startup" causes the add-in not to be loaded in future sessions of Autodesk® Fusion 360™.

- Navigate to the ./ApplicationsPlugins folder and select the app bundle you want to uninstall

- Either drag the app bundle to the Trash or right-click and select “Move to Trash”

- Right-click on the Trash-Can and select “Empty Trash”

- If you prefer keystrokes, you can also just select the app bundle and then hit Command+Delete to move the app to Trash, then empty the Trash and the app will be removed.

Additional Information

Improvements in 1.6.3

resolved error with German / French exports failing

Improvements in 1.6.2

  • localization. ( French / German / English will display depending on your language preference. )
  • Optionally export sketched text as “guides” ( for when you want to leave uncuttable notes )
  • Accessible from Manufacturing mode. ( take advantage of fusions simplify > defeature and nesting abilities )
  • Stroke thickness now renders appropriately in all 2d vector editing apps
  • Open stroke legibility improved with rounded corners. ( note that this does not impact the cut outcome, merely how it looks more closely matches how it cuts. )
  • The help icon works correctly on Mac.

Known Issues

  • Forms that are not designed with 2.5d fabrication in mind may fail to export or have unexpected outcomes. ( consider using manufacturing > simplify > defeature to prepare a design for export )
  • Solid body / layout advanced export mode requires that geometry is wider in X/Y than it is in Z for it to be selectable for export.

Contact

Company Name: Shaper Tools
Support Contact: support@shapertools.com

Author/Company Information

Shaper Tools

Support Information

Version History

Version Number Version Description

1.6.3

Improvements in 1.6.3 resolved error with German / French exports failing Improvements in 1.6.2 localization. ( French / German / English will display depending on your language preference. ) Optionally export sketched text as “guides” ( for when you want to leave uncuttable notes ) Accessible from Manufacturing mode. ( take advantage of fusions simplify > defeature and nesting abilities ) Stroke thickness now renders appropriately in all 2d vector editing apps Open stroke legibility improved with rounded corners. ( note that this does not impact the cut outcome, merely how it looks more closely matches how it cuts. ) The help icon works correctly on Mac.
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