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Note: This is the Windows release of MapBoards Pro.  For the Mac OS release, click Mac OS near the top of the page (under our logo, where it says OS).

MapBoards Pro is a utility to arrange copies of the bodies in a model optimally on one or more boards leaving your model untouched. You can then conveniently use Autodesk® Fusion 360™ additive manufacturing to create toolpaths to produce your model. Alternatively, the arrangement can be output as an arranged flat panel in SVG or DXF format for use with laser or CNC cutting.  

 

Material management is achieved by providing an optimized layout by specifying the dimensions of one or more material types found in your model. A cutlists of components with dimensions and a required material list can be produced to match the arranged boards for labeling or reference. A report can be produced in HTML format of the resulting arrangement, cutlist table, required material list and the options used of which there are many. This report file can be viewed on any device with a browser including a mobile device. The browser print option can be used if you prefer a PDF or hardcopy of the arrangement or cutlist. 

 

Selection support is available allowing you to include only specific components or subassemblies. Options for the selected components include replication count and grain direction.   

 

Exporting the arrangements as a top-view flat panel identifies the unique features of the individual components. These features are highlighted in color with the SVG output and layers for the DXF output. Features include perimeter, inset (pockets, holes, etc), cutouts and labels. Additionally, DXF includes a Tabs option as a named layer with parameters for width, distance and height useful for both CNC and laser manufacturing. You may also wish to use the laser kerf option matching a laser cutter kerf or CNC router bit diameter. 

Labeling provides a complete set of fonts including single line fonts and any combination of dimensions, component name and the sequential part number with adjustable sizes.   

 

See detailed product description here MapBoards Pro

 

Note: MapBoards Pro can be launched using the toolbar icon or from the create dropdown menu of the design workspace.

About This Version

Version 2.63, 9/15/2021
- Fix for kerf too large occuring when exporting dxf or svg with kerf - Increase quantity max on component selection table - Added the option to print a Report


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  • Incredible Value for CNC, Laser Engraving and Web Development
    Brian Williford | July 26, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    This Fusion app is packed full of featues and parameters which should save anyone a ton of time. One would mostly use the cut sheet layout feature as a starting point for CNC milling or exporting outlines for laser engraving. I decided to push this beyond its intended porpose and use the tool for getting logos created in Fusion convereted into SVG code to embed on a webpage and manipulate with Javascript. Developers was super speedy to point out a few things here I missed in the interface that we very helpful.


  • Amazing plug-in with an incredible developer
    Anthony Boomer | June 21, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I use this plug-in almost daily to layout custom parts for CNC machining. A few weeks ago I was having major issues that prevented the program from working properly. I reached out to the developer and they responded almost immediately. They then worked with me daily over the next two weeks to troubleshoot the issue. Eventually they were able to pinpoint the issue and we got things working again. I'm simply blown away by how responsive and supportive the develper has been -- truly amazing customer service.

    The plug-in itself is awesome, such a time saver! It's also being updated constantly with new features. It's worth many times its price and with the support that comes with it I cannot recommend it highly enough.


  • The best add-in and support there is
    Craig | June 01, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    The power, intuitive and cleanliness of this add-in is one thing, but when you couple that with product support that not only replies within moments, but also implements a feature request (tabs!!) in a weekend is outstanding. I couldn't be more greatful to Icarus and his Mapboards Pro add-in. Don't question it, just buy it!


  • Magic
    Troy Ostrander | May 20, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    In step with Fusion 360's clean and easy to use UI, Mapboards delivers the magic of turning your designs into reality.  We could not use Fusion 360 without this add-in.  The developer is very responsive and updates regularly. 


  • 10/10 Don't Hesitate to Purchase
    Nicholas Terry | May 17, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Bar none, this is simply the best at what it does. It's deceptively simple, easy to use, and saves a tonne of time. The best part though is the support is completely top notch. Your hard earned money will not be wasted here. 


  • This plugin makes Fusion360 viable for us
    Jason Andersen | May 06, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Without this plugin, we might have abandoned F360. It's a great plugin, easy to use. We had a bug once generating a board map. The developer got back to us the next day with an updated version. Really happy with the performance and customer service.


  • Great plugin and customer service
    Stefan Hewitt | May 03, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    We use this plugin in our machine shop to export plywood components to DXF and it works great. The customer service from the creator was top notch too!


  • Well crafted and essential.
    Robin Debreuil | February 08, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Using this for generating laser cutting files, and it works very well. If you need this kind of capability, you will not regret getting this tool :).


  • Really powerful addition
    Daniel Van Benthem | December 30, 2020 Verified Download (What's this?)

    So excited to fine tune my use of this addition. I can now use parametric modeling to creat a cabinet and then export the csv file to my cutlist plus fx software. 

    I would love to see an option for including all of the machining options. Such as shelf pins and dowels to be copied over. 

     


  • Powerful Tool
    Armando Torres | October 19, 2020 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I purchase the PRO version and I love it


  • Really Great Support!!
    jimmy lu | October 14, 2020 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I purchased this as a quick way to visually lay out a ton of cabinet panels to optimize the number of wood sheets I would need for rip cuts.  Also, I wanted to use this to create a printout for a visual checklist list of all my cabinet pieces during construction. 

    I ran into some problems at first where when executing the layout it would give me an error which was due to something wrong with the way I built some parts in Fusion360. I emailed the developer for support and got a crazy fast response with many ways I could go about fixing it on my end.  

    The next day I emailed to ask if this plug-in had a feature to include dimensions in an .svg export. Turned out he didn't have that feature but a few hours later he added it for me and sent me a new install pkg!  Amazing support I would highly recommend you getting this if it would help you! 

    ps. I got the Pro version

     


  • Worth it even for one project
    Alan Achtenberg | September 17, 2020 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Overall absolutely worth it. Purchased the pro version. I used it on a project to create layout and cutlist that used 6 sheets of plywood. Even saving 1 sheet of plywood is worth more than the cost of the plugin. More so than that i prefer having a detailed cut layout to make table saw work less error prone and it generally would take me alot of time(at least a couple hours) to create a layout by hand.

    Functionality wise I noticed that I seemed to have issues saving default options. Other than that seemed to work as advertised. I did not use the export features, so cant comment on that.

     

    feedback

    There are several features i would love to see added potentially.

    1. Ability to label using fractional dimensions instead of decimal(accuracy to 1/64 in preferred).

    2. Ability to create simple drawing with bounded dimensions

    I just need a reference to look at when working in the shop, right now i am creating a drawing of each board then manually adding dimensions, unfortunately i dont see an automated way to get the outer dimensions from the labels into the drawing.

    3. Ability to more easily compare layout options to determine the best solution to use.

    For example i might prefer a bit more spacing between cuts as long as it does not cost me an entire new sheet of plywood. I ended up just redoing the map about 5 times before deciding which options to go with. 


  • Great App!
    Stijn Vdp | August 04, 2020 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Makes my life a lot easier for only 25 Bucks!!


  • Great
    Tom Pain | April 08, 2020 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Excellent software with great support from a very responsive developer. Now have no real reason to leave Fusion for CAM. 


  • Amazing!!
    Stanley Sommer | March 06, 2020 Verified Download (What's this?)

    This works flawlessly. Was worth every penny. The developer responds to questions super fast. 


  • I bought both versions, still cheaper than anything else out there
    Michael Woodrum | January 06, 2020 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Another thing I figured out how to use it for, room layouts. For my shop, find the size of the area a tool uses and create a rectangle of the same size. Make your stock the size of your shop. Make the kerf the size you want your walking paths between tools. Have this plugin generate the layout and then modify offsets to find your favorite layout. The dev also links to another tool that will generate layouts from SVG files exported. Then you can quickly iterate.

     

    Having layout ideas generated saves time planning the first placement. I keep finding this tool to be highly needed in my workflow.


  • Definitely worth the money!
    Sergey Juravlev | December 16, 2019 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Thank you for this gread Fusion addition


  • Instant winner!
    Jem Freeman | December 14, 2019

    Solved all my immediate frustrations with nesting flat-panel components in Fusion. Great value and works well! Paid for itself within an hour.


  • Saved me a boatload of hassle and time!
    Jonathan Ramsey | September 24, 2019 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I've done this manually in the past and it's a pain.  Had a fairly complicated model that layed out flawlessly!  Money well spent.


  • Super helpful
    Mark Schleicher | August 14, 2019 Verified Download (What's this?)

    This tool is awesome. Thanks for creating this, it makes things so much easier. The dfx export is usually a nightmare and that tool makes it super easy


  • Nesting, Flat pack, Body exports to DXF, Parts labeled, HUNDREDS of hours saved so far.
    Steven Barr | July 09, 2019 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Fantastic addition to F360! I had been using the standard version of MB, and recently upgraded. Are you looking to layout or "Nest" some cabinet parts? do you have a multi-part component assembly to layout on sheetgoods, lumber, or a sheet to layout for laser or waterjet? This is for you. 


  • A real time saver for laser cutting and CNC machining
    Kai Huxmann | May 26, 2019 Verified Download (What's this?)

    We purchased the Pro version due its advanced exporting functionality of DXF files for solid bodies (not only dxf export of drawings as build into fusion).

    Despite some edge cases that the app has trouble handling it really is a big time saver for us .The developer is very responsive and he seems to be in active development of the app.

    Thank you and keep up the great work. 


  • The answer to my CNC router prayers
    Connor Barickman | April 09, 2019 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I purchased the pro version of MapBoards because I have CNC router designs with inset pockets. I am still working out the kinks in my workflow but it's dangerously close to being exactly what I need. The developer was quick to respond and address my confusion. Worth every penny.

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