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


MapBoards is a utility to arrange the cut layout and a lite version of DXF output for laser, CNC cutting, and conventional woodworking projects using Autodesk® Fusion 360™.


It will perform the following steps.

  • Arrange copies of model components on a cut layout of the specified dimensions minimizing waste
  • Create a flat panel sketch from the cut layout (optional)
  • Export the sketch as a multi-layered DXF file (optional) - This is a lite version for simple cutouts. MapBoards Pro has the full support of Export to DXF for menu command and the context menu of the map component in the Browser.
  • The model can include linked components or assemblies


The sketch and DXF file will be adjusted for the specified kerf of the laser cutter.


See a full product description here. MapBoards 


If you are creating flat panel designs exclusively then the Pro version is a better choice with the superior DXF and SVG output. The Pro version will have future enhancements.


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

About This Version

Version 1.76, 11/24/2021
- Added label sizing option - Bug fixes

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Customer Reviews

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  • Great software Will it be available after Oct 1st?
    Lincoln Tran | September 21, 2020 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I love this extension and I'm concerned that after Oct 1st, we will no longer beable to use it. 

    From what I can tell, Autodesk is about to pull the rug out from a lot of us who purchased this extension. Will Autodesk allow users who purchased extensions to continue to use it after the new personal/hobby plan?

  • Good, pricey - Get the Pro version
    Mattias Hedberg | November 16, 2019 Verified Download (What's this?)

    The add-in is very useful, albeit pricey for a hobbyist, a lot of the more advanced features are only in the pro version. If you will use this on more intricate models I would recommend to skip this version and just get the Pro as it is already a bit pricey and the extra $10 for Pro would be worth it.

  • V1.30
    Cody Patey | April 03, 2019 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Thank you for releasing this update! It made MapBoards work the way I've always envisioned it too. 


    Great job sir!

  • Wow
    Marshall Peck | March 08, 2019 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Did exactly what I wanted it to do after about 2 minutes of tinkering to get the settings right.  Major time saver for CNC layouts!

  • Great App, Great Support
    Itoolfred Itoolfred | February 18, 2019 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Fantastic app for all you woodworkers out there running sheet goods and a CNC.  Saves me a ton of time nesting panels.

    This app pays for itself in the first use.


  • WooHoo!
    Peter Coleman | February 10, 2019 Verified Download (What's this?)

    For a hobbyist woodworker like me, this plug in is fantastic, and definitely worth US$9.99 even with the current exchange rate to AUD$.

    I think it's about time we get word spread around the various maker channels about this fantastic product and support this developer so that the updates can keep on flowing!

    I would love to see one thing added with future development, the ability to add in multiple sheet dimensions for the same type of lumber so that I can use up some of my older offcuts. The only way I can think of doing that would be to make micro differences to material thicknesses, or use different materials for various components, neither of which would be as quick as defining multiple sheet dimensions for a single material type.

    Well done Bill!

    Kevin Edwards | January 08, 2020

    You can change the material thickness by making a new setup for each sheet in your panel layout - at least that's what I did when I figured it out lol

  • No joke.
    Drew Skillman | February 03, 2019 Verified Download (What's this?)

    No joke. This plugin is incredible.  Been wanting this for years.

  • So useful!
    Mwin Mwin | January 14, 2019 Verified Download (What's this?)

    If you design boxes-and-stuff to  be laser cut... you NEED this add-in! Its only flaw is its name; I believe it makes it harder to find than it should!

    Craig Marshall | January 11, 2019 Verified Download (What's this?)

    This just saved me DAYS of flattening mold box panels and projecting dxf's on a large scale concrete casting project. Love the labeling feature as well as it's so easy to lose track of parts when working on complex jobs. Had some issues installing on my machine but got it sorted quickly thanks to some great customer service.

    Worth well more than the price!



    Kevin Edwards | January 08, 2020

    Same here! I know this post is 1 year old, but I am just now getting into using this plugin and I am absolutely amazed with how much time it has cut off of my workflow - we are talking days of saved time!

  • Saves me lots of time
    Patrick Powers | January 08, 2019 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Works perfectly almost every time. I have seen a few objects overlap and or extend out of the sheet size area but is always easily corrected.

    It would be nice if component links were not broken when nested.  

    But overall possibly the most usefull $1.99 I have ever spent.


  • Just one more feature please!
    Tristan Banahan | December 24, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    This plugin really makes Fusion a powerful tool for furniture designers, except it would be great to have extrusions which are only cut partly in to components or bodies also be recognised by the sketch output to DXF option. This is key for me to be able to output DXF files as part of a CNC process. Components or bodies that are extruded completely through show up on a cut layer but part extrusions do not. Would this be something you could add in to your software?

  • works as described
    Andrius Sta | December 05, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Everything works smoothly, very happy with the result.

  • Hours of work saved for $2
    Benjamin Jennings | December 05, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Wow. Paid the $2 based on the other reviews, figuring that it won't matter a lot if I was disappointed. I am not disappointed.

    This add-in is going to save me hours of work when setting up designs for laser cutting. I'm also looking forward to seeing how well it works setting up for a CNC router later as well.

    Feature request: option to generate a DXF only (no body in the Fusion file). With that said, only having one thing to delete is still a massive improvement!

  • Great!
    Niels Meissner | December 04, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Works great for rectangular pieces - excellent time saver for very little money.

    Is there a way to "nest" odd shapes for optimized CNC cutting?

  • Wow, this is awesome!
    Dave Louw | November 03, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I was struggling to find a tool that would break down my cabinet designs into plywood cutting plans and this did it perfectly on the first try. I'm with the other commenters when I say this tool is way less expensive than it should be. I'd happily pay $20 as a hobbyist and a pro would likely pay much more. So great!

  • Insanity!
    Anders Dahl | October 08, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I know nothing of coding plugins, but optimize the handling a bit, so it processes large sheets faster and you have a very very nice tool. Also, raise price to something like 15 dollars. For businesses, this tool could be worth a couple of hundred, easily..

    Awesome work!

  • Excellent Job
    James Marks | August 25, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Does exactly what I need to layout panels for my CNC machine. 

    I will literally pay more for this if some extra features could be added. 


  • Underpriced
    Ronald Tidd | June 30, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I'm new to Fusion360, want to do my own kitchen cabinets, and was stuggling trying to figure out how to do this.  At two dollars I almost didn't go for it, because it had to be a toy at that price, right?  I'm very pleased, I may have to go back and fix a couple newbie mistakes on my end but this add on is just flat out awesome.

    My only comment for those wondering if they should buy it, is to check out a video on youtube.  Being a nube at Fusion 360 and plugins, I needed youtube to get started, and then was promptly blown away.

    Way too cheap for what this is. :)  Thank you.

  • Nice, but
    Bla Blub | June 01, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Very nice. Makes the workflow a lot easier. One improvement I still have. You could link the parts with jionts in a way that they keep the distance even if the size of the parts change. I know that can wreak havok, if it't not fitting on the plate any more or start overlapping in the second row.

    I just can't understand why this was necessary and not integrated in fusion in the first place. But there a lot of QoL features that inventor has that fusion would need. But we are not getting them.

    Vladimir Trubin | May 17, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    ARE YOU KIDDIN' ME? i have been doing it a hard way all along...

    i make complex furniture using 20 sheets and dozens ( if not hundreds ) of pieces



    THANK YOU!!!

  • Amazingly useful!
    Jan Khynych | May 01, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)


    I am totally happy with this plug in, really a useful timesaver for me! For further development I would suggest to automatically group all the items generated with the plug in so it would all take only 1 position on a timeline. Then the user could expand the group only if needed. Not really a functional matter, but helps the timeline keeping clean and tidy:-) In previous version I also could not save default values but it seems to be fixed for now. Keep up the great work and thank you!



    Bill Vanca (Publisher) | May 02, 2018

    Jan, great suggestion. I'll include the creating of a timeline group for MapBoards in next weeks update.

  • great app
    Maksim Gromov | April 12, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Sometimes it works fine, but sometimes it positions parts with collisions. Using version 1.4. This app has a great potential and when it's finished it will worth much more than 2$. So now I consider it ok for the educational purposes, as for production, well, 80%.

  • HIGHLY recommended software.
    Rene Van Der Weide | April 11, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    It perfectly suits my needs. Very convenient in use. The developer is very helpfull. (no affiliation, besides that fact that it's a polite and helpfull guy) It would be helpfull if you could save some standard sheet-sizes to select from. (it saves the values you used, but it would be handy if you could do it with 1 selection instead of 2) Highly recommended. Updating works flawless, installation works like a charm too. 

  • Finally!!!
    Michael Woodrum | April 08, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I just bought this in the pff chance that it would work well. I, until this moment, have been using a program called sketchlist for s few years now. it is cumbersome to design in and the cost is not $2.

    I installed the plugin and ran it. It worked, perfectly, the first time. I forgot that I made my cabinets in mm and had to convert the stock dimensions. I know it is working with the document measurements, but having the abililty to use whatever measurement would make it a little faster. That is just a little thing though. 

    Thank you for making this plugin, I can finally stop using that sketchlist program and combine all of my design workflow into 1 program.

    Bill Vanca (Publisher) | April 10, 2018

    Michael, so glad you fine MapBoards useful. On the input units you can basically type in any unit you prefer including formulas and/or user defined parameters, fractions, etc. Say for example your design is created in mm, which you prefer, and the default units is in inches you can enter a Width and Length in mm by adding the units like this: Width 100 mm Length 200 mm. An updated version, 1.04, will be available today with some bug fixes which you are entitled to download at no cost.

    Michael Woodrum | November 27, 2018

    Again, went to use this and now I am seeing so many more enhancements. I still cannot believe the price for the functionality. This is a must have for CNC users. It is the only plugin I have been 100% happy with. The OBJ exporter is $50 and it does not even do it right. Well, not all of the time at least. But this one works as I expect every time. Thanks again for making this!

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