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Precisely dimensioned laser cut parts are wonderful to work with. By adjusting your geometry for the width of the laser cut you have full control over how tightly your parts fit together. By using this add-in with a small (or even negative) value for your kerf you can make loose fitting parts for a child's puzzle perhaps. By using an aggressive value (say 0.20 mm - or a value larger than your calculated/measured actual kerf) you can make parts that need to be gently pounded together for no-glue assembly. Then there is the middle ground where parts can be easily dry-fit and disassembled multiple times prior to gluing.

 

This ADD-IN also supports the creation of multi-layered DXF files, splitting your perimeter and cutouts into their own layers.

 

Get all of this without modifying your geometry or tediously offsetting and deleting scores of lines and curves - let DXF4Laser do the hard work for you!

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About This Version

Version 1.1.2, 8/24/2017
Negative kerf values should be well behaved again. - At some point the Fusion 360 API has started supporting negative offsets. This broke the use of negative kerf values by resulting in a double negative in most cases.

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  • Love it. Can you add component name?
    Edvin Axel | October 14, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I love your plugin! An awesome feature would be the feature to autamaticaly add the component name to the part when working with large projects


  • Great and super handy!
    Marco Lurati | August 24, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I was using the default option for Fusion to export the dxf files, but it was very annoying and time consuming, and actually our lasercutter doesn't open them, I had to open Illustrator to export them again to make it work. The plugin just brilliantly solve everything and it even separate different paths on different layers so that it's possible to set up the cutting parameter individually and choose the cutting order. The automatic naming is also very handy (component - body.dxf). One last thing to make it perfect (for me at least) would be to add the choice to close/join the paths in a continuous one so that I don't have to do it in the software of the lasercutter.


  • Works a lot better than trying to export the sketches
    Michael Olson | July 06, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Got clean results without nearly as much hassle.


  • This Would be a Fantastic Tool, if...
    David Persuhn | December 19, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    This tool seems like it would be about the handiest thing around, were it not for the non-manifold face issue. I want so badly to use it to eliminate all of the manual offset geometry creation I have to do in Lasercad to account for kerf width, but every single face I try comes up as being non-manifold. I sure hope that feature gets added.


  • A improvement
    Daniel Lyall | November 03, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    It would be good if you could pick more than one face if the part to be cut was already nested It produces a clean .dxf what is realy good


    Mark Hanford | January 30, 2017

    This would be really useful. Right now I can't really use this plugin, because any text I have added to a component causes holes in the output because I can't select the face that is the centre of an "O" for example.


  • Great Idea and nice script!
    Fabian Schurig | October 30, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Works perfect for simple and medium contours. Will make my life much easier! It is also very fast! But it needs some improvement for complex geometries. Would be nice if you could generate an Add-In out of your Script.


    Ross Korsky (Publisher) | October 31, 2016

    If your "complex geometries" contain perimeters or cutouts that are composed entirely of splines I do not expect version 1.0.0 to support them - it's a known limitation at this time. I'm already working on addressing the shortcomings of this initial release including supporting shapes that are entirely composed of splines, making major performance improvements, and even separating cutouts from the perimeter using layers in the output DXF file. If your "complex geometries" perimeter and all cutouts are NOT fully defined as splines it would be helpful if you could share them with me. You can email me directly if you prefer.


    Ross Korsky (Publisher) | November 11, 2016

    Version 1.1.0 is out! It's now much faster, configured as an add-in instead of a script, and now fully support bodies created from extruded splines. I'm still working on support of non-manifold geometries but the user should now be appropriately warned in all non-manifold cases.

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