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!


This tool is not the best tool for the job, however, it is often the easiest. For those cases where you are dealing with a non-manifold shape or simply require more control over the path generation the manufacturing workspace can be used to generate either a multilayer DXF or gcode toolpaths directly. See Lars' video to learn how https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2M0pwqe-r1M.

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About This Version

Version 1.1.3, 5/14/2020
Update for new Fusion UI - DXF for Laser is now found under the create menu (and under tools > add-ins) instead of the sketch menu.

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  • Best App for Fusion 360
    B Rauter | February 21, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Thank you so much, you really saved me from the nightmare of using the inbuilt DXF export...

  • kws1070
    Kim Wooseong | November 26, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Great~!! This app save a lot of time. Thanks so much.

  • Thank you very much
    Evgeny Ivakhnik | November 03, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    good export to dxf, want to donate you, but have no paypal. maybe you have some other payment systems?

    Ross Korsky (Publisher) | November 08, 2017

    Any and all Tips/Donations are welcome at https://www.paypal.me/korsky I'm glad this tool can help!

  • What a Ripper!
    Ian Schutt | October 20, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Simple Effective Accurate Wonderful! Six Stars! ☆☆☆☆☆

    Ross Korsky (Publisher) | November 08, 2017

    Thank you for the kind words and your rather generous donation too! (P.S. that's still 5 stars ;)

  • 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.

    Ross Korsky (Publisher) | November 08, 2017

    I'm sure each laser cutting software handles things a bit differently but I've also noticed the generation of rather silly cut sequences (using VisiCut) from time to time myself. Largely this has not been an issue for me, aside from adding a little to the cut time, as I have the privilege of having access to a very nice laser cutter (but I do not own one myself) with high accuracy and repeatability so I don't get any start/stop artifacts of note - but I can see how for large cuts it would be helpful to keep cut times down and for cutters with less positional repeatability there could be some un-wanted start-stop artifacts as well. I'm not sure how best to optimize the DXF file, or how practical it would be to do so. Saying "DXF file" is sort of like saying "XML file" - there is little standardization outside of some key "elements" and conventional use of command codes. I'm curious how you prepare the files for cutting, does your software package largely handle the path optimizations automatically, or is it a lot of manual work? What software do you use? Would you be willing & able to share a before and after DXF file with me - preferably one that is "simple" (with a reality minimal set of shapes and lines) but at the same time exercises many common cases? Feel free to e-mail me directly at ross.korsky@gmail.com

  • 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.

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