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.
What does MapBoards Pro do for you?
Map your entitled model to the appropriate material type/thickness in a customizable size in an optimized way
Provide grain alignment of the model parts with the material board being mapped to
Extract accurate dimensions of length, width and thickness of all parts in the model and export as a cut list
Generates a report (HTML or PDF) including a map image, cut list, required materials and options selected
Exports the created map in SVG or DXF which includes color coding & named layers for perimeter, cutouts, insets & labels
Customizable - many settings for the format of the map and all exports persisted for each model or saved as global settings
All-In-One - the main app performs mapping & export at once & many post-mapping context menu tasks on the created map
Material management is achieved by providing an optimized layout by specifying the dimensions of one or more material types found in your model. A cutlist 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 report has a new print option which will allow saving as a PDF or hardcopy of the arrangement, cutlist, required materials and options used.
Selection support is available allowing you to include only specific components or subassemblies. Options for the selected components include replication count and grain direction.
The option for Automatic Grain Alignment has been added which will detect 3D texture changes and align parts accordingly in the created map.
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,s and the sequential part number with adjustable sizes.
Fractional labeling on Map and all exports including Report is now available when units are in inches.
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.