Shaper Utilities


Shaper Utilities will provide a range of workflow improvements enhancing Shaper products.


Initially, Shaper Origin (our handheld CNC) receives a two-click export feature. Eliminating the time lost to complicated and cumbersome export procedures.


Origin users will appreciate spending their time fabricating, iterating, and experimenting on their terms.

Сведения об этой версии

Версия 1.6.10, 29.09.2022
added the ability to export sketch construction geometry as guides and bug fixes

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  • Looks like we need a new version...
    Brent George | января 13, 2023 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    I'm getting an error when trying to use this version with the latest Fusion 360. Some "changes" to the API:

    API Error! Due to some internal changes made to the Fusion 360 API, the Add-In: 'ShaperUtilities' from 'Brian Ekins' cannot be loaded. You need to install a new version of the Add-In that is compatible with this version of Fusion 360.

    Richard Simon | января 31, 2023

    I get this too and I installed the latest version of the plugin to make sure.

    sam cuttriss (Разработчик) | февраля 02, 2023

    search your computer to be sure there is not an old version of ShaperUtilities.bundle installed elsewhere. the current version 1.6.10 will not display an error running the most recent fusion Fusion 360 2.0.15291 x86_64 ( win 10 pro )

    Levent Unal | февраля 25, 2023

    I looked everywhere and cannot find Shaprer utils installed anywhere else. The details window on the Add-Ins section in Fusion 360 points to the correct This app no longer works with Fusion 360 2.0.15299 x86_64 (Windows 10 Pro 22H2) The link provided by the error takes me to this page: ; Which basically says that complied python code is no longer OK with Fusion 360. It is perhaps working for you because you work at the company and you have a non-compiled version of the python. 'The message you received results from an add-in loaded on your machine that has compiled Python code that will be incompatible with the next update of Fusion 360 or is incompatible with the current version of Fusion 360. This message is displayed when Fusion 360 upgrades to a newer version of Python, and add-ins compiled against the previous version will no longer work.'

    sam cuttriss (Разработчик) | февраля 28, 2023

    Levent, 1.6.10 was released primarily to address the python change you reference. I assure you, the Shaper team downloads and uses Shaper Utilities exactly the same way our customers do. I would recommend making a note of the directory its installed in, in my case on windows: C:\Users\[user name]\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\ApplicationPlugins uninstall using the regular windows add / remove programs and applications workflow then double check its gone, deleting the ShaperUtilities.bundle if need be. to be extra cautious search your C: drive for ShaperUtilities to make sure no older installs exist. restart you computer ( once again just being cautious ) then redownload and install the addon i hope that will see you right, message me if you are still having issues

    Levent Unal | марта 05, 2023

    Hi Sam, Thank you! I deleted "ShaperUtilities.bundle" under "C:\Users\[user name]\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\ApplicationPlugins" and reinstalled the plugin and now it works flawlessly. One strange thing to keep in mind though: I had version 1.6.10 installed and working before, I think it somehow it got corrupted after a Fusion 360 upgrade. Reinstalls did not fix the problem until I deleted the folder and re-installed it as you recommended. Thanks again for your help and providing the add-in to the community of makers.

  • solid bodies layout problem
    Slim Zaghbani | января 04, 2023 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    thank you for this utility, but i have a problem, when i use solid bodies layout, i can't select any face from bodies. Is there a solution for this?!

    thank you

    Neil Relph | января 05, 2023

    I've also got the same problem.

    sam cuttriss (Разработчик) | февраля 02, 2023

    Solid body layout expects the bodies to be laid out on the X/Y plain. it has an overly aggressive constraint that tests bodies to make sure they are wider than they are tall. as a temporary work around try reducing the height (in Z) of the bodies you wish to export so they are wider in XY than they are tall, but beware, the depth value will need to be corrected on Origin to get the correct results.

  • Got error !
    Adriel Gomes | декабря 26, 2022 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    I always tried export some face from a body but all fusion 360 freeze, all stops to respond commands. it´s terrible plug-in.

  • Works great!
    Isaac Sherwood | октября 15, 2022 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    This is great for generating svg files regardless of if you have a shaper. It's easy to use and works perfectly!

  • Perfect for cutting plotters as well!
    Murat C | июня 29, 2022 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    Honestly, I don't even have a Shaper. I was just looking for a solution to cut adhesive backed velvet flockings for the designs I create in Fusion using my Silhouette Cameo 4. Took me barely more than 5 minutes to figure it out, worked like a charm. I can't understand why this isn't a default function in Fusion... Anyways, thank you guys!!!

  • Perfect !
    Richard Hoogeveen | июня 03, 2022 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    I really like this tool. Before I send the DXF to my laser, I first cut the pieces in paper on a Cricut Maker 3 to see if it fits right, the software of the Cricut works best with SVG files. Finding this Add-In helped me a lot ! Way better and quicker then online converters. 

    Thanks !

  • Download/Install issue, but app works for me
    Travis Corbin | апреля 02, 2022 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    When downloading Win64 version, the file saved was named "Unconfirmed ######.crdownload".  Once I changed the filename to: ShaperUtilities_win64.msi the installer ran fine.  A test export made a SVG file with no issues.

    Barrett Kostrewski | апреля 05, 2022

    Thank you very much!!! It wasnt going to work until i changed the name as you said and it worked perfect.

    Waleed Bs | сентября 02, 2022

    thanks you that solved my problem too

    Daniel Martinez | марта 16, 2023


  • Working great again
    Peter Wup | марта 30, 2022 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    Worked great in the past, since 1.6.2 it only generates empty SVG files.
    Used the same model as before.
    Tried it on 2 different computer.

    Result unfortunately the same -> 0Byte SVG file
    Changd from 1 to 5 stars because: 
    Support reacts fast for a work around with 1.6.2 and
    With 1.6.3 it still works with german language. 
    Thank you !

    Georg Wächter | марта 31, 2022

    the same for me ... that is a disaster

    Nico Beck | апреля 01, 2022

    The same here.

    sam cuttriss (Разработчик) | апреля 01, 2022

    1.6.3 is awaiting approval from autodesk, there is an issue in 1.6.2 when exporting using the german language preference. in the interim if you need to export a file switch fusion to english, and all should work as expected

    Jérôme Sagnard | апреля 01, 2022

    The same for me, File is empty (O Kb)

    Johannes Stock | апреля 02, 2022

    same here on MACOSX. I hope for a quick fix.

    Timo Nielsen | апреля 02, 2022

    I can only confirm that. It does not work with version 1.6.2 :-(

    Martin Friedrich | апреля 03, 2022

    Same here - MacOS Monterey 12.3.1, Intel Mac - plugin exports only empty SVG files with zero byte

    Herbert Guszmann | апреля 03, 2022

    Unfortunately I have the same Problem on my MAC. Export only generates empty SVG files. Result is ab 0 Byte SVG file

    Herbert Guszmann | апреля 03, 2022

    Unfortunately I have the same problem on my MAC. It worked in the past but since 1.6.2 it generates empty SVG files Result is a 0 Byte SVG file. Frustrating!

    Christoph Noe | апреля 03, 2022

    This bug only seems to affect the German language version. Shaper will fix it in 1.6.3. In the meantime you can change the language to English, restart Fusion 360 and then you will be able to export.

    Ekkehard Wegener | апреля 03, 2022

    Agreed. The same situation I am facing after the (forced) update to 1.6.2 today

    Tobias Vees | апреля 03, 2022

    same here :-(

    Andre Äffchen | апреля 04, 2022

    sam cuttriss (Publisher) | April 01, 2022 1.6.3 is awaiting approval from autodesk, there is an issue in 1.6.2 when exporting using the german language preference. in the interim if you need to export a file switch fusion to english, and all should work as expected THANK YOU SO MUCH! IT WORKS!!

    sam cuttriss (Разработчик) | апреля 07, 2022

    Excellent, great to hear you are up and running.

  • Seems to work, except for save issues
    steve hibbs | февраля 21, 2022 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    I got it to work once, but every time it saves, the window pops up for ~1second and then disappears again, so unless i time it just right at hit the save button right as it comes up, I can't actuall export.

    This is running the plugin on a mac

    Kateryna Voitiuk | апреля 11, 2022

    I am having the same problem on Mac (maxOS Monterey v12.3, M1 chip). I have tried re-installing both Fusion and Shaper Utilities and I can't get rid of this bug.

    John Frazier | мая 03, 2022

    I too have this same issue. In speaking with the developers it seemed to have something to do with the free license though nothing conclusive. I personally have never been able to click the button fast enough when the dialog appears and then disappears. I have tried this hundreds of times and it is rare that the dialog persists. Ultimately you have to keep trying and trying until you get the dialog to remain and then successfully export your SVG. It got bad enough that I had to ask somebody else to export a couple of files for me. Please fix this.

    Jack Tarrant | июня 30, 2022

    I am having the same issue too (only when trying to export multiple bodies though), it works occasionally, but mostly the window just disappears before you can click it.. Hoping an update is coming soon!

    Jérôme Poulard | июля 02, 2022

    Hello, on mac: in order to display the save window, you just have to hold down the "command" key before confirming and the window will remain open and you can choose the destination of the created file.

    sam cuttriss (Разработчик) | июля 06, 2022

    We are aiming to get a fix for this in the coming days, stay tuned

  • SVG Export issues....
    Zareh Zakarian | ноября 12, 2021 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    Hope someone can help me. I love this plugin, however, it's been giving me an error while exporting which i cannot figure out. the error is "Error in calculating circle defined by 3 points. The points must be unique." after the error I get "An unexpected error occurred while executing the Shaper Origin Export command." It tells me to look in the log file but nothing in the log file makes sense to me. I searched online and could not fine any fixes or solutions. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

  • Pretty Sure It's AMAZING!!!
    Michaelgreen06 Michaelgreen06 | мая 11, 2021 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    I've been trying to figure out how to export designs from F360 into Design Space by Cricut in order to rapidly prototype box designs. It has been really frustrating that no DXF export tools will properly export my curves. This tool seems to do a fantastic job exporting all features. I espescially love that I can export an entire sketch.

    I'm still trying to figure out how to draw/export properly so the segments I want show up as unique segments. This is my problem and not a problem of the app.

    Thanks so much shaper!!

  • So close and yet so far! No Flat Pattern support?
    Nate Bezanson | марта 11, 2021

    If you're hoping to use this with parts designed in the sheetmetal workspace, hope again, cuz it's a total pain. Jump into a flat pattern and the tool disappears, so here's the workaround:

    In the flat pattern, "export as DXF". Then File, Upload, and send that DXF right back into the cloud from whence it came. Now, open the DXF as its own design, and use this plugin on it.

    For designs that don't have cutouts or holes, you're done, this works. But for designs that do have interior features, more suck awaits:

    For some reason, this can't export an entire design at once, only the outer profiles or the interior features, not both. Those come out as separate files, and then you need to merge them somehow, preferabily while preserving alignment. I'm still working on a good way to do this. 

  • Thank you!
    Jason Shrieves | февраля 25, 2021 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    Wow, how good is this for using with LaserGRBL?

    btw, I had no issues installing from the Windows installer downloaded from here.


    This plug-in just saved me hours!

  • Not installing properly
    Amaury Lemal | мая 17, 2020 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    installed it, restarted Fusion 360, and nothing is happening no Shaper icon, no nothing. I tried @Ken Kreshtool way but unfortunately is not working either for me.

    Is there any other plugin that do work to export to svg?

    Carlos Carbonell | июля 12, 2020

    It took me a while, but look for it under the tab "Tools", it's there, and it works!

    Robert Zabel | октября 14, 2021

    @ Carlos: Thank you so much!

    alaxandre gallagher | декабря 09, 2021

    thank you! I had the same issue, thank you guys for helping me out!!!

    Mike Dubbury | ноября 29, 2022

    Same thing happen to me. I eventually found it on the TOOLBAR under UTILITIES.

  • Correct install location
    Ken Kreshtool | мая 07, 2020 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    Hello folks,


    [EDITED June 3, 2020]

    I had a terrible time getting the new ShaperUtilities (Export to Origin) v1.5 installed into Fusion 360 (Mac OS) today. The installer failed. And none of the manual installation instructions were correct. They were just wrong as to the location in which to manually install the bundle. I wasted over 2 hours on this.


    The correct answer seems to be this, if the installer fails:


    VERSION 1: Manually install the "ShaperUtilities.bundle" file into the folder 

    [user]/Library/Application Support/Autodesk/ApplicationPlugins/




    VERSION 2: Manually install the "ShaperUtilities.bundle" file into the folder 

    [user]/Library/Containers/com.autodesk.mas.fusion360/Data/Library/Application Support/Autodesk/ApplicationPlugins


    Why 2 options? Because there are two very slightly different versions of Fusion 360, with different folders for where plug-ins go! If you downloaded it directly from Autodesk, use Version 1. If you downloaded it from the Mac App Store, use Version 2 (the ".mas" in the pathname = "mac app store").  In real life, you might have both — or remnants of both — on your Mac, like I do. Maybe I downloaded first from the Mac App Store and then downloaded a newer version directly from Autodesk? Crazy & confusing! Is there any easy way to know which version you are actually using? No. 


    I *think* it’s OK to install a copy of ShaperUtilities.bundle in both locations, if you have both locations available on your computer. YMMV. 


    As soon as I installed in location 1, and re-started Fusion 360, the “Export to Origin” icon — black circle with white triangle — was right there in the Tools tab. And the plugin is working fine, just like it used to before Fusion 360 changed things that necessitated the update to the plugin. 


    Can you please update your online installation instructions? I spent over 2 hours fighting with this. What a waste of time!!!





    P.S. You can extract the ShaperUtilities.bundle file from the .pkg file using the app called Pacifist.


    P.P.S. A lot of installation headaches are recently being caused by needing to give permission in Mac's System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy ... either "Accessibility" or "Full Disk Access". That wasn't the problem for me here — the installer failed for me even with those permissions given. 

    Dennis Schuif | мая 13, 2020

    Thank you SO much for this!!!

    Amaury Lemal | мая 17, 2020

    that didn't work for me at all, the icon won't show up no matter what I do 😔

    Andre Wolfram | июня 20, 2020

    Thank you for this it is working fine now !

    Curt Schulz | августа 17, 2020

    Saved the day, thanks!!!!

    Jesse Ross | ноября 07, 2020

    This was beyond helpful, Thank you. The bundle was extracted from the .pkg with Pacifist, added to both of the paths until it appeared in the Add-Ins. Pressed Run and the Shaper Icon Appeared. Again Thank You

    Caleb Stone | января 26, 2021

    I was able to install ShaperUtilities.bundle and placed it in both locations. When I click on the "add-ins" button the option to run shaper utilities is available, but nothing happens when I run it. I cannot for the life of me figure this out.

  • Still not appearing in MacOS - please clarify
    First Last | апреля 18, 2020 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    @san cuttriss - Same problem with MacOS here, and still not working:

    I tried the green + method you mentioned in a previous reply, but when navigating to the ShaperUtilities.bundle it is greyed out in the file selector that appears after clicking +.  It will not allow me to select it?

    I can find ShaperUtilities.bundle in this location:
    $HOME/Library/Containers/com.autodesk.mas.fusion360/Data/Library/Application Support/Autodesk/ApplicationPlugins/ShaperUtilities.bundle
    and there is also a symbolic link to that file, from this location:
    $HOME/Library/Application Support/Autodesk/ApplicationPlugins/ShaperUtilities.bundle

    Could you please clarify which is the correct location?  Would it be possible to just copy it to that location?  Or does it have to be added with "+", and why does that not work?

    Also, please clarify if it is required to add it both under the Script and the AddIns tab.  Your answer seems to suggest both, but not why this is the case. 

    Amaury Lemal | мая 17, 2020

    I tried that as well and there is indeed no way to select "ShaperUtilities.bundle" has it is greyed out. Any other suggestions?

  • Awesome & thanks for the update!
    Julian Rendell | октября 25, 2019 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    It's a great tool, and I was worried that it might be abandoned when it stopped working with the latest Fusion360 releases.

    Delighted to see it not only updated to be compatible, but also improved- hopefully no more weird line weight scaling 'features'!


    Bart Bries | ноября 17, 2019

    Hello, you say that you have working it on the latest Fusion 360 release. I am trying to get it to work on version 2.0.6670, but after installation, it doesn't show up in Fusion. Any ideas on how to fix this?

    Jason Wilhelm | января 02, 2020

    I can't get the plugin to show up in Fusion 360. I've tried all the prescribed problem solving methods described in the help document for Mac OS.

    Gerd Müller | февраля 24, 2020

    Same Problem here: it does not show up. Any advice? Fusion 360 version: 2.0.7438 MacOS Catalina 10.15.3

    sam cuttriss (Разработчик) | февраля 25, 2020

    Anyone struggling with mac installation, Fusion has a tendancy to install the addin to an old incorrect location. assuming the install succeeded, you ought to be able to manually direct fusion to the shaper utilities addin by clicking the geen "+" button in the tools>addins>scripts and addins> addins tab. Search your system for "ShaperUtilities.bundle" ( it can be in the old mac store location ) restart fusion, check the shaper utilities addin is listed in the addin menu, and make sure it is running. ( click the run at startup option ) and you should be good to go.

  • Uenexpected Error While Exporting
    Brandon Medina | марта 09, 2019 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    This plugin is amazing, but I recently started getting an unexpected error telling me to check the log. Not sure if someone else has been experiencing this, but I'm getting "Failed in getOrientedBodyFailed" and "Failed in ExportCommandExecuteHandlerFailed" from the log.  Not exactly sure what these mean, but before I was able to export out bodies and now I can only export out sketches to SVG.

  • A must have for every CAD user
    Ralf Steck | января 04, 2019 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    I had some issues creating SVGs for the Shaper Origin in the beginning. Being a CAD guy, I'm not familiar with Illustrator et al.

    Now it's super easy to create a sketch in Fusion 360 and importing it to SVG. Just tick "Advanced" and use "Entire Sketch". With the new version it's even easier to export text to SVG.

  • Makes SVG Easy
    Alexander Freilich | марта 19, 2018 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    This made the process of getting designs onto the Shaper Origin almost completely effortless, without fumbling with export settings, or post processing in another tool.

  • Plugin Disaapears
    Christopher Golin | февраля 02, 2018 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    Plugin works amazing. The only problem is its absence every time I open Fusion.

    Propscientist Propscientist | марта 08, 2018

    I have the same issue. I can't find the option in Fusion 360. Did you work out a solution? I don't have any option for exporting to shaper origin.

  • Simply excellent
    Martin Anderson | января 04, 2018 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    This is almost ridiculously useful. If you need an SVG, you need this. Kudos to the Shaper folks for making it available.

  • Great plugin
    Mark Evans | декабря 22, 2017 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    This little plugin simply outputs a color-coded SVG file. It works great. Written for the Shaper Origin, it eliminates any need to use an are program like Inkscape to get what you need with this device. Also, while written for the SO, this also works great for Glowforge users. The color coding is not specific to the Glowforge but the operation type can quickly be changed in the Glowforges UI.

    Laird Popkin | декабря 06, 2018

    As the owner of both a GlowForge and SO I find this plugin extremely useful. You can literally load the same SVG into both devices. For example, I laser cut an acrylic sheet to inlay into wood carved with the Shaper Origin. Worked great!

  • Works as intended!
    Florian Horsch | декабря 06, 2017 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    Great plugin to use with Shaper Origin handheld CNC! Nice and simple.