DXF for Laser


ATTENTION MAC USERS: If you experience issues with the installer please see this article first. Then if you still have problems e-mail me (ross.korsky@gmail.com) and I will provide a workaround.


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 DXF for Laser 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.

Сведения об этой версии

Версия 1.1.3, 07.07.2021
Update for new Fusion UI - DXF for Laser is now found under the create menu (and tools > add-ins menu) instead of the sketch menu.

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  • Shape do not show.
    Ivan Dzeletovic | мая 08, 2024 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    I ran into a problem. I did the export of parts of an rc plane model. However, some parts are not fully rendered in CorelDraw x5 or Inkscape. Some lines are missing, and these are mostly irregular lines. However, when I upload the same file to an online dxf viewer, everything is displayed correctly.

  • super nice to use
    Markus Klotz | октября 15, 2023 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    thank you so much!

    works perfect for lightburn

  • splines do not show in inkscape
    Brb Dole | марта 01, 2022 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    when opening the exported dxf in inkscape the splines are missing

  • Good
    Abdrahim Ai | января 28, 2022 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    Very Helpful

  • Amazing tool, recently broke
    Sylvia Hoyt | июля 06, 2021 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    I've been using DXF4Laser for the last 10 months and it's worked flawlessly in my export workflow. With the most recent F360 update, however, it has failed to provide a save file option after running the projected geometry, leaving me unable to save any files. My colleagues with the same workflow have also just recently run into the same problem. It would be nice to have it up and running again. 

  • Finally Found What I Need
    K F Alalawi | марта 29, 2021 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    easy to use, with great result.

  • Great add-in, but would really love to select multiple faces
    Nadieh Bremer | марта 28, 2021 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    Once I got the add-in installed (I did have to open the .pkg itself and place the .bundle file into the right directory, the installer didn't seem to place anything in my Autodesk folder), it was really great to be able to select a face, set the kerf and download as DXF.
    If only it would allow you to select multiple faces, than it would be utterly brilliant! Now, with only 1 face selectable at a time, I'm not sure how often it would be efficient for me sadly.
    (PS: For some faces, it would immediately close the "save as" window for me, without saving, but luckily I could still manually save the "Cut all" sketch that had been created.)

  • Love this great but
    George Lambrenos | октября 26, 2020 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    This is not working since my fusion updated anyone else having problem?

    Ross Korsky (Разработчик) | октября 27, 2020

    Make sure you are running the latest version. There indeed was a breaking change back in May so if it had been a while since you've used Fusion then this updated version will likely solve your problem.

  • KERF setting
    Clive Galway | июня 25, 2020 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    Hi, I need to export DXF to be sent to a carbon fibre cutter, but he doesn't use laser. Can you confirm that setting KERF to 0 does not alter the output at all?

    Right clicking the sketch and exporting to DXF includes contruction lines, which is a pain for him and could lead to ambiguity, exporting the whole model results in multiple items in the DXF, which again is a pain, so it seems like this tool is the simplest solution

    Ross Korsky (Разработчик) | июня 26, 2020

    Correct, a kerf of 0 will simply generate a clean DXF file without any offsetting of lines. You can also enter negative kerf values if the desire is to have loser fitting parts.

  • Kerf messing up, everything else is amazing
    Madnessandtea Madnessandtea | февраля 12, 2020 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    Really easy to use and Mega helpful, Ive just come across a problem though where the kerf doesnt seem to be doing anything - Mind you, it could be due to my chinese laser program.

  • Nice for single faces.
    Mattias Hedberg | октября 26, 2019 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    Nice for a "one of surface". But without the support for exporting multiple faces at the same time it is faster to export them the normal way and scale them in illustrator.

  • Needs an update for the new toolbar setup
    Tony Donno | июля 03, 2019 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    Had to change SketchPanel to SolidModifyPanel in add_button and remove_button to get this tool to load correctly in the new UI.

    Matt Van Luenen | июля 04, 2019

    Thankyou Tony, This was very helpful! For anyone not fluent in programming (like myself) DESIGN workspace> TOOLS Tab> ADD-INS dropdown> script and addins> Add-ins tab> DXF4Laser> Edit (you may need to restart fusion after editor installs)> Change 'SketchPanel' to 'SolidModifyPanel' in add_button and remove_button Button will appear In SOLID tab> Modify (Restart of fusion may be required) Hope that helps

    Steve Wilkin | августа 21, 2019

    Thanks Tony, and Matt for this, the fix worked fine. What a relief!

  • Excellent Add-in
    Christo Candiotes | мая 16, 2018 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    I could't select multiple faces but otherwise it worked perfect for all my 2D sketches I had to convert to .dxf. 

  • Save a lot of time, easy to use
    Kamol Chuengsatiansup | мая 02, 2018 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    Before this add on, I have to manually offset each line.

    This add on save me a lot of time.

  • Great stuff
    Dimitry Gorodetsky | марта 25, 2018 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    I've lost couple hours before download this script and make all I want literally in minutes. Super tool, thanx!

    But, want make a suggestion:
    On my CNC acceleration/decelleration takes so much time, so if cutting trajectory have sharp corners, laser stops over ot and overburns that corner. It will be good, if resultant countour will have some rounding (arcs, e.g.) in that places, so machine will travel over corners in more smooth manner

  • Best App for Fusion 360
    Rauter | февраля 21, 2018 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

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

    Rauter | марта 16, 2018

    Unfortunately now I have the same issues with this tool during DXF export which i had with the inbuilt feature in Fusuon360 before. Every line is moved and open geometry's everywhere :(

    Ross Korsky (Разработчик) | марта 21, 2018

    This tool uses the built in DXF export function. It just does what it can to make a clean, and offset, sketch first. It sounds like you have a legitimate bug to report with the DXF export. The only way I know of to report a bug is on the Fusion 360 forums.

  • kws1070
    Kim Wooseong | ноября 26, 2017 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

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

  • Thank you very much
    Evgeny Ivakhnik | ноября 03, 2017 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

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

    Ross Korsky (Разработчик) | ноября 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 | октября 20, 2017 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

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

    Ross Korsky (Разработчик) | ноября 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 | октября 14, 2017 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    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 | августа 24, 2017 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    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 (Разработчик) | ноября 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 | июля 06, 2017 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    Got clean results without nearly as much hassle.

    | июля 23, 2018

    Simple Effective Accurate Wonderful! Six Stars

  • This Would be a Fantastic Tool, if...
    David Persuhn | декабря 19, 2016 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    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 | ноября 03, 2016 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    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 | января 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 | октября 30, 2016 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    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.