AutoDXF

AutoDXF

Win64, English

Basic d.o.o.
AutoDXF in an integrated solution for optimizing sheet metal components workflow inside Inventor. It makes it easy to collect, unfold, preview, edit, and export highly customizable DXF flat patterns.

General Usage Instructions

AutoDXF quick start guide:

  • open an assembly which contains some sheet metal components
  • run the command AutoDXF in the assembly environment. The command is located in the Tools ribbon
  • click command Find Sheet Metal Parts. All the sheet metal parts with their properties are listed
  • optionally click Flat Patterns Preview to display Flat Patterns thumbnails
  • right-click on a specific flat pattern in the table end edit its orientation
  • switch to the Settings tab and set the folder to save the DXF, naming convention, and other settings
  • switch to the Layers tab and set layer names, visibility, color and line type
  • Click Export to generate DXF files of flat patterns
  • optionally click Export to Word to get a list of sheemetal components in Word

Screenshots

Commands

Installation/Uninstallation

Instead of the standard App Store installer, AutoDXF uses a custom installer. During installation, there aren't any specific options to set.

The product is by default installed to C:\Program Files\Basic\AutoDXF. Some settings files are also created in the user's app folder C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Basic\AutoDXF.

Uninstallation can be done in a standard Windows way using Control Panel > Remove Program.

Additional Information

Known Issues

Contact

Company Name: Basic d.o.o.
Company URL: http://www.basic.si
Support Contact: support@basic.si

Author/Company Information

Basic d.o.o.

Support Information

You can reach us via email support@basic.si or call us on phone +386 1 5830 100 (8.00 - 15.00 CET).

Version History

Version Number Version Description

4.7.1

4.7.1 2021-05-28 ------------------------ - sheetmetal flat pattern thumbnails are now always square shape regardless of actual flat pattern shape. This makes the table and exported Word documents nicer. - fixed an user interface bug in Layers tab (layer table was too small) 4.7.0 2021-03-29 ------------------------ New functionality: - creating larger (400px) flat pattern previews with option to zoom (by clicking and holding mouse button over the preview image) - resizing the flat pattern preview column now also resizes the preview images - added options for parameters flat pattern length and width (FPlength and FPwidth) in DXF texts - settings file renamed from basic.autodxf.nastavitve.xml to basic.autodxf.settings.xml - new option in basic.autodxf.settings.xml file to define removing of trailing zeros for flat pattern length, width and thickness - option to make the window size smaller to fit smaller screens Fixes: - fixed bug when proportional text size was wrong if part unit was mm and export unit was inch - fixed bug with defining text height via XML settings file - fixed translation bug in menu for defining column visibility (right click on main table header)

4.7.0

We've fixed a few bugs and added some new functionality: - zooming the flat pattern preview - control over trailing zeros in decimal places for flat pattern dimensions and thicknesses - new properties flat pattern lenght and width can now be included in DXF texts Watch this video for quick demonstration of new features: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKP16H78XHw List of fixed erorrs: - fixed bug when proportional text size was wrong if part unit was mm and export unit was inch - fixed bug with defining text height via XML settings file - fixed translation bug in menu for defining column visibility (right click on main table header)

4.6.7

Fixed error when exporting sheet metal data to excel

4.6.6

Solved crashing in combination with some language packs

4.6.5

Fixed issue with user interface language switching to Slovenian in some cases

4.6.4

Fixed error when exporting threads to separate layers in some cases. Minor translation and help changes required by Autodesk App store

4.6.2

Minor changes required for app store submission.
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