Sheet Metal DXF Exporter

Sheet Metal DXF Exporter

Win64, English

Micrographics
Sheet Metal Flat Pattern DXF Exporter for Autodesk® Inventor®

General Usage Instructions

Install the Software. Start Inventor and open an assembly. Double click the "DXF Exporter" icon on your desktop.

Activate the application by clicking the "Activate" button. Follow the Activation instructions. On activation, scan your assembly for sheet metal parts for exporting. Select the required export settings.

Click on "Export DXF files" button to start the export process.

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Installation/Uninstallation

The program can be un-installed using Windows "Programs and Features" under Control Panel.

Additional Information

Known Issues

Contact

Company Name: Micrographics
Support Contact: ivtools@mgfx.co.za

Author/Company Information

Micrographics

Support Information

Version History

Version Number Version Description

5.0.2

What's New: <5.0.2> *** No Activation required when upgrading from version 5.x.x *** - [Improved] Auto-Unfold function. - [Fixed] "Browse for Parts" and "Add Folder" options now works normally again. Previously files added with these functions failed export. <5.0.1> - [Fixed] Text position mechanism was generating wrong coordinates. - [Fixed] Edge Marks lengths were calculated incorrectly. <5.0.0> *** Activation Is Required - Please email us on ivtools@mgfx.co.za to check if your subscription is active*** - Inventor 2021 Compatibility - [New] Ability to add notch circles at start and end point of bend lines. - [New] Edge Marks can now be offset to form a gap between the contour and edge mark. - [Improved] When the bend line is too small for two edge marks to replace it, a single edge mark line will be inserted. - [Improved] The text insertion options have changed to give more flexibility of text created inside the DXF file. - [New] Options and settings can now be saved to file and easily recalled using the new Options File dropdown. <4.6.9> *** No Activation required when upgrading from version 4.6.x *** - Fixed the issue where you cannot copy the DXF entities to the clipboard after opening the DXF file in AutoCAD. <4.6.8> - Bug fixes - Added the option to include Flat Pattern Extents as part of the DXF filename. - Added option to create DXF files in a relative folder path inside your project workspaces. - Added option of categorising DXF files in folders by thickness. <4.6.7> - Bug fixes. <4.6.6> - iPorpoety text color is now assigned the text layer instead of the text object directly. <4.6.5> - Fixed an issue where on PC's with a comma as a decimal symbol, an error will be logged when adding iProperty text to the DXF file. <4.6.4> - Added an option to include/scan Purchased Parts and Assemblies. - Added a string replace function for Custom Filenames. <4.6.3> - Added the option to specify different values for Bend Down and Bend Up Edge marks. - Added an option to specify how the "Flip" or orientate the flat pattern before exporting. This is useful if you want all the Bends to face Up for instance. <4.6.2> - Bug fixes - Added the option to be able to specify Edge Mark Up and Down offset values. <4.6.1> - Fixed an issue with empty Custom filename config. - Expanded the log file grid to include more properties and information. - Added a Save button on each settings tab. <4.6.0> - Added Inventor 2020 Support - Added Bend lines Line Type options <4.5.5> - Fixed the text position bug <4.5.4> - Added Filename Customization video - Fixed the Merged BOM Row detection function - Added a Restart button to clear grids for when you want to start again - Bug fixes

4.6.9

<4.6.9> *** No Activation required when upgrading from version 4.6.x *** - Fixed the issue where you cannot copy the DXF entities to the clipboard after opening the DXF file in Autodesk® AutoCAD®. <4.6.8> - Bug fixes - Added the option to include Flat Pattern Extents as part of the DXF filename - Added option to create DXF files in a relative folder path inside your project workspaces - Added option of categorizing DXF files in folders by the thickness <4.6.7> - Bug fixes <4.6.6> - iPorpoety text color is now assigned the text layer instead of the text object directly <4.6.5> - Fixed an issue where on PC's with a comma as a decimal symbol, an error will be logged when adding iProperty text to the DXF file <4.6.4> - Added an option to include/scan Purchased Parts and Assemblies - Added a string replace function for Custom Filenames <4.6.3> - Added the option to specify different values for Bend Down and Bend Up Edge marks - Added an option to specify how the "Flip" or orientate the flat pattern before exporting. This is useful if you want all the Bends to face Up for instance. <4.6.2> - Bug fixes - Added the option to be able to specify Edge Mark Up and Down offset values <4.6.1> - Fixed an issue with empty Custom filename config - Expanded the log file grid to include more properties and information - Added a Save button on each settings tab 4.6.0 - Added Inventor 2020 Support - Added Bend lines Line Type options 4.5.5 - Fixed the text position bug 4.5.4 - Added Filename Customization video - Fixed the Merged BOM Row detection function - Added a Restart button to clear grids for when you want to start again - Bug fixes 4.5.3 - Added Quickstart Tutorial video - Bug fixes 4.5.2 - Bug fixes 4.5.1 - Better performance - DXF File Version Setting - Export a STEP File - Additional Custom iProperty - Ability to Specify a Font - Update Thumbnail preview when using Arrow Keys - Better Logging - Persistent Application Settings - Update Checking - Bend Line Edge Marks - Trim Bend Lines

4.6.0

4.6.0 - Added Inventor 2020 Support - Added Bend lines Line Type options 4.5.5 - Fixed the text position bug 4.5.4 - Added Filename Customization video - Fixed the Merged BOM Row detection function - Added a Restart button to clear grids for when you want to start again - Bug fixes 4.5.3 - Added Quickstart Tutorial video - Bug fixes 4.5.2 - Bug fixes 4.5.1 - Better performance - DXF File Version Setting - Export a STEP File - Additional Custom iProperty - Ability to Specify a Font - Update Thumbnail preview when using Arrow Keys - Better Logging - Persistent Application Settings - Update Checking - Bend Line Edge Marks - Trim Bend Lines

4.5.5

Better performance DXF File Version Setting Export a STEP File Additional Custom iProperty Ability to Specify a Font for text inside dxf file Better Logging Bend Line Edge Marks Trim Bend Lines

4.2.0

Added Inventor 2019 support

4.1.2

Bug Fixes Better navigation

4.0.1

Bug Fixes

4.0.0

Inventor 2018 Compatibility

3.7.7

Added ability to move text to negative quadrant.

3.7.1

Added a filename configurator Added a QTY multiplier Bug fixes

3.6.2

Bug fixes and Trial lic implementation

3.2.0

Added Inventor 2016 support

3.1.3

Added functionality where the “Remove Center Marks” option will now also remove the "Tool center" marks.

3.1.2

Added new options to add files to the grid

Added new export options

Intruduced a log file for tracking progress in all functions

Progress bar implementation accross the application

Ability to save DXF files in the same folder as Inventor part files

More informative tooltips

some more user requested features.

3.0.10

Fixed a small Spline simplification issue

3.0.7

Change inside installer to cater for upgrades from previous versions

3.0.6

.net 4.5 dependency detection & installation now working

3.0.5

Inventor 2015 compatibility

New interface

New iProperties support

Can overwrite or increment exported files

Detect merged BOM rows with varying part file names

2.1.3

Minor bug fixes

2.1.2

Improved the activation dialogue

Added a splash screen during installation to explain how to start the app.

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