Flat Pattern Extractor

Flat Pattern Extractor

Win32 and 64, English

Services Informatiques Benoit Larocque
Extract all Sheet Metal Flat Pattern directly from the active assembly document in one click.

General Usage Instructions

The SIBL Batch Flat Pattern Extractor ribbon panel appears in the Add-Ins tab of an assembly document. The program will scan all parts in the assembly document including all sub-assemblies to find sheet metal components and extract their flat pattern to the desired format.

See the video demonstration: http://youtu.be/lHIWCQJpPpU



Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description

Extract Dxf/ Dwg

On click, the program will extract all existing flat pattern based on the specified options

Sibl Options

Use the options to define the destination folder for the extracted files. You can also define the file format to export (either DXF or DWG), version and Simplification options From the Layers tab, you can select which geometry type you want to export and the Layer name for the exported geometry. The default Layer names is based on the Autodesk® Inventor® default. You can assign multiple geometry type to the same layer. You can also filter the exported layer by unchecking the Include checkbox of the unrequired layers. Once completed with the options, you can click on the Extract Dxf / Dwg button to start the extraction process


The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from Autodesk App Store has already installed the app/plug-in.

You can unload the plugin without uninstalling it by unchecking the "Loaded/Unloaded" check box associated with the plugin in the Inventor Add-In Manager.

You may have to restart Inventor to completely unload the application.

To remove the plugin completely, Right Mouse Button click and uninstall the application using the Exchange App Manager tool, located on the Ribbons Tools tab > Options Panel.

To uninstall this plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer, and select the "Uninstall" button.

OR, you can uninstall it from 'Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features' (Windows 7/8.1/10), just as you would uninstall any other application from your system.

Additional Information

Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software in object code form for any purpose and without fee is hereby granted, provided that the above copyright notice appears in all copies and that both that copyright notice and the limited warranty and restricted rights notice below appear in all supporting documentation. SIBL PROVIDES THIS PROGRAM "AS IS" AND WITH ALL FAULTS. SIBL SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE. SIBLDOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE OPERATION OF THE PROGRAM WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE.

Known Issues

If the dwg or dxf file is already opened at export time, Autodesk® Inventor® will prompt an error. The destination folder must exist before the extraction or Autodesk Inventor will prompt an error. The program will not extract the dxf or dwg file if there is no active flat pattern in the sheet metal part file. The program will not extract the dxf or dwg file if the parts or assembly is missing referenced files or if it needs to be migrated. The program cannot be interrupted once started. The program takes 0.5 to 1 second per dxf or dwg file. Refer to the progress bar located in the bottom left area of your Autodesk Inventor status bar.


Company Name: Services Informatiques Benoit Larocque
Support Contact: bl@blarocque.ca

Author/Company Information

Services Informatiques Benoit Larocque

Support Information

For technical support with this application, send me an email at: bl@blarocque.ca

Version History

Version Number Version Description


Release for Autodesk® Inventor® 2021. Release for Autodesk® Inventor® 2020. Release for Autodesk® Inventor® 2019. Release for Autodesk® Inventor® 2018. Release for Autodesk® Inventor® 2017.


Release for Autodesk® Inventor® 2018 Release for Autodesk® Inventor® 2017


Release for Autodesk® Inventor® 2016.


Release for Autodesk® Inventor® 2015.



Release for Autodesk® Inventor® 2014. Added report for missing flat patterns



Bug correction with comma decimal separator


Original release

Go top