AutoDXF v5

AutoDXF v5

Win64, English

Basic d.o.o.
AutoDXF is 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 General Settings tab and set the folder to save the DXF, naming convention
  • switch to the DXF/DWG setting tab to set processing of exported files
  • 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 sheet metal 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

5.3.0

AutoDXF 5.3 brings many new and updated features to make working with sheet metal in Autodesk Inventor even easier. Watch the video showing the new and updated functionality: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQUafQp-ERU 5.3.0. 2022-07-12 ------------------ - added Filter tool to easily find and select components with specific text in their properties - added 2 new layers for thread center points and small holes center points - added options to set visibility for AutoDXF objects layers (AutoDXF_Text, AutoDXF_BendInfo, AutoDXF_Threads, AutoDXF_Threads_Points, AutoDXF_SmallHoles, AutoDXF_SmallHoles_Points and AutoDXF_BendMarks) - added option to shift select components in the list - added new option for Auto Flip so the majority of the bends are in the down direction - added new option to set objects' colors directly on the objects - fixed error if top assembly was iAssembly 5.2.1. 2022-04-27 ------------------ - added a new option for writing DXF text data in a single line - fixed error when only 1 DXF instead of 4 was created in the trial version 5.2.0. 2022-03-30 ------------------ - support for Inventor 2023 - export layer control for new Inventor 2023 Mark Features - added option to approximate splines with arcs (only for Inventor 2023) - added iProperty "Revision number" as an entry for file naming and AutoDXF texts - option to define DXF text position using a predefined sketch point on the flat pattern - define DXF text alignment and attachment point - option to place bend information over bend marks instead on the middle of the bend line - option to define custom scheme for bend information using attributes 5.1.0. 2021-10-21 ------------------ - watch What's new in v5.1 video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQu6V9IKDZU - new feature: automatic creation of bend marks - new feature: automatic flipping of flat patterns so the majority of the bends are in up direction - new feature: added button to select/deselect library sheet metal parts - new feature: all layer settings consolidated in one location (tab Layers) - new feature: LTscale setting added to the user interface (tab Layers) - new feature: added option to trim centerlines at inner contours - fixed issue with message about library sheet metal parts not appearing if only one library part was found 5.0.2. 2021-09-03 ------------------ - fixed an issue with line types defaulting to Continuous for Bend up and Bend down layer if angle info texts are enabled - fixed an issue with wrong mass values if system decimal separator is dot (.) - added experimental option to set LTscale for processed DXF files. Option is available in basic.autodxf.settings.xml settings file 5.0.1. 2021-06-11 ------------------ - Changed format of flat pattern preview thumbnails. Now it works in the same way as model preview thumbs: it’s always square regardless of flat pattern shape. - Added new option to control the model and flat pattern thumbnail size when exporting data to Word New features in AutoDXF 5.0: ------------------ - Support for Inventor 2022 and new functionality for Inventor model states - Export of bend angles, radii and directions as texts attached to bend lines in DXF files - Detection of small holes (size defined as a fraction of sheet metal thickness) and their placement on a separate layer - Improved user interface with separate tabs for general settings and DXF/DWG file setup - New enlarged preview of the flat pattern when clicking the preview thumbnail - Added settings for text and angle heights in the user interface - Added setting for number of decimal places for length units - Added setting to remove trailing zeros for decimal places - Two options for searching sheet metal parts are available: Parts Only or Structured Bill of material - Support for high DPI displays - Automatic thumbnail creation when creating flat patterns - Help/documentation now available on the web - Warning if merged parts are found in the BOM - Warning when library sheet metal parts found

5.2.1

AutoDXF v5.2 has been updated to fully support new Inventor 2023 mark features and new option to simplify exported spline contours with arcs. AutoDXF v5.2 works with Autodesk Inventor 2022 and 2023, while AutoDXF v4 remains available for older Inventor versions. 5.2.1. 2022-04-27 ------------------ - added a new option for writing DXF text data in a single line - fixed error when only 1 DXF instead of 4 was created in the trial version 5.2.0. 2022-03-30 ------------------ - support for Inventor 2023 - export layer control for new Inventor 2023 Mark Features - added option to approximate splines with arcs (only for Inventor 2023) - added iProperty "Revision number" as an entry for file naming and AutoDXF texts - option to define DXF text position using a predefined sketch point on the flat pattern - define DXF text alignment and attachment point - option to place bend information over bend marks instead on the middle of the bend line - option to define custom scheme for bend information using attributes 5.1.0. 2021-10-21 ------------------ - watch What's new in v5.1 video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQu6V9IKDZU - new feature: automatic creation of bend marks - new feature: automatic flipping of flat patterns so the majority of the bends are in up direction - new feature: added button to select/deselect library sheet metal parts - new feature: all layer settings consolidated in one location (tab Layers) - new feature: LTscale setting added to the user interface (tab Layers) - new feature: added option to trim centerlines at inner contours - fixed issue with message about library sheet metal parts not appearing if only one library part was found 5.0.2. 2021-09-03 ------------------ - fixed an issue with line types defaulting to Continuous for Bend up and Bend down layer if angle info texts are enabled - fixed an issue with wrong mass values if system decimal separator is dot (.) - added experimental option to set LTscale for processed DXF files. Option is available in basic.autodxf.settings.xml settings file 5.0.1. 2021-06-11 ------------------ - Changed format of flat pattern preview thumbnails. Now it works in the same way as model preview thumbs: it’s always square regardless of flat pattern shape. - Added new option to control the model and flat pattern thumbnail size when exporting data to Word New features in AutoDXF 5.0: ------------------ - Support for Inventor 2022 and new functionality for Inventor model states - Export of bend angles, radii and directions as texts attached to bend lines in DXF files - Detection of small holes (size defined as a fraction of sheet metal thickness) and their placement on a separate layer - Improved user interface with separate tabs for general settings and DXF/DWG file setup - New enlarged preview of the flat pattern when clicking the preview thumbnail - Added settings for text and angle heights in the user interface - Added setting for number of decimal places for length units - Added setting to remove trailing zeros for decimal places - Two options for searching sheet metal parts are available: Parts Only or Structured Bill of material - Support for high DPI displays - Automatic thumbnail creation when creating flat patterns - Help/documentation now available on the web - Warning if merged parts are found in the BOM - Warning when library sheet metal parts are found - Added option to check for program updates

5.2.0

AutoDXF v5.2 has been updated to fully support new Inventor 2023 mark features and new option to simplify exported spline contours with arcs. AutoDXF v5.2 works with Autodesk Inventor 2022 and 2023, while AutoDXF v4 remains available for older Inventor versions. 5.2.0. 2022-03-30 ------------------ - support for Inventor 2023 - export layer control for new Inventor 2023 Mark Features - added option to approximate splines with arcs (only for Inventor 2023) - added iProperty "Revision number" as an entry for file naming and AutoDXF texts - option to define DXF text position using a predefined sketch point on the flat pattern - define DXF text alignment and attachment point - option to place bend information over bend marks instead on the middle of the bend line - option to define custom scheme for bend information using attributes 5.1.0. 2021-10-21 ------------------ - watch What's new in v5.1 video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQu6V9IKDZU - new feature: automatic creation of bend marks - new feature: automatic flipping of flat patterns so the majority of the bends are in up direction - new feature: added button to select/deselect library sheet metal parts - new feature: all layer settings consolidated in one location (tab Layers) - new feature: LTscale setting added to the user interface (tab Layers) - new feature: added option to trim centerlines at inner contours - fixed issue with message about library sheet metal parts not appearing if only one library part was found 5.0.2. 2021-09-03 ------------------ - fixed an issue with line types defaulting to Continuous for Bend up and Bend down layer if angle info texts are enabled - fixed an issue with wrong mass values if system decimal separator is dot (.) - added experimental option to set LTscale for processed DXF files. Option is available in basic.autodxf.settings.xml settings file 5.0.1. 2021-06-11 ------------------ - Changed format of flat pattern preview thumbnails. Now it works in the same way as model preview thumbs: it’s always square regardless of flat pattern shape. - Added new option to control the model and flat pattern thumbnail size when exporting data to Word New features in AutoDXF 5.0: ------------------ - Support for Inventor 2022 and new functionality for Inventor model states - Export of bend angles, radii and directions as texts attached to bend lines in DXF files - Detection of small holes (size defined as a fraction of sheet metal thickness) and their placement on a separate layer - Improved user interface with separate tabs for general settings and DXF/DWG file setup - New enlarged preview of the flat pattern when clicking the preview thumbnail - Added settings for text and angle heights in the user interface - Added setting for number of decimal places for length units - Added setting to remove trailing zeros for decimal places - Two options for searching sheet metal parts are available: Parts Only or Structured Bill of material - Support for high DPI displays - Automatic thumbnail creation when creating flat patterns - Help/documentation now available on the web - Warning if merged parts are found in the BOM - Warning when library sheet metal parts are found - Added option to check for program updates

5.1.0

AutoDXF v5 has been updated to fully support the major changes introduced in Inventor 2022. AutoDXF v5 allows you to work with assemblies with multiple model states and can process sheet metal components with defined model states. AutoDXF v5 works with Autodesk Inventor 2022, while AutoDXF v4 remains available for older Inventor versions. 5.1.0. 2021-10-21 ------------------ - watch What's new in v5.1 video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQu6V9IKDZU - new feature: automatic creation of bend marks - new feature: automatic flipping of flat patterns so the majority of the bends are in up direction - new feature: added button to select/deselect library sheet metal parts - new feature: all layer settings consolidated in one location (tab Layers) - new feature: LTscale setting added to the user interface (tab Layers) - new feature: added option to trim centerlines at inner contours - fixed issue with message about library sheet metal parts not appearing if only one library part was found 5.0.2. 2021-09-03 ------------------ - fixed an issue with line types defaulting to Continuous for Bend up and Bend down layer if angle info texts are enabled - fixed an issue with wrong mass values if system decimal separator is dot (.) - added experimental option to set LTscale for processed DXF files. Option is available in basic.autodxf.settings.xml settings file 5.0.1. 2021-06-11 ------------------ - Changed format of flat pattern preview thumbnails. Now it works in the same way as model preview thumbs: it’s always square regardless of flat pattern shape. - Added new option to control the model and flat pattern thumbnail size when exporting data to Word New features in AutoDXF 5.0: ------------------ - Support for Inventor 2022 and new functionality for Inventor model states - Export of bend angles, radii and directions as texts attached to bend lines in DXF files - Detection of small holes (size defined as a fraction of sheet metal thickness) and their placement on a separate layer - Improved user interface with separate tabs for general settings and DXF/DWG file setup - New enlarged preview of the flat pattern when clicking the preview thumbnail - Added settings for text and angle heights in the user interface - Added setting for number of decimal places for length units - Added setting to remove trailing zeros for decimal places - Two options for searching sheet metal parts are available: Parts Only or Structured Bill of material - Support for high DPI displays - Automatic thumbnail creation when creating flat patterns - Help/documentation now available on the web - Warning if merged parts are found in the BOM - Warning when library sheet metal parts are found - Added option to check for program updates

5.0.2

AutoDXF v5 has been updated to fully support the major changes introduced in Inventor 2022. AutoDXF v5 allows you to work with assemblies with multiple model states and can process sheet metal components with defined model states. AutoDXF v5 works with Autodesk Inventor 2022, while AutoDXF v4 remains available for older Inventor versions. 5.0.2. 2021-09-03 ------------------ - fixed an issue with line types defaulting to Continuous for Bend up and Bend down layer if angle info texts are enabled - fixed an issue with wrong mass values if system decimal separator is dot (.) - added experimental option to set LTscale for processed DXF files. Option is available in basic.autodxf.settings.xml settings file 5.0.1. 2021-06-11 ------------------ - Changed format of flat pattern preview thumbnails. Now it works in the same way as model preview thumbs: it’s always square regardless of flat pattern shape. - Added new option to control the model and flat pattern thumbnail size when exporting data to Word New features in AutoDXF 5.0: ------------------ - Support for Inventor 2022 and new functionality for Inventor model states - Export of bend angles, radii and directions as texts attached to bend lines in DXF files - Detection of small holes (size defined as a fraction of sheet metal thickness) and their placement on a separate layer - Improved user interface with separate tabs for general settings and DXF/DWG file setup - New enlarged preview of the flat pattern when clicking the preview thumbnail - Added settings for text and angle heights in the user interface - Added setting for number of decimal places for length units - Added setting to remove trailing zeros for decimal places - Two options for searching sheet metal parts are available: Parts Only or Structured Bill of material - Support for high DPI displays - Automatic thumbnail creation when creating flat patterns - Help/documentation now available on the web - Warning if merged parts are found in the BOM - Warning when library sheet metal parts are found - Added option to check for program updates

5.0.0

AutoDXF v5 has been updated to fully support the major changes introduced in Inventor 2022. AutoDXF v5 allows you to work with assemblies with multiple model states and can process sheet metal components with defined model states. AutoDXF v5 works with Autodesk Inventor 2022, while AutoDXF v4 remains available for older Inventor versions. New features in AutoDXF 5.0: - Support for Inventor 2022 and new functionality for Inventor model states - Export of bend angles, radii and directions as texts attached to bend lines in DXF files - Detection of small holes (size defined as a fraction of sheet metal thickness) and their placement on a separate layer - Improved user interface with separate tabs for general settings and DXF/DWG file setup - New enlarged preview of the flat pattern when clicking the preview thumbnail - Added settings for text and angle heights in the user interface - Added setting for number of decimal places for length units - Added setting to remove trailing zeros for decimal places - Two options for searching sheet metal parts are available: Parts Only or Structured Bill of material - Support for high DPI displays - Automatic thumbnail creation when creating flat patterns - Help/documentation now available on the web - Warning if merged parts are found in the BOM - Warning when library sheet metal parts are found - Added option to check for program updates
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