Sheet Metal DXF Exporter

Sheet Metal DXF Exporter


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Export sheet metal Flat Pattern parts of an assembly to DXF in one go. Besides just exporting the Flat Patterns, the application will also insert Part Number, Material, Thickness and Quantity properties for each Flat Pattern DXF file or include it in the file name.

Edge marks/scribes and notch circle geometry can also be added as part of post-processing.

It greatly improves efficiency and saves time and avoids having to do manual processing work down the line. It eliminates any errors creeping in while manually entering and specifying cutting processes.


Options are provided to simplify the exported geometry to make the file readable in any CNC software removing duplicate or double lines wherever possible. All profiles are re-aligned to the positive quadrant and can be configured to only contain Cut lines.


No clean-up is required after the export.



- DXF Exporter icon will be available on your Desktop.

- Autodesk® Inventor® must also be running for the app to work.

- The app is available as a Full Featured Product for a 15 day period after which Free Mode is enabled with limited functionality.

- This app uses a custom installer (and not the standard App Store installer).

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Verzió 5.0.2, 2020. 04. 15.
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 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

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  • Great tool, one tiny thing missing
    Harrie Stam | november 06, 2019 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)

    This tool saves us a lot of time.
    But... Can you add the width and length of the DXF file in the filename?
    It is for a simple macro in autocad that insert DXF's back into 1 autocad drawing based on the filename which we need for our laser software. If it is not possible it is also okay, then I need to dive more intro VBA (or iLogic).

    Thanks for the great tool!

    Pieter van der Westhuizen (Közzétevő) | november 06, 2019

    Hi thanks for the great review. Please email me on so we can chat further about your requirement.

  • No R12 Support
    Josh Gorham | szeptember 04, 2019 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)

    At first I had a wonderful experience with this app untill I found a persistant problem with my CNC equipment where certain features would break and I would have to manually fix the paths.

    I now know that is becuase my equipment requires R12 dxf format which Inventor can export, however this app does not support R12 formatted dxf files. No time saved, not worth my effort.

    Pieter van der Westhuizen (Közzétevő) | szeptember 06, 2019

    Thanks for your feedback. I will see if there is any way we can add R12 format.

  • DXF to manufacturing
    neil solomons | szeptember 04, 2019 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)

    This tool has great potential. When it comes to the manufacturing enviroment, it has one shortfall, for me at least. I send My drawings of to suppliers, to laser cut and cnc bend. For laser cutting, perfect. Bending not though. The supplier often request bend angle and direction.  I'll have to then submit in pdf as well. I need a one salution app that include bend file format for tube bending as well as sheetmetal enviroment. At this stage, creating DXF from ipt file has same potential as the app. Otherwise verry conveniant.

    Pieter van der Westhuizen (Közzétevő) | szeptember 06, 2019

    Thanks for your feedback. We have an app called AutoDRAW which will help create the drawings you need in batch. It can add the bend information for you also automatically.

    Bryan Trubey | július 18, 2019 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)

    This tool is incredibly effective and useful. The customer service responce is even better. Looking forward to using in the future and trying out more tools!

    Pieter van der Westhuizen (Közzétevő) | július 19, 2019

    Hi Bryan, thanks for the good review and kind words... much appreciated!

  • Great tool
    Doug Bresadola | február 13, 2019 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)

     Exports STEP files, Really like the Bend line edge marks at contour . Helping the guys on the floor  . Great customer service.

    Pieter van der Westhuizen (Közzétevő) | február 14, 2019

    Thanks for the kind words Doug!

  • Great Tool
    Stephan Muller | január 17, 2018 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)

    Performs exactly as advertised... Bulk export of DXFs, Thanks boet

  • Very useful, Time saver
    Guy Charnley | március 13, 2017 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)

    Great tool, creating DXFs is noramlly a headache but this is easy to use and saves me a ton of time. recommended.

  • Time saving apps
    Pascal David | február 14, 2017 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)

    Works great, time saving, top service.

    Pieter van der Westhuizen (Közzétevő) | február 15, 2017

    Thanks for the kind words Pascal!

  • Question
    Stephen Bahr | március 01, 2016

    What functionality is limited with the Free version?

    Pieter van der Westhuizen (Közzétevő) | március 07, 2016

    Hi Stephen, Thanks for your question but I am not sure why you have rated the app with only one start when asking a question? Would you consider changing that? Anyway, the free version has many limitations which you would see after 15 days. Things like: Layer settings and colors customization restrictions Export filename restrictions Spline simplification restrictions Limit number of parts that can be exported to 20 You are welcome to email me if you need any further help or if you have any suggestions.

  • Cool,
    Dorin Petrean | március 12, 2015 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)

    I don't use DXF data that much but it's cool to have it being free. Thank you very much.

    Pieter van der Westhuizen (Közzétevő) | március 13, 2015

    Hi Dorin, The application is free and there is a paid option as well. Which link are you talking about that is not working? May I ask why you only rate the application with one star? Have you tested the application and have you found that it actually does not work or is there any part of the application you think cant perform the job? Thanks

  • How can I purchase the full edition???
    Juan Vélez | november 05, 2014 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)

    The app works great!! but I am concerned about the note: "The app is available as a Full Featured Product for a 15 day period after which Free Mode is enabled with limited functionality." I want to keep full functionality. How can I purchase the full edition?

    James Lovell | január 22, 2015

    Pieter van der Westhuizen (Közzétevő) | március 16, 2015

    This is the correct link: "" James the one you listed did not link properly and points to a page link without the .htm at the end which obviously does not work. Instead of just clicking the link please copy and paste the whole link into your web browser to ensure it works.

  • Great tool! but could use few extra features...
    Krystian Wiatr | október 31, 2014 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)

    Overall the software is great. Clean and intuitive interface, lots of features, and integration with Inventor. What I couldn't find is the option to merge dxfs into one file, and ability to change export units. Merging the dxfs would be great option for weldments, when single part consist of multiple sub-components. Changing units is great option, if you design parts in both metric and imperial, but you would like to keep exported dxfs consistent. Also, metric parts cut on US stock materials would show the thickness in inches. Currently I'm using custom macro that can export single parts dxfs from inventor. It is not as advanced as this batch conversion tool, but it meets my needs. I was hoping this tool would be able to merge dxfs for weldments, but maybe on the next update. Keep up the good work!

  • very useful tool
    Peter Groh | február 20, 2014 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)

    great tool, works fantastic, saves lots of time. Nothing did disappear as told above. Exporting colors in the layer would be great if included.

    Pieter van der Westhuizen (Közzétevő) | február 22, 2014

    Hi Peter, as mentioned below the entities are exported per layer as I think you mentioned. We have done it like that purposefully so that each person can set their own colors. We will investigate adding a color feature inside the app.

  • Where did the flat pattern go???????
    Daryl Musich | február 13, 2014 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)

    Great tool but would be better if you could set the feature colors on export so you dont need to rework the DXF. Also my flat patterns in the model go bye bye after exporting, BIG BUMMER!!!!!!! Will not purchase because of this. *******UPDATE****** Since my original post I have actually gone ahead and purchased this tool because it is very useful and perfect for my application. The customer service was beyond expectation and was a big factor in my decision to purchase. Great work on this app and I look forward to using it daily.

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