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.

 

Note:

- 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).

Sobre esta versão

Versão 6.0.2, 07/07/2021
What's New: <6.0.2> *** No Activation required when upgrading from version 6.x.x *** - [Improved] Auto-Unfold routine has been improved to cater for more part types - [Improved] Parts will now be closed after the Auto-Unfold routine has finished creating the flat patterns - [Improved] You now have the option to Hide Inventor window during processing. Processing is slightly faster when hidden. - [Improved] You now have the option to show the explorer window after the exporting has finished. <6.0.1> - Features have been incorporated into 6.0.2 <6.0.0> *** Activation Is Required - Please email us on ivtools@mgfx.co.za to check if your subscription is active*** - [New] Inventor 2022 Compatibility -- Only supports Inventor 2017 to 2022 - [New] Support added for Model States -- Its now possible to retrieve sheet metal parts of different Model States (formerly known as Level of Details) - [Improved] Scan speed improvement <5.0.9> *** No Activation required when upgrading from version 5.x.x *** - [Improved] Edge-Mark colour is now applied to the edge-mark layer and entities. - [Improved] Updated to latest DXF engine. - [Improved] Improved the robustness of the auto-unfold function. - [Fixed] In a very rare situation of an assembly and a SM part having the same Part Number, the QTY would be incorrect. <5.0.8> - [Improved] Better handling of referenced AnyCAD CAD models <5.0.7> - [New] Added the Comments iProperty as an option for text inside the DXF file. - [Improved] Assembly checking function added to determine if the main assy has missing references. <5.0.6> - [Fixed] In rare cases certain parts were not be added to the Grid automatically. This was caused by very similar Part Numbers being used. - [Fixed] Text inside DXF file (when set to Auto Size) would be calculated incorrectly depending on your PC's decimal symbol. <5.0.5> - [Improved] Added 'File Name' option to Custom DXF file naming mechanism. - [Improved] Added 'File Name' option to Text Inside DXF file mechanism. <5.0.4> - [Improved] Total QTY has been changed to be Part Number OR File Name based, depending on your Row Merge setting of your Inventor BOM. <5.0.3> - [New] Added the Top-Center justification option for when adding text inside the DXF file. - [Improved] Added the ability to use Custom iPropeties inside the filename - [Improved] When defining a custom filename, the option to define alternative text for when a property is blank or empty, has been added. - [New] Added help videos for How To create custom filename and text inside DXF files. - [New] Content Center files will also be scanned and added to the grid for processing - If option is set <5.0.2> - [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.

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  • PDF Files
    Mark La Forest | fevereiro 26, 2021

    Hi Peiter,

    Are you considering the option for the automatic generation of PDF files in future releases? We would love to have this feature in the one app.

    Mark La Forest AWE

    Pieter van der Westhuizen (Fornecedor) | março 02, 2021

    Hi Mark I will contact you directly regarding your request. Thanks for the good star review!


  • How do I reinstall the program?
    민정 | janeiro 25, 2021 Download confirmado (O que é isto?)

    You are using a program.
    It's a very good program.
    I need to change my computer and install a new one, what should I do?

    Pieter van der Westhuizen (Fornecedor) | fevereiro 08, 2021

    Hi please ask for support on ivtools@mgfx.co.za


  • How do I reinstall the program?
    민정 | janeiro 25, 2021 Download confirmado (O que é isto?)

    프로그램을 사용하고 있습니다.
    아주 좋은 프로그램입니다.
    컴퓨터를 변경하고 새 컴퓨터를 설치해야합니다. 어떻게해야합니까?


  • excelent piece of software
    Ofer Keren | outubro 21, 2020 Download confirmado (O que é isto?)

    thank you for a wonderful tool, never thought i would find something that covers so many of our needs in one package.

    the only lacking feature for us is the ability to place files in folders according to material and not just thickness. We have many instances where a project will have both 2mm aluminium and 2mm steel. Currently I have to manually seperate them. basically let me control the folders in the same way as i can control the file names.

     

     

    completely outside current functionality of the software if you could add IDW>>PDF with the same naming scheme and sorting it would turn this software to the perfect publishing solution for our needs.



  • Great tool, one tiny thing missing
    Harrie Stam | novembro 06, 2019 Download confirmado (O que é isto?)

    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 (Fornecedor) | novembro 06, 2019

    Hi thanks for the great review. Please email me on ivtools@mgfx.co.za so we can chat further about your requirement.


  • No R12 Support
    Josh Gorham | setembro 04, 2019 Download confirmado (O que é isto?)

    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 (Fornecedor) | setembro 06, 2019

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


  • DXF to manufacturing
    Neil Solomons | setembro 04, 2019 Download confirmado (O que é isto?)

    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 (Fornecedor) | setembro 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.


  • GREAT TOOL, GREAT SERVICE!
    Bryan Trubey | julho 18, 2019 Download confirmado (O que é isto?)

    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 (Fornecedor) | julho 19, 2019

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


  • Great tool
    Doug Bresadola | fevereiro 13, 2019 Download confirmado (O que é isto?)

     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 (Fornecedor) | fevereiro 14, 2019

    Thanks for the kind words Doug!


  • Great Tool
    Stephan Muller | janeiro 17, 2018 Download confirmado (O que é isto?)

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


  • Very useful, Time saver
    Guy Charnley | março 13, 2017 Download confirmado (O que é isto?)

    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 | fevereiro 14, 2017 Download confirmado (O que é isto?)

    Works great, time saving, top service.

    Pieter van der Westhuizen (Fornecedor) | fevereiro 15, 2017

    Thanks for the kind words Pascal!


  • Question
    Stephen Bahr | março 01, 2016

    What functionality is limited with the Free version?

    Pieter van der Westhuizen (Fornecedor) | março 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 | março 12, 2015 Download confirmado (O que é isto?)

    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 (Fornecedor) | março 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 | novembro 05, 2014 Download confirmado (O que é isto?)

    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 | janeiro 22, 2015
    Pieter van der Westhuizen (Fornecedor) | março 16, 2015

    This is the correct link: "http://www.mgfx.co.za/buy-tools-for-inventor.htm" 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 | outubro 31, 2014 Download confirmado (O que é isto?)

    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 | fevereiro 20, 2014 Download confirmado (O que é isto?)

    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 (Fornecedor) | fevereiro 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 | fevereiro 13, 2014 Download confirmado (O que é isto?)

    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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