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How to export Fusion 360 Drawing files into Autocad .DWG or DXF file Formats?

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08-08-2016 11:04 PM

Respected Sir,

         I am facing problem of exporting drawing files into native .DWG or DXF file formats from Fusion 360 Drawing environment. I have also tried for Options:- Output as DWG. But file will convert into DWG file with higher version that is 2017 DWG format which is not compatible with AutoCAD 2007 software. I have also tried for converting higher version DWG to lower version DWG file formats using DWGtrue view software.

        But my problem is, when I open drawing in AutoCAD 2007, Drawing is generally placed in Layout Tab instead of Model Tab, in which I can not edit my drawing.  Also drawings are placed as block. When I try to copy drawing from layout tab to model tab to make editable, only dimensions gets copied instead of whole drawing. So, kindly provide some guidance in this regard.

 

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Re: How to export Fusion 360 Drawing files into Autocad .DWG or DXF file Formats

08-09-2016 02:08 AM in reply to: pradnya.chaudhari

Hi @pradnya.chaudhari

 

Welcome to the Fusion 360 community! 

I think you have 2 problems.

1. higher version. 

    In this case, we only provide 2013 version. I think you need to convert to lower version. 

    

 

2. layout view. 

    Fusion360 drawing views remain linked to the parts and assemblies from which the views are created. However, this drawing data is not fully editable in AutoCAD.

    If you require a drawing that is 100% editable in AutoCAD, export the file and use “save layout a drawing” in AutoCAD.

    Please take a look at this video. 

    here is how to change to Model view. 

 

    

 

   Many Thanks! 

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Re: How to export Fusion 360 Drawing files into Autocad .DWG or DXF file Formats

09-28-2016 02:49 AM in reply to: ahreum.ryu

hi Arheum Ryu,

 

your explain is very interesting for me because that will can resolve my problem
but how to do or use “save layout a drawing” in Autocad 2016 on MacOS

 

I don't find it....

 

thank you by advance for your answer

 

bp

 

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Re: How to export Fusion 360 Drawing files into Autocad .DWG or DXF file Formats

09-28-2016 08:48 AM in reply to: bplab

Hi @bplab,

 

I think this should work! Make sure you are in the Layout tab with the DWG file opened that you exported from Fusion. Then, type the command EXPORTLAYOUT, and a save screen will come up and then you can save it as a new drawing. When you open that new drawing up, it will all be in the Model space, and if you use an Explode command you can then edit the line work.

 

Let me know if that helped!

 

Thanks,

James Youmatz

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Re: How to export Fusion 360 Drawing files into Autocad .DWG or DXF file Formats

09-28-2016 11:37 AM in reply to: bplab

Hi bp,

Unfortunately EXPORTLAYOUT is not supported in AutoCAD for Mac. Can I ask what specifically you want to do with the drawing after output from Fusion 360?  Is there missing functionality you're looking for, or are you looking to use the output for something like import for CNC?

 

There have been a few threads about this in the forum, for example, http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/design-validate-document/dwg-versions-using-drawing-outputs/m-p/649478....  If you want to export specific geometry to DXF (for use in CNC, etc.) the most straightforward way to do this is by saving the sketch geometry (from the Model, not Fusion Drawing) to DXF.

 

Thanks,
Chris