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API feature request: please expand Export object to include other file formats

Message 1 of 7
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API feature request: please expand Export object to include other file formats

The UI allows these exports:

  • Autodesk Fusion 360 Archive Files (*.f3d)
  • Autodesk Inventor 2018 Files (*.ipt)
  • DWG Files (*.dwg)
  • DXF Files (*.dxf)
  • FBX Files (*.fbx)
  • IGES Files (*.igs *.iges)
  • OBJ Files (*.obj)
  • SAT Files (*.sat)
  • SketchUp Files (*.skp)
  • SMT Files (*.smt)
  • STEP Files (*.stp *.step)
  • STL Files (*.stl)


Please add them to the API export object. 

Message 2 of 7
in reply to: moshebar

The reason for the API limitation is that translating to some of these formats is done locally using code that was installed as part of Fusion and the translation of the others is one on the cloud.  The API export only supports the translations that are performed locally.

Brian Ekins
Inventor and Fusion 360 API Expert
Message 3 of 7
in reply to: BrianEkins

Thanks, Brian,


Any plans to include the additional export formats in the API roadmap? such a feature could leverage productivity significantly.


I have a client (F360 user) that asked me for an add-in enhancement that allows *.dxf export.  but I think many users would find batch exporting of the various formats very useful.


Message 4 of 7
in reply to: moshebar

I think Saving the sketch into dxf format is possible. Please take a look at


I think translations to other file formats is possible through forge API. Please take a look at Autodesk Forge API documentation. Thanks.

Shyam Goyal
Sr. Software Dev. Manager
Message 5 of 7
in reply to: goyals

Message 6 of 7
in reply to: moshebar

Indeed that would be helpful. I requested it mainly because I draw a lot of parametric sheet metal assemblies. I'll change a few variable and need to re-export all the DXF manually to import them into my nesting software. 


It would really make F360 a much more powerful tool 

Message 7 of 7
in reply to: goyals

Unfortunately, Forge pricing for API access is an order of magnitude more than financially justifiable for my F360 Add-ins. 

Regardless, thanks for the link.

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