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Saving Sheet Metal Flat Patterns as DXF Files

You can create *.dxf files of sheet metal flat patterns from sheet metal part documents without flattening the model or creating a drawing. This helps to export .dxf files to other applications, such as punch press or laser-cutter programming software.

To save a sheet metal flat pattern as a .dxf file:

  1. Do one of the following:
    • Click File > Save As and select Dxf (*.dxf) for Save as type.
    • Right-click Flat-Pattern in the FeatureManager design tree and select Export to DXF/DWG.

    The words Flat pattern are prepended to the file name.

  2. In the DXF / DWG Output PropertyManager, under Entities To Export, clear Bend lines to generate the .dxf file without bend lines in it.

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