FAQ Category: File Setup

How to export a STEP file from Fusion 360?

Export a STEP file from Fusion by first making sure your part design is set up for success with SendCutSend. When your design is ready, click File > Export. In the Type drop down menu, choose the STEP file format. Then click Export.

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Why won’t my STEP or STP file upload?

Please ensure your STEP file contains a single, solid sheet metal body. We cannot accept multiple bodies stitched together / assemblies, or bodies with non-uniform thicknesses. Parts with bending services must have sheet metal rules set up using SendCutSend’s specifications.

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Why can’t I add a service to my part?

Can’t add a service like bending/forming, countersinking, tapping, hardware insertion, deburring, anodizing, plating, or powder coating to your part after uploading your file to our website and selecting a material? There are a number of reasons why this might be the case! General Service Considerations The overall flat part size is too large or

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Can you send the scraps or dropouts from my parts?

We’re unable to send you the scraps or dropout pieces, also known as negative geometry, from parts you order. This is because all material is used during our production process in order to offer the best possible pricing and reduce waste. Additionally, we do not allow common-line nesting. Common-line nesting is the process of

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Which tap sizes can I use for my project?

You can confirm available tap sizes for all our materials in a few ways. Here’s how! 1. Thread / Tap Size Chart Our design guidelines include a thread/hole chart showing all of our available sizes and the hole diameter required for each. Click here to get right to it! 2. Processing Minimum / Maximum

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Can you make boxes?

At SendCutSend we can make boxes as long as your design meets our guidelines. Customers often create boxes with our CNC sheet metal and plastic bending service.

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Why don’t you need technical drawings with callouts?

At SendCutSend we don’t need technical drawings with callouts thanks to our transparent guidelines and intuitive part configuration. Service definitions applied while building a cart remove the need for traditional CAD drawings. If you attach files to line items before checkout, we will not use them to evaluate your design for manufacturability.

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Why won’t my part file upload?

There are a few reasons why your part file may not be uploading successfully to SendCutSend’s website. 1. File Type Your file is not a two dimensional DXF, DWG, EPS, or AI (Adobe Illustrator) format vector file, or a 3D STEP or STP format file. Learn more about the file types we can accept

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How to set up my file for laser etching?

If you need to set up your file for laser etching, we’re happy to help! Please note: we don’t offer cosmetic etching or engraving. At this time we can only provide a faint single-line etch that is best for simple markings like part numbers and crosshairs. Take a look at the example below. We

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How to join lines to create one bend in Fusion?

Need to know how to join lines on a common axis to create one bend in Fusion? Autodesk’s support forum has excellent guidance here: How to join sketch lines to single line in Fusion 360  To join collinear sketch lines in Fusion, from the Sketch tab you click MODIFY and choose Extend. This will

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How to convert a sketch to sheet metal in Fusion 360?

There are a couple ways to convert a sketch to sheet metal in Fusion 360. The most common methods are the Flange tool and Extrude, then Convert Body to Sheet Metal. Learn how to use them! If you start your design by drawing a solid rather than a sketch, then the shape will already

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Should I use the Flange or Bend tool in Fusion?

When you’re working on a bent design in Fusion 360, it seems there wouldn’t be a difference between the Flange and Bend sheet metal tools.  Believe it or not, there is a significant difference between the two! The tool of choice depends on your preferred workflow and design goals.  Please note, both tools require

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How to use the Flange tool in Fusion 360?

Using the Flange tool to create bends in Fusion 360 is a great way to ensure your bent parts have the formed dimensions you need. Once your sheet metal rules are set up you shouldn’t have to worry about the math! Just let Fusion calculate for you.  Using the Flange tool to add flanges

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How to use the Bend tool in Fusion 360?

Using the Bend tool to add bends in Fusion 360 allows you to see how your bent part will look in 3D and check the formed dimensions. Here’s how! Using the Bend tool to add a bend 1. Create a sheet metal rule if needed If you haven’t already, create a sheet metal rule

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How to create a sheet metal rule in Fusion 360?

When planning a bent part in Fusion 360, the first thing to do is create a sheet metal rule for your material of choice if you have not done so already.  What are sheet metal rules? In 3D programs, sheet metal rules will include the information needed for the program to automatically calculate the

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Everything you need to know to design for laser-cutting, CNC routing, bending, and tapping.


Everything from software-specific tutorials to material selection tips.


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Part Sizes

Min and Max part sizes for all our materials

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Flush Standoff, 4-40, .250" Zinc plus Clear Chromate

Thread Size4-40 x .250″
Hole size in sheet (+0.003/-.0.000).168″
Minimum sheet thickness0.040″
Maximum sheet thickness.125″
Fastener materialSteel
Minimum distance hole C/L to edge0.230″
When determining the distance between two or more fasteners, you can calculate the distance by the formula, C/L to edge + 1/2 the diameter of the second mounting hole..314″
Recommended panel materialSteel/Aluminum
Coating typeZinc
Aluminum material ranges (5052, 6061, 7075)0.040″-0.125″
Steel material ranges (CRS, HRPO, HR)0.048″-0.119″