Exporting a STEP file from Fusion 360 is easy! Just make sure your part design is set up for success with SendCutSend first and you’ll be good to go.
Before exporting, please check these criteria:
Single, Solid Sheet Metal Body (No Assemblies)
- we need your STEP/STP file to contain a single, solid sheet metal body
- we cannot accept files with multiple bodies stitched together / assemblies
- we cannot accept files with bodies that are not sheet metal
- learn how to convert a sketch or body to sheet metal in Fusion here
Part Without Dimensional Features
- we need your STEP/STP file to contain a part without dimensional features
- we cannot accept a body with a non-uniform thickness
- we only provide 2D through-cutting in flat sheet materials at this time
- fillets, chamfers, countersinks, counterbores, or other 3D features will prevent uploading
Sheet Metal Body Using Correct Material Thickness
- the STEP/STP file needs to be of the “sheet metal” variety – not an extruded flat pattern
Sheet Metal Body Using SendCutSend Specifications for Bending
- designs with bending/forming services must have SendCutSend’s specifications applied
For all STEP/STP file considerations, see our 3D File Guidelines.
How to export a STEP file from Fusion 360
1. From the File menu, click Export.
2. This will open the Export window.
Name your file. Then, in the Type drop down menu, choose STEP Files (*.stp *.step)
3. Confirm the location you want to save your file to. Then click Export.
That’s it! You should see a notification from Fusion in the upper right hand corner indicating that your STEP file export is ready.
1. Make sure your part design is set up for success with SendCutSend.
2. When your design is ready, click File > Export.
3. In the Type drop down menu, choose the STEP file format.
4. Click Export.