How to export a STEP file from Fusion 360?

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

Sheet Metal Body Using Correct Material Thickness

  • the STEP/STP file needs to be of the “sheet metal” variety – not an extruded flat pattern
    • please set up your design with a thickness offered in SendCutSend’s material catalog
    • parts designed with a thickness greater than 0.500″ may not upload successfully

Sheet Metal Body Using SendCutSend Specifications for Bending

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.

If you’ve followed the tips in this guide, your STEP file should upload successfully to our website so you can order your parts. Please contact our Support team if any issues arise!

In Summary:

How to export a STEP file from Fusion 360?

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.

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We proudly use hardware by PEM

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

Aluminum: 5052, 6061, 7075 Steel: Mild, G30

SKUSO-440-8
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..345″
Recommended panel materialSteel/Aluminum
Coating typeZinc
Length.250″
Aluminum material ranges (5052, 6061, 7075)0.040″-0.125″
Steel material ranges (CRS, HRPO, HR)0.048″-0.119″

We proudly use hardware by PEM

Flush Standoff, 4-40, .250" Passivated

Stainless Steel: 304, 316

SKUSO4-440-8
Thread Size440
Hole size in sheet (+0.003/-.0.000).166″
Minimum sheet thickness0.04″
Maximum sheet thickness.125″
Fastener material400 Stainless Steel
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. Example shown with x2 of the same hardware..345″
Recommended panel materialStainless Steel
Coating typePassivated
Length.250″
304 Stainless Steel material ranges0.048″-0.125″
316 Stainless Steel material ranges0.060″-0.125″