How to export DXF from the free version of Fusion?

You can export a DXF file from the free personal use version of Fusion 360 as long as you export from the sketch or flat pattern – not from the File menu.

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Skeptical? We’ve heard that before! Read through our Fusion export guides to learn how to export a great-looking 2D DXF file from a sketch or flat pattern in the free, personal use version of Fusion 360.

In fact, we recommend exporting this way even if you have the paid version of Fusion. Exporting a DXF from the sketch or flat pattern will ensure that your file retains the correct units (inches or millimeters) and meets our design guidelines.

Right-click on the sketch, then click Save As DXF to export your sketch to DXF from the free version of Fusion.
Create a sketch of the flat face of the part you need cut. Right-click on the sketch, then click Save As DXF to export the active sketch to DXF.
If you convert your part to sheet metal and create a flat pattern, you can export the flat pattern as a DXF.

In Summary

How do I export a DXF from the free version of Fusion?

You can export a DXF file from the free personal use version of Fusion 360 as long as you export from the sketch or flat pattern – not from the File menu.

Here are some valuable resources:
4 Ways to Export a DXF from Fusion 360
Create and Export a Sketch to DXF from Fusion 360 (one method for flat parts)
How To Export a DXF from Fusion 360 (this method works for either flat or bent/formed parts)

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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″
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Minimum distance hole C/L to edge0.230″
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Hole size in sheet (+0.003/-.0.000).166″
Minimum sheet thickness0.04″
Maximum sheet thickness.125″
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