How to Save an Inventor File As a .dxf and Upload It to Instuctables.com

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Introduction: How to Save an Inventor File As a .dxf and Upload It to Instuctables.com

Upon having the file, whether its 2D or 3D, you will want to have the inventor file saved to your drive

Step 1: Step 1 - Open Up a Drawing File/Remove the Border/ANSI

Open up a standard drawing file and remove the Border and the ANSI box so that the Drawing appears blank.

Step 2: Step 2 - Add Your Inventor File Onto the Drawing

Here, you will want to hit "Base" and have the desired inventor file selected. Make sure that the orientation is set to **Front** (Or whatever position you have your part facing)

Step 3: Step 3: Saving Your File As a .dxf

PART 1: You don't want to just save the file, You want to do "Save Copy As"

PART 2: Select the file type to be ".dxf"

PART 3: Go into options and choose "AutoCAD 2000/LT 2000 DXF"

PART 4: Here is what a default .dxf file should look like and is ready to be used

Step 4: Uploading the .dxf File to Instructables

In your instructable, you will want to hit the **PaperClip** icon (Or select upload files), and upload the .dxf file. It should be able to download and not show up as a bunch of texts.

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    When you model your part as a sheet metal part in Inventor you can save it directly from the flat pattern to a dxf. Model your part, flatten it and select the flat pattern in the Inventor browser and rmc it and there is the option to save as dxf.

    Thank you so much for posting this tutorial, so helpful for the Instructables community! Thanks!!