Exporting Flatten Sheet Metal to dxf in NX

You can export sheet metal unbended and flattened 2d sheet metal file to dxf file in the NX sheet metal modeling application.

For this operation “Export to Flat Pattern” command is used.

  • Home Ribbon Bar => Flat Pattern Group => “Export to Flat Pattern”
  • Menu => Insert => Flat Pattern => “Export to Flat Pattern”

To export flattened sheet metal to dxf files.

  1. Start the “Export to Flat Pattern” command.
  2. Click on the folder icon in the “Output File” group to specify the output file location and output file name.
  3. Check the “Flat Pattern Geometry Types” group settings.
    These settings are very important you can hide or show bending centerlines, interior cutout curves, interior feature curves, etc…
  4. You can change the dxf file version by using the “DXF Revision” in the settings group. (Supported dxf revisions: R12, R13, R14, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010-2012. 2013-2017, 2018-2022)
  5. Click the “Ok” button to export dxf file.
  6. The preview will be seen on the screen during exporting runs.

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