What’s new in AutoDXF?


AutoDXF v5.3 works with Autodesk Inventor 2022 and 2023, while AutoDXF v4 remains available for older Inventor versions.

What’s new in AutoDXF 5.3.3:

·         New option to define the order of DXF/DWG subfolders: ../material/thickness or ../thickness/material

·         New property "Bends Counter" added to be used as a parameter for DXF/DWG file naming and for inclusion in DXF texts

·         fixed a bug where a part without a flat pattern could be selected for DXF export using multiselect with SHIFT key

·         fixed a crash on document close on german (non language-pack) version of Inventor

·         some UI and translation fixes

·         if used with an iAssembly then the "Parts Only BOM" option is now disabled because iAssemblies don't have proper access to the Parts List BOM. Only Structured BOM is available in these cases.

·         fixed error with Bend marks not working if some other DXF processing option wasn't selected

What’s new in AutoDXF 5.3 (watch video here):

·         Added Filter tool to easily find and select components with specific text in their properties

·         Added 2 new layers for thread center points and small holes center points

·         Added options to set visibility for all AutoDXF objects layers (AutoDXF_Text, AutoDXF_BendInfo, AutoDXF_Threads, AutoDXF_Threads_Points, AutoDXF_SmallHoles, AutoDXF_SmallHoles_Points and AutoDXF_BendMarks)

·         Added option to SHIFT select components in the list

·         Added new option for Auto Flip so the majority of the bends are in the down direction

·         Added new option to set objects' colors directly on the objects and not byLayer to make DXF filescompatible with some laser or plasma cutter software

·         Settings files are from now on saved in per version folders (e.g.: 5.3, 5.4....)

·         AutoDXF dialog now remembers its last location and size. Pressing F11 will reset it to its default size and location.

What’s new in AutoDXF 5.2.1:

·         Added a new option for writing DXF text data in a single line with a specified separator

·         Fixed an error when only 1 DXF instead of up to 4 was created with the trial version

What’s new in AutoDXF 5.2:

·         Support for Inventor 2023

·         Support for new Inventor 2023 Mark Feature layers for DXF or DWG export

·         Option to approximate splines with arcs (only for Inventor 2023)

·         Added iProperty Revision number as a parameter for building file names and DXF texts

·         Option to define DXF text position using a predefined sketch point on the flat pattern

·         Define DXF text alignment and attachment point

·         Option to place bend information over bend marks instead on the middle of the bend line

·         Option to define custom scheme for bend information using attributes

What’s new in AutoDXF 5.1 (watch video here):

·         New feature: automatic creation of bend marks at the ends of the bend lines

·         New feature: automatic flipping of flat patterns so most of the bends are in up direction

·         New feature: added button to select/deselect library sheet metal parts

·         New feature: all layer settings are now consolidated in one location (tab Layers)

·         New feature: Line type scale setting added to the user interface (tab Layers)

·         New feature: added option to trim centerlines at inner contours

·         fixed issue with message about library sheet metal parts not appearing if only one library part was found

What’s new in AutoDXF 5.0.2:

·         Fixed an issue with line types defaulting to Continuous for ‘Bend up’ and ‘Bend down’ layer if angle info texts are enabled

·         Fixed an issue with wrong mass values if system decimal separator is dot (.)

·         Added experimental option to set LTscale for processed DXF files. Option is available in basic.autodxf.settings.xml settings file

What’s new in AutoDXF 5.0.1:

·         Changed format of flat pattern preview thumbnails. Now it works in the same way as model preview thumbs: it’s always square regardless of flat pattern shape.

·         Added new option to control the model and flat pattern thumbnail size when exporting data to Word

What’s new in AutoDXF 5.0:

AutoDXF v5 has been updated to fully support the major changes introduced in Inventor 2022. AutoDXF v5 allows you to work with assemblies with multiple model states and can process sheet metal components with defined model states.

·         Support for Inventor 2022 and new functionality for Inventor model states

·         Export of bend angles, radii and directions as texts attached to bend lines in DXF files

·         Detection of small holes (size defined as a fraction of sheet metal thickness) and their placement on a separate layer

·         Improved user interface with separate tabs for general settings and DXF/DWG file setup

·         New enlarged preview of the flat pattern when clicking the preview thumbnail

·         Added settings for text and angle heights in the user interface

·         Added setting for number of decimal places for length units

·         Added setting to remove trailing zeros for decimal places

·         Two options for searching sheet metal parts are available: Parts Only or Structured Bill of material

·         Support for high DPI displays

·         Automatic thumbnail creation when creating flat patterns

·         Help/documentation now available on the web (optionally available locally as separate download)

·         Warning if merged parts are found in the BOM

·         Warning when library sheet metal parts are found

·         Added option to check for program updates