For instance, take the example of an oddly shaped plate as shown in Figure 1:, one of which is its ability to interface with various systems. One such method is the generation of *.DXF files used by suppliers to cut complex shapes.
In order to fabricate this plate, typically a supplier would request a *DXF file. In order to create a *.DXF file we must first orient our view normal to the cut face as shown in Figure 2:
Right-click the cut face and select “Export to DXF/DWG” as shown in Figure 3:
Save the file under any name as shown in Figure 4:
A feature box will appear called “DXF/DWG Output”. This menu will allow you to edit the exporting entities (the cut face is per-selected). It also allows you to adjust the output alignment which represents the origin as well as the orientation of the respective X and Y axis as shown in Figure 5.
Once you as satisfied with the alignment, a pop-up box will appear where you may save the final output as shown in Figure 6.