I am new to the plasma table and using fusion360. I currently have gotten my table up and working and now I am trying to work out the bugs and such. My problem right now is that I can not get fusion 360 to load dxf files… I can get it to do svg files tho but i have a guy that wants some cutting done that is a dxf. any help?? so far this forum has been help so i figured i would reach out. thanks. When I try to load the dxf it gives me a error message saying it can load and when I click learn more there isn’t anything else stated on the error.
This member had that same problem a few months ago:
As you can tell by the title, the issue was finally resolved with a Fusion 360 update. I would check and see if there are any updates available for Fusion 360 and try to push it. The reason I say that is that I used to have a slow internet connection and often Fusion would try to update and eventually give up and never complete the process.
The other thing is you could go to one of the conversion sites, such as https://convertio.co/
and convert the DXF to an SVG. You will want to calibrate the dimensions after importing to be sure that you have not lost some of the detail sizing.
Another option is you could supply your dxf and one of us could import and send the f3d file back to you. You could do that publicly or thru the private messaging of this forum.
I realize these “work-arounds” are not what you were hoping for but I assume that you were previously able to import DXF files and recently lost that ability and want it back. As we found out on that previous topic, none of our suggestions were helpful. Something is probably awry in a file in Fusion 360.
I’ll start by asking how you’re trying to load the DXF’s.
When loading DXF’s, I’ll start with a new (blank) sketch and import the DXF. Fusion will prompt for location and provide the option for scale. (Usually I leave scale alone as it matches the AutoCAD dimensions.)
I will admit that there are early versions of DXF that can cause issues. If you have access to AutoCAD, see if the DXF will load and save as a newer version.