A friend recently purchased a new laser cutter and asked me how to use Fusion 360 to export SVG files. I suggested simply exporting DXF files instead but it turns out the brand of laser he bought only accepts SVG files. This was the same problem I had with a desktop CNC mill I had bought in the past. Fusion 360 can easily export DXF files but to export SVG there’s a little bit of a trick which I’ll share with you in this post. While we’re at it we’ll go ahead and laser cut this handy (and adorable) earbud wrapper.
The ability to export SVG files does not come natively installed into Fusion 360 but is available as a plugin. Click on the Add-Ins menu and select Fusion 360 App Store.
Download Shaper Origin Plugin
Type “Origin” on the search bar and hit enter. Click on the Shaper Origin icon that shows up. Select either MacOS or Win64 version and click on Download. After the download is complete, open the application and install it.