FlexiCAD offers a variety of options and formats for exporting files to other software and machinery.

  • To create PDF’s, see Exporting PDF’s. Note that DXF/other formats can also be exported at the same time as creating a PDF, by clicking the appropriate box.
  • To export Pictures and voicenotes including measurement photos see Export Pictures and Voicenotes

Please contact your CNC’s tech support for information about any special formatting required by your equipment, and contact Flexijet Support at 1-844-MY-FLEXI (1-844-693-5394) Ext 2 or helpdesk@flexijet.info for assistance.

To export an individual folder:

  1. Right click on the folder to be exported
  2. Select ‘Export>Export’ from the drop down menu
  3. Specify the desired file type, filename, and save location in the Export Dialog window, and click ‘Save’
  4. Now, the ‘Transformation’ window will open. Select any desired transformations and click ‘OK’ to proceed’ NOTE The Scale from mm to inches button is NOT REQUIRED when exporting a file in inches – this button allows for a measurement created in mm to be scaled to inches on export.
  5. Your file will now be saved at the specified location.
    Export a folder GIF

To export selected objects (selected on-screen):

  1. Navigate to the ‘File’ menu, and select ‘Export (Select Objects)’
  2. Specify the desired filetype, filename, and save location in the Export Dialog window, and click ‘Save’
  3. Now, the ‘Transformation’ window will open. Select any desired transformations and click ‘OK’ to proceed’ NOTE The Scale in inch button is NOT REQUIRED when exporting a file in inches – this button allows for a measurement created in mm to be scaled to inches on export.
  4. Now, select the desired objects to be exported. You may click individual objects, or use selection options to select by color, or by area.
  5. IMPORTANT: Confirm your selection by clicking ‘Confirm’ or pressing ‘Enter’
  6. Your file will now be saved at the specified location.
    Export - Select Objects GIF

To export the entire project (including ‘Home’ folder and all sub-folders) as a single file:

  1. Select the ‘Home’ folder from the project explorer by clicking on its name.
  2. Navigate to the ‘File’ menu, and select ‘Export’
  3. Specify the desired filetype, filename, and save location in the Export Dialog window, and click ‘Save’
  4. Now, the ‘Transformation’ window will open. Select any desired transformations and click ‘OK’ to proceed’ NOTE The Scale in inch button is NOT REQUIRED when exporting a file in inches – this button allows for a measurement created in mm to be scaled to inches on export.
  5. If both ‘Turn all elements to horizontal’ and ‘Project elements to Z=0’ are selected on the ‘Transformations’ window, all vertical and free plane folders will be rotated to lay flat on horizontal, their elements projected to Z=0, and they will be tiled out horizontally (not overlapping) on the resulting export file.
  6. Your file will now be saved at the specified location.

Export project gif

To export to user-defined layers per color: (for versions 3.2.0.0 and later)

The ‘Advanced Color Dialog’ must be used to export elements to different layers by color. These colors can be assigned a layer name for export. In Flexijet Stone version 3.2.0.0 and later, ‘Advanced color dialog’ can be selected from ‘CAD Preferences’ under ‘General Preferences’.
Advanced color dialog with Layer Name for Export highlighted
While exporting, select the option ‘Change the layer of elements based on the column “Layer Name for Export” in color dialog’.
Transformation window change layer based on color
Elements will be exported as per the settings in the Advanced Color Dialog.

To Flatten to Z=0:

For software versions 3.1.0.0 and later: (released June 2021):

  • On the ‘Transformations’ window’ (during ALL types of export), select ‘Project Elements to Z=0’. All elements will be projected to Z=0 during the export process.
    Transformations Window with 'Project Elements to Z=0' highlighted

For software versions 3.0.22.0 and earlier:

To flatten objects to Z=0 before exporting,

  1. Optional: Duplicate folder by right-clicking on the folder and select ‘Copy and Paste Folder”. (This will preserve the 3D data of these measurement points)
  2. Right-click on the desired folder and select Plane>2D Projection.
  3. Your folder’s elements have now been flattened to Z=0. Export folder as usual by right-clicking and selecting ‘Export’.
    Flatten to Z=0 Gif

NOTE: performing this command will lose all 3D data in this folder! Recommend Duplicating this folder by right-clicking and selecting ‘Copy and Paste Folder’ before flattening to Z=0!

To Export Measurement Points:

  1. From the File (round FStone Button), choose ‘General Preferences’
  2. Select the appropriate options under ‘CAD Preferences>Measurement and Photo Points’
    Export Measurement Points on General Preferences

Additionally, the color of exported measurement points can be adjusted in the ‘CAD Preferences’ section of ‘General Preferences’.

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