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Export and Import Autodesk Fusion 360 Designs

30 Apr, 2016 By: Anthony Dull

IMAGINiT Tricks Tutorial: Learn about the process for handing off a design and what options are available — without having to add them to your A360 project.

Important Tip: You can access A360 directly from Fusion by selecting the information icon (which looks like a lowercase “i” in a circle) and selecting Open Details in A360. At the top of the window, click the Share icon and select Share. From here, the steps (after Step 2) are the same to share the file as doing so from the A360 website.

What if you wanted to just send the F3D or F3Z file to the person yourself instead of going through the entire Share method? The Export option in A360 would be your best bet.


  1. Select the Export icon and select Fusion 360 Archive.

  2. Continue on from Step 5 in the “Share” section above.

Important Tip: The Export option does not allow for exporting designs to F3Z format (i.e., for those designs that have references to other designs). To do this, you must export directly through Fusion 360 to get your F3Z file. You can use the same import method (Step 8 above), and once imported, all the files in the F3Z are unzipped for use in Fusion.

In conclusion, we have seen multiple ways of sharing / archiving our Fusion 360 designs in the native format; I give a hat tip to James Youmatz for his help in putting this together! If the native format is not required, consider exporting out to one of the neutral options. Until next time, I hope you have found this information educational. Thank you!

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