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3D object ready but I cannot find how to export it as DXF

jean_marie_almerasjean_marie_almeras Member Posts: 10
Dear OnShape experts,
I have an object which corresponds to what I am trying to make (hopefully) : basically a flat rosette shape with 3D circular extrusions of limited depth. 
If I observe the object in 3D it matches my expectations. The problem is that for OnShape it is made up of several parts, and I can only export as DXF each individual part, not the whole object, which is what I would like to do because then I can provide the file to a steel manufacturing company for a quote for machining it.
If you can help me out, I will be very grateful (I searched but could not find)
Here is a link to my object : https://cad.onshape.com/documents/a06310eeacbcc2c2e608e83c/w/2c0bb54fbf9ee7173348fd67/e/1065b0f6d609ec778eac2e25
Thank you in advance


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    glen_dewsburyglen_dewsbury Member Posts: 638 ✭✭✭
    If you are looking to export as a 3D object for machining then you will want a 3D format like step or STL ... depending on fabricator and machine.
    DXF format will be 2D for laser or other machine processes that only want a 2D path.
    If you just want the profile then sketches can be used for DXF export with out any 3D objects required.
    Right mouse select offers DXF of the face ( just that highlighted face) selected or that you are hovering over.
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    jean_marie_almerasjean_marie_almeras Member Posts: 10
    OK, thank you so much, I now understand my misunderstanding of the DXF format ! 
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