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Export DWG from 12.5.1

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Have a file where the Elevations are composed of Model objects from the design in A Viewport on a Sheet Layer in combination with Annotation 2d graphic objects. These objects include Poly's with hatches etc. Now we need to export to another Architect who does all their work 2d. When we export, the whole model, as well as the Paper space for is exported. They then have to change these ACADD Viewports view mode to Hidden to generate the correct image. We are exporting with Fills and Hatch only and only exporting Visible objects to the ACADD 2005 format. The question, is there a method by which you can only export the Sheet Layer only having all the objects converted to 2d ONLY and also processing the Viewport in its Hidden Line state? This way they can work in a familiar 2d way while we continue to work with the Modeling. The only other method we can think of at the moment is to do a save as of the original file. Convert the Viewport to a group, then copy this to another files vacant design layer, then export this file. All very time consuming.

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Here is the process we have worked out for those interested. This is the method, first 'save as' your file, then select each VP and "Convert to Group" with "Hidden Line", then finally remove all the Design Layers before the export with Fill and Hatch only on. Now you have an AutoCADD file that is flat land only and matches your sheets exactly, just wish this could be automated or some toggle during export.

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just wish this could be automated

With all due respect, I don't want MY money to be used in automating such a process. Why should someone using VW comply with all whims and idiosyncracies of incompetent draftsmen?

Maybe some have to. Too bad. Why should I contribute to this, instead of getting something useful?

Anyway, with any luck, the process could be automated. I might even give it a go - I have been writing MiniCAD & VW add-ons for some 15 years. How much are you willing to pay? It shouldn't cost much in excess of $10,000, if my quick assessment & evaluation is correct, but if it costs $100,000, that is still your problem.

Why not form a Kolhoz of users needing this. If you get 100000 members, it would cost only a few dollars each. Or buy it and market it - you could become rich!

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No, I realise you have to get something done, but the method sounds pretty awful.

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Just read your comment and wondering if it has any meaning or relation to the original post. By the way we were able to automate this whole process for much less than the value you listed. Looks like you might have wasted your time over the last 15 years as we are only users for the last 2 years and we were able to achieve this in 2 days of effort.

We have been to busy creating really useful tools to attend to any thing on this tech forum, sorry of the late reply.

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archirev, are you in Antarctica? (lat -80.86239 long 35.20964)

That was Old-Petri who made the nasty comment about "incompetent draftsmen" back in January. He changed while you were away into Nice-Petri, a very pleasant and helpful contributor to the forum.

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By the way we were able to automate this whole process for much less than the value you listed.

You have automatically removed all design layers and everything is just fine?

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