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Exporting 2D views of 3D objects for Machining

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I'm not a new Vworks user (been using Architect for sometime), but I'm doing something that I've never tried to do before and can't seem to find what I need in documentation. I'm sure it's simple -- just can't get started.

I have several 3D objects that I need to have machined and I'm having a compatibility issue with the machine shop.

They are asking me for 2D .dxf files of each face. I can create a dimensioned "2D" view, but it's still just a 2D view of a 3D object.

After dimensioning say a side view of the object, how can I export that view as a true 2D .dxf file?

I feel stupid -- hopefully not contagious.

Thanks

JB

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Use the extract tool to extract the faces.

Lay them flat using the Rotate 3d command or rotate tool from an appropriate view.

Copy them all into a separate file at 1:1

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