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Export 3D model as 2D DWG - no viewports, no symbols

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Hi,

 

Seems daft that I am having to post but is there a way to simply export sheet layer views of 3D model as a flat DWG? 

 

Ticking "Export Viewports as 2D graphics in Model Space" still results in a mess of viewports and symbols rather than one coherent DWG.  I just want everything (viewports, annotations & titles) from sheet layer as a simple flat DWG.  I don't want information that is under fills etc - only the lines rendered as in the PDF export.  Very frustrating that this most basic function seems beyond the export tool.

 

Many thanks if any one has managed this. 

 

Kind regards,
GK

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On the export dialog, select to export the sheet only, and then check Export Viewports as 2D Graphic in Model Space. This exports just the graphics from the sheet as a model space. There is not accompanying model space. I've just tested this and imported the result into Vectorworks. I get a single flat 2D symbol that contains 2D linework. And I also get the drawing label.

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I just tried exporting a sheet with elevations that were created from a model using the Create Multiple Viewports command.

I used the method Export Veiwpoints as 2D Graphic in Model Space. In the first attempt to import the file into a blank document I got the drawings and labels but the lines of the drawings were so heavy that the drawings details were obscured. I tried again and changed the lines to 1/8" and  the result was better. The problem is that the drawings were symbols and could not be altered. I then used the Convert to Lines command and can now alter the drawings. Is there an easier way to export and import drawings so that workable files can be used by consultants and then imported with changes?

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