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PRT to DXF

uldricwm
1-Newbie

PRT to DXF

I have a vendor that wants to use my solid model files that I created in Creo 2.0 for CNC programming. They are requesting the files to be in DXF format. This is the format there software allows them to use. When I convert my 3d Models in PRT format to DXF format, errors occur. I understand I am going from 3d to 2d. Is there a way for me to convert these files to make them work correctly? When I open the DXF files, it looks like the information isnt there. When I convert a basic plate to a DXF file with basic 2d features, it converts fine.

Any help would be great.

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MartinHanak
23-Emerald V
(To:uldricwm)

Bill,

if you open your DXF file in Notepad, you will find strapbill_img_1.png text string inside it. This is an evidence, that you created a drawing containing Shaded view.

If you want to produce correct DXF file, you have to set all drawing views as Hidden, No Hidden or Wireframe.

Martin Hanak


Martin Hanák

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TomU
23-Emerald III
(To:uldricwm)

You need to add the part to a drawing and then export the drawing.

uldricwm
1-Newbie
(To:TomU)

Tom,

I added the part to a drawing and then did not save and exported as a DXF file and when I reopen the file, nothing appears.

Bill

TomU
23-Emerald III
(To:uldricwm)

Did you create drawing views of the part (side, front, top, etc.)? There needs to be some geometry on the drawing before exporting...

uldricwm
1-Newbie
(To:TomU)

Yes, We created all of the views.

TomU
23-Emerald III
(To:uldricwm)

Are you willing to upload the DXF file?

MartinHanak
23-Emerald V
(To:uldricwm)

Bill,

please create test part (simple brick), its drawing and DXF generated from the drawing. Zip these files and upload zip file. Click Use advanced editor link in the upper right corner to get access to Browse button.

Martin Hanak


Martin Hanák

Files attached

TomU
23-Emerald III
(To:uldricwm)

Weird. The DXF files definitely do not contain the model.

Attached is a drawing I made and exported using your part.

I'm wondering if there is some config.pro setting that is causing the issue. Can you start Creo without any config.pro (or config.sup) files in the loadpoint, your startup directory, and your home directory and then test again?

MartinHanak
23-Emerald V
(To:uldricwm)

Bill,

if you open your DXF file in Notepad, you will find strapbill_img_1.png text string inside it. This is an evidence, that you created a drawing containing Shaded view.

If you want to produce correct DXF file, you have to set all drawing views as Hidden, No Hidden or Wireframe.

Martin Hanak


Martin Hanák

Thank You!

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