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Config.pro option to change color of export to DWG's

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Dale_Rosema
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Config.pro option to change color of export to DWG's

Last year I added a config.pro option below which allowed .dwg file to be black & white (WF5).

intf2d_out_dxf_mapping_file   (Directory path to dxf_export.pro)

 

We are now switching to Creo 4.0 and it is back to the color of the drawing on the screen (Yellow with white [black on the scree] background. Very hard to see on a file viewer.

 

I could not find that config option while searching Creo 4.0 options. Does anyone have a suggestion for another one?

Thanks, Dale

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Re: Config.pro option to change color of export to DWG's


@Dale_Rosema wrote:

Last year I added a config.pro option below which allowed .dwg file to be black & white (WF5).

intf2d_out_dxf_mapping_file   (Directory path to dxf_export.pro)


I found my error - instead of directory path to dxf_export.pro is needs to be directory_path/folder/subfolder/dxf_export.pro

 

Since I had forgot to add the filename to the end of the path, it wasn't finding the file.

** So confusing as to when to point to the directory and when to point to the file  🙂

 

Thanks Martin for all you help in this!

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Re: Config.pro option to change color of export to DWG's

Hi,

 

I found INTF2D_OUT_DXF_MAPPING_FILE option in E:\PTC\Creo4_M060\Creo 4.0\M060\Common Files\text\config.cdb file. It seems to me that the option must work. Maybe you have to add it manually into config.pro.


Martin Hanák

Re: Config.pro option to change color of export to DWG's

I had added it to the manually to the config.pro. Do you know what file it is looking for? I have a file: "dxf_export.pro" that looks like a pen table with all values set at "7".

Re: Config.pro option to change color of export to DWG's

Hi,

 

let me explain following line extracted from E:\PTC\Creo4_M060\Creo 4.0\M060\Common Files\text\intf_configs\dxf_export.pro

map_color       GEOMETRY_COLOR            7

 

This line tells that visible geometry edges (GEOMETRY_COLOR in Creo) will get Autocad color no. 7 (white) in DWG/DXF.

 

You can see Autocad color numbers on web page http://sub-atomic.com/~moses/acadcolors.html.

I guess that in dxf_export.pro you can also use color names (eg. yellow, white, ...) or RGB values instead of numbers.

 

map_color       GEOMETRY_COLOR            7

map_color       GEOMETRY_COLOR            White

map_color       GEOMETRY_COLOR            255,255,255

 

Therefore the above lines have the same meaning.


Martin Hanák

Re: Config.pro option to change color of export to DWG's

This is my dxf_export.pro:

 

dxf_export.JPG

Re: Config.pro option to change color of export to DWG's


@Dale_Rosema wrote:

This is my dxf_export.pro:

 

dxf_export.JPG


This means that in AUTOCAD all entities are displayed as White.


Martin Hanák

Re: Config.pro option to change color of export to DWG's

Which typically when there is a white background, they all show up black. Currently the .dwg's are showing up with the blue-black background, white objects lines, and yellow dimensions instead of everything black on a white background.

Re: Config.pro option to change color of export to DWG's

I changed everything to "1" - red. But nothing changed with the output so either the config setting is not working, or it is looking for another file.

Re: Config.pro option to change color of export to DWG's


@Dale_Rosema wrote:

I changed everything to "1" - red. But nothing changed with the output so either the config setting is not working, or it is looking for another file.


Hi,

 

1.] I copied E:\PTC\Creo4_M060\Creo 4.0\M060\Common Files\text\intf_configs\dxf_export.pro into my working directory

 

2.] I added following option into config.pro

INTF2D_OUT_DXF_MAPPING_FILE D:\users\mh\creo4_parametric\dxf_export.pro

 

3.] I put following line into my dxf_export.pro

map_color       GEOMETRY_COLOR            Green

 

4.] I launched CR4 M060, opened a drawing and exported it to DWG

 

5.] I opened DWG file in Draftsight ... geometry license are green, now.


Martin Hanák

Re: Config.pro option to change color of export to DWG's

Hi,

 

I can do some testing for you ... if you provide detailed description of your steps.


Martin Hanák

Re: Config.pro option to change color of export to DWG's

Martin,

Attached is the syscol file that we are using. The dxf_eport file. We are also exporting to dwg version 14.

Re: Config.pro option to change color of export to DWG's

I cannot get the syscol.scl file to attach - I get an error message.

 

I also tried "white" instead of "7" to no avail.

 

Here are the two export windows:

WF5_EXP.JPGCreo4_exp.JPG

Creo 5 does not have the UNICODE encoding. Does that make a difference?

 

Re: Config.pro option to change color of export to DWG's

Hi,

 

1.] to upload syscol.scl pack it into zip file and upload this zip file

 

2.] I used your dxf_export.pro successfully ... In Draftsight I can see white entites on black background

 

3.] I guess that UNICODE coding is not available because you set Autocad version 14 for output


Martin Hanák

Re: Config.pro option to change color of export to DWG's

UNICODE coding problem ...

 

In Creo 3.0 I can see this option.

In Creo 4.0 this option is not available. Please ask PTC Support for explanation.


Martin Hanák

Re: Config.pro option to change color of export to DWG's

syscol.scl file attached.

Re: Config.pro option to change color of export to DWG's


@Dale_Rosema wrote:

syscol.scl file attached.


With your syscol and def_export files resulting DWG file contains white entities, only.


Martin Hanák

Re: Config.pro option to change color of export to DWG's

Exporting to R14?

Re: Config.pro option to change color of export to DWG's

Sure 🙂

 

See attachment.


Martin Hanák

Re: Config.pro option to change color of export to DWG's

Do you have a def_profile.dep_dwg file?

 

I clicked on the options box after the file type (.dwg) & then clicked on Load Profile and it was looking for that file?

 

Re: Config.pro option to change color of export to DWG's

Hi,

 

I am sorry I do not understand what you are doing.


Martin Hanák

Re: Config.pro option to change color of export to DWG's

There are (2) different ways of creating a .dwg file and I was trying to figure out if they were paths to the same output.

1. File-SaveAs-Save A Copy (select dwg for file type)

2. File-SaveAs-Export (select dwg)

 

If you click on Setting when exporting it pops up the same window when you do Save A Copy - the 4th tab is properties - here is where I need it to change everything to white. Can it read in a file to do this?

 

dwg_exp_prop.JPG

 

I tested and if I click on everyone and change to white the viewer will show a DWG with a white background and black text.

Thanks, Dale

Re: Config.pro option to change color of export to DWG's

As for the def_profile.dep_dwg, it comes from:

Save As: (then selecting DWG for the type)

save_as_dwg.JPG

 

Then clicking on the Options... box after DWG: (DWG Export Profile Setting)

dxf_ex_set.JPG

 

Then click on Load Profile... box (to get the file name it is looking for def_profile.dpe_dwg)

def_profile.JPG

 

That is why I was asking about that file name.

Thanks,

Dale

Re: Config.pro option to change color of export to DWG's

Should be Croe 4 (not 5)

Re: Config.pro option to change color of export to DWG's

Hi

could you tell me the numbers 1 to 9 which color correspond to?
Best Regards

 

Re: Config.pro option to change color of export to DWG's


@Roberto31289 wrote:

Hi

could you tell me the numbers 1 to 9 which color correspond to?
Best Regards

 


Hi,

see attachment.


Martin Hanák

Re: Config.pro option to change color of export to DWG's

See also http://gohtx.com/acadcolors.php 


Martin Hanák

Re: Config.pro option to change color of export to DWG's

Thank you very much

Re: Config.pro option to change color of export to DWG's


@Dale_Rosema wrote:

Last year I added a config.pro option below which allowed .dwg file to be black & white (WF5).

intf2d_out_dxf_mapping_file   (Directory path to dxf_export.pro)


I found my error - instead of directory path to dxf_export.pro is needs to be directory_path/folder/subfolder/dxf_export.pro

 

Since I had forgot to add the filename to the end of the path, it wasn't finding the file.

** So confusing as to when to point to the directory and when to point to the file  🙂

 

Thanks Martin for all you help in this!

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