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DXF to PADS

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DXF to PADS

Hi, I am having the problem that when going from WF3 to WF4 my ECAD supplier can not read the DXF file. He is using PADS. Does anyone know if the DXF translator has changed from WF3 to WF4? Perhaps I just have a wrong setting in my config-file. Help? Thanx
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Niels Under the options for Pro-E, do a search for DXF. There is an option to save DXF to particular release, i.e. 2000. I don't know PADS, but I would think it might be set to only read a certain release of DXF or an earlier release. In the upgrades to Pro-E I have seen that the DWG release is set to a newer, although not the latest release of ACAD. Regards Eric

I've had this same problem where I can't read my own DXF files out of WF4. When writing the DXF file, the default version is now 2007. Setting this to 2004 has solved this for me. There is a list box where you can set this once at the beginning of a session. I haven't explored whether you can change the default, but I would imagine you can if this extra step becomes a pain.

I already tried out the different versions of DXF (2007, 2004, 2000 etc.) without success. Anyway, I have now raised the question to PTC, and waiting for an answer. I'll keep you posted. But still, if anyone has the clue please let me know? Thanx
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