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FOLLOWUP - HELP! dxf entities missing

lylebeidler
1-Newbie

FOLLOWUP - HELP! dxf entities missing

We've determined that the issue is layers. Specifically, any dxf that we
have created in WF3 is assigning geometry to the pro/engineer layers, and is
excluding it from the dxf layer 0. Since the plasma machine software looks
only at layer 0, this is where the problem comes in. Is there some way
that WF3 handles layers differently that we can affect using config options?



We are currently exporting the dxf in 2000 format (this did not change from
WF2 to WF3).



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Lyle Beidler
MGS Inc
178 Muddy Creek Church Rd
Denver PA 17517
717-336-7528
Fax 717-336-0514
<">mailto:-> -
<">http://www.mgsincorporated.com>
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I've come up with a workaround - in my dxf creation mapkey, here are the
steps

1) it opens the part

2) deletes the two offending layers, if present

3) closes the part

4) switches to sheet 2 of the drawing (where the flat state is)

5) exports the dxf

6) switches back to sheet 1



I'd love to eliminate those first 3 steps. Has anyone else seen this
behavior and come up with a solution? Or even a better workaround?



(note that the display status of the layer does not matter - even if the
layer is shown, the geometry assigned to that layer still does not show up
in the nesting software. The layer needs to be non-existent or empty)



Said another way, can anyone tell me a good way to automate removing items
from a layer, or eliminating that layer from the part while working from the
drawing? It can be done, but the mapkey is not letting me automate it well
- here's what it looks like:



mapkey layerdxf @MAPKEY_NAMEv2;~ Select `main_dlg_cur` `PHTLeft.ShowCB`;\

mapkey(continued) ~ Close `main_dlg_cur` `PHTLeft.ShowCB`;\

mapkey(continued) ~ Activate `main_dlg_cur` `LayerTreePB`1 ;\

mapkey(continued) ~ Select `main_dlg_cur` `PHTLeft.PHLayerUI.AssyTree`1
`node0:3_ALL_AXES:in \

mapkey(continued) U6A-10587.PRT`;\

mapkey(continued) ~ RButtonArm `main_dlg_cur` `PHTLeft.PHLayerUI.AssyTree` \

mapkey(continued) `node0:3_ALL_AXES:in U6A-10587.PRT`;\

mapkey(continued) ~ PopupOver `main_dlg_cur` `LayerActionMenu`1
`PHTLeft.PHLayerUI.AssyTree`;\

mapkey(continued) ~ Open `main_dlg_cur` `LayerActionMenu`;\

mapkey(continued) ~ Close `main_dlg_cur` `LayerActionMenu`;\

mapkey(continued) ~ Activate `main_dlg_cur` `ActionMenuLayerDelete`;\

mapkey(continued) ~ FocusIn `UI Message Dialog` `yes`;~ Activate `UI Message
Dialog` `yes`;



Can I modify this mapkey to make it work in other drawings?

Thanks



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Lyle Beidler
MGS Inc
178 Muddy Creek Church Rd
Denver PA 17517
717-336-7528
Fax 717-336-0514
<">mailto:-> -
<">http://www.mgsincorporated.com>