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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:34 am    Post subject: DWG Export Settings (beginner) Reply with quote

I'm a newcomer to Archicad, so apologies if this should be obvious. When I try to export dwg's from either the menu or in Publisher, the dwg design layers are blank when I open in Vectorworks. Looks ok in sheet layer, but there's nothing when I switch down to the active layers. To remedy this I tried to check Archicad settings in "View Settings" and tried to change Model View Options to "dwg export"....but that option isn't available. All I have are a list of MVO options. In general I appear to be going round in circles with this whole dwg export thing, which has surprised me. I somehow thought that this would be easy. Exporting to pdf works a dream. But this is a great piece of software.....I'm over-awed by its possibilities. Gabalco
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:21 pm    Post subject: Re: DWG Export Settings (beginner) Reply with quote

Have you tried editing the DWG-DFX Translator, under File -> Interoperability -> DFX-DWG and usually in a button where you do the Save-As or as part of the Publisher settings?

One of the items is for how AC will assign Layers to the export.

https://helpcenter.graphisoft.com/guides/archicad-21/archicad-21-reference-guide/user-interface-reference/dialog-boxes/dxf-dwg-translation-setup/

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:38 pm    Post subject: Re: DWG Export Settings (beginner) Reply with quote

Thanks Eduardo....yes I had checked that. But am slowly making progress. Still puzzled by the View Settings, and why I cannot get the DWG option to show in Model View Options. Must be something very basic that my novice eye isn't spotting.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:05 pm    Post subject: Re: DWG Export Settings (beginner) Reply with quote

This screenshot illustrates my problem. This diagram is from a tutorial explaining how to export dgw's properly...and it shows the Model View Option as having DWG Export selected. But I can find absolutely no way to get that option. What am I missing here? Must be something very basic.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:23 pm    Post subject: Re: DWG Export Settings (beginner) Reply with quote

I think that is the problem. The screenshot shows the View Settings, these define the parameters for that view it does not have the settings for export. When you use "Save-As" for that View and you choose DWG as the format you will see an option for "Translator Settings" in those settings you can find the section for Layers and in that one you specify how you want them.

You can also find them Under File->Inter…



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:24 pm    Post subject: Re: DWG Export Settings (beginner) Reply with quote

Here's the Layer's section


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:29 pm    Post subject: Re: DWG Export Settings (beginner) Reply with quote

Eduardo
I still don't understand this. In the screenshot that I provided, you will see that the selection for "Model View Options" shows "DWG Export". Nowhere in the layer section that you refer to can I set up DWG Export.
How did that person select DWG Export in Model View Options?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:38 pm    Post subject: Re: DWG Export Settings (beginner) Reply with quote

The misunderstanding is that Model Views control DWG output it does not that is controlled by the Translator Settings which are part of the Save or Publisher Dialogs.
What you are showing is that you have a Model View called "DWG Export" and that is only a name. We could called it "Pen Settings" and we would not be able to control the Pens there.
In AC each view have different controls what you have shown is that someone created a specific MVO to be used when saving Views that you intend to publish to as DWG. These define the how you want the Model to be shown when ew save to DWG.
In addition to that one you have to create a Translator which will fine tune your export options. It is within the settings of that translator were you will find how to process the Layers as is shown in my screenshots.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:39 pm    Post subject: Re: DWG Export Settings (beginner) Reply with quote

Thanks Eduardo....now I get it.
I appreciate your patience
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:45 pm    Post subject: Re: DWG Export Settings (beginner) Reply with quote

gabalco wrote:
Thanks Eduardo....now I get it.
I appreciate your patience
Ian


No problem.

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