DianeP

Chief Architect to .dwg for AutoCAD Why so many individual lines?

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Any solutions so that .dwg exports on exterior elevations don't have individual lines for brick and shingles which would be hatch entities in AutoCAD ( all blocked and together).  Also would like windows to be blocked instead of individual lines. On floor plan the brick representation also comes out as small individual diagonal lines.along with windows, doors, cabinets etc.  However fixtures like toilets, washer, dryer, heat pump, sinks, stove (in other word things blocked and inserted from the library) come in as blocked. There is an option to create associative dimensions, so at least these aren't exploded lines, texts and arrows. Is there way to export to dwg other entities that seem as one block in Chief Architect (like doors and windows, brick and shingles) to remain as one block into a .dwg that I am missing?

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Yeah, i have the same complaint.  Even when you make any elevation into a CAD detail the amount of lines is ridiculous.

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Before export create the a new wall and roof with surfaces that  do not have a pattern, then simply replace the existing walls and roofs.

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Before export create the a new wall and roof with surfaces that  do not have a pattern, then simply replace the existing walls and roofs.

Yes, I have done this before but the windows, columns etc still are single lines. It does make it easier, though.  

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Agree,  the cleanup is cut to about half but what's left to do is still significant.

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