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Can I convert LAYOUT that has LAYOUT BOXES on it to DWG or DXG

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I have a client who would like a DWG or DXF file of my layout with the layout boxes.

 

IOW,  I have LAYOUT FILE with different windows that have been sent to layout,  is it possible to get a DXF or DWG file of the entire sheet?

 

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There are PDF (or PLT) to DWG converters out there. So after you have output to a PDF you can convert to DWG.

 

Be aware of "Online" PDF 2 DWG converter websites for they are notorious of planting ransom ware on computers.

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Yes but it is not to architectural scale. It is real world scale so they probably won't like it. You end up with a 17" long building.

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I don't know why not.  Have you tried it?

 

Yes,  I have tried it and I was unsuccessful.  I was hoping I was missing something.

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There are PDF (or PLT) to DWG converters out there. So after you have output to a PDF you can convert to DWG.

 

Be aware of "Online" PDF 2 DWG converter websites for they are notorious of planting ransom ware on computers.

 

Jerry, you are a genius.  That should work....  I think,  thanks tons.

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Jerry,  would the new DWG keep the line weights?  Now that I think about it,  that may be a  problem.

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Yes,  I have tried it and I was unsuccessful.  I was hoping I was missing something.

What was the result?  I assume you just didn't get the "Live Elevations".  If the Elevations were sent to Layout as "Plot Lines" it should work.

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You can one page at a time-export current view-dwg. Line weights do save. Will go to model space in cad not to layout, at the scale used in the layout NOT to world scale.

I use plot lines to begin with so don't know about live views.

I check em in TurboCad Deluxe (cheap) can use Double Cad (free). Always have to size to extents to see it and need to have a white background-or select all and change the line colors.

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This is the result.  I must be doing something wrong...  I export from CA layout and then imported back into CA and I have a line weight issue.

 

 

 

 

 

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The key point about exporting layout pages is scale. If you export a layout view from the layout, it is exported at the scale of the layout page (paper size) which then makes the recipient have to guess what the scale is. What I always do is to open the layout, double-click on the views I want to share, when opened in plan view I then export the view at a scale of 1' = 1' where the recipient then does not have to guess the scale. I also send the recipient a copy of the layout printed to PDF for reference, works for me.

 

DJP 

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Scott it's the scale as David points out- attached shows exported layout re-imported with lines weights the way you see them, next to it is same file-resized in cad then imported.

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Anytime I send a dwg to my engineer, he usually has to fix the line-weights to what he wants.

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Anytime I send a dwg to my engineer, he usually has to fix the line-weights to what he wants.

 

Also colors. Very easy in Acad layer properties. I have a dark background for Acad workspace and white for CA.

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