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Layers exported to DWG not appearing in AUTOCAD

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Greetings all, thanks in advance for any insights...

I am exporting files to DWG to hand off to freelancer who works in AutoCAD. 

My floorplan exported with no issues; the layer set functions as expected in AutoCAD. 

However, when I export a layout or elevation view, only a basic set of CAD layers and labels successfully make the trip. 

 

I've double and triple checked layer sets and active layers to be sure the same layers are selected in all three export scenarios. 

But I'm getting nowhere.  So I've concluded that either I am consistently neglecting some simple but essential selection, or Chief only exports specific CAD layers in when exporting a 3D view to a 2D drawing. 

But if there is a workaround, or a  way to get all layers to export in views other than PLAN, it would be a huge help - any re-dimensioning he has to do will be time on an hourly rate, or time I spend to save that $$. 

 

Thanks!

 

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Most AutoCAD users, by default, work with a black background. Chief is exporting the layers as black lines. Have them either change the background, or go to layer settings and change the color of the missing lines.

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Thanks. Considered that. 

Unfortunately, it's not as simple as visibility - which I find totally blows in AutoCAD anyway .

The layers don't show up in the AutoCAD layers panel.  

I exported a modified ALL LAYERS ON layerset. 

This is what populates in AutoCAD:

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Just because they are in your layer set, doesn't mean they show. Which one of these boxes to you have checked?

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True.  

First I did EXPORT ALL USED AND NAMED.

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Then I read a few posts, and tried EXPORT ONLY DISPLAYED LAYERS. But I displayed everything I could. 297061892_D7DISPLAYONLY.thumb.png.e3e18aa9ac6f1cc8f136b5c7124b964c.png1631864609_DISPLAYONLY.thumb.png.9367e18454349394e8a63dccb38f6245.png

 

 

I couldn't get any additional layers to display in LAYOUT, even when I went in to change active defaults, which led me to conclude that layout displays layers as CAD... (?) 

I swear, I idiot-checked myself before I asked.  

 

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Ahh...you are exporting from layout, that's a no-go....export from the model view.

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I've only had success in plan view.  Is there something I'm missing to export the layers in a model view as well?  

I do get more layers, just no dimensions or callouts.  

Basically, I just want to include dimensions and material names so he doesn't have to rebuild every elevation.  

I'm thinking exporting a full 3D model may be the best route, and he can then produce the elevation views in AutoCAD. 

But it seems like it's just not going to be as seamless as I hoped.  

 

Thanks for your help, BTW. 

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May I ask...why are you sending these to AutoCAD? Why not just send to layout?

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goldadamgold, did you resolve this query or is it still pending?

I had a similar issue recently and took it up with Tech Support and I may have the answer.

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