1:1 DXF output from Wildfire

I am in need to export from Pro/E WF a 1:1 metric scale DXF file
from a genuine Pro/E drawing(with model associated).
We are getting some weird scale file outputs- probably according to
actual sheet size. Not really seeing any options for scale, units ect.
This has to be a simple setting or toggle some place?
I'm not the Pro/e driver, but years ago when I was on ver 15-19, their
was a "config.pro" file that was set to do the 1:1 automagicly.
Not being in the "wildfire" loop for a few years now, any help would
be appreciated.
Currently reading into Acad / Masterscam - scale - & re-export- WTH?
this is silliness.........
thx
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cncmillgil
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Does it have to do with the units? Is the scale factor always something predictable like 10:1 or 25.4:1?
DXF files are unitless so the exporting and/or importing system has to be set appropriately so that they agree.
-jim
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jim
Hmm apparently they have some type of designator as to drawing scale scale? not necessarily relating to units/inch/metric
no wierd ratio's like 3.33333: 1 =3D Pro/e sheet size?
true
so how does Pro/e wildfire do it? - thats the system it's being generated from. "Everybodys" cad & cam systems reads that Pro/e DXF file in the same- out of scale.
to the best of my knowledge a line length of "1" is 1 not .332 in any unit of measure. the system that imports that DXF handles the units?
there's gotta be a Blo/e setting to handle that, come on. Geeze this is 2011? aint it. are we reinventing data translation? and why as a default setting would ser named system want to export an out of scale drawing?
All I can tell ya is its not that why with Cimatron , Solidworks & Pro/ e years ago.
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cncmillgil
"Unitless", yes, that's the import point. So, sheet scale has to be 1:1, same with individual view scales. Dxf_out_scale_views set to yes is supposed to do the automatic scaling. But to be on the safe side, start with a page size that can accommodate the view(s) at full size. But not too big because pro/e helpfully scales stuff up. Purportedly, the units of the model have already been set to ISO/metric, so aside from sheet/view scaling, the drawing should follow the system of units.
David Janes
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JANES
Were does one find the "Dxf_out_scale_views"? Is it in a config.pro file as it was years ago?
These drawings are company "standard" sheets & formats We are not the "creators" of the Pro/E drawing & do not want to create a new "blank format" 1:1 drawing in Pro, its redundant- why make more work?
in our case not so helpful scale down to like 3.333 DXF output. Again my question: Why would anyone want a scaled down DXF output drawing? It should be the other way around : default output should be 1:1 unless otherwise specified? Oh PTC you've done it again!
right as long as you stay in the Pro/E environment.
Thx
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cncmillgil
There is none to the best of my knowledge. When you create the drawings do not scale to drawing to anything other then 1-1 or full scale. When ever I send a dxf file to a machine shop, I send them a drawing (usually as pdf) with all dimensions and tolerances scaled to fit whatever sheet size I choose, and also send a full scale dxf file with 6 views (sometime more if special angles are required) and no dimensions, after all they're most likely just going to import it and don't require dimensions.
Paul
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Paul Gress
Dxf_out_scale_views set to yes is supposed to do the automatic scaling. But to be on the safe side, start with a page size that can accommodate the view(s) at full size. But not too big because pro/e helpfully scales stuff up. Pro/e drawings don't have any units so they'll follow whatever was set in the model. I've been asked before by vendors to remove the dimensions, otherwise, they have to do a lot of editing. So I regularly include a sheet or two with a bunch of undimensioned views, just for "Save a copy" to DXF. Reemphasizing what Paul said, the key is sheet and view scales set to 1:1.
David Janes
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JANES
So....... there seems to be an text parameter file called "current_session.pro" with all of pro's options set. last line reads: dxf_export_format 13
format 13 would be the culprit, I presume dr. watson?
we'll get to the bottom of this format 13, even if the USENET groups suck now.
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cncmillgil

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