I just tried to save a Pro/E drawing to dxf, it works fine, but what
about to save only a view (main view) from a drawing to dxf. Especially
save only the geometry lines of the view without dims, symbols, form and
other views. Out laser cut machine needs the dxf 1:1 scale and I would
like to create a mapkey or write a program with toolkit to do this
conversation automatically. It is too much work to delete the unneeded
things from the drawings. Could you help me please?
It is not too much work, it is the simplest thing in the world... IF you do not
have exaggerated expectations of what you can do with an existing drawing. My
suggestion (even though you didn't ask for it and instead, decided on a wrong
headed solution that you were going to MAKE work, no matter what) is to take
part geometry and make a FAB LAYOUT drawing: one plan view that shows the
and internal cutouts, no format, no dimensions, on a drawing size large enough
hold the part at 1:1. Time estimate to create this simple drawing? Less than the
time you've agonized over how to make an existing drawing serve an illegitimate
end with all the hanky-panky you want to perform on it.
Think like a modeller, not a drafter; the model, not the drawing, is your
constantly reuseable starting point!! Get this down and so many questions
evaporate. And when you get really sophisticated at this business, you'll skip
drawing alltogether and do your programming FROM THE MODEL. Hopefully, someone
more knowlegeable and experienced than I will chime in and tell you how they've
actually done it. And if we're talking about vendors, tell them to get onboard
get at least one seat of Wildfire.