Just wanted to share this with the whole group. I've been exporting
sheet metal flat patterns out to dxf, (into ACAD 2000LT) from SW since
'99 and never had seen this. This tip, using "edit/copy to dwgeditor"
saves a bunch of steps, and is making me drop ACAD for dwgeditor.
I just tried this tip and could not get it to work....?
I opened an existing drawing , selected a view (which had annotations
and dimensions) and selected Edit/Copy to Drawing Editor. At this
point I got a pop-up to inform me that One or more drawing views are
scaled differently and that some dimensions will appear out of scale on
target system. Now ... toggle over to Drawing Editor and Edit/Paste...
DWGeditor message... Clipboard data is in-valid or unavailable. The
Paste operation was not performed.
DWGeditor 2006 SP0.0
What do you think????
Thanks for the kudos. I'm glad the tip was useful.
Pats Fan - My first guess on the problem you are having would be if
your Drawing Views are scaled down or up (not 1:1) and the annotations
are set to a specific height (I guess you could say they were "full
scale"). So, I decided to test it. I created two views of a connector
that were both scaled 4:1. I then added dimensions and annotations to
each view at a standard text height of 0.125". In my test I selected
both views and copied them to DWGeditor and they pasted perfectly as
expected. With this test I see two possibilities: Either this
function doesn't work the same in SW2006, or there may be some
annotation in your view that is causing it to fail. (Not your fault -
software glitch) So far, I have been using this function to convert
views without text or dimensions.
I would like to investigate this further with the file set you are
having problems with. Go to my blog (http://www.rickyjordan.net ) and
click the "E-mail" link next to my photo. If the files aren't over 6
megs, you should be able to send them to me. If they are larger than 6
megs, e-mail me and we will figure out a way to get them delivered.
Thanks again guys for reading my blog.
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