I'm in a situation where i have to export a civil3d 2013 drawing to autocad 2000, but i don't want to send everything in the drawing, just the final drawing from model space. is there a way to not need export the drawing and then delete the objects i don't want to send? It seems like a simple task but i work with some people that can't handle simple things like that, so aside from trying to find new co-workers, what can i do?
Awesome, that all worked much better, as I previously was unaware that you can choose a version of autocad during the wblock process. Now the other problem we are encountering is how we utilize custom linetypes in our dwgs. Since civil 3d, we lost our special lines which is how we have been drawing all of our fences and woods lines. Is there any way to have autocad take those linetypes and create individual objects in their places? Or is this a question better suited for a different post?
Thanks for all of you help
Oh, and I meant to mention that part of the reason that I was having a problem is because in order to maximize our paper sizes, we have been dview twisting our drawings and assigning a ucs to the view in model space to that our text and blocks come in at a zero rotation to the screen. When I was originally doing a wblock from within civil, the points would come in at a different place than the rest of the drawing, so it was frustrating to achieve what I was looking for. And as for my last post, I meant to include an example of the linetypes that we have defined.. Thank you!
The linetype for the fence and the treeline can be found in C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\C3D 2012\enu\Support\AeccLand.lin
We usually keep edited copies of this and the Acad.lin file on our server.
The line with the G was probably a custom linetype. See if you can find the old definition in an old Acad.lin file. If not it's easy enough to recreate. Open the Acad.lin file and copy the definition for the GAS line. Then remove the AS.
Honestly. I recommend not to use a UCS. I have customized the MText command to either ask for a rotation of come in aligned with the Viewtwist.
I'm sorry, i poorly phrased my question. What is the best way to have those line types be defined after we send our email drawing out? should we just supply our shape files and .lin files to those clients?
And as far as the ucs is concerned, i agree with you, it has a way of messing up so many commands. Can you point me in the direction of how to modify the mtext command to stay to the view. thank you very much!
Yes. Send them the necessary files. ETransmit will do that for you.
This is the format for entering the rotation in the MText command/
Command: MTEXT Current text style: "Standard" Text height: 0.200 Annotative: No Specify first corner: Specify opposite corner or [Height/Justify/Line spacing/Rotation/Style/Width/Columns]: r
Specify rotation angle <0d0'0">: 44
Specify opposite corner or [Height/Justify/Line spacing/Rotation/Style/Width/Columns]:
The angle can be specified by a variable of picked from the screen. I've attached a lisp file that extracts the Viewtwist and enters it as the angle for the MText. You can also put (command "mtext" PAUSE "R") in a macro or toolpallet.
Allen, you are the man! Etransmit is an awesome tool that i was not aware existed. and that m text command will be put in use for sure.. Thank you so very much!