I have a rather weird problem. I am using .dxf files as digital overlays on a new optical comparator we recently purchased. The problem is, the cad files we used to create our old mylar overlays is both 3d and comprised of text/curves/dimensions. I figured out the flattening and turning the text into lines and curves, but I cannot find a method to change the dimension graphics (profile boxes, length dimensions, and angle dimensions) into lines and curves. When I import them into the comparator program only the lines and curves can be displayed on the comparator.
Is there any way to flatten and make all of the dimension graphics lines and curves?
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Why not use FLATTEN command and use YES?
Attach your drawing here, I'm sure it can be done.
The EXPLODE command will turn a dimension into its component parts. You can then use FLATTEN and also the express tool TXTEXP to explode the text.
Unfortunately explode does not work on "tolerances". I already used flatten and txtexp to get the text. Is there any way to get the tolerance.
The first explode leaves me with "Cannot explode TOLERANCE" in the command window. Trying it again does the same. I'm just selecting the tolerance (a profile block) and typing "explode", is there something more I need to do? Thanks for trying.
I thought you were talking about dimensions with tolerances, but now I see you mean the tolerance object. I don't know of any way to explode those.
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