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Lance_White
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Export ellipse - 2013

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04-22-2013 05:58 AM

In 2011 when we exported our sheet metal flat pattern to dwg files for our burn/nesting program it converted any elipses to line segments using the spline linear tolerance settings. Now in 2013 they are coming across as true ellipses which our nesting program can't handle. I'm not what happend brcause none of my export settings have changed.

 

Anybody know how to get the elipsesw to export as line segments again?

 

 


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bob.holland
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Re: Export ellipse - 2013

04-23-2013 10:04 AM in reply to: Lance_White

Lance,

 

During the export, you have the options button that will prompt you for what version for DWG you would like to go back to.  You can go back as far as 2000. 

 

Have you tried exporting back to a 2010 format?

That would be the default DWG format for 2011.

 

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JDMather
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Re: Export ellipse - 2013

04-23-2013 10:19 AM in reply to: Lance_White

Lance_White wrote:

.... none of my export settings have changed.

  


Post screen shot of your dwg export options.

dwg export options.PNG

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Re: Export ellipse - 2013

04-23-2013 10:32 AM in reply to: JDMather

Yep, it's set to replace splines. It's also set to save back to 2000 just like it was in 2011.


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Re: Export ellipse - 2013

04-23-2013 10:37 AM in reply to: Lance_White

Can you attach the file here?

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Re: Export ellipse - 2013

04-23-2013 10:49 AM in reply to: JDMather

Here you go.


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Re: Export ellipse - 2013

04-24-2013 04:45 AM in reply to: Lance_White

You probably meant this file..

 

Though honestly we don't use this file anymore, I do get the same result it exports as an actual elipse. We use a VBA routine to export the burn profile. I included it as well.

 


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Re: Export ellipse - 2013

04-24-2013 06:10 AM in reply to: Lance_White

Looks like a bug in Inventor to me.

I didn't experiment much though, I was waiting for Autodesk to comment (but it looked to me like the Desker didn't understand the problem description).

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Re: Export ellipse - 2013

04-30-2013 08:57 AM in reply to: Lance_White

To insure that you just get line segments (polyline), export to a R12 DXF.

This will insure that you get a polyline.

       

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Re: Export ellipse - 2013

04-30-2013 09:17 AM in reply to: bob.holland

I don't understand the logic of having a checkbox for Replace Splines available if you also have to set to earlier version. Shouldn't that dialog be grayed out except if set to save to earlier (dxf and not dwg) release?

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