I have a drawing a customer sent in a formed view. I created a flat view of the part, but I cannot save it in the flat view. What do I need to do? It keeps giving me a dialog box that says I can't save it in a flat view... search says I should be able to save it as a .dwg or .dxf etc. Help
Activate the Flat Pattern, then right click on it in the graphics window and choose Export Face As, then choose DXF or DWG.
I hope this helps.
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There are 3 ways to do this (each returning slightly different results), the first is to right click on the face of the flat pattern as Curtis suggested. Other techniques are to right click on the Flat Pattern browser node or place Flat Pattern view in idw or dwg, depending on what you need.
One of those saving Options also allows setting version of dwg
use free DWG TrueView to convert.
use free Inventor Fusion to convert.