Our draftsman is preparing documentation for our technicians. On our old CAD (DCCADD) he could take our DXF files (which were filled polygons) and "explode" them into unfilled polygons. When he does this for Protel, he gets lines with large dots on the ends.
The ground planes (I think the same as copper pours) are not really a problem. It is the pads and traces that don't explode in a manner he likes. Michael From: Dennis Saputelli <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Date: 2004/04/28 Wed AM 10:54:21 EDT To: Protel EDA Forum <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Subject: Re: [PEDA] Exporting DWG/DXF not exactly sure what your last sentence means - copper pours? what is the purpose of the conversion? we do the export as primitives with square ends we generally delete most of the layers incl: top, bottom, pastes, solder, keepout and more in the course of deleting all of that the copper pours go away this leaves the layers: outline, multi, topoverlay, maybe something else after deleting most of the layers we do an explode ALL in acad 2002 i think (but am not sure i remember this exactly) that acad R14 needs to do explode object by object that would obviously not be acceptable look around for a LISP program that will do explode all in R14 there is something called BOMB and there are others try cadalog.com for freeware lisp stuff Dennis Saputelli [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > > Greetings the List, > > Our draftsman tells us that the multi-layer issue is not so much of a problem. Our > real problem, it seems, is that when Protel exports a drawing (regardless of whether > it's in DWG or DXF format and regardless of whether it is exported as block or > primitives)he cannot "explode" the drawing into a useable format. > > He is using Autocad 14. Is there any way to export drawings in a form where Autocad > can resolve it into a number of unfilled polygons? > > Thanx, > > Michael Badillo -- _______________________________________________________________________ Integrated Controls, Inc. Tel: 415-647-0480 EXT 107 2851 21st Street Fax: 415-647-3003 San Francisco, CA 94110 www.integratedcontrolsinc.com * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * To post a message: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * To leave this list visit: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/leave.html * * Contact the list manager: * mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * Forum Guidelines Rules: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/forumrules.html * * Browse or Search previous postings: * http://www.mail-archive.com/[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *