When you export, select "export with square ends".
This will eliminate the dots.

My regards,
Steve Smith, C.I.D.
Product Engineer

Staco Energy Products Co.
301 Gaddis Boulevard.
Dayton, OH 45403
Telephone: (937) 253-1191 Ext. 158
Fax: (937) 253-1723
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2004 11:50 AM
> To: Protel EDA Forum
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] Exporting DWG/DXF
> 
> 
> 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
> 
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