Export Drawing Views to
Because the program requires
special library files to open an Inventor linked file, even if you
use the Save As option and save the file to the AutoCAD format,
information loss occurs. You can however use the AMVIEWOUT command
to export drawing views to AutoCAD.
AMVIEWOUT enables you
to export drawing views or an entire layout. However, if the layout
contains two or more base views with different scales, the program cannot
export them true scale at the same time. It can export them at their
current scales, and it can export them true scale separately.
To export drawing views
of an Autodesk Inventor linked model to AutoCAD
- At the Command prompt, enter AMVIEWOUT.
- To export the current layout, from the
Source list, select Current Layout. To export specific views only:
- From the source list, select Select Views/Entities.
- Click Select. The dialog box hides.
- From the layout, click the drawing views
you want to export and press ENTER The dialog box is displayed again.
- In the File Name box, type the name of
the file you want to export to.
- Under Export Options, select the To new
external file option and from the adjacent list, select the destination
(Model Space or Layout).
- In the Save as type box select the format
you want to export to.
- Click OK.
NoteIf the layout contains
two or more base views with different scales, they cannot be exported
true scale via AMVIEWOUT at the same time. They can be exported
at their current scales, and they can be exported true scale separately; but
they cannot be exported true scale at the same time.
Exports drawing views
to an AutoCAD drawing file.
Ribbon: Not available on the
ribbon in the current workspaceNot available on the ribbon
in the current workspace.
Command entry: amviewout
You typically use this
command to export and convert drawing views of Inventor linked 3D
models into 2D AutoCAD data. Data can be exported to a new layout
in the current file or to an external file.
DIALOG BOX DEFINITIONS
Export Drawing Views Dialog
Specifies the data to
be exported. The Current Layout option will export all entities
on the current layout. Use Select Views/Entities to select specific
views and/or entities that you want to export. The Select button is
unavailable unless the Select Views/Entities option is selected
in the source field.
Determines how to handle
the export data.
Export Views True Scale
Exports views true scale.
Any views not already (1:1) are automatically scaled on export (excluding iso
and detail views). If two or more base views have different scales,
a warning dialog box appears, and the operation is disallowed.
Flatten all Selected Objects
Flattens all source data
automatically (including any 3D AutoCAD entities). If this option
is not checked, then only Mechanical Desktop objects are flattened.
Splines to Circles/Lines
Converts splines that
project to 2D arcs, circles, and lines.
Generate Preview Image
Provides the choice of
generating a quick preview of the exported data. This preview is
the same one that is generated for WBLOCK operations.
Specifies the name of
the output file. The default file name is the current drawing name
plus “views” and an increment.
Provides choice of exporting
to a new layout in the current file or to a new external file. When
exporting to a new external file, the destination can be model space
or in layout.
Save as type
The user can specify
the format of the new file. The choices include past and present
versions of AutoCAD, past and present versions of DXF and AutoCAD
Binary Format (only available
for DXF files)
Exports the file in binary
format when exporting in .dxf file format. If this check box is
checked (ON), then the DXF Precision check box is unavailable.
DXF Precision (only available
for DXF files)
Exports the ASCII data
with a specific precision when exporting in .dxf file format.