Exporting objects to a DWG file

Objects with their own geometries can be exported from a database project or an SQLite file to a DWG file.

The objects to be exported must be visible in the illustration. Layers deactivated in the display model or layers hidden by the scale definition in the display model are not exported.

Example: Map with a cluster, segments, an FO cable, buildings, FO closure and FO terminator

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If all the objects to be exported are displayed correctly in the illustration, they can be exported using the “_maptoacad” command or in the “Output” tab.

Procedure

The export is started in the “Output” tab > “Save current map as DWG” group.

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It is possible to choose between two methods: “editable” or “visual”.

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“Editable”: This variant should be preferred if the objects are to be further processed subsequently in the DWG. The geometries of the lines are retained. Points are exported as blocks and labels remain as texts. Certain styles, such as line types or dot symbols, are not exactly transferred, but can subsequently be assigned to the layers or objects.

“Visual”: From a purely visual point of view, the objects here look just like they did before the export. However, line geometries or point symbols are disassembled. This means that dashed lines become countless individual, short lines. Point symbols become polylines and hatchings. Only the labels are preserved as texts.

The file location, file name and file type must then be set using the Browse button:

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The file location and name can be selected as desired. For the file type, you can choose between DWG and DXF.

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Click on the “Next” button to open the dialog for defining a conversion template and other settings:

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Layers and blocks can be preset in the conversion template in order to implement the stylization as desired.

Various object attributes can be converted using the XData.

The area to be exported can be defined via coordinates (a point as well as width and height) or another graphical definition (point, geometry, polygon, window) as well as a zoom factor.

The export is started by clicking on the “Finish” button.

Example: “Editable”

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Example: “Visual”

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