DWG/DXF Export Options dialog box (Mac)

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The DWG/DXF Export Options dialog box contains options for exporting 2D DWG and DXF Files.

Drawing Scale & Size

The Drawing Scale & Size section of the DWG/DXF Hidden Options dialog box contains scaling options
for your model.

Full Scale (1:1)

The Full Scale (1:1) option is used to set your output to a 1:1 (real world) scale.

In Drawing/In Model

The In Drawing/In Model fields are used to scale your model for export. The first measurement, labeled In the Model, is the measurement of the exported geometry. The second measurement, labeled In Drawing, is the actual measurement of the object in real scale. For example, for a scale of 1/4" = 1', simply enter 1 inch In Model equals 4 feet In Drawing.

Note: It is not possible to print a perspective image to scale. Ensure perspective is disabled and you are using one of the Standard Views in the Camera > Standard submenu, to enable this scale option.

Width/Height

The width and height fields are used to enter a custom page size for your file.

Profile Lines

The Profile Lines section of the DWG/DXF Hidden Options dialog box contains options for exporting profile lines.

None

The None option is used to export profile lines at standard width.

Polylines with width

The Polylines with width option is used to export profile lines as AutoCAD polyline entities.

Wide line entities

The Wide line entities option is used to export profile lines as AutoCAD wide line entities. This option is only available when saving AutoCAD 2000 or later DWG files.

Separate on a layer

The Separate on a layer option is used to output profile lines onto their own layer. This option is useful if you would like to plot profile lines using a different pen weight or quickly change the line width of all profile lines in a separate CAD or Illustration program.

Note: The Separate on a layer option creates a single additional layer for profile edges. SketchUp Layer assignments do not translate directly when exporting 2D hidden line vectors.


Width

The Width field is used to specify an exact width for the Polylines with width option. This option is only available when Polylines with width is checked and Automatic is unchecked.

Automatic

The Automatic option is used to set the width of profile lines by matching the output to the proportions you see in the SketchUp drawing area. This option is only available when Polylines with width is checked.

Section Lines

The Section Lines section of the Export Options dialog box contains options for exporting section lines.

None

The None option is used to export section slice lines at standard width.

Polylines with width

The Polylines with option is used to export section slice lines as AutoCAD polyline entities.

Wide line entities

The Wide line entities option is used to export section slice lines as AutoCAD wide line entities. This option is only available when saving AutoCAD 2000 or later DWG files.

Separate on a layer

The Separate on a layer option is used to output section slice lines onto their own layer. This option is useful if you would like to plot section slice lines using a different pen weight or quickly change the line width of all section slice lines in a separate CAD or Illustration program.

Note: The Separate on a layer option creates a single additional layer for section slice edges. SketchUp Layer assignments do not translate directly when exporting 2D hidden line vectors.


Width

The Width field is used to specify an exact width for the Polylines with width option. This option is only available when Polylines with width is checked and Automatic is unchecked.

Automatic

The Automatic option is used to set the width of section slice lines by matching the output to the proportions you see in the SketchUp drawing area. This option is only available when 'Polylines with width' is checked.

Edge Extensions

The Edge Extensions section of the Export Options dialog box contains options for exporting extension lines.

Show extensions

Some CAD applications might have problems recognizing endpoints and intersections of lines with SketchUp extensions. The show extensions option is used to toggle the export of line extensions.

Length

The Length field is used to specify an exact length for line extensions. This option is only available when 'Show extensions' is checked and 'Automatic' is unchecked.

Automatic

The Automatic option is used to set the length of extension lines by matching the output to the proportions you see in the SketchUp drawing area. This option is only available when Show extensions is checked.