DWG

DWG is the native format of AutoCAD®. While it is more efficient than DXF, the other AutoCAD® format, the structure of its entities is quite similar to DXF’s. Consequently, the interface of the DWG translator is very similar to DXF’s and the following discussion makes frequent references to the ways DXF works.

 

Supported entity types

When form•Z exports to DWG, a variety of versions can be selected. When importing, the version information is automatically extracted and placed in a form•Z project file. The following table summarizes the AutoCAD® entity types supported by the form•Z DWG format translator:

 

Entity types:
Importing
Exporting
TEXT
MTEXT
INSERT
MINSERT
 
POLYLINES
3DFACE
LINE
MLINE
 
CIRCLE
ARCS
ELLIPSE
DIMENSION
LEADER
SOLID
 
TRACE
 
SPLINE
POINT
PROXY
 
HATCH
 
ACIS:
 
 
REGION
 
SOLID3D
BODY
 
 
Tables:
 
 
LAYER
BLOCK
LINE TYPE
LIGHTS
VIEWS
VIEWPORTS
 
 
* Text entities are exported only when exporting to version 12.
Otherwise text entities are not exported.

 

Importing DWG files

import_opts_DWG.tiff
The Modeling Import Options: DWG dialog.

The import options are set in the Modeling Import Options: DWG dialog, which in addition to the common options contain format specific options. These are identical to those used when importing DXF files.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exporting DWG files

export_opts_DWG.tiff
The Modeling Export Options: DWG dialog.

The format specific options found in the Modeling Export Options: DWG dialog are again as for exporting DXF files.

 

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