I am wanting to export a DWG/DWF file to open in Illustrator, and the splines created are jaggy and are not creating smooth curves. Is there something I am doing wrong with export?
Have you tried adjusting the settings? Set "High quality DWG export", see below.
Hi Peter, thanks for the reply.
I do not have that menu you have. I am using the 2017 version too.
I have the attached and it doesnt have an option for DWG/DWF. Because before I was posting here I selected options and it only goes to that menu I have attached with no DWG option
Are you going File > Save As and then changing your file type here:
Then selection options below after you pick dxf or dwg and it should give you that menu.
Hi Peter, yes I was doing that, save as and DWG and then options and doesnt give me the menu/screen you have. Only the screen I posted with no DWG.
That's from going File > Save As then selecting DWG and then hitting options in 2017 SP3
Alex, you need to have a drawing open (on screen) to get to the DXF/DWG options page ...
Thanks John. I got to it there. However changing the options there only effects if I export from 'Drawings' only and not in my SLDPRT. Is there a way if doing it without needing create a new drawing as its a bit tedious.
Alex, oddly enough ... If you click the "Enable Merging" it will allow you to select the High quality DXF export option. Though, truth be told I really don't know if that will help your resolution in any way. We do a lot of DXF exports but are not typically concerned with the resolution aspects.
Good luck with it ...
Yes I noticed in order to get that I needed to click merge.
Its just a pity I need to go to Drawings to enable me to be able to export it in high quality since changing those options dont change settings in Parts.
The best results come from exporting from a Drawing in my experience. You could also get a free PDF printer utility so you could save a PDF, which might give you better results than a DXF/DWG. The built in SW PDF export will rasterize all the curves so you will get an image instead of vector curves/paths.
Agreed PDF from drawings is the way to get vectors into Illustrator. I've always had success getting vector pdfs with the standard save-as. Only time I get rasterised images is when there is a shaded view with its bounding box crossing over line views.
I have not tried to trouble shoot it since I always have a PDF printer installed. I'm not sure why the drawing views would be rasterized while the dimensions lines and arrows are not. Sometimes I use hidden line views, maybe that has something to do with it, otherwise I don't know.
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