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NX10, export 2D dxf from the 3D model with origin at the center of round plate on the X/Y plane

Experimenter
Experimenter

Is there a way in NX10 to export a 2D dxf from the 3D model?  This is for a simple round plate. (see attached jpg)

I would like the resulting 2D dxf to open in AutoCAD so that its origin is at the center of a round plate, and with the plate on the X/Y plane.

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Re: NX10, export 2D dxf from the 3D model with origin at the center of round plate on the X/Y plane

Experimenter
Experimenter

I figured it out.

Steps (in NX10):

-In the main model file I projected the geometry onto a plane.

-Turned everything off except for the projected sketch.

-From the model I opened the drafting application

-In Preferences I turned off the display of the view boundry.

-I deleted the dashed border that displays.

-Made sure no other geometry is displayed except for the desired profile.

-Performed a File > Export > to DXF

(see attached)

Re: NX10, export 2D dxf from the 3D model with origin at the center of round plate on the X/Y plane

Genius
Genius

There is also an easier way without changing to Drafting.

After you projected it onto a plane or surface, go to file->export-> DXF/DWG and under the data to export tab instead of export entire part select export selected objects and then select your outline.

Re: NX10, export 2D dxf from the 3D model with origin at the center of round plate on the X/Y plane

Experimenter
Experimenter

I simiplified the process even further.

You do not need to be in the drafting application.

Create the sketch profile in the model

Tturn off the model and any extrainious sketches if the exist

Then perform a File > Export > dxf

Select the output folder

Select "select view" form the second pulldown menu and select the Front View

Then select Finish.