Converting *.dft to *.dwg

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I have tried to convert my .dft files to .dwg to facilitate my repro shop.
I find that line styles are converted sucessfully (i.e. solid to solid, dashed to
dashed), but not the line thickness, which all end up as 0.35 mm.
I am opening the .dwg file with SolidEdge.
I have tried several option combinations in the conversion wizzard.
Can anyone help me?
2 REPLIES

Re: Converting *.dft to *.dwg

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If you give different colors to the different line types in Solid Edge (Format/Style/Line).
Then, when you save to dwg, click : you will be able to make different
thicknesses correspond to the different colors.
HTH
Fred

"Irving Rozansky" wrote:
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>I have tried to convert my .dft files to .dwg to facilitate my repro shop.
>I find that line styles are converted sucessfully (i.e. solid to solid, dashed
>to
>dashed), but not the line thickness, which all end up as 0.35 mm.
>I am opening the .dwg file with SolidEdge.
>I have tried several option combinations in the conversion wizzard.
>Can anyone help me?
>

Fred Menage
DesignFusion
Canada

Re: Converting *.dft to *.dwg

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"Irving Rozansky" wrote:
>
>I have tried to convert my .dft files to .dwg to facilitate my repro shop.
>I find that line styles are converted sucessfully (i.e. solid to solid, dashed
>to
>dashed), but not the line thickness, which all end up as 0.35 mm.
>I am opening the .dwg file with SolidEdge.
>I have tried several option combinations in the conversion wizzard.
>Can anyone help me?
>

Hi there, I am not using the 2D Drafting. The Save As facility in SE-V15 maps SE
Line Widths to AutoCAD Colors. If the 2D Drafting Save As facilities have the same
Options maybe you should see how your AutoCAD package handles Line Widths. I have
not touched AutoCAD in more than 10 years. As far as I could remember (in AutoCAD)
I use to set the background dark (near black) and used colors to represent the various
pen widths. According to ISO line color codes; it is White for 0.25 mm, Yellow for
0.35 (these two are a problem for bright background), Brown for 0.5 mm (SE-V15 doesn't
provide mapping to Brown) and Blue for 0.7 mm (the last two colors can be difficult
to see against dark background). I was using plotters in those days but nowadays
inkjet is the norm. Changing Line Widths as you would changing pens if you draw
manually is rather tedious. If you have the full SE 3D package, the drawing view
is automatically generated from the 3D models. Outlines appear in solid bold and
hidden lines including construction lines (centrelines, bolt circles, etc.) appear
as thin lines. As is said, in SE 3D, you don't draw, you model. But you still have
to detail (put in the titles, dimensions, notes, etc.) Hopes this helps you some.