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Exporting to dxf -- how do you stop hidden layers from coming through?

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Our Solid Edge draft files have a check print stamp that is turned on and off in a drawing by showing or hiding the layer that it sits on.  A colleague is exporting drawings out to dxf and has discovered that the check print stamp shows up in the dxf even though it is turned off.  In other words geometry on various layers comes through to the dxf regardless of whether it is hidden or not.

 

Is it possible to stop geometry on hidden layers from being translated to dxf?  The check print stamp is on the background sheet and one possible work-around is to not translate the background sheets but then you lose the title block as well.  Is this a dead duck or what?  We don't want to have to screw around with the drawings -- just have them export properly without mucking around.

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Re: Exporting to dxf -- how do you stop hidden layers from coming through?

Hi Chris,

 

Pretty sure you can isolate the layer, if in "Options" you select the "Enable Layer and Attribute mapping", while in the draft you want to export, all used layers should appear in the list for control.

 

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST10 [MP0] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10

Re: Exporting to dxf -- how do you stop hidden layers from coming through?

Hi Sean,

 

Unfortunately all that does is control the name, line style, and color of the layers.  There is no way to actually exclude anything.  The fixing may have to be done downstream of Solid Edge unfotunately -- unless there is some undocumented feature in SE...

 

Chris

Re: Exporting to dxf -- how do you stop hidden layers from coming through?

Bugger, so it does.

 

While I had never actually done this until now....upon trying this process, it is quite misleading when the final selection button I expected to help [Delete Row] in this, can't actually do what it says. What's the point in that?  Robot Frustrated

 

 

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST10 [MP0] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10