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Save as PDF with only selected lines

Experimenter
Experimenter

I need to do some simple mods to dxf files of sheet metal parts.   I wish to use a custom line in place of a bend line, such that the laser will cut a stop-start perforation.   I bend the thin sheet by hand on these perf cuts.   I can create a custom line to my spec and add it to the drawing.   However, if i save as dxf and then try to reopen the file to make sure it is correct I see the perforation cut line as a solid line.   If I see a solid line the laser will cut continuously.  No good.   If I save as the dft file format and reopen it shows the perf line as intended.   How do I get my dxf or dwg file to show the same dashed line (which will be my perforation cut)?

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Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi @SDTurner

 

have You defined the linestyle in Your DXF output options for flat pattern in PSM?

 

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You can define there a line type and/or a layer for those entities.

And openeing a DXF file also depends on Your import settings.

So if the line style isn't defined there it could be that import will convert it back to solid line style.

regards
Wolfgang