Click ExportCAD Formats (DWG files) or (DXF files).
In the DWG (or DXF) Export dialog, if the desired setup is not listed under Select Export Setup, select a different one from the drop-down list. To modify the selected setup or create a new one, click (Modify Export Setup); otherwise, skip to step 4.
The left panel of the Modify DWG/DXF Export Setup dialog lists all existing export setups. Settings for the currently selected setup display on the tabs. Use the following controls to manage setups:
New Export Setup. Uses default settings.
Duplicate Export Setup. Creates new setup using settings from the currently selected setup.
Rename Export Setup. Prompts you to specify new name for currently selected setup.
Delete Export Setup. Deletes the selected setups (except for the default <in session export setup> which cannot be deleted).
In the Modify DWG/DXF Export Setup dialog, specify export options on the following tabs as needed, and then click OK.
If you are ready to export, click Next. (Or click Save Set & Close to save the current export settings and close the dialog without exporting.)
In the Export CAD Formats dialog, navigate to the target folder for the exported files.
For Files of type, select an AutoCAD version for the exported DWG/DXF file. (The default setting for this option is specified on the General tab of the Modify DWG/DXF Export Setup dialog referenced in step 3.)
NoteWhen the selected option is AutoCAD 2000 DWG Files (*.dwg) or AutoCAD 2000 DXF Files (*.dxf), layer names are limited to 32 characters. Vasari automatically truncates longer names, retaining the first 15 characters and the last 15 characters, separated by an underbar character (_) and suffixed with a unique numeric character.
For Naming, select an option for the automatically generated file name.
If you want any Vasari or DWG links in the project to be exported to a single file rather than to several files that reference each other, make sure the Export views on sheets and links as external references option is cleared. (The default setting for this option is specified on the General tab of the Modify DWG/DXF Export Setup dialog referenced in step 3.)
Vasari exports the selected views and sheets to DWG files and places them in the target folder.
When you export a 3D view to a DWG or DXF file, colors are treated as follows:
Edge colors: because they are not rendered in AutoCAD, edge colors are ignored on export. This will result in correct shaded/realistic views (edge overrides will no longer be assigned to the entire model).
Phase colors: color overrides on solid fills are supported on export, but color overrides on patterns are not.
When you export a 2D view to a DWG file, lines are treated as follows:
If 2 lines overlap in the drawing, the thicker of the lines is retained. The thinner line is shortened or removed.
If a thick line is shorter than a thin line and its start point and endpoint fall within the thin line, no action occurs.
If 2 collinear lines with the same visual parameters overlap, they are merged into one.
When walls become lines in the DWG file, no short collinear lines are produced.