The Export DXF Macro

Getting Started

To follow this with your own copy of L-Edit, open the sample file that ships with L-Edit called example.tdb. This can usually be found in the samples directory under the L-Edit installation directory.

We'll assign ourselves the task of extracting the PAD locations and converting them into DXF for our package design department. We'll also output the DXF file in mm, as requested by the drafting dept.

Assuming you've installed the DXF UPI macro it is automatically loaded each time that you start an L-Edit session. You can launch it from the Special pulldown as shown.

Note - Before clicking on the Export DXF macro you should have turned on the layers you wish to export and turned off all other layers. But don't worry if you forgot - you still will have a chance to decide what layers will be translated.

Program Tour cont...

To see how Export DXF UPI helps you create write a DXF file from within LEDIT just click on the various topics. You'll be taken step by step through the process.

Exporting a DXF File

Importing a DXF File

The Macro Pull Down

Configuring DXF Export

Selecting the DXF File Name

Layer Selection and Mapping

Loading your DXF File into AutoCAD

The Macro Pulldown

Configuring the DXF Import

Selecting the DXF File

Layer Selection and Mapping

Instancing the New Cell into L-Edit

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