Configuring The Export DXF Macro

We need to set a couple of parameters for the translator. Since our package design guys want output in MM and our database is in UM we need to divide each distance in UM by 1000.

Scale Divisor
Each item in the L-Edit database is divided by the number entered here. If enter 1000 then a pad which is 600 x 600 um will end up being .6 x 6 mm in DXF.

Other Settings

For this example the other settings are not important. But here is a quick summary of what each one does:

Wire Control
Determines whether the translation engine translates wires as polylines with width or whether it outlines each wire and converts it to a zero width closed polyline.

Circle Mapping
Turns on a special recognition algorithm that attempts to convert "smooth" boundaries back into DXF circles. This makes the DXF file much smaller.

Path Mitering
If WIRE=OUTLINE then checking this box will cause the bends to be mitered.

Detailed Report
Adds some detail to the translation log file. Primarily selected when you need to do some debugging.


Scale Multiplier
Allows you to scale text up or down in size. If for some reason the text in the DXF file is not the height you want, this parameter can adjust it on-the-fly.

DXF Style
Every AutoCAD text entity has a style associated with it. This parameter lets you define the style name. AutoCAD's default style name is called "standard"

SHX Font
Every AutoCAD text entity has a font associated with it. This parameter lets you define the font used for each string of translated text. AutoCAD's default font is called txt.shx.

Once you are satisfied with the configuration settings click on the Export button.

Program Tour cont...

To see how the DXF UPI helps you read and write DXF 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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