DXF Export with nest Grade

When we Export the DXF with nested Graded in the other software when they open the same the grading is all shown distorted... attached is the example of the same..


  • Jaye BrownJaye Brown Gerber Staff 💛
    Hi Chandrakala:

    Are you exporting AccuMark files as an AAMA/ASTM dxf file or Standard dxf file? 

    You may want to check export options in our DCU for AAMA/ASTM dxf files (DCU-View-Options)...be sure to select "Export Graded Nest."

    I hope this is clear and helpful.

  • Kathy ValadeKathy Valade Gerber Staff 💛
    edited June 10

    @chandrakala ;

    Open the DXF file in Notepad and search on the word "rule". Do you see a rule table name in the file? If so, that particular rule table name MUST be paired on import with the corresponding DXF file. The rule table (.rul file) must contain the rule values that display on the pattern graded. If not, you are not using the same rule table. This is a common issue and in this case, if you don't receive the rule table file or have the rule table noted in your ASTM Import Options, you will need to apply a different rule table on import or afterwards in PDS with Assign Rule Table. This will establish a size line but it will NOT grade the grade points automatically. You may see grading like in your example, but that may be coincidence because the grade rule ID's are similar? You will need to re-apply the grade rules on each grade point to get the grading as expected. Otherwise, check your rule table values and correct the growth and reapply the grade rules in question in PDS. The alternative is to Export as a Graded Nest and Import as a Graded Nest. This avoids rule issues UNLESS you have modified rules on the pattern.  That means any rule with an asterisk * or hashtag #  need to be changed to supported solid rule numbers to export and import because ASTM does not support modified rules.

    Standard DXF files will not have grading so I doubt that is the issue. To prove if the DXF file is ASTM or Standard DXF format, when in Notepad search for the word "unit". If you do NOT find a unit of measurement such as "metric" or "english" it would be a Standard DXF file. These files are exported using the scale of the exporting system and never contain the unit type. The import side MUST know the unit of scale on import from the export system or you will need to try all the Import Options to determine the correct size.

    You will find a lot of detailed information on data conversions in V12 on the AM-Explorer PROCESS tab in the ribbon. Look for the Data Conversion Manual which is next to Data Conversion Utility "DCU".  

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