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Export Drawings as Images

roryaronsonroryaronson Member Posts: 21 PRO
Would be nice to be able to export drawings as .JPEG, .PNG, and .SVG images for better sharing on a website.

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  • viruviru Member, Developers Posts: 619 ✭✭✭✭
    @roryaronson,+1 for your suggestion. You can raise improvement request for this. In near future we hope that this facility will be provided by Onshape.



  • jakub_bialekjakub_bialek Member Posts: 2 EDU
    One year later and we still missing this basic functionality...
  • jakeramsleyjakeramsley Member, Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 581
    One year later and we still missing this basic functionality...
    Hi jakub_bialek,

    I will add you to the improvement request for this.
    Jake Ramsley

    Director of Quality Engineering              onshape.com
  • jakub_bialekjakub_bialek Member Posts: 2 EDU
    One year later and we still missing this basic functionality...
    Hi jakub_bialek,

    I will add you to the improvement request for this.
    Thank you. I hope to see this functionality soon :)
  • Marc_MillerMarc_Miller Member Posts: 52 ✭✭
    Hello @jakeramsley ;  Can you add me to the improvement request too?  Being able to export directly to SVG would be great and eliminate needing to go through Inkscape or Illistrator as an extra step to convert DXF to SVG.

  • StephenGStephenG Member Posts: 245 ✭✭✭
    If you only need a low-res cartoon image (JPG, PNG bitmap) on a web page of the drawing why not use the built-in OS screen capturing functions/utilities?

    If you need a hi-res image why not export drawing as a PDF and use the browser's built-in PDF viewer, or an external PDF viewer?

    Note: PDF supports multi-sheet drawings.

      
  • alexandre_vallettealexandre_vallette Member Posts: 5 PRO
    This last comment is not a good solution because you want to export an image with transparency (without the background). 
    Too bad the functionality isn't present.
  • sebastian_glanznersebastian_glanzner Member Posts: 118 PRO
    edited December 2018
    There is a solution:

    Install the free version of PDF Creator (https://www.pdfforge.org/pdfcreator)

    Just "Print" your drawing in Onshape and choose pdfcreator as printer.
    Then you can save as pdf, jpeg, png, tiff...

    It is also possible to create custom profiles so you can save your settings.
    I use it to save drawings in a special tiff format for one customer.

    Transparent png works not so good with shaded views:

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