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How can I save a DXF file of an entire view of a model (for milling)?

Hi, I need to save a .dxf file containing all the information in the front view of my model. When I select "save as dxf/dwg" while selecting a point on the front, I only get the features from the planar face, excluding all of the drilled parts (inside the milled part) and excluding the outer edge of the milled portions. How can I get all these features on my .dxf file for my 2.5D milling job?
Here is the front face of my part:


Here is what the .dxf file looks like. It's missing the important drilled parts as well as the left edge lines of the milled areas. 


Can someone please advise how I can get my .dxf to have all the features of the part face in the first picture? Thank you!
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  • robert_morrisrobert_morris OS Professional, Developers Posts: 155 PRO
    The easiest way is to make a 1:1 scale drawing of the part and export the drawing as a dxf. I usually also delete all the borders and text blocks in the drawing to simplify things.
  • owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers Posts: 2,259 PRO
    A couple more options.

    1 Create a new sketch and project all the lines you need with the use feature, no need to remove borders that way.

    2 Find some cnc software that take step files, that way your model retains the depth of cut info the dfx losses.

    Owen S.
    Production Engineer
    HWM-Water Ltd
  • christine_cordeirochristine_cordeiro Member Posts: 2
    Thanks @robert_morris and @owen_sparks !
    @robert_morris , how do you create a 1:1 scale drawing? I right clicked on the part, and a 1:2 scale was automatically created from the template I chose: "ANSI_A_mm". Do you use a different template, or how do you re-scale it?

    @owen_sparks , your option 1 seems to be working, but it's very cumbersome to select each line segment individually (when I try to select using a window, it only selects things that I already projected onto the sketch). I select the lines and right click and select "Use". Do you know if there is a faster way to do this? 

    Thanks again!


  • robert_morrisrobert_morris OS Professional, Developers Posts: 155 PRO
    @christine_cordeiro,
    Once you are in the drawing, right-click somewhere on the sheet and select "Sheet properties" from the menu. You can then change the scale in the dialog that pops up.
  • MBartlett21MBartlett21 Member Posts: 1,551 EDU
    @owen_sparks , your option 1 seems to be working, but it's very cumbersome to select each line segment individually (when I try to select using a window, it only selects things that I already projected onto the sketch). I select the lines and right click and select "Use". Do you know if there is a faster way to do this? 
    @christine_cordeiro
    You can select faces to project and it will project all the edges
    MB - I make FeatureScripts: view FS (My FS's have "Official" beside them)
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