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Leonard, Alex  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, October 29, 2003 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
Leonard, Alex

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Using AS-18 6.0.1
Am trying to export the 2D floor plan to DXF format.
When I display the plan in 2D and select:
File -> Export
I get only the options of BMP and VRML. And these generate 3D views anyway...
Seems I read earlier in the forum about a DXF export option.

OR - an Alternative to DXF:
How about adding to the wishlist, support for a vectorized EPS export.
Not as rich as a true DXF, but better than tracing screen-shots! (ha ha - been there...).
I've tried printing to file through the standard Windows Postscript diver (which allows one to select EPS format), but what comes out is bitmap (raster) format output. Using a postcript driver in that way is unecessarily limiting. PS can handle the vectors directly - and without having to "build-in" all the (quirky/secret/proprietary) DXF bulk into the program.
Encapsulated Postcript is a very open standard, and useable by many programs (at worst through one of the many filter/converters).
Since Punch is natively vector already, it is nearly all the way there - why not feed the "raw" data to the driver? From there we can take print files and "play" with them as we need.?

Alex.
Patricia G.  
#2 Posted : Wednesday, October 29, 2003 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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Hi Alex,

The DXF import tool is a Punch power tool, and you'll find these tools at the right bottom corner of your screen (see image attached)

Let us know if you need more help

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Van Cleve, Guy  
#3 Posted : Wednesday, September 8, 2004 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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I have the same problem you reported. My exported .dxf file prints in ACAD only an outline with neither text nor dimensions. Did you solve this problem? If so, how.
Patricia G.  
#4 Posted : Wednesday, September 8, 2004 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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Hi Guy,

Well, yes, in the last two years, Punch changed a lot, and the DXF export feature was improved

If you tell us what version you are using, we'll help you with your DXF issues

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bbarlow  
#5 Posted : Monday, April 17, 2006 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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I have Arch.3000 version 10 and cannot export dxf. When I open the file there is dimensions but no wall outline or sometimes it is the opposite. I never know. Did not have this problem with my old Arch. Series 18 version. Any help would be appreciated.
Patricia G.  
#6 Posted : Monday, April 17, 2006 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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Hi bbarlow

Did you download install the maintenance patch?
http://www.punchsoftware...s/patch_DXF_exporter.htm

Lets us know how if this solved the problem

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fj5race  
#7 Posted : Monday, January 22, 2007 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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How do I chandge the file format? When I try and save my plans it will only save in "pro' how do I change that?
Patricia G.  
#8 Posted : Monday, January 22, 2007 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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Hi fj5race

In Punch, you can "Save As" a file only as Punch file, however, you can Export them in a diversity of formats

You can Export your floorplans to DXF or DWG using the DXF / DWG Exporter (power tools), the CAD format is automatic using this power tool, you just need to select between DXF or DWG and the CSD ersion

Hope this helps

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Patricia G.  
#9 Posted : Monday, January 22, 2007 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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An additional comment

CAD are also two ways for versions 6 and up (import and export)
I don't know of any kind of restrictions to import the plans

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JEF1966  
#10 Posted : Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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Is there a way to export a floor plan to dxf, or something else compatible with AutoCAD? I have an old version of 3D Home, probably version 1....from around 1995, and it would export as a dxf beautifully. But now I am using Version 9 and don't see any way to do this.
Patricia G.  
#11 Posted : Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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Hi there,

3D Home Architect Home & Landscape Design V8 and V9 are supported at
http://forums.encoreusa.com/tt.asp?forumid=51

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