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exporting 3D to 2D

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darn halo

Hi all,

I've been working with autocad for the last 6 years or so and i often get the feeling autocad isn't made for 3D. Normally I have a somewhat complex model with 3D-piping, beams machines and other plant things. All in blocks and solids, and just using vanilla autocad. Each model is normally accompanied by 5-10 layout tabs with different views and crossections made from "3D-clip".

Now assume I need a 2D- top view of floor 2 (.dwg) to send to the architects how would i go about doing this?

My current workflow is the following:

Save file under a different name.

Explode all.

Slice twice to extract the floor I want.

Use flatshot.

 

Not ideal. There are so many commands i feel come close like like exportlayout or viewbase but they never really work as i would like.

 

 

 

 

 

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f700es

Have you explored AutoCAD's Viewbase command? You could also set up viewports with certain hidden views.

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SLW210

I use SOLVIEW/SOLDRAW, SOLPROF and SECTIONVIEW if setting up a Viewport doesn't work. Viewbase on large 3D drawings seem to be very large in file size for me.

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darn halo

I have a while ago, dont remember exactly but as i recall it had problems with either xrefs or blocks. Also the fact that a view could not be exploded for hands on adjustments.

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