Supported Entities
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The following list matches entities with how they are converted to the AutoCAD DXF/DWG formats.

Entity:

Exported As:

Arc

Arc

Arrow

Style 1 as solid (outline); Style 2 as solid (filled); Style 3 as line (tick); and Style 4 as circle.

AutoLabel

Block and Instance with a block name of "GENDIM_nn" with nn representing some unique identification number.

Circle

Circle

Collectives

Block and insert with a special name (CK_COLL).  If you export the part file to AutoCAD and then import the same file, you may experience some data loss.

Conic

AutoCAD does not directly support conics. Exported as curve-fit polyline, a polyline with the best fit between two vertices.

Cross Hatching

Block and Instance.  Block will contain several lines with appropriate line styles.

Cutting Plane Lines

These will export as a block or entities containing text and either lines and arcs for aligned centerlines, or a polyline for vertical, horizontal, and auxiliary centerlines.

Dimension

The translator exports generic dimensions as a Block and Instance.  Dimension information structure for each dimension entity is not exported.  The Generic Dimension entity will be exported as a block and instance with a "GENDIM" prefix in the name.

File Note

Block and Instance.  The Block contains several text entities for each line.

Font

User-defined

GeoTol Symbols, Datums

Translated in AutoCAD Tolerence Symbols

Label

Block and Instance with a block name of "GENDIM_nn" with nn representing some unique identification number.

Leader

Block and Instance with a block name of "GENDIM_nn" with nn representing some unique identification number.

Level

Layer.  The layer name can be up to 30 characters long.

Line

Line

Note

Text.  The style is fixed for all text entities.  The style name is defined in the ”r;Options” dialog box.  When a note has multiple lines, each line will be a separate text entity.

NURBS Curve

Spline

Point

Point

Polygon

3D Face (if not filled);  Solid (if filled).

Polyline

Polyline

Section Views

A block of wireframe entities

Solids

Line

Spline

Not directly supported by AutoCAD. Exported as a polyline with a user-defined chord height tolerance that is defined in the ”r;Options” dialog box.  The translator does not export a spline as a B-spline.

View

Entity Coordinate;  System Vector

Witness

Block and Instance