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Export Dialog 2 years 9 months ago #4492

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Hello,

Does anybody know where the export dialogs are in DS v7? I am wanting to export station curves as individual files, and to adjust spline accuracy, as I have done in previous versions but it now it just goes straight to save with no options. The latest manual mentions dialogs but I can't find them anywhere.
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Export Dialog 2 years 9 months ago #4493

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Hi, just scroll down:

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You'll find SAVE, SAVE AS and EXPORT with available options.
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Export Dialog 2 years 9 months ago #4495

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Thanks Jurgen, I got that but there are not any options showing. Clicking on any item in the menu goes to Save only - No dialog options.
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Export Dialog 2 years 9 months ago #4496

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To add some clarity to the problem, I have copied the relevant Export section from the manual and marked, in bold, the options that should be available. No dialog appears during export, nor is there, as far as I can see, any way of setting these options in advance.

DXF polylines (2D)
The intersection curves (except diagonals) can be exported to a 2D DXF file. A dialog allows to specify the
directory where the files should be saved and the units in which they are saved (meters, centimeters, millimeters,
feet or inches). Each curve can be exported to a separate file, or curves can be grouped and saved to 3 files
(stations, buttocks and waterlines)
. Since curves are exported as polylines, curved sections are approximated by
straight line segments. The max. length these straight line segments is adjustable making this export ideal for
CNC data.
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Export Dialog 2 years 9 months ago #4497

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Hi, it's me again.
Well,pass the cursor on the little arrow next to SAVE icon >> a pop down window shows SAVE, SAVE AS, EXPORT.
on EXPORT there's another pop down menu with all the usual options of DS.
For ex.:

File Attachment:

File Name: 40Racerdelta.dxf
File Size: 4,516 KB


File Attachment:

File Name: 40Racerdelta.txt
File Size: 38 KB

Also 2D polylines...
I'm sorry to insist on the obvious but it's all there.
Or maybe I've misunderstood something...
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Export Dialog 2 years 9 months ago #4498

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Hi Jurgen, I think we have a misunderstanding. Let me step through the problem, using Export DFX 2D Curves as the example and see if I can clarify this a bit further.

I understand where to find Export from the Save Icon, the confusion lies in the secondary options that seem to have disappeared.

In previous versions, after selecting DFX 2D Curves from the Export menu, a dialogue window appeared with options to Save Curves as Separate Files and to define the Segment Line Length of the Polylines.

In the Help file for DS v7 and in the Manual_722_287_mc1 pdf file, it specifies that,

Each curve can be exported to a separate file, or curves can be grouped and saved to 3 files
(stations, buttocks and waterlines). Since curves are exported as polylines, curved sections are approximated by straight line segments. The max. length these straight line segments is adjustable making this export ideal for
CNC data
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As can be seen from the extract above and in my previous post.

Export DFX 2D Curves, Step by step in this version 7, goes as follows:-
Select Export from the Save icon
Select DFX 2D Curves from the Export menu
The Folder window appears
Select folder and Save As......

The DXF file is saved in the way of your example, without any of the secondary options to ‘Save Curves As Separate Files’ or ‘Enter Segment Line Length’

I hope the above helps to show my confusion

In the past I have found these secondary options very useful for producing full size station patterns for creating building jigs.

Thanks again, John
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Export Dialog 2 years 9 months ago #4500

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You're right...and I am a *******!
It's a natural product of ageing.
Anyway:

File Attachment:

File Name: FantailLaunchC.dxf
File Size: 4,435 KB


As in your claim all lines are exported with no options (almost not visible).
To my excuse I normally do not use this export option so I was not aware of the changes.
Now we can only wait an intervention from the high brass of DS...
Bye and sorry, Jurgen.
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Thank you for your time and effort Jurgen. I also have the same ageing problem but then, I have two or three years more practice.

Cheers
John
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OK, I now see how things are working.

The curves are saved as separate entities within the one file. The Age thing again.

My only concern now is that the line segments could be a tad shorter.
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Export Dialog 2 years 9 months ago #4503

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Let me kindly disagree:
Some options described in the guide could be achieved manipulating the .fbm file, as delete waterlines and buttocks so you have a .dxf with only stations.
But this is NOT what precisely described above, not to mention adjusting segment's lenght.
If it all was available before, well your complaints are correct.
Bye, Jurgen.
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