3D to 2D

3D to 2D

Post by Wand » Wed, 22 Oct 2003 23:11:36


Today I attempted to convert a 3D drawing to 2D several times. When I opened
the 2D file there were elements everywhere except where they should have
been. Other objects don't display at all. I tried converting with 'Preserve
Z range' turned off & again with it turned on, it didn't make any difference
at all. What am I doing wrong?

Also, part of my drawing consists of C sections of metal that support a
frame, braces are bolted diagonally accross the frame from the top hole of
one leg to the bottom hole of another. How do I draw or rotate the brace so
that it's holes are aligned with the support legs?
 
 
 

3D to 2D

Post by Wand » Thu, 23 Oct 2003 08:22:18

Forgot to mention that I'm using Microstation J


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3D to 2D

Post by Dennis Bar » Thu, 23 Oct 2003 11:14:16

Have you checked which view you are converting? It may not be saving the top
view.

Dennis Barker
Innovision Technologies Pty Ltd
Sydney Australia



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3D to 2D

Post by Wand » Thu, 23 Oct 2003 19:51:18

Yes, I tried both the front & right views. What do you mean by "it might not
be saving the top"?



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3D to 2D

Post by Dennis Bar » Fri, 24 Oct 2003 10:30:48

I just assumed you might want the plan (top) view. But as long as you are
aware the there is a way to control the exported view by selecting the
appropriate view number in the export dialog.

The only other thing I can imagine might affect it is an active ACS or even
Accudraw rotated at an odd angle when you go to save.

Is the resulting erroneous 2D geometry always the same, even when you
nominate the different views?

Dennis Barker
Innovision Technologies Pty Ltd
Sydney Australia


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3D to 2D

Post by Wand » Fri, 24 Oct 2003 18:48:36

Yes.

Thanks for attempting to help me.





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