ORION 18: EXPORTING DRAWINGS FROM ORION TO AUTOCAD


This is actually a very simple process with a very small complication that can be quite annoying (though very easy to resolve). For the most part, it is the exact opposite of the procedure for importing AutoCAD drawings into Orion which you can find here


Step 1

After opening the model in the graphical editor (here, we will use our 'LearningOrion' model), Click on 'File', then 'Model/File Export' then 'DXF Export' in the menu toolbar at the top of the screen. The dialog box appears as can be seen below.

NB: It is advisable that 'Group Drawing Objects' box is not ticked. This option creates groups of objects in the new drawing, making it complicated to edit in AutoCAD.


Step 2

Click 'OK' to export the drawing to AutoCAD. Here, however, is where the complication arises. After exporting the drawing and you attempt to plot it, the drawing comes out this way.



As you can see, the text detailing the dimension is unusually large when compared to other texts. To rectify this issue, while in AutoCAD, we will click on this text we want to modify, click 'Select Similar' (this selects every object in that layer). Next, we right click again and select 'Properties' and change the layer thickness to 'default' (or any other thickness you prefer). Replotting it produces this


You can easily iterate this procedure to get ideal sizes for all your texts and lines being exported from Orion.



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