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Export DXF CAD models

You can use this tab to export a 2D plan or a 3D model of your model in DXF format.

At the top of the window are controls which apply to both 2D and 3D export. Below these are specific settings for 2D export, and then specific settings for 3D export.

From top to bottom:

Controls for both 2D and 3D Export

Note that if you check the boxes to create separate layers for both groups and phases, then a separate DXF layer will be created for every combination of group and phase. For example there will be one layer for elements in group 1 and phase 1, and another layer for elements in group 2 and phase 1 and so on.

Controls for 2D Export

Controls for 3D Outline Export

Controls for 3D Export

You can choose which faces to display for blocks and routes/trees, depending on what you want to do with the exported DXF model.

Click 'Export 3D Model' to save a DXF file of your city model. This format is recommended for importing into other CAD programs such as SketchUp™.

At the bottom of the screen you can press 'Reset' to reset everything to original installation defaults.

Technical Note - About DXF

DXF is a CAD data file format developed by Autodesk™ for exchanging CAD information between AutoCAD™ and other programs. For more information, see the DXF article on Wikipedia.

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