[solved] How to export selected layers to DXF?

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theozh
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[solved] How to export selected layers to DXF?

Postby theozh » Thu Nov 06, 2014 6:27 am

When drawing on different layers I expected to be able to select individual layers to be exported by making the others invisible.
However, it looks like the DXF export function always exports all layers.
Any ideas how to export only selected layers?
Last edited by theozh on Thu Nov 06, 2014 5:24 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Win7/64, Inkscape 0.92.2

tylerdurden
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Re: How to export selected layers to DXF?

Postby tylerdurden » Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:41 am

Ensure the desired method is selected in the dropdown menu?

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Working correctly here.
Have a nice day.

I'm using Inkscape 0.92.2 (5c3e80d, 2017-08-06), 64 bit win8.1

The Inkscape manual has lots of helpful info! http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/

theozh
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Re: How to export selected layers to DXF?

Postby theozh » Thu Nov 06, 2014 5:23 pm

ahh, sorry, :oops: so easy... I expected "visible only" as default...
Win7/64, Inkscape 0.92.2

JoseyWales
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Location: USA

Re: [solved] How to export selected layers to DXF?

Postby JoseyWales » Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:11 pm

i need to do same thing but can't find Desktop Cutting Plotter. Could you show the path to get there? can dxf files then be converted to pdf? Thanks

theozh
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Re: [solved] How to export selected layers to DXF?

Postby theozh » Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:42 pm

From the menu
- File
- Save a copy (Shift+Ctrl+Alt+S)
- Select Filetype
In my installations (Inkscape 0.48 or 0.91) "Desktop Cutting Plotter (AutoCAD DXF R14) (.dxf)" is the 15th from the top.
There you can also directly save it as PDF.


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