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n_spect_r
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Default save as

Post by n_spect_r » Thu May 28, 2020 9:10 am

I use some older software that will not import a DXF in any format newer than R12. Is there a way to set Qcadcam to save in this by default? When I try to set it in preferences, the lowest format is R18. Thaks.

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Re: Default save as

Post by andrew » Thu May 28, 2020 9:22 am

DXF/DWG Format versions < R18 should not be used as default since they cannot hold all information and entity types supported by QCAD. Saving in an older format version might result in entity conversions or entity loss, so this should always be seen as an export.

You can override this behaviour by manually editing the QCAD3.ini / QCAD3.conf file:

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[SaveAs]
Filter=R12 [LT2] DXF Drawing [OpenDesign] (*.dxf)
Note that this is not recommended for the above mentioned reasons.

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