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Export Guide: PTC Creo
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Written by Dayma Otene
Updated over a week ago

Here we'll show two different export processes:

  1. Cutting Only: Export DXF

  2. Cutting & Engraving: Export Multi Color DXF (Coming soon..)

Cutting Only: Export DXF

With your model open, create a new drawing by selecting “File” (1) then “New” (2)

In the New window, select “Drawing” from the Type menu (3), name your file (4), and select “OK” (5)

In the New Drawing window, select “Empty” under the specify template menu (6), select a sheet size that is larger than the size of your model (7), and select “OK” (8)

Once the drawing is open, select “General View” from the Model Views section of the Layout toolbar (9), select “No Combined State” from the Select Combined State popup (10) and select “OK” (11).

Click anywhere in the drawing view to place a model view. In the Drawing View popup window, select “OK”

In the drawing view, double click the “SCALE” text in the lower left hand corner of the sheet (12). In the “Enter value for scale” popup, enter “1” for the scale (13) and select the green checkbox to confirm (14)

Select “Sheet Setup” from the Document section of the Layout toolbar (15). In the Sheet Setup popup window, confirm that the “Show format” checkbox is unchecked (16) and select “OK” (17).

Select File (18), Save As (19), and Export (20)

In the Export Setup toolbar, select “DXF” (21) and then select “Settings” (22)

In the Export Environment for DXF window, select “2007” for the DXF Version (23) and click “OK” (24).

Select “Export” from the Export Setup toolbar.

In the Save a Copy window, name your DXF (25) and select OK (26) to complete the export process.

2. Cutting & Engraving: Export Multi Color DXF (Coming soon..)

To have parts both cut and engraved, a different line color is needed for each set of paths. A drawing file will need to be created. We are working on a guide for this process. In the mean time, single color dxf files can be opened and edited in a free software called Inkscape.

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