Translating To/From DWG
Mark Thompson of Implementation Inc. is discusses the use of the DWG/DXF Translator for moving data from one cad system to another. This powerful tool not only translates the actual data from one file type to another, but also has many customization tools which allow you to fine tune the translation to include drafting standards.
Working in ARRIS vs. working in AutoCAD: It is important to have an understanding of how work is accomplished in AutoCAD ti assure that transfer of information is as clean as possible and troubleshooting is easier.
Entity Mapping and Expert Translator Tools: In order to match the graphics as much as possible, you should create standard layer, repeated item, font and pen mapping files to get the best translation results. The more you understand the correlation between entities and methods used to create drawings, the more success you will have.
Steps to Take When Sending ARRIS Files to AutoCAD: There are certain steps you should take to assure the best result when exporting files to AutoCAD. (see .pdf)
Issues to Address When Importing an AutoCAD DWG to ARRIS: There are several issues you may need to address to get the best result when bringing DWG files into ARRIS. (see .pdf)
Expert Translator: Learn the latest enhancements in the translator which address productivity and compatibility have been made for the latest release of the translator. (see .pdf)
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