Posted Fri, 04 Jan 2013 17:32:53 GMT by Clifford Cole Midwest Design And Drafting Llc Owner
Does anyone know how to add another line of text on DXF plate files that specifies plate thickness and plate grade?  Presently, the only text available is the part number.
Posted Mon, 07 Jan 2013 11:42:21 GMT by

Dear Clifford Cole,

Go to Output > NC&DXF, then click "NC Settings" icon.

In the dialog which opens, go to the bottom and change the content for "Numbering:" by adding tokens (e.g. Thickness, Material, ...) available by pressing the inverted double arrow.

See attached picture

Then create your NC-DXF files.

Best regards



Attachment: NC-DXF Settings.jpg

Posted Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:16:53 GMT by Clifford Cole Midwest Design And Drafting Llc Owner
That works great, Philippe!

Is there any way to make the thickness appear in inch format?  Even if there was a way to enter a formula to convert thickness from mm to inches it would be good to have.

Thanks again,

Clifford Cole
Posted Tue, 08 Jan 2013 12:16:09 GMT by

Dear Clifford Cole,

All the coordonates in the NC files describing the objectcontour and features (and the parameters from the ST block) are always given inmetric units (regardless of any model/default setting that switches it toimperial unit)s, according to the DsTV specification (which states that mm are usedfor file generation).

The inch information can appear in the file name (for examplefor a plate made with imperial units, you get the value PL 3/8" in the NC file, as beeing itsname, but the thickness remains in mm lower in the ST block where the Thicknessparameter is), and also you can create inch-based NC-DXF files by modifying thedefault "NC DXF File units" in the GRAITEC Advance Manager.

Best regards


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