The fact is I have very little knowledge of AC, others here please jump in if I'm wrong.
Iâ€™ve sent many drawings to companies for CAM/CNC manufacture and pretty much all of them rely solely on the 3d model in the DWG/DXF.
the dxf file would have true arcs and lines in it
I reckon they do - it's the guy the other end who has the problem
What my customer is seeing is only the 2D geometry that has been added in paper space to annotate the view ports. All the geometry that is generated from the 3D model in the view ports does not show.
My experience with viewport transfer to AC isn't good (read 100% fail). I treat viewports in paper space as cosmetic, they're never dimensioned and I usually only use a viewport to clarify something in the design, see example below. If I want our supplier to see a pretty picture of the object, I'll send a PDF as well.
I might have to do a drawing for him in 2D, but I can't believe that is the real solution.
For manual manufacture in our workshop, I use the drafting pallet extensively and all components are dimensioned fully in paper space.
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