Exporting Polygons to DXF
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- Subject: [mg121917] Exporting Polygons to DXF
- From: Norman <wikner.norman at gmail.com>
- Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2011 04:25:19 -0400 (EDT)
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I have searched on this subject, but most posts are obsolete. The mathematica documentation on DXF exporting is obscure at best. There are no examples given as to how to use the options. I have a Graphics object, g, consisting entirely of color specifications and polygons. If I do this: Export["Test.dxf",g], I get a dxf file, But when I ope it it consists entirely of Mesh (poly line) objects. Furthermore, any polygon with more than 3 sides is decomposed into triangles. I want them to be polygons. I see on the DXF reference page, Export["Test.dxf",expr,elem] creates a DXF file by treating expr as specifying element elem. and I also see listed as Elements, "PolygonData" polygon data in indexed form But things like Export["Test.dxf",g,"PolygonData"] and many modifications to the above, all result in errors. I just don't have enough information or documentation to form a Mathematica expression that results in a DXF file with polygons.