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When I save a dwg as a dxf, can I specify which layers to include?

I export dxf files to my CNC mill.  In the past whenever I saved the dwg as a dxf it automatically only saved my "0" layer and ignored my boarder and dimension layers.

I've been going throught the online video courses to learn more about what I'm doing, but have apparently changed a setting.  Now when I save a dxf it saves all layers which messes up my CNC cutter paths.

Is there a way to easily configure which layers to save in the dxf and which not?

Thank you,
asked 4 years ago in progeCAD by Hylan / Level: CAD Student (72 points)

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Try turning off the layers before exporting to your DXF. If that does not work, try freezing the layers. If that is also unsuccessful you can always open the DXF in a text editor and locate the entities you dont want to print and remove them before sending to your cnc machine. A lot of work but you would accomplish what you are trying to do. I am pretty sure freezing or turning layers off will help although a dxf is a true representation of a DWG and I dont know how your cnc machine will handle the frozen layers. You can also export the items you want to go to the cnc from the drawing they are in by Wblock to the disk. just do an undo in the drawing you are exporting from so they dont disappear forever, then open the wblock file just as you would any drawing on the disk and use then export the dxf. hope that helps.
answered 4 years ago by Scott H / Level: Engineering Manager (5,713 points)

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