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How to 'Fill'
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* May 25, 2017, 04:39:58 PM
#30
Thanks Mitch

I haven't followed through properly yet on your last reply as I have been trying to write notes on the complete method so I would have somewhere to start from next time I want to do a new drawing. I attach the result as a pdf (might be useful to others, though no guarantees of success).

I did the complete fill of my current drawing remarkably quickly by following my own notes - but then hit a surprise snag. Exporting in AutoCAD format (.dwg. R2000) didn't work. It was a surprise because it had worked with a complete filled earlier version of this drawing. I wonder if there is any obvious reason why exporting has failed? I attach the filled drawing in .tcp format.

Kind regards

Andrew


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* May 27, 2017, 12:47:55 PM
#31
Andrew,

What error indication did you get when saving?

Enjoy
Mitch

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* May 28, 2017, 04:48:49 PM
#32
Hi Mitch

Screen shot attached

Regards  Andrew

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* May 29, 2017, 12:39:01 AM
#33
After downloading your file I exported it as a dwg R2000 with no problem, which is why I asked the question. Try it again and see if the problem continues.

Enjoy
Mitch

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* June 07, 2017, 04:33:48 PM
#34
Hi Mitch

I've had some time out doing (successfully) some 3D printing. Now I've come back and tried this 2D export again - without success.

Any thoughts on possible sources of the problem?

Kind regards

Andrew

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* June 08, 2017, 04:51:04 PM
#35
I'm testing using the file you posted "Filled etch using notes" 856 KB dated 5/25/2017. This file exports with no problem as a .dwg R2000 using V10 build 1340. I have used two different computers, one on Sierra and the other on El Capitan, both work. Is your file different than the one posted? Try exporting small portions of your drawing, say just the top layer and then the bottom layer. That will narrow down the problem geometry to one layer. Select smaller sections of that layer and export them until the offending geometry is located. In the export dialog box click on the "Selected Only" when exporting. Once the problem is found, use "Check Object" under the "Verify" menu and repair.

Enjoy
Mitch

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* June 10, 2017, 05:33:20 PM
#36
Thanks again for your help, Mitch.

I am on build 1317, not 1340. I have tried to download a more recent build but can't see how to do it (I have downloaded TurboCAD Pro 10 again but just seem to get build 1317). I am on Sierra v10.12.4.

I followed your advice and tried to export layer by layer, using a download of the same file you had worked on. The bottom worked OK but not the top, so I tried the top in two halves, left and right - and that worked!

I had to alter a hole size and so modified and re-filled the drawing and attempted to export it in the same way. The bottom was fine but not the top. I then tried doing the top in segments - left half and right half or lower half and upper half. None of these worked. I thought I would let you have a look at the top layer to see if you can do this as easily as the previous file or see what my problem is.

Kind regards

Andrew

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* June 10, 2017, 05:41:20 PM
#37
Build 1340 is found in the Patches & Upgrades category.

http://tcmacforum.imsisupport.com/index.php?topic=2660.0

I have downloaded your file and will take a look at it.

Enjoy
Mitch

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* June 11, 2017, 06:53:10 AM
#38
Hi Mitch

Build 1340 seems to be the answer. I can export a two-layer drawing in .dwg R2000 format.

I hope this now means I can do the whole sequence of:  drawing -> filling -> exporting  without difficulty.

Thank you for continuing to help me all through this long saga.

Regards

Andrew

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* June 11, 2017, 11:33:43 AM
#39
I'm glad to hear that the upgrade has cleared up the export problem. It boggles the mind why the IMSI support page has all the updates for V5 through V9 but nothing for V10. I can only hope this oversight will be corrected soon.

Enjoy
Mitch

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* June 12, 2017, 05:11:16 PM
#40
It boggles the mind too that I can buy the upgrade to Pro V10 on 5th April and only get build 1317 and then download it again on 8th June and still only get build 1317. The date on the upgrades urls is 3rd May.

Kind regards

Andrew

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