Grouping & Exporting Items in CAD Software
In this example, we are using DraftSight, a free CAD program. Though, these concepts apply to most CAD programs.
- Open DraftSight and create your pattern.
- To create a group, select the items you would like in your group and click the make block button on the left-hand side toolbar.
- In the open window name your group. Keep in mind that when the file is imported, the filenames for the group files will be filename_groupname
- Save your finished CAD file, making sure that you save the file as R2013 ASCII Drawing (*.dxf) format using the dropdown at the bottom of the save as window.