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Save the vector image

 

Save and name the vector image as a DXF file

Save and name the vector image as an HPGL file

Save and name the vector image as a PDF file

Save and name the vector image as a WMF file

Save and name the vector image as an EMF file

Save and name the vector image as an SVG file

Save the vector image using its existing name

Auto Save the vector image

Save vector text as an ASCII text file

 

Save and name the vector image as a DXF file

1. Ensure that the DXF export options are correctly set.
2. Select File Menu > Vector > Save As.

 The Save As Vector File dialog appears.

3. Select DXF pre 14 or DXF R14 and later in the Save as Type section of the dialog.

 

The DXF pre 14 option creates a very simple DXF file that has no known compatibility problems with any CAD or CNC program.

The DXF R14 and later option creates a DXF file that can be read into programs that support AutoCAD R14/LT97 or later DXF files.

 

You must choose the DXF R14 and later option if:

The vector image contains Bezier curves and you have chosen to export them as splines (see DXF export options).
You have chosen to attach a raster image to the DXF file (see DXF export options).
You have selected the User Set (Arial etc) option in the DXF Export Settings dialog (see DXF export options).

 

You can set the DXF version that Scan2CAD defaults to in the DXF Export Settings dialog.

 

4. Type a name for the DXF file into the File Name section of the dialog.
5. Click Save.
6. Scan2CAD asks whether you want to scale the vectors.

If you click Yes, the Vector Scale Settings dialog appears. Set the file’s scale and click OK.

The DXF file is now ready to read into your CAD program.

 

Note that:

Arrow lines are saved as blocks comprising four lines – three making up the arrow head and one making up the arrow tail. This makes them easy to delete and replace in your CAD program.

Areas of hatch lines are saved as blocks. This makes them easy to delete and replace in your CAD program.

Bezier curves are saved as splines, polylines or arcs, depending on what you have selected File Menu > Vector > DXF Export Options.

 

Depending on what you have selected in File Menu > Vector > DXF Export Options the DXF file is layered in one of the following ways:
One layer for each vector color. The layers vary depending on the palette you have used. By default, vectors on the Color 0 layer are saved to the Color 7 layer. See CAD Color 0 to Color 7.

 If the vectors you are saving originated from a PDF file, the colors will be mapped to the nearest color in the AutoCAD palette.

One layer for each vector type: Continuous lines, dash lines, dash dot lines, arrow lines, hatch lines, polylines / polygons / filled circles / filled polygons, arcs, splines, circles and text.
All vectors on one layer. The exact colors of the vectors will be retained.

 

Save and name the vector image as an HPGL file

1. Select File Menu > Vector > Save As.

 The Save As Vector File dialog appears.

2. Select HPGL in the Save as Type section of the dialog.
3. Type a name for the HPGL file into the File Name section of the dialog.
4. Click Save.
5. Scan2CAD asks whether you want to scale the vectors before saving.

If you click Yes, the Vector Scale Settings dialog appears. Set the file’s scale and click OK.

The HPGL file is now saved.

 

When you save the vector image as an HPGL file, any Bezier curves are saved as polylines. Filled polygons and circles are not saved.

 

Save and name the vector image as a PDF file

1. Select File Menu > Vector > Save As.

 The Save As Vector File dialog appears.

2. Select PDF in the Save as Type section of the dialog.
3. Type a name for the PDF file into the File Name section of the dialog.
4. Click Save.

 

See Also: Save a file as PDF

 

Save and name the vector image as a WMF file

1. Select File Menu > Vector > Save As.

 The Save As Vector File dialog appears.

2. Select WMF in the Save as Type section of the dialog.
3. Type a name for the WMF file into the File Name section of the dialog.
4. Click Save.

 Scan2CAD saves WMF files using units called TWIPs (1/1440 inch). This allows, where available, the receiving program to scale the image to its original dimensions. In order to calculate TWIPs Scan2CAD requires a dpi value. If the vectors being saved do not have a dpi value associated with them the Dots per Inch dialog will appear.

If the Dots per Inch dialog appears, type a suitable dpi value into the dialog and click OK. Typically this value will be the scanning resolution of the originating raster image.

 

You cannot read WMF files back into Scan2CAD.

 

Save and name the vector image as an EMF file

1. Select File Menu > Vector > Save As.

 The Save As Vector File dialog appears.

2. Select EMF in the Save as Type section of the dialog.
3. Type a name for the EMF file into the File Name section of the dialog.
4. Click Save.

 Scan2CAD saves EMF files using units called TWIPs (1/1440 inch). This allows, where available, the receiving program to scale the image to its original dimensions. In order to calculate TWIPs Scan2CAD requires a dpi value. If the vectors being saved do not have a dpi value associated with them the Dots per Inch dialog will appear.

If the Dots per Inch dialog appears, type a suitable dpi value into the dialog and click OK. Typically this value will be the scanning resolution of the originating raster image.

 

You cannot read EMF files back into Scan2CAD.

 

Save and name the vector image as an SVG file

1. Ensure that the SVG export options are correctly set.
2. Select File Menu > Vector > Save As.

 The Save As Vector File dialog appears.

3. Select SVG in the Save as Type section of the dialog.
4. Type a name for the SVG file into the File Name section of the dialog.
5. Click Save.

 

You cannot read SVG files back into Scan2CAD.

 

Save the vector image using its existing name

Click or select File Menu > Vector > Save.

 

When you load a DXF file into Scan2CAD all layer and block information is lost. Do not save over your original DXF file unless it was created in Scan2CAD and has not been edited it in another program.

 

Auto Save the vector image

1. Select File Menu > Vector > Auto Save.
2. Select 0, 10, 20 or 30.

0 turns Auto Save off.

If you choose 10, 20 or 30 Scan2CAD automatically backs up the vector image every 10, 20 or 30 minutes. The image is saved under the file names Autobak1.Dxf and Autobak2.Dxf on a rotating basis.

 

Save vector text as an ASCII text file

1. Select File Menu > Text > Save.
2. Type a name for the file into the File Name section of the dialog.
3. Click Save.

 

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