Program help

DWG Export

Export DWGs in the following way:

1.Open the application menu.

2.Click Export.

3.Select Geometry from the submenu.

4.Enter a file name and select DWG as the file type. Confirm by clicking Save.

5.Then the DWG Export dialog opens. Make your settings here.

6.Confirm with Export.

In the DWG Export dialog, pCon.planner enables a number of additional settings that are described below.


Reduce file size

External Images

Save images, materials and textures from the drawing externally.

Solids to Meshes

Solids in the drawing are converted into surface meshes.

Simple Meshes

Complexity of surface meshes in planning is reduced (SubD meshes are converted to polyface meshes).

Remove Add-ons

pCon.planner-specific extensions (e.g. material definitions) that go beyond the DWG standard are removed for export.

Traverse Materials

A material can be assigned to blocks that reference other geometries. The material is assigned to these child elements accordingly.

Traverse materials assigns the material definition directly to the individual elements instead of specifying them by reference.

Reduce Layers

Only layers for top-level objects are kept.

Note: If child objects are on layer 0, Reduce Layers will inherit the layer name of the parent object if that object does not use layer 0.

Export Format


Select DWG version: DWG 2000 to current version.

Create ZIP archive

Packs the DWG and the image files created by External Images into a compressed ZIP archive.


Remove 3D Geometry

Removes all objects on 3D layers.

Please note:

Removes all items on layers that are considered 3D content (for example, on layers that contain the prefix d3_).

All elements on layers that contain the prefix d2_ or that are not clearly recognizable as 3D elements are kept.

The layers for all elements that you want to keep must be prefixed with a d2_.

For all elements that do not yet have their own 2D representation, create a 2D representation using the 2D Symbol feature (Edit tab) before exporting.

Export selection only

Only the objects currently selected in the drawing are exported.