How can a profile be viewed in AutoCAD, to do some additional formatting for reporting purposes? Can the profile be exported to a CAD format like DWG or DXF?
To export profiles (and models in general) to the .DXF format, use the following steps.
First, open a profile or engineering profile (right click on the name of the profile in the profiles manager and choose the profile type to open). For the standard profile, choose the Chart Settings button in the upper-left corner of the profile and choose "Export to DXF". For the engineering profile, click the Tools button, also in the upper-left, and choose "Export to DXF".
Once you name and save the DXF file, you will be able to open the .DXF of the profile in AutoCAD and manipulate it as you see fit. You may need to 'explode' it first depending on what you would like to do.
For Engineering style profiles, click the Tools button in the upper left corner, click Options, click the Layers tab and make sure Energy Grade is checked:
Exporting profiles to PDF, Excel and Image formats