Exporting profiles to .DXF files

Product(s): StormCAD, SewerCAD, SewerGEMS, CivilStorm
Version(s): V8i, CONNECT Edition
Area: Output and Reporting


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.


  1. As of Connect Edition update 2 versions, profiles need to be exported into DXF file format one by one only, multiple profiles cannot be exported into DXF file format in one go. To consider this ability we have created an enhancement, reference number is  #1013961, to be considered in future releases of the product. 
  2. If you would like the Energy Grade Line (EGL) to be included in the DXF, ensure that it is turned on. For "standard" profiles click the options button in the upper left corner and ensure that the EGL option is checked:

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:

See Also

Exporting profiles to PDF, Excel and Image formats