I know how to convert a 3D file to a 2D file. What I have is a 3D cell library I need t convert to a 2D cell library and maintain the hidden line top view.
I haven't found anything on this.
I could use the help.
I imagine that this would be a very useful thing.
About 1000 cells.
2D files have no Hidden Lines since everything is FLAT 2D Graphics Nothing can be hidden.
Why do you need to convert 3D model to 2D graphics or 3D to 2D at all?
Have you looked at creating HiddenLine .hln files?
M-Sta. pull-down (File > Export > Visible Edges).
The output can be placed in 2D files.
I Hope this Helps!
I am aware of .hln files. I guess what I want to do is create them in batch and have them in the cell library as a top view (for example) with hidden line. I have about a thousand cells that I would like to do this to.
Senior Designer, Electrical
You can try setting up a library where you have 3D models which are not enabled as Cells which are reference/attached to 2D Models/Cells which ARE enabled as Cells.
In a DGN create 2D Models which ARE enabled as Cells, and create the 3D graphics in 3D Models. Change the file extension to 'cel'.
Then reference attach the 3D Model to the 2D Model using, for example, a Saved View of the Top View of the 3D model, or perhaps an isometric view per my attached example.
This attachment process will then squash the 3D model into 2D as an attachment. [You can use a Design Model or a Sheet Model instead as the 'primary' Cell you will place in your working drawings].
It's a complex structure to set up it should do what you want to achieve.
Then attach the Cell Library as normal. You will only see the 2D Cells. The Attachments are sub-components squashed to 2D.
See if this will work for you.
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