Exporting Mesh Outline to a DXF File

Export the mesh outline to .dxf file as two-dimensional data by projecting onto the XY plane. Use the outline, for example, to create the printed circuit board (PCB) layout of your design.

  1. [Optional] Select the geometry parts or mesh parts to export. If no part is selected, all meshes of the specified type are exported.
  2. On the Home tab, in the File group, click the  Export icon. From the drop-down list select the  Mesh boundary icon. From the drop-down list select DXF mesh (*.dxf).

    Figure 1. The DXF export dialog.

If a geometry part or mesh part was selected in Step 1, the Only export selection check box is selected.

  1. [Optional] To export all included meshes, clear the Only export selection check box.
  2. Select the Export as 2D data (projected onto the xy-plane) check box to export the model as two-dimensional data.
  3. [Optional] To export dimensions in metre, select the Scale to metre check box.

If the model contains mesh parts (imported meshes) and simulation meshes (meshed geometry or remeshed mesh parts), the options under Specify which mesh to export are enabled.

  1. Under Specify which mesh to export, select one of the following:
    • To export the meshed model of the geometry or the remeshed version of an imported mesh, click Simulation mesh.
    • To export an imported mesh, click Model mesh.
  2. Click OK to export the mesh outline and to close the dialog.