Lightweight Polyline to Polyline conversion

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Lightweight Polyline to Polyline conversion

Postby Alex Leonard » Mon Dec 24, 2007 12:38 pm

It is my understanding that FieldGenius cannot handle lightweight polyline entities in DXF files.

Is anyone aware of a method (other than tracing the lines by hand) of converting the LWPolys to "heavyweight" (old-style) polylines?

Thanks and Merry Christmas!
Alex
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Postby Alex Leonard » Fri Dec 28, 2007 7:55 pm

For any who are interested, here's a workflow we came up with:

1. explode the LW-Polyline
2. auto-add points to the exploded line segments using the "MS-points database utilities"
3. using the Active Coordinate Editor, assign an identical temporary description to all of the new points
4. In Automap Library, define a new entry for the point description which includes the following:
- check "Automap process connect points" check-box
- select "3D Connections" option
- select "Polylines" option
- Set a layer and linetype for the polyline in Linework Layer Options
5. Exit Automap Libaray, save changes and process Automap entries using "3D" connections.

Voila!

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