Import rhino files to autocad with proper layer management

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#1

Hello,

I’m working mainly in rhinoceros, but time to time when finishing the project’s i’m working on, i unfortunatly have to move to Autocad for suiting my company workflow.
In order to do that i keep the same layers structure in the rhino and the autocad files.
But when i export a piece from rhino to autocad it create a new layer with same name causing to get every layer doubled.

Did you ever encountered such a problem and do you have any solution ?

It would save me lot of work-time and efficiency in the workflow in my company.

It would also be a good argument to let more users swith to rhinoceros for drawing.

Thanks for your help

Best regards


#2

Hello
What is your current acad export scheme? and do you make use of sub-layers?

You could edit acad export scheme as new and select :“export layer names only” (child), but that also could be a wrong idea if you have many sublayers with same name to export.
Sub-layers are “kicked off” their parent layer because the sub-layers do not exist in acad, and Layer Groups do not exist in Rhino.
Thus all layers/sub-layers with same names will be exported in a single layer, that’s why the default option “full layer path” (layerName$subLayerName) is useful when multiple layers/sub-layers have the same name, even if the names are modified with a prefix, it’s easy afterwards to group those layers in autocad. As I’m writing, I have not seen an other magic option yet.


#3

Thanks for your help,

Thé problem is not related to sublayers. More that layer written in small charcter get exported with capital letter. I kind of found a solution but it s not perfect. I need to rename all the layer in autocad with capital letters in order to make it work … if you have any idea what s happening I m interested :slight_smile:


#4

It sounds like an Autocad behavior, I saw some posts about this on their forums (and some fixes too).
I don’t run autocad anymore but I can use Illustrator to see what rhino does: from what I saw, I can tell that the letter case is absolutely respected.