Here I will show you all list of Save , Save As… , and Export file types.
As per your need you can use these file type !
Location: File > Save
Shortcut Keys : CTRL+S
If you want to save your file to default file type then you can use this command. However it will open ‘Save As’ dialog box for first time if Drawing file is not saved. If Drawing file is already saved in default file format then this command will save new changes in drawing without dialog box pop up.
How to change default save type ?
You can change default file save type from Tools >Options > System Options > Open /Save As
Here , Change save document as type !
B. ‘Save As…’
Location: File > Save As…
Shortcut Keys : CTRL+SHIFT+S
DraftSight offers verity of file type options from save as . See list below:
Location: ‘File > Export > Export… ‘
Export file types :
- Bitmap (*.bmp)
- Windows Enhanced Metafile (*.emf)
- Windows Metafile (*.wmf)
- PNG (*.png)
- Slide (*.sld)
- Scalable Vector Graphics Format (*.svg)
- Encapsulated PostScript (*.eps)
- Tag Image File Format (*.tif)
- Stereolithography (*.stl)
When you run this command ‘Save file’ dialog box will appear Choose Save as File type and Click on ‘Save’ tab.
Wait this is not over yet!
See command line message
Select objects or press ENTER to select all objects and viewports»
Select the entities/objects you want to export and if you want to export all objects and viewpoints then Just Press Enter.
Now go to saved path and check exported file ! 🙂
D. Additional Export options
Apart from above list of Exported file types DraftSight also offers 2 important Export types as below:
– PDF Export
Location: ‘File > Export > PDF Export ‘
A dialog box will pop up to export Drawing file Sheets into PDF with variety of options . You can set Document Properties for these PDF files.
– Export Drawing
Location: ‘File > Export > Export Drawing ‘
You can export Selected entities , Blocks or Entire Drawing file as a separate Drawing file. You can covert Entities into blocks by specifying their block unit system and insertion point
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