To Export a Drawing to an IGES Drawing File
1. Set the following configuration options:
2. Click File > Save As > Save a Copy in a drawing. The Save a Copy dialog box opens.
3. Select IGES (*.igs) in the Type box.
4. Accept the default name in the New file name box, or type a new model name for the export.
5. Click OK. The Export Environment for IGES dialog box opens.
6. Click the Entities tab, then select the options specific to the entity you want to export. You can export the following entities:
Splines, as is or as polylines
Cross hatches, as separate single geometric entities or as IGES Element Type 230.
If you set the intf2d_iges_out_hatch configuration option to yes, IGES Element Type 230, that is, a sectioned area, is created for each cross hatch
Symbols, as is or as separated entities.
Points, as is or as shapes.
You can determine if an IGES drawing file contains overlapping entities by specifying the interface quality.
7. Click the Sheets tab.
8. Select Current sheet, All sheets, or Selected sheets. If you select Selected sheets, use and to select the sheets to export.
9. Click the Misc tab to set the following options:
To export drawing views, select the Export Views check box.
Set the User Defined Fonts option to As Is or As Solid Lines.
Set the User Defined Colors option to As Is or As White.
10. To export the file and close the dialog box, Click OK.
Settings in the Export Environment for IGES dialog box are automatically saved.
The drawing is exported and a file named <drawingname>.igs or <drawingname>_#.igs is created, where # is the sheet number in a multi-sheet drawing.