Saving in Jw_cad file format (JWW)


  1. On [File] menu, click [Export] - [Export to JWW File].
    [Export] dialog box will be displayed.
  2. Select a saving location.
  3. Enter a file name in [File Name] box.
  4. Click [Save] button.
    The drawing created in RootPro CAD will be saved as a Jw_cad drawing file.
Tip: (Image)
For a drawing containing an image, a message is displayed to confirm that such image is to be packed in the Jw_cad drawing file. If you select to pack the image in the drawing file, the saved file will be able to open in Jw_cad of version 7.00 or higher.
If you select not to pack it in the drawing file, a bitmap file with the same name as the drawing file (in case of multiple image files, the same name followed by numbers) will be saved in the same folder as the drawing file in Jw_cad format saved. Such image file(s) will be able to open in Jw_cad of version 5.00 or higher.

Conversion of part drawings and layers

In RootPro CAD, part drawing layout can be rotated, or different scales can be set for X and Y. Layers can also be shared among different part drawings. There are 16 layer groups (from 0 to F) in Jw_cad, and only the same scale for X and Y can be set for each group. Each of these layer groups also has 16 layers (from 0 to F).
When converting a RootPro CAD drawing to a Jw_cad drawing, each part drawing layout except shapes on paper will be converted into blocks (with attributes for SXF part drawings).(If there is a character string "$$SXF_FG" in the explanation of the part drawing, it converts it as a part drawing of the geodetic coordinate system.) Layers with shapes are converted to the layer 1 in the layer group 0 to the layer F in the layer group F in Jw_cad, according to the order of the layer table in RootPro CAD. The 255th or subsequent layers are all converted to the layer F in the layer group F.
If, however,[Prefer not to convert shape of part drawing layout to block] (see [JWW/JWC File Settings - Export] Dialog Box) is turned on in the export settings, and the following conditions are met, it is possible to convert shapes in the part drawing layout to the layer group 0 to F rather than blocks, and to convert each layer to layer 0 to F for each layer group.

Conditions not converting shapes in part drawing layouts to blocks
Shapes are only inside the part layout group, and no shapes are on paper.
Only 16 or less part drawings exist.
No multiple part drawing layouts based on the same part drawing exist.
The same scale is used for X and Y in the part drawing layout.
The locate angle for the part drawing layout is 0 degrees.
Layers are not placed in the root, and 16 or less layer groups exist in one layer, and 16 or less layers exist in each layer group.
The same layer is not used in a shape in different part drawings.

Text attributes
For attributes with attribute name "ShadowDrawing" and attribute value "Z" among the attributes set in the text, set the value representing "shadow" in the attribute flag of the text of Jw_cad. For those whose attribute name is "ShadowDrawing" and whose attribute value is "DueNorth", set a value representing "true north".
Other restrictions
The saved file will be able to open in Jw_cad of version 5.00 or higher.
If you select to pack the image, the saved file will be able to open in Jw_cad of version 7.00 or higher.
Dimensions, leads, balloons, or hatches are converted after being exploded to general shapes.
B-Splines are converted after being exploded to lines.
Solid hatches are converted after being exploded to triangles.
Pattern hatches are not converted.
User-defined hatches are converted after being exploded to general shapes.

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