How can I convert a floor plan from an imported DXF/DWG file into a SoftPlan floorplan?
Version(s): 10, 11
An imported DXF/DWG floor plan will need to be drawn again for Version 10 and 11. Walls, openings, symbols, etc.
will need to be added using the DXF/DWG as a guide for their location. These objects on the DXF/DWG can be erased
afterwards. Notes from the DXF/DWG can simply be left alone or modified as needed for size and content.
Version(s): 12 +
An imported DXF/DWG file is a series of lines, notes and symbols. The walls on the imported file are lines and
need to be converted into SoftPlan walls. This is done using the Convert Shape to Wall command found under the
Tools menu. The line to be converted to a wall and the Wall Trace Line option in SoftPlan work together for this.
To review the Wall Trace Line options, go to File, System Options, Setup Options before you begin converting the
drawing. Interior walls can be drawn using the Center, Outer Most Visible, and Outer Most Bearing parts of the
wall. Exterior walls can be drawn using the Center, Outer Most Visible, and Outer Most Bearing parts of the wall as
well. When you convert a shape to a wall, the option selected above will determine the line you will select to
convert. For example, if your exterior walls are set to trace the Outer Most Visible, select the line that
represents the exterior surface of the wall to convert. If your exterior walls are set to trace the Outer Most
Bearing, select the line that represents the outer most bearing. The same will apply for interior walls. Openings
cannot be converted this way and will need to be manually added. The notes do not need to be converted but can be
edited for size and content. Symbols, or Blocks, such as toilets and ranges, etc should be converted using the Edit
Item command and selecting the appropriate SoftPlan library. Cabinets will need to drawn again.