Design Gateway Symbol Editor

Tech Tip: How to Import DXF Data into CR-8000 Design Gateway Symbol Editor

Follow the steps below to learn how to import DXF data into a Design Gateway symbol:

  1. Create an empty symbol file in your library using the CR-8000 Engineering Desktop to import DXF data.
  2. Close the target symbol.
  3. Browse to the folder where the target symbol is stored.
  4. Select a symbol in the folder; any symbol can be selected at this point. Right-click and in the assist menu and select Tool > Data Import > DXF Import
  5. Browse to select the DXF file and then browse to select the target path and symbol.
  6. There are some options to set scale, and precision and so on.  Once you have made the appropriate settings, select Execute
  7. Open the symbol and review the results.
  8. Copy and paste this graphic into your drawing format.

Watch the video below for step by step instructions.

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Sandy Jones has worked in the tech industry since 1984. Over the years she has been a drafter, PCB designer and an owner of a design service. For the past 15 years Sandy has worked at Zuken. As Manager of Professional Services her duties include coordination of all training and consulting services as well as developing US-based training materials, being an instructor, and a support member for the CR-5000 and CR-8000 product lines. During her free time she enjoys gardening, water-color and acrylic painting and being actively involved in a women’s social/service organization.

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