AutoXchange 2020 Technical Documentation

Input/Output Parameters

Input/Output Parameters
I Input File/Directory Name
O Output File/Directory Name
F Output Format
FPATH Font Path
LOG Log File Name
LPATH License Path
LT Layer Table File Name
LOFF Layers Off
LON Layers On
PARTOFF Partial Layers Off
PARTON Partial Layers On
REPOSITORY Repository
TREATAS Treat as
XPATH External Reference Path

Input File

PARAMETER i
Purpose This parameter defines the input file name.
Notes You can use wildcards to perform multiple file conversions. * will match any remaining character(s). ? will match any given character.
Example -i “c:\temp files\my file.dwg”
-i c:\temp\*.dwg
Use With all graphic formats

 

Output File

PARAMETER o
Purpose This parameter defines the output file name.
Notes This parameter is ignored if wildcards were used in the input file name .
Example -o my_output.dwf
Use With all graphic formats

Font Path

PARAMETER FPATH
Purpose This parameter allows the specification of an alternate location for the font files. The default is to look for the font file in the same directory as the executable followed by the directory where the input file is located.
Example -FPATH=c:\myfonts
Alias -FP
Use With all graphic formats

Output Format

PARAMETER f
Purpose This parameter defines the file type for the output file.
Example -f=SVG
Values
SVG Simple Vector Graphics
PDF Portable Document Format
DWF Drawing Web Format *
PLT HP-GL and HPGL/2 *
IGES Initial Graphics Exchange Specification *
JPEG, JPG Joint Photographers Expert Group
PNG Portable Network Graphics
TIFF Tagged Input File Format
CCITT TIFF Group IV *
? List all output formats
Aliases
-PDF -f=PDF
-DWF -f=DWF
-SVG -f=SVG
-JPG -f=JPG
-JPEG -f=JPG
-TIFF -f=TIF
-TIF -f=TIF
-GIF -f=GIF
Use With all graphic formats
* On Request

Log File Name

PARAMETER LOG
Purpose This parameter defines the log file name.
Notes If this parameter is omitted then messages will only be output to the screen. If this parameter is defined then messages will be output to both the screen (depending on the value of -q (quiet)) and to the log file
Example -log="c:\temp files\my log.log”
Use With all graphic formats

 

License Path

PARAMETER LICENSE_PATH
Purpose This parameter allows the specification of an alternate location for the License File. The default is to look for the license file in the same directory as the executable followed by the directory where the input file is located. If a valid license is not found then the program runs in demo mode.
Example -LPATH=c:\mystuff
Alias -LPATH
Use With all graphic formats

Layer Table

PARAMETER LT
Purpose This parameter defines the name for an external file with layer status information. The format of the file is defined in the Layer Table Section.
Example -LT
Alias None
Use With all graphic formats

Layers Off

PARAMETER LAYERS_OFF
Purpose This parameter controls which Layers are off in the file. All other layers will be on.
Example -LOFF=0;LAY1;LAY2
Alias -LOFF
Use With all graphic formats

Layers On

PARAMETER LAYERS_ON
Purpose This parameter controls which Layers are on in the file. All other layers will be off.
Example -LON=0;LAY1;LAY2
Alias -LON
Use With all graphic formats

Part Off

PARAMETER PART_OFF
Purpose This parameter controls which Layers are forecd off in the file. The layers status of any layers not listed is unaffected.
Example -PARTOFF=0;LAY1;LAY2
Alias -PARTOFF
Use With all graphic formats

Part On

PARAMETER PART_ON
Purpose This parameter controls which Layers are forced on in the file. The layers status of any layers not listed is unaffected.
Example -PARTON=0;LAY1;LAY2
Alias -PARTON
Use With all graphic formats

Repository

PARAMETER REPOSITORY
Purpose This parameter controls if original reference paths are used when trying to find referenced raster files. See Raster File Search Order
Example -REPO
Alias -REPO
-RE
Use With all graphic formats

Treat As

PARAMETER TREATAS
Purpose This parameter forces the converter to treat the input file as a particular type of CAD drawing despite what the file extension might be. For instance, a valid MicroStation file can have the extension .PCF instead of the normal .DGN. Using -TreatAs=DGN forces the PCF file to be processed as a DGN file.
Example -TREATAS=DGN
Values DGN - Treat as MicroStation Design file (DGN)
DWF - Treat as AutoCAD DWF file (usually for .W2D file)
DWG - Treat as AutoCAD DWG file (usually for .BAK file)
DXF - Treat as AutoCAD DXF file (for completeness)
Alias None
Use With all graphic formats

XPath

PARAMETER XPATH
Purpose This parameter define an alternate path to search for orphaned x-refs (x-refs where there normal path does not exist).
Example -xpath=c:\temp
Alias -XP
Use With all formats
 
Last updated on 15 May 2020
Published on 15 May 2020