[Feature Request] Preserve sketch colors in DXF exports

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ceremcem
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[Feature Request] Preserve sketch colors in DXF exports

Postby ceremcem » Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:23 pm

According to this, TechDraw currently does not support colored exports. I'm creating this post for further searches.

Rationale
While creating a laser cut output by using a unfold sketch of a bent sheet metal, it's important to set the bending lines to different colors, and also different colors for laser marking (if there is any) etc. These are set properly in 3D design but when I create the projection, they are not kept as is.

Reported here: https://www.freecadweb.org/tracker/view.php?id=3603
wandererfan
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Re: [Feature Request] Preserve sketch colors in DXF exports

Postby wandererfan » Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:59 pm

ceremcem wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:23 pm
According to this, TechDraw currently does not support colored exports. I'm creating this post for further searches.

Rationale
While creating a laser cut output by using a unfold sketch of a bent sheet metal, it's important to set the bending lines to different colors, and also different colors for laser marking (if there is any) etc. These are set properly in 3D design but when I create the projection, they are not kept as is.

Reported here: https://www.freecadweb.org/tracker/view.php?id=3603
There are plans down the road for more formatting functions in TechDraw, but no schedule yet.