This dialog allows you to import AutoCAD data from another file into the current document.
Up to and including AutoCAD 2013 files are supported.
The Import from AutoCAD dialog is accessed by clicking File » Import » DXF/DWG. Browse and select the desired AutoCAD file in the Import File dialog, then click Open.
Import as components - select to import AutoCAD objects as components.
Import as primitives - select to import AutoCAD objects as primitives.
Model - select to set the drawing space as 3D.
Paper - select to set the drawing space as 2D.
Default Line Width
Enter the default line width of imported objects.
Select from the following scale settings:
1 AutoCAD unit = - the information in the text box dynamically changes according to the Scale setting. You can also enter a custom scale setting in the text box.
Size = - this information dynamically changes according to the Scale setting.
Locate AutoCAD (0,0) at
X and Y - use to map the zero point from the AutoCAD drawing to the Altium Designer drawing.
Select - click to use the cursor to map the zero point on the PCB document.
Layer Mappings - lists the current layer mappings:
Source Layer Name - the name of the source layer.
PCB Layer - use the drop-down menu (far right-hand side of a column) to select the desired PCB layer.
Donut To Pad Conversion
Conversion Condition - use the drop-down menu (accessed by clicking in the far right-hand side of a column) to select the instance to convert from donut to pad. Choices include All, None, Larger Than(the listed Outer Diameter), Smaller Than (the listed Outer Diameter).
Outer Diameter - enter the value or use the drop-down to set the value to determine the donut to pad conversion condition.
Not Imported - select to not import the focused source layer.
Signal Layers - choose from the sub-set list of available signal layers.
Mechanical Layers - choose from a sub-set list of available mechanical layers.
Internal Planes - choose from a sub-set list of available internal planes.
Other Layers - choose from a sub-set list of available layers.
Convert All Donuts - select to convert all donuts.
Convert No Donuts - select to convert no donuts.
Convert Donuts Smaller Than - click to convert all donuts smaller than the listed outer diameter.
Convert Donuts Greater Than - click to convert all donuts larger than the listed outer diameter.
Load Settings - click to load import settings from an existing file.
Save Settings - click to save current import settings to a file.
The following DWG/DXF object types are supported when importing a design into or exporting a design from Altium Designer: