Layout DWG Export Crash/Bug

2017
dwg
bug
layout
export

#1

I have a Layout page with PDF logos in it. When you try to export it as a DWG for any available Autocad version, Layout 2017 crashes. I tested this on MacOSX as well as Windows10 and the same thing happens.

Took me a while to work out that this was the problem. You have to delete the PDF logos off your pages (and possibly purge the file) to get it to work.


#2

Are the PDF logos raster images?


#3

No. They were vectorised PDFs. When Layout creates a folder to put the image files in, that is when it crashes/gets as far as it can in the export process.


#4

Our office is having the same issue although it doesn’t necessarily seem to be related to PDF or raster images. Seems like the more references that are on a page, the more likely it is to crash. If it doesn’t crash I’ll get a message that says that the export was successful but then I go to the folder and there is no file there.


#5

Has anyone had any progress on this issue? I’ve tried purging and I’ve tried exporting to all versions of AutoCAD, but it still crashes. How do I get around this?


#6

Hi marrigoround, on the Mac we had a crash exporting to .dwg when the file contained a pdf in 2017 but a fix was made for 2018. You could change your pdf’s to another image type or upgrade to 2018.


#7

@trent
Hello! I have been looking for a solution to why my .layout will not export to a .dwg.
I have checked to see if I have anything outside of the document borders and have fixed what I have found there, but it is still crashing after it creates a folder to put the images in. Does having a clipping mask over the PDF images I have on my .layout drawing matter when I go to export to .dwg?

Thank you so much for any help that can be offered!