When I export from LayOut to DWG the line work comes through on the DWG file, however the materials used are exported in a folder separately. Is there a way I can export this as a whole so that the images/materials are embedded in the DWG file as opposed to referenced?
AFAIK there is no way to do this from inside LayOut. The instructions I find for AutoCad all tell me to use copy/paste special to insert the images into AutoCad. Don’t have AutoCad at home to test the available options (like if using cut and paste special to the image refs would do the same trick).
The use case here is that I’m modelling a building, setting it up on drawing sheets etc. and once agreed its sent over to a Planning Consultant for the Planning Application, they are requesting in DWG but have not referenced the images. I was hoping for a neater solution.
Superhatch was an old “Bonus Tool” that was included years ago. It can be hit or miss. If you are sharing the DWG files with a Planning dept I’d use the eTransmit command as well as a set of PDFs in case they mess up when they unzip the dwgs. With an eTransmit all of the reference files SHOULD stay together.