dxf

This page shows the steps necessary to convert a Cyberware PLY file into a .dxf file. There are two paths, one from Mtool/PlyTool (may require a license), the other using the command-line converter:

Mtool/PlyTool

Following is an example of how to use Mtool to open a Cyberware PLY file and save it in the DXF format:

  1. Right-click on the PLY file that you would like to convert and select Convert:
  2. Open File
    Open a File for Conversion

    You'll see the PlyTool/Mtool application on your screen and the chosen file will be loaded into the software.

    File Loaded
    File Loaded
  3. Click on the Sort Faces checkbox to activate this option:
  4. Sort Faces
    Sort Faces
  5. Click on the white arrow next to Output.
  6. Open the Mesh Output Dialog
    Open the Mesh Output Dialog

    You should no see the Mesh Output and Output Type dialogs:

    Output Dialogs
    Output Dialogs
  7. In the Mesh Output window, click one time on the PLY file that you would like to convert:
  8. Select File
    Select the PLY File
  9. Click .dxf in the list:
  10. Select the Output Type
    Select the Output Type (.dxf)

    If you would like to output a DXF 3DFACES file, simply tick the checkbox in the Output Options dialog.

    Select the Output Options
    Select the Output Options
  11. Click the green Output button in the Mesh Output window to save the file into the same directory as the original PLY file.
  12. If you would like to save the file to some other directory, navigate to that directory in the Mesh Output window, then click the Output button.

    Output DXF
    Output DXF
  13. Click the green Convert button in the Mtool/PlyTool window:
  14. Convert DXF
    Convert DXF

    After a small time, you should see Conversion Complete in the Console:

    Conversion Complete
    Conversion Complete
  15. Click the red Exit button in the main Mtool/PlyTool window to exit the program.
  16. Exit the Program
    Exit the Program
  17. Confirm that you would like to exit the program by clicking the red Exit button in the Exit? window.
  18. Exit the Program
    Exit the Program

Command Line Conversion

Following are the complete usage instructions for this converter. A typical conversion will look like the following:

ply2dxf -s infile.ply outfile.dxf

ply2dxf