Export to BVN

Step 1. Before you start exporting don’t forget to number all your entities –> hsbInOutput\Apply Numbering

Step 2. Select the option hsbCAM\Element export\Cnc Exporter.

OR in the Ribbon

This will open the CNC Exporter dialog box.

Step 3. Select all Entities in drawing option to export.

The destination location (default is will be stored in the folder where the drawing is situated).

Select all entities in drawingThis will generate your entire drawing.
Select floors levels in floor level listThis will generate the floor levels that you have picked in the floor level list.
Select floors levels by elements in drawingThis will generate the floor levels when you pick one of the elements in a certain floor level.
Select current floor levelThis will generate the floor levels that you are in.
Select elements in drawingThis will generate all elements that you select.

Step 4. Select a Cnc Group (if you haven’t made a group yet see ‘’How to create an Export\group” in the hsbExporter document).

Step 5. Deselect the Start generator in config mode (config mode means that the Export manager will open, in the Export Manager you can set all your settings and create a group, you don’t need to select the config mode (Export manager) all the time) Read the hsbExporter document.

Step 6. Select the destination location (default it will be stored in the folder where the drawing is located)

Step 7. Select OK.

Step 8. Your bvn file has been created in the folder of your destination.

Settings Tab

  • In the Export Settings tab you can find all kinds of information on the machine export.
  • You can set your specific options.

Filtering

Element FilterFilter to specify what elements should be processed.

Grouping

Group on ElementWhere no grouping is selected setting this flag will group the output by PosNum and Element.
GroupingThe way in wich the beams will be grouped.
Grouping FormatSpecifies the format that is used to group the output into individual files. This overrides Grouping setting.

Naming

Comment FormatSpecifies the format to populate the comment field.
Label FormatSpecifies the format for the beam label.
Numeric NameSpecifies that the file name will be numeric.
Numeric Name LengthThe length of the numeric name. This can be either 5 or 8 digits. This will only be used if Numeric Naming is switched on (True).
Part Path FormatSpecifies the format to populate the part name field.

Output

Name FormatSpecifies the format for the names of the output files.
Output Path FormatThe relative path under which the BVN data will be created. The parent path is controlled by the exporter itself.

Custom tab extension prompt

In the Custom tab you can add extra settings, like Beam Filter.

Once you have set everything in the Setting/Custom tab you can save these settings and recall them later on in the Export Settings dialog box. (See ’’Save your Settings’’).

Save your Settings

Once you have set everything in the Setting/Custom tab you can save these settings and recall them later on in the Export dialog box.

Step 1. Select the New button and the catalogue Entry dialog box will open, enter a specific name to your settings.

Step 2. Select OK and the Entry will appear in the Export Settings dialog box.

Step 3. You can create several exports if you want.

Updated on 23/02/2021

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