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Removing AEC Objects

AEC objects are custom objects used in applications like AutoCAD Architecture to represent items like doors, windows, walls, etc. When these drawings are opened in AutoCAD these objects are called proxy objects and a warning box is displayed.

The -EXPORTTOAUTOCAD and AECTOACAD commands create a new file and explode all the proxy AEC objects into regular AutoCAD objects. The intelligence of the AEC objects is lost in the new file, but the former AEC objects can be modified.

There are a number of options available for the -EXPORTTOAUTOCAD and AECTOACAD commands.

If you receive drawings with AEC objects the -EXPORTTOAUTOCAD and AECTOACAD commands make these objects useable.