Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know Aurora Can Do: #4 — Export DXF Files

Finding ways to streamline and improve your processes is a key way to help your solar business grow efficiently. And we all know there are plenty of processes in a solar project that can be improved and automated.

One great approach for streamlining your project workflows — as they move from an initial sales engineer’s design, to a final, permit-ready plan — is making sure that your products play nicely with each other. And a key element of that is making sure that your design programs can export DXF files. As solar industry vets know, by exporting preliminary designs as DXF files, a designer can make any needed tweaks in AutoCAD (or another CAD program) and get to a final design quickly and easily.

As a bonus, a DXF just needs a few additional touch-ups (i.e. a title block and some annotation) to be turned into a site plan for a permit set. 

So, DXF files not only help you streamline your design workflow, but also your permitting process. 

Why Being Able to Export DXF Files is Important

It’s pretty simple: Since DXF files are so critical in helping design engineers complete projects and get them permitted, you also need an easy way to quickly generate DXF files and get them in designers’ hands. 

How Aurora Helps

Aurora provides an easy-to-use interface that lets sales engineers export their designs as DXF files with the click of a button. Then, design engineers can simply import them from there into whatever CAD program they use.

How to Export DXF Files in Aurora

To export DXF files from Aurora, you just click the “Export” button in the upper right of the screen, and choose “DXF”. That’s it.

Check out our help center to learn more about exporting and importing DXF files.

Want to see exporting DXF files in action? Click here for a demo

We’ll be back next year with features 3 through 1. In the meantime, have a happy New Year, and be sure to check out our dedicated 10 Things You Didn’t Know Aurora Can Do homepage to learn about the other things we’ve featured so far. Then schedule a live demo to learn more about how these features can help you produce more accurate solar designs. 

 

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Jon Franke

Jon Franke is the Blog Editor at Aurora Solar.